Robin Wright

Actress
Actress Robin Wright's sunny California girl appearance belied a fierce, discerning talent, displayed in her impressive array of film roles, including starring in two of the most beloved movies of all time. After ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1966 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Wonder Woman 2017 (Movie)

General Antiope (Actor)

Everest 2015 (Movie)

Peach Weathers (Actor)

A Most Wanted Man 2014 (Movie)

Martha Sullivan (Actor)

The Congress 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Adore 2013 (Movie)

Roz (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Enlightened 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

Rampart 2011 (Movie)

Linda Fentress (Actor)

The Conspirator 2011 (Movie)

Mary Surratt (Actor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Erika Berger (Actor)

Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Fan/Belle (Actor)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

Anne Collins (Actor)

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 (Movie)

Pippa Lee (Actor)

Hounddog 2008 (Movie)

Stranger Lady (Actor)

What Just Happened? 2008 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

Queen Wealthow (Actor)

Breaking and Entering 2006 (Movie)

Liv (Actor)

Sorry, Haters 2006 (Movie)

Phoebe (Actor)

20th Independent Spirit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Empire Falls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

Clare (Actor)

Virgin 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Reynolds (Actor)

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Singing Detective 2003 (Movie)

Nicola/Nina/Blonde (Actor)

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog 2002 (Movie)

Melanie McGowan (Actor)

White Oleander 2002 (Movie)

Starr (Actor)

The Pledge 2001 (Movie)

Lori (Actor)

Unbreakable 2000 (Movie)

Audrey Dunn (Actor)

Message in A Bottle 1999 (Movie)

Theresa Osborne (Actor)

Hurlyburly 1998 (Movie)

Darlene (Actor)

Loved 1998 (Movie)

Hedda Amerson (Actor)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

Maureen (Actor)

Moll Flanders 1996 (Movie)

Moll Flanders (Actor)

The Crossing Guard 1995 (Movie)

JoJo (Actor)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

Jenny Curran (Actor)

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Playboys 1992 (Movie)

Tara Maguire (Actor)

Toys 1992 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

Denial 1990 (Movie)

Loon (Actor)

State of Grace 1990 (Movie)

Kathleen (Actor)

Home 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Princess Bride 1987 (Movie)

The Princess Bride--Buttercup (Actor)

Hollywood Vice Squad 1986 (Movie)

Lori Stanton (Actor)

House of Cards (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

The Congress 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hounddog 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Virgin 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

("A Hero Comes Home") (Song Performer)

Biography

Actress Robin Wright's sunny California girl appearance belied a fierce, discerning talent, displayed in her impressive array of film roles, including starring in two of the most beloved movies of all time. After receiving her start on the daytime soap opera "Santa Barbara" (NBC, 1983-1994) as fan favorite Kelly Capwell, Wright broke out in the role of the defiant Princess Buttercup in director Rob Reiner's instant family classic "The Princess Bride" (1987). She began a rocky two-decade relationship with Sean Penn after co-starring with the tempestuous actor in the crime drama "State of Grace" (1990). Only four years later, Wright lit up the screen in what could have been an unforgiving role as Tom Hanks' one true love, Jenny, in the cultural phenomenon "Forrest Gump" (1994). After working under the direction of Penn for the first time in the harrowing drama "The Crossing Guard" (1995), she married the actor-director in 1996, thus beginning one of the more tumultuous on-and-off relationships in Hollywood. Wright appeared in a steady stream of mainstream and independent films, both with and without her talented husband, including "She's So Lovely" (1997), "Message in a Bottle" (1999), "The Pledge" (2001), "A Home at the End of the World" (2004) and "Breaking and Entering" (2006). After divorcing Penn in 2010, she reinvigorated her career with significant work in films like "The Conspirator" (2010), "Moneyball" (2011) and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011) and drama series like "House of Cards" (Netflix, 2013- ). Undeniably authentic in any role she tackled, Wright remained one of the more respected actresses working in film.

Relationships

Ben Foster Actor

Fiance
Reportedly began dating 2012 Engagement announced January 10, 2014.

