Robin Simone Givens (born November 27, 1964) is an American stage, television, and film actress and model. She began her acting career after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1984. In 1986, she won the role of Darlene Merriman in the ABC sitcom Head of the Class. She remained with the series for its entire five-year run. After the series ended in 1991, she continued her career with film roles and guest-starring roles on television. She currently has a recurring role as attorney and former mayor Sierra McCoy on Riverdale.