The Untold Truth About Bryan Cranston’s Wife Robin Dearden

April 18, 2024
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Robin Dearden is a famous American TV personality and actress, who is also

well-recognized as a supportive spouse of the iconic “Breaking Bad” star, Bryan Cranston.

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 4 December 1953, in Los Angeles, California, Robin Gale Dearden is 68 years old as of 2022. She is actor Kyle Edward Cranston’s sister-in-law and Joe Cranston’s daughter-in-law. Dearden has remained a highly private person when it comes to revealing her childhood details, and hasn’t mentioned her siblings’ names and her education history to anyone.

Hobbies and Interesting Facts

Dearden is an animal lover and has kept three pet dogs.

When she’s not working, Robin likes going on vacations together with her husband, and has toured many top destinations such as the Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Wall of China.

She likes hitting the gym occasionally to maintain her slim figure, and also practices yoga and meditation.


Career Beginning

Robin began her acting career when she was barely 20 years old, with a small role in 1970’s “The Krofft Superstar Hour”.


She later landed the role of Joleen Collins in the show “The Incredible Hulk.” Before playing her first starring role of Peggy in the TV show “Family” in 1979, Robin appeared in the TV series “David Cassidy – Man Undercover,” in which she played Carol Summers. She subsequently featured in several films such as “The Asphalt Cowboy,” “Fugitive family,” and “Trouble in High Timber Country”, before she rose to prominence.

Rise to Prominence

1980 saw Robin landing a prominent role in the TV series “Magnum P.I.” which aired for eight seasons, cast as Lex Ziller, and appearing in a number of episodes which caught the public eye with her impressive performance.

As a result, she was cast in several other hit films and TV series, such as playing a lead role in the comedy movie “Stitches” (1985), 1988’s action-comedy film “Big Turnaround,” and in the film “Last Chance” (1999) before the decade ended.

In the early 2000s, she was seen in the films “The Shrink Is In,” “Illusion,” and “Grounded for Life” in 2001, 2004 and in 2005 respectively.

Lately, Robin’s career has started declining – she recently lent her voice to a character named Chief Knuckles in a minor project, 2016’s TV Show “Fantasy Hospital”, after making a cameo appearance in the third season of “Breaking Bad”, portraying a very emotional woman.

Dearden has taken a break from acting, but hasn’t formalized her retirement, although she’s been inactive on screen for several years now.


Personal Life

Robin first met Bryan on the set of the TV show “Airwolf” in 1986. The latter played a jilted lover and his wife-to-be, Robin a solitary sister, and was among the hostages whom Bryan had hijacked – however, they didn’t fall in love until they met again a year later, because Robin once revealed during an interview that, ‘…He (Bryan) had a girlfriend and I had a boyfriend at the time, But I thought that he was the funniest man that I had ever met. I said, ‘He’s kind of cute, he’s got a gun …’ They became engaged two years after they started dating, and she walked down the aisle a few months later in July 1989. The couple has a daughter who is named Taylor, born in 1993, who has followed in her mother’s footsteps.

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Dearden has been described as a loving and supportive wife, who has stood side by side with her husband – the couple is arguably close, and have attended almost all major events together, including 2014’s Met Gala in New York and several other recent ones. In the past, Bryan Cranston married famous writer Mickey Middleton in 1977, but a year down the line the couple started drifting apart, and their marriage ended in divorce shortly afterwards. As of now, Robin is living with husband in Los Angeles, California.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Dearden is of white ethnicity and has a fair skin tone, brown eyes, and long brown hair. She has a slender physique, and is 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall and weighs approximately 136lbs (62kgs).


Net Worth

Robin has earned her net worth from her career in showbiz, and is reputedly worth around $5 million as of 2022. On the other hand, her husband is worth approximately $40 million, and they are seemingly living a luxurious life together, fond of flying overseas for vacations, and to celebrity events.

Robin’s Husband Bryan Cranston

Bryan, who is popularly known for playing the role of Walter White in the award-winning TV series “Breaking Bad”, was born under the Pisces zodiac sign on 7 March 1956, in Hollywood, California, which makes him 67 years old as of early 2022. His parents Joseph L. Cranston and his wife Annalisa were both actors – Bryan was raised alongside his sister Amy and brother Kyle.

When Bryan was 11 years old, his father abandoned them, and it took the family more than a decade to reconnect with him – he passed away in 2014.

Bryan attended a local primary school, later joined Canoga Park High, and matriculated to LA Valley College. He graduated in 1976 with a bachelor’s in Police Science, but began his acting career shortly afterwards. Cranston played many minor parts before he landed his first major role of Dr Tim in the notable TV show, “Seinfeld” – he was cast for nine years until 1998. In 2000, he portrayed Hal in the comedy show “Malcolm in the Middle” for six years through 2006, and as his fame grew, he landed another major role as  Dr White in “Breaking Bad”, winning four Emmy Awards as well as two others for producing the show in 2011.


Bryan has featured in many hit films too, such as 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan” opposite Tom Hanks, 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine”, and 2014’s “Godzilla.” Cranston is popular on Instagram with over 1.5 million followers, unlike his wife Dearden, who prefers living a private life.

Robin’s Daughter, Taylor Cranston

Robin encouraged her daughter to pursue her dreams, and she was enrolled in the University of Southern California, graduated with a theatrical degree in 2015. She debuted in the film industry in 2010, and caught the public’s attention with her appearance in the show “Sweet/Vicious.” She’s also featured in several short films, such as “The Fourth Wall,” “Calling,” “Heartthrob,” and “Smash Face.” Taylor has also served as the co-producer of the film “Red-Handed.”

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