Robyn Okrant Biography

Robyn Okrant is a writer, director, performer, and yoga teacher. She is the author of LIVING OPRAH: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk (Center Street, 2010).

She has created, written, and directed many original pieces: from traditional stage plays, to solo performances, to sketch comedy, to improvised full-length plays, and most recently, short films.

Robyn has appeared on the Today Show, CNBC’s The Oprah Effect, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Fox and Friends, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s also been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago SunTimes and has been seen in Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide,,, and The Huffington Post.

Robyn and Cathleen Carr created the popular blog, Ready, Set … Wife! in which they “explore the minefields of wedded bliss for simple answers to some complicated questions: Is the institution of marriage still important, or is it simply a cultural habit? Does it need defending, or should we all just live and let live? Is the grass always greener on the other side of the marriage certificate?”