Robin Virginia Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, to Gayle (Gaston), a national director at Mary Kay, and Freddie Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She grew up in San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan. After fi...
Born on April 08, 1966
Dallas, Texas, USA
Height 1.68m / 5' 6"
Robin Virginia Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, to Gayle (Gaston), a national director at Mary Kay, and Freddie Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She grew up in San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan. After finishing high school she decided to become an actress. She got a role on the soap opera Santa Barbara (1984), for which she was nominated three times for a Daytime Emmy. During the first season of the show, she fell in love with fellow cast member Dane Witherspoon, whom she married in 1986. Meanwhile, she starred in The Princess Bride (1987), playing the title role. After leaving the cast of Santa Barbara, she got the starring role in Denial (1990) alongside Jason Patric. In 1990, she was in State of Grace (1990), where she met actor Sean Penn, by whom she had a daughter, Dylan Frances, and a son, Hopper Jack. After taking some time off, Robin was back to Hollywood with one the best roles of her career: She played Tara in The Playboys (1992). She was extremely stunning and brilliant. Then, she acted in Toys (1992) with Robin Williams, and she gave a funny performance. In 1994, Wright was in the blockbuster hit Forrest Gump (1994), with Tom Hanks. For her performance as Jenny, she got a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. She got a small role in The Crossing Guard (1995), which starred Jack Nicholson. After turning down 14 roles, she played the title role of MGM/UA upcoming Moll Flanders (1996), directed by Pen Densham. Her co-stars are Morgan Freeman and Stockard Channing. She just started to star in Erin Dignam's Loved (1997), with William Hurt.Read More
Gamine crop and androgynous look
She started working at age 14 as a model in Paris and Japan.
She is mentioned in the lyrics in the hit song "Palace & Main" by Sweden's biggest rock band, Kent. "Jag skjuter allting framför mig som Robin Wright Penn gör i State of Grace," which translates to "I push everything in front of me like Robin Wright Penn does in State of Grace (1990).".
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). The role eventually went to Jeanne Tripplehorn.
She was robbed of her vehicle at gunpoint in Santa Monica, California, in the 1990s. Shortly after the incident, she and Sean Penn moved out of Los Angeles.
Former sister-in-law of Chris Penn, Michael Penn and Aimee Mann.
Former daughter-in-law of Eileen Ryan and Leo Penn.
In The Princess Bride (1987), she is credited as 'and introducing' (Robin Wright), although that was not her first film.
She owns two oil wells in Texas.
She turned down roles in Batman Forever (1995) and Sabrina (1995).
Backed out of the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), with Kevin Costner, upon discovering that she was pregnant with her first child (daughter Dylan Penn).
Famous is celebrityism and I don't want that. I know that I'm not that. Everybody knows who you are, I can't imagine living that life.
[on the state of film in 2012] Everything now is escapism, because that's where the money is. There is a vacuum for serious drama. The mid-budget serious drama is something you don't experience anymore.
These heavy movies, you carry them with you. Some days, when it would be great to chill and be a mom and just crash, I'm so wired, I can't turn it off. I would love to do a comedy again, it would be so much fun. Do people know that? Let's tell 'em!
Choosing these kinds of intense roles is becoming sort of a bad habit. Playing the average manic-depressive woman who's hitting 40 - yep, that'd be me. Bring it on! But I think what it is, really, is that [Hollywood] sees you do certain roles and says, 'Okay, that's her, let's cast her again and again as the same thing.' Then you wind up saying, 'I'd like to do something else,' and they whine, 'But why?'
On working on the soap Santa Barbara (1984). "I don't want to knock it. It's been great. This has been my acting class - and paid training ain't bad."
|Sean Penn||April 27, 1996 - August 04, 2010||(divorced) (2 children)|
|Dane Witherspoon||- present||(divorced)|
|Saturday Night Live||JennyCurran(uncredited)(1episode,2011)|
|Late Night with David Letterman||Herself-Guest(1episode,1990)|
|The Yellow Rose||BarbaraSueAnderson(2episodes,1983-1984)|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||Herself-Guest(1episode,2006)|
|Hollywood Vice Squad||LoriStanton|
|The Princess Bride||ThePrincessBride|
|State of Grace||KathleenFlannery|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Herself-Guest(2episodes,1996-2013)|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Herself-Guest(2episodes,2007-2008)|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Herself(1episode,1999)|
|The Crossing Guard||Jojo|
|The Daily Show||Herself-Guest(1episode,2007)|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Herself-Guest(2episodes,1997-2001)|
|Alles aus Liebe - Call it Love||MaureenMurphyQuinn(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|Inside the Actors Studio||Herself-AudienceMember(1episode,1999)|
|How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog||MelanieMcGowen(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump||Herself/JennyCurran|
|Dogtown and Z-Boys|
|The Singing Detective||Nicola/Nina/Blonde(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|Searching for Debra Winger||Herself(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|HBO First Look||Herself(2episodes,2002-2009)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Herself-Guest(1episode,2010)|
|2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||Herself(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Herself-Guest(1episode,2009)|
|The 76th Annual Academy Awards||Herself-AudienceMember|
|Días de cine||Herself(1episode,2009)|
|Le grand journal de Canal+||Herself(1episode,2013)|
|La semaine du cinéma||Herself(1episode,2002)|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||Herself-Guest(4episodes,2009-2013)|
|The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde||Herself(archivefootage)(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|Breaking and Entering||Liv(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards||Herself-Presenter:JohnCassavetesAward(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|State of Play||AnneCollins(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|What Just Happened||Kelly(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|The Far Side of Fear||BarbaraSueAnderson|
|2006 Independent Spirit Awards||Herself(asRobinWrightPenn)|
|Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters||JennyCurran(archivefootage)(uncredited)|
|Made in Hollywood||Herself(1episode,2009)|
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