35 Facts About Robin Wright


Robin Gayle Wright was born on April 8,1966 and is an American actress.


Robin Wright has received various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and nominations for eight Primetime Emmy Awards.


Robin Wright transitioned to film with a starring role in the fantasy film The Princess Bride, and she gained a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the top-grossing drama Forrest Gump.


Robin Wright had further starring roles in the romantic drama Message in a Bottle and the thriller Unbreakable, as she gained praise for her performances in the independent films Loved, She's So Lovely, Nine Lives and Sorry, Haters.


Robin Wright has since taken on supporting roles in the sports drama Moneyball, the thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the adventure film Everest, the superhero film Wonder Woman, and the science fiction film Blade Runner 2049.


On television, Robin Wright starred in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls in 2005.


Robin Wright's performance earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and six nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.


In 2016, Robin Wright was named one of the highest paid actresses in the United States, earning US$420,000 per episode for House of Cards.


Robin Wright has directed ten episodes of the series as well as two episodes of the Netflix crime series Ozark in 2022.


Robin Wright's parents divorced when she was two, which led to her relocating to San Diego, California with her mother.


Robin Wright grew up in Southern California, attending La Jolla High School in La Jolla and Taft High School in Los Angeles.


Robin Wright began her career as a model, when she was 14.


Robin Wright transitioned into feature film work with a role in Hollywood Vice Squad in 1986, followed by her breakthrough role as Princess Buttercup in the cult film The Princess Bride in 1987.


Robin Wright gained critical acclaim in her role as Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump, receiving Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Supporting Actress.


Robin Wright was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her role in She's So Lovely, a film in which she co-starred with her then-husband Sean Penn.


Robin Wright received her third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her role in the television film Empire Falls.


From 2013 to 2018, Robin Wright appeared in the Netflix political drama streaming television series House of Cards in the role of Claire Underwood, the ruthless wife of political mastermind Frank Underwood.


Robin Wright received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 and 2014 for the same role.


In 2017, for her performance in the fifth season, Robin Wright was nominated for her fifth consecutive Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.


In 2017, Robin Wright directed a short film, The Dark of Night, which starred Sam Rockwell and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.


Additionally, Robin Wright played General Antiope in Wonder Woman and its 2020 sequel alongside Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.


Robin Wright appears in the Blade Runner sequel Blade Runner 2049 alongside Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Jared Leto, directed by Denis Villeneuve.


Robin Wright would be starring as its lead, Edee Mathis, a lawyer who retreats in grief to the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.


In 2022, Robin Wright directed the final two episodes of the first part of season 4 of the Netflix show, Ozark; the episodes being entitled: "Sangre Sobre Todo" and "Sanctified".


From 1986 to 1988, Robin Wright was married to actor Dane Witherspoon, whom she met in 1984 on the set of the soap opera Santa Barbara.


In 1989, Robin Wright became involved with actor Sean Penn following his divorce from Madonna.


Robin Wright backed out of the role of Abby McDeere in The Firm due to her pregnancy with her second child, and their son, Hopper Jack, was born in August 1993.


Penn filed for legal separation in April 2009, but withdrew the petition in May On August 12,2009, Robin Wright filed for divorce, declaring she had no plans to reconcile.


In February 2012, Robin Wright began dating actor Ben Foster, and their engagement was announced in January 2014.


In 2017, Robin Wright began dating Clement Giraudet, a Saint Laurent executive, and they secretly wed in August 2018 in La Roche-sur-le-Buis, France.


Robin Wright is the honorary spokesperson for the Dallas, Texas-based non-profit The Gordie Foundation.


Robin Wright is an activist for human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Robin Wright is the narrator and executive producer of the documentary When Elephants Fight which highlights how multinational mining corporations and politicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo threaten human rights, and perpetuate conflict in the region.


Robin Wright is a supporter of Stand With Congo, the human rights campaign behind the film.


In 2016, Robin Wright spoke publicly in support of the campaign at a film screening at the TriBeCa Film Institute in New York City, in media interviews, with journalists, and across her social media accounts.