Robin Wright

Filmography Robin Wright

Date of birth: 08/04/66 (54 years)
Maiden name: Robin Virginia Gayle Wright
 Nationality: United States

Robin Gayle Wright (born April 8, 1966) is an American film actress. She was also previously credited as Robin Wright Penn. 
 
From 1984 to 1988 she starred on the television series Santa Barbara as Kelly Capwell which earned her Daytime Emmy nominations. She then starred in films such as The Princess Bride and Forrest Gump (earning her a Golden Globe nomination). She has appeared in films such as Toys, Message in a Bottle, Unbreakable, The Conspirator, Moneyball and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 
 
From 1996 to 2010, Wright was married to actor Sean Penn Read his whole biography n, with whom she had two children. 
 
Wright was born Robin Gayle Wright in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Gayle (née Gaston), a national director in Mary Kay cosmetics salesforce, and Freddie Gayle Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She was raised in San Diego, California. She attended La Jolla High School in La Jolla, California. 
 
She was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38. [1986]. Wright first became famous on television, playing Kelly Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara, which earned her three Daytime Emmy nominations. She shot to stardom after her roles as Buttercup in The Princess Bride and Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump, the latter role garnering her Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Wright was offered the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but turned it down because she was pregnant. She had to back out of the role of Abby McDeere in The Firm (1993), with Tom Cruise, upon discovering that she was pregnant with her second child (son Hopper Penn).[citation needed] 
 
In 1996, she married Sean Penn and changed her name to Robin Wright Penn. The same year, she starred in the film adaptation of Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders for which she received a Satellite Nomination for Best Actress in a Drama. She went on to co-star with her husband in the 1997 film She's So Lovely, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. One of her most recent successes was a supporting role in the television film Empire Falls as Grace Roby, mother of Ed Harris's character Miles Roby. Wright received her third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for this role. 
 
In 2013, Wright starred in Netflix's series House of Cards, as Claire Underwood, the spouse of Kevin Spacey's character, Congressman Francis Underwood

Filmography Robin Wright

The Congress - Science Fiction

The Congress

Science Fiction 
August 2013
State of Play - Thriller

State of Play

Thriller 
June 2009