Jason Patric Actor

Companion
Began dating 1989 Split 1990

Hopper Penn

Son
Born Aug. 6, 1993; father, Sean Penn; named after Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson

Sean Penn Actor

Husband
Met in 1987, but did not become romantically involved until after acting together in "State of Grace" (1990) Had stormy relationship, separating in 1995 and reuniting in early 1996 Married April 27, 1996 Wright separated from Penn in December 2007 and petitioned for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences" Reconciled and dismissed her petition to divorce in April 2008 Penn filed for legal separation in April 2009, but reconciled a month later and dismissed papers to legally separate Divorced Aug. 4, 2010

Dylan Penn

Daughter
Born April 13, 1991; father Sean Penn

Dylan Penn Actor

Daughter

Greg Shapiro Producer

Companion
Met while filming "The Conspirator" in 2009

Dane Witherspoon Actor

Husband
Met while acting together on the NBC soap "Santa Barbara" Married in 1986 Divorced in 1988

Fred Wright

Father
Divorced from Wright's mother in 1968

Gayle Wright

Mother
Divorced Wright's father in 1968

Richard Wright

Brother
Born c. 1962

EDUCATION

Taft High School

Woodland Hills , California

Milestones

2012

Cast in the crime drama "Rampart" opposite Woody Harrelson

2011

Joined the cast of David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson

2011

Co-starred with Brad Pitt in the biographical drama "Moneyball"

2009

Played Ben Affleck's estranged wife in the political thriller "State of Play"

2009

Voiced Scrooge's sister and his neglected fiancée in Robert Zemeckis' animated adaptation of "A Christmas Carol"

2009

Played the title role in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," written and directed by Rebecca Miller

2008

Co-starred with Dakota Fanning in Deborah Kampmeier's controversial drama "Hounddog"

2007

Portrayed Queen Wealtheow in Robert Zemeckis' big-budget film version of "Beowulf"

2006

Cast in Jeff Stanzler's post-9/11 drama "Sorry, Haters"; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Female Lead

2006

Appeared in Anthony Minghella's ensemble "Breaking and Entering"

2005

Cast in Rodrigo García's ensemble "Nine Lives"; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Supporting Female

2005

Cast as the mother of Ed Harris's character in the HBO movie "Empire Falls"; based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Richard Russo; garnered a SAG nomination for Best Actress

2004

Played the mother of a teenage girl who believes she is carrying the child of God in "Virgin"

2004

Co-starred with Colin Farrell in the feature adaptation of Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "A Home at the End of the World"

2003

Co-starred with Robert Downey Jr. in "The Singing Detective"

2002

Joined ensemble of top female stars including Michelle Pfeiffer and Renee Zellweger in "White Oleander"

2002

Appeared as herself in the documentary "Searching for Debra Winger"

2001

Directed by husband Sean Penn in "The Pledge"

2001

Appeared uncredited as Robert Redford's daughter in "The Last Castle"

2000

Played Bruce Willis' wife in M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable"

1999

Starred opposite Kevin Costner as a reporter tracking down the sender of a "Message in a Bottle"

1998

Re-teamed again with husband, Penn as part of the ensemble of "Hurlyburly"

1997

Earned acclaim for her leading role in "She's So Lovely"; again collaborated with Penn; earned Best Actress SAG and Independent Spirit Award nominations

1996

Had title role as the rollicking heroine in "Moll Flanders"

1995

Directed by Penn in "The Crossing Guard"

1994

Cast as Jenny, the love interest to Tom Hanks' "Forrest Gump"; earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Supporting Actress

1992

Offered a strong performance as a headstrong Irish woman in "The Playboys"

1990

First onscreen pairing with Sean Penn, "State of Grace"

1987

First leading role in a feature film, as Buttercup in Rob Reiner's "The Princess Bride"

1986

Feature film debut, "Hollywood Vice Squad"

1984

TV debut on the series, "The Yellow Rose"

1984

First significant role, playing Kelly Capwell on the NBC daytime soap "Santa Barbara"; earned three Daytime Emmy nominations

1980

Began modeling at age 14

Born in Dallas, TX; moved with mother to California when parents divorced

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