Lois Robbins is a film and stage actress, best known for her roles on daytime television, including One Life to Live, Loving, Ryan’s Hope and All My Children. On stage, Robbins has starred in two world premiere musical comedies: My History of Marriage, presented by the 2011 New York Music Theatre Festival, and A Time for Love at the Rubicon Theatre Company at the Roundabout Theater’s Black Box. In spring 2019, she starred in the world premiere of her self-penned one-act comic play titled L.O.V.E.R. The play is a riff on childhood, adolescence, and finally adulthood from a grown-up woman’s point of view. Directed by Sonia Sebastian, L.O.V.E.R. premiered at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose Avenue.
Robbins has starred in productions at the Eugene O’Neil Theater Center, Goodspeed Opera, Trinity Repertory, Studio Arena Theater, Rubicon Theater, Schoolhouse Theater and Roundabout Theater. She has also graced the silver screen in Town and Country, The Screammaker, Hudson River Blues and Motherhood. Her additional television credits include guest shots in: Sex And The City, Law & Order, Kingpin, Once And Again, Law & Order SVU, and Blue Bloods. Robbins’ most recent television work was the recurring role of Penelope on Younger.
Her film credits include The Aspern Papers, which she recently shot in Venice, Italy alongside Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. She also stars in the film Shepherd, which filmed in Budapest in 2017, directed by Lynn Roth. She will also be starring in the feature One Nation Under God with Casper Van Dien, Kevin Sorbo and Antonio Sabato Jr., as well as in the YA adventure film Kingfish alongside Molly Ringwald. She can be seen starring in the independent films Blowtorch, opposite Billy Baldwin, Kathy Najimy and Armand Assante, Juvie alongside Eric Roberts, and Ithaca, Meg Ryan’s directorial debut (produced by Tom Hanks’ production company, Playtone) with Sam Shepherd, Melanie Griffith and Meg Ryan.
Robbins is actively involved with Evelyn H. Lauder’s Breast Cancer Center, the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Alzheimer’s Drug Foundation and the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.
She is married to Andrew Zaro, Founder and Chairman of Cavalry Investment Holdings, who also serves on the Board of Councilors at the USC Thornton School of Music. Zaro and Robbins have four children: Alexander, Olivia, Stephen and Victoria. They reside in New York.