As the Hulu’s Mike premiere date approaches, there is renewed interest in cast members such as Trevante Rhodes, Harvey Keitel and Laura Harrier, all of whom play pivotal roles in Mike Tyson’s biography. Tyson’s life, both in and out of the ring, will be the focus of the limited series, which will follow his controversial but wildly successful career.
This series, directed by Steven Rogers, will premiere on Hulu on August 25, 2022. The summary of the series is as follows:
“MIKE is a new program from creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the people behind I, Tonya, as well as showrunner Karin Gist, executive producer of Our Kind of People. The eight-episode limited series delves into Tyson’s turbulent boxing career and personal life, from a popular global athlete to a pariah and back again. The series is about class in America, racism in America, celebrities and the power of media, sexism, the inequality of wealth, the promise of the American Dream and, finally, our own involvement in creating Mike’s story through the prism of Mike Tyson.’
Robin Givens, Mike Tyson’s first wife, is played by the very gifted Laura Harrier. Read on to learn more about the outstanding American actress.
Laura Harrier used to be interested in fashion.
Mike’s ensemble seems to be stacked with star power, and the inclusion of Laura Harrier is another step in the right direction. Since she was 17, the American actress and model has become a sensation. She was born on March 28, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, where she attended Evanston Township High School.
Her interest in performing began when her mother enrolled her in acting classes as a child. She had a speech disorder as a child, which caused her to have low self-esteem, and acting classes helped her overcome this. Despite her involvement in theater and theatre, she became interested in fashion during high school. When she was 17, she started modeling and moved to New York City to study art history at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Her modeling career was a huge success and she was represented by such prominent names as IMG Models, Wilhelmina Models and Elite Model Management. She started acting in commercials and student films after becoming dissatisfied with performing modeling work. Laura Harrier studied acting for two years at the William Esper Studio.
Laura Harrier got her big start in the soap drama One Life to Live (2013). Harrier made her film debut with The Last Five Years after a few cameo appearances (2014). Following this, she gained international fame in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) as Liz Allan, Peter’s high school love interest. She also starred in the critically acclaimed film BlacKkKlansman (2018).
She has also contributed to films such as Balance, Not Symmetry, The Starling and Spider-Man: No Way Home (cameo). She will now play Robin Givens on the new Hulu show, and her character seems quite interesting in the teaser. Mike will air on Hulu on August 25, 2022.