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FAMU Grad Has Role in New Tyler Perry Show on Oprah Winfrey Network
June 6, 2013

Florida A&M University alumna Angela Robinson continues to make her mark on the new Tyler Perry series, “The Haves and Have Nots.”

Robinson,who stars as Veronica Harrington, is not new to the spotlight. She has spent almost 18 years on regional theater and national tour stagesthroughout the country. She played the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple on Broadway and on tour. Other Broadway credits include: Wonderful Town, Play On! and Bells Are Ringing. Angela and her husband,Scott Whitehurst, founded the WhiteRobin Group, a consulting firm for youngartists. On television, the Jacksonville native could last be seen on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The new series, which broke viewership records on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN),follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family andthe hired help who work in their opulent Savannah, Ga. mansion. From theoutside, the Cryers are the enviable face of success and wealth, but behind theveil, the family's dysfunction threatens to destroy their world of privilege.

The hour-long nighttime soap airs Tuesdays at 9p.m. EST.

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