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Robin Wright Biography

Birth Name:
Robin Virginia Gayle Wright
Birth Place:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Became a model at age 14 after being spotted rollerskating by a photographer; worked in France and Japan before quitting the business and deciding to be an actor
  • Received three Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series for her work on the NBC soap Santa Barbara (1986-88); also chosen as Outstanding Heroine by readers of Soap Opera Digest in 1988
  • Her wedding to Sean Penn was attended by Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, and the best man was producer Art Linson (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Shortly after marrying Penn in 1996, was carjacked in their Santa Monica driveway; neither she nor their children were hurt, and both perpetrators were apprehended
  • Was a juror at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival; ex-husband Sean Penn was the jury's president in 2008

Awards

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 1998Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated