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This article is about the male American actor named Robin Williams. There is also a well-known, female writer and graphic designer called Robin Williams, as well as husband and wife bluegrass music performers, Robin and Linda Williams.
Robin Williams (born July 21, 1952) is a multi-award-winning American actor and comedian who was born in Chicago, Illinois. His first major acting role was in the 1978 television series Mork and Mindy. The majority of his acting career has been on the big screen.
Many of his roles have been comic (eg. The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire). He has also starred in serious movies (Awakenings , What Dreams May Come) and in 1998 he won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his role as a psychiatrist in Good Will Hunting.
Robin Williams and his wife Marsha Garces Williams founded the Windfall Foundation, a philanthropic organization to raise money for many different charities. Robin Williams devotes much of his energy doing work for charities, including the Comic Relief fund-raising efforts.
Williams is reported to have bipolar disorder.