BIOGRAPHY

Laura Robinson is a true “multi-passionate creative.” This talented singer-songwriter, actress, producer and inventor co-created the hilarious, classic board game, “Balderdash” in her twenties, bringing joy and laughter to people all over the world! She was nominated for an Emmy in 2019 for the television game show she co-created and exec-produced with Courteney Cox, “Celebrity Name Game,” starring Craig Ferguson. Laura has enjoyed a successful career as an actress in Toronto and Los Angeles with feature films, series regulars and starring roles on shows like “Cheers” and “Frasier” to her credit. She is an in-demand motivational speaker and published author; she co-authored Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey. Music is one of Laura’s truest passions. She is a gifted singer-songwriter and guitarist, with an effortless, healing voice. Robinson writes and sings hooky, acoustic songs with unique entry-points to love & life. Her Christmas song, “Let’s Stay Home for Christmas” was first finalist in the prestigious UK songwriting contest in 2019. Vocal forward, relatable and memorable, her original songs stay right in your head… and heart. Laura is currently heading into the studio to record her upcoming album, “What Else But Love.”

 

ENTREPRENEUR- GAME INVENTOR

Balderdash

Balderdash contains several cards with real words nobody has heard of. After one of those words has been read aloud, players try to come up with definitions that at least sound plausible, because points are later awarded for every opposing player who guessed that your definition was the correct one.

7 Habits of Healthy Kids

This game introduces, practices, and promotes 7 kid-friendly principles of personal happiness. Players choose their playing pieces – characters are from the best-selling 7 Habits of Happy Kids books! They take turns reading cards, responding, and moving around the board to collect tokens for each of the 7 Habits. The first player to fill his or her token holder with 7 tokens becomes the card reader. Play continues until all players have filled their token holders – a true win-win!

Pictionary Mania

Similar to Pictionary, but now, there are 5 new ways to play:
-Body Doodle
-Draw Back
-Eyes Wide Shut
-Direct a draw
-Panograph
Besides, the path to winner’s circle can get shorter or longer.
It uses doodle pro boards instead of papers and pencils for drawing, and it is now for only 2 teams, with each team has 2 or more players.
Identity Crisis

A team-based game where you compete to guess famous identities based on the clues given by your teammates. In the first round you give verbal clues, in the second round you give one-word clues (to the same celebrities used in round one). You also have “Crisis” cards, which indicate that players from either team can guess on this turn. The game includes a timer to limit the clue givers to one minute.

Chicken Soup for the Soul -Count Your Blessings

The fun feel good family game that gets everybody talking. The game is inspired by the #1 selling New York Times book series. Count Your Blessings and is all about finding the bright side to each scenario on the cards. Everyone wins when we all remember to count our blessings! There are no hard and fast rules, only fun

 

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Nomination for an Emmy Award for best game show as Executive Producer of Celebrity Name Game

Original song Let’s Stay Home for Christmas won first finalist in the Prestigious UK Songwriting Contest 2019

 

PUBLICATIONS

Co-authored Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings

Co-authored Chicken Soup for the Soul Hooked on Hockey

 

ACTING

​Robinson has enjoyed as successful acting career in both LA and Toronto, She was a regular on CBS’ series Night Heat and guest starred on many hit TV shows like Cheers and Frasier and played the title role of Veronica Clare for Lifetime Television. She was selected to be part of the ABC Development Project which was what initially relocated her to Los Angeles. Laura has also done many roles in theatre and films.

 

TELEVISION PRODUCTION

Laura is the Emmy-nominated Executive Producer and creator of Celebrity Name Game, the award winning, syndicated television game show hosted by Craig Ferguson. Along with her partner in Out & About Productions LLC, Laura is currently in development  on a prime-time game show.

She enjoys close relationships with entertainment heavyweights CBS, Fremantle Media, Lionsgate, and Debmar-Mercury. 

 

PAST RESILIENCY APPEARANCE

Resiliency 2021   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LW-CiIhZ-pCRTUOBOazqe7e3p1izFStB/view?usp=sharing

 

RESILIENCE QUOTE

Fear stands for “Forgetting Everything’s All Right”

I stay resilient by focusing on the glass being half-full always-radical gratitude and acceptance.

 

SONGWRITER & SINGER

Music is Laura’s truest passion and she is an extremely engaging performer, a beautiful singer-songwriter with a uniquely Canadian story and the stage presence and personality to share it!  Raised in a very musical family (her father Ian and brother Chris are both jazz saxophonists), she is a talented jazz vocalist, performing American Songbook standards in clubs and jazz festivals in Canada and the US.

Robinson is also a gifted singer/songwriter and guitarist. She writes, hooky, acoustic songs with unique entry-points to love & life: a second chance at romance; a call-out to the soulmate from your future; opting out of the “crazy” of Christmas and staying home with the one you love. Vocal forward, relatable and memorable, Laura’s original songs stay in your head… and heart. Laura is currently working with award-winning collaborators on her upcoming album, What Else But Love to be released, fall 2021.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Robinson/786750530/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/balderdashgrl/

Website: https://www.laurarobinson.com

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