'The Bachelorette' S19 on ABC: Who is Roby Sobieski? LA magician is brother of actress Leelee Sobieski

'The Bachelorette' S19 on ABC: Who is Roby Sobieski? LA magician is brother of actress Leelee Sobieski
A still of Roby Sobieski from 'The Bachelorette' Season 19 (ABC)

There have been a lot of reality shows on television, but only a few have managed to nab people’s imagination like ‘The Bachelorette’. The ABC reality dating show is a gender-swapped version of its parent show ‘The Bachelor’ and revolves around a single bachelorette. However, things have changed this time around and Season 19 will be seeing two bachelorettes trying to find their true soulmates.

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‘The Bachelorette’ Season 19 features 26-year-old Rachel Recchia, a flight instructor from Clermont, Florida, and 31-year-old Gabby Windey, an ICU nurse from O'Fallon, Illinois. The upcoming edition will see 32 handsome and single young men doing their best to win the hearts of this year’s bachelorettes. One of the men participating in the show is Robert “Roby” Sobieski and he’s undoubtedly one of the strongest contenders to enter the competition.

Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia in a still from 'The Bachelorette' (Instagram/@bacheloretteabc)

Even though the season hasn’t started yet, there are a lot of people who believe he might be a great match for one of the gorgeous-looking ladies. So, let’s get to know more about Roby.

Who is Robert 'Roby' Sobieski?

Born on November 22, 1988, in New York City, Roby Sobieski attended Princeton University and was a part of a fraternity called Sigma Chi. He began his career as a magician and has been practicing magic for several years. According to his Instagram bio, he works as a consultant for popular magician and illusionist David Blaine. Over the years, Sobieski has performed at various venues and for several celebrities, including Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, and Samuel L Jackson.


Apart from being a magician, he has acted in a few projects as well. In 2013, he starred opposite Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in the movie ‘Admission’ and went on to portray the character of Zack in ‘Club Dead’. He followed the footsteps of his sister and Emmy-nominated actress Leelee Sobieski who took the world by storm in the late ‘90s and 2000s because of her impeccable acting. However, one of Roby’s major works in the entertainment industry came in 2020 when he was asked to work as a consultant on ‘Birds of Prey’. Roby was listed as a sleight-of-hand consultant for the project.

Leelee Sobieski in a still from 'The Uprising' (Warner Bros)

He is also an advanced scuba diver and speaks the French language fluently. His dream is to live in a house that has secret rooms and hidden tunnels in it. Sobieski is hoping to find his 'special one' on the show with whom he can spend his entire life.


As far as his social media presence is concerned, he is the only contestant to have a massive fan following on Instagram. The magician-turned-actor has more than 33K followers on the photo-sharing platform. It will be interesting to see if Roby can win over the bachelorettes with the help of his magical tricks.

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 19 premieres exclusively on ABC on Monday, July 11 at 8 pm EST.

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