Robia LaMorte Biography (1970-)

was born in Queens, New York
and grew up in the Florida Keys. At the age of
twelve she moved with her family to Los Angeles,

Soon thereafter she saw the movie “Flashdance”,
and her life was forever changed. She
immediately began to pursue a career as a
and began taking jazz, ballet and tap classes after

Robia was accepted to attend The Los Angeles
County High School For The Arts as a dance
major their first year in operation in Los Angeles.
She left the school after one year to fulfill a full
dance scholarship at the prestigious Dupree
Dance Academy in Hollywood.

At the age of sixteen Robia began to work
professionally. Her first job was the music video
“Shake Your Love” by Debbie Gibson. You can
see Robia looking very “Flashdance-esque” with
her big 80’s, ala Jennifer Beals permed hair!

Robia went on to appear in more than thirty music
videos before Prince pursued her to play the role
of “Pearl” on his hit album “Diamonds & Pearls”.

She toured Europe with Prince and The Pet Shop
Boys and also traveled extensively doing dance
fashion shows with companies such as Reebok,
Puma and Adidas.

At the age of twenty-two, Robia hung up her
dance shoes and retired. She decided the next
logical move would be acting. She began by doing
television commercials before landing her first role
as Jason Priestley’s girlfriend on “Beverly Hills

She went on to guest star on shows like “The
Sentinel”, “The Pretender” and “Time Of Your
Life”, before she was hired to play “Jenny
Calendar” on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”.

After three seasons on “Buffy”, Robia recurred on
the WB show “Rescue 77” and filmed several
independent films such as “12 Stops On The Road
To Nowhere” and “Pomegranate”.

In 1997 Robia became a Christian.  She has been
in ministry since 1999. Through her success in the
entertainment industry she has been invited to
travel the world and in turn minister the gospel to
thousands. Her main areas of focus are the
baptism of the Holy Spirit and physical and
emotional healing. She specializes in teaching
how to identify and overcome patterns,
strongholds, and belief systems using the Word of
God.  Robia is passionate about bringing people
past a head knowledge of God and into an
experiential relationship with Him and has a
unique way of making God relatable to this

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