Robin Wright Movies, Early Life, Modeling, TV Roles, Awards, Relationships, Philanthropy and Net Worth

Published Date   19th Sep. 2017, 01:31 am
Robin Wright Movies, Early Life, Modeling, TV Roles, Awards, Relationships, Philanthropy and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Robin Virginia Gayle Wright
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $65 million

American actress and director, Robin Wright movies and series appearances like The Princess Bride (1987) and House of Cards rose her into the height of success and fame in her acting career.


Born in 1966, Robin Wright won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Television Series Drama in 2013 for her starring as Claire Underwood in Netflix political drama House of Cards. Similarly, she also received the Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress- Drama for the same.

After making a starring success with The Princess Bride in 1987, Robin Wright movies started to come up in short duration of time. Some of the popular movies of Robin Wright are Forrest Gump (1994), Message in a Bottle (1999), The Conspirator (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Everest (2015) and Wonder Woman (2017).

Early Life and Education

Robin Gayle Wright was born on April 8, 1966 in Dallas, Texas to parents Gayle and Freddie Wright. Her mother was a cosmetics saleswoman while her father worked in a pharmaceutical company.

Wright grew up in San Diego, California. She went to La Jolla High School and Taft High School in Los Angeles.

Beginning of the Career with Modeling

Wright began her career as a model. She was only 14 when she started modeling. As she turned 18, she played Kelly Capwell in soap opera, Santa Barbara. Her performance in it earned her a number of Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

Transition into Feature Films

Wright made her transition from soap opera to feature film through 1987 movie The Princess Bride. She played Buttercup in the film for which she received wide critical acclamation. Soon, Robin Wright movies career took off as she got roles in Forrest Gump (1994). She received Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Forrest Gump.

In 1996, Wright starred in Moll Flanders for which she received Satellite Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama. Furthermore, Robin Wright movies She’s So Lovely (1997) and Empire Falls (2005) won her Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Later Career and Recent Movies/TV Appearances

Wright appears in Netflix political drama series House of Cards as Claire Underwood since 2013. For this role, she won a Golden Globe Award in 2014 becoming the first actress to win the award for online-only TV series.

Likewise, she won Primetime Emmy Nomination in 2013 and 2014 for the same role. In 2017, she won her fifth consecutive Primetime Emmy nomination for Lead Actress – Drama for the fifth season of the same series.

The most recent Robin Wright movies are Wonder Woman (2017) and Justice League (2017). Besides, she will be appearing in the Blade Runner Sequel Blade Runner 2049.

Personal Life, Husband and Family

Wright married actor Dane Witherspoon from 1986 to 1988. After separation, she was romantically involved with actor Sean Penn in 1989. She has a daughter with Penn, Dylan Frances, born in April 1991. She dropped the offers in Robinhood: Prince of Thieves due to her pregnancy with first child.

Similarly, she dropped the role of Abbe McDeere in The Firm (1993) due to her second pregnancy with son, Hopper Jack. Robin Wright gave birth to Jack in August 1993.

The couple married in 1996 after which Robin Wright changed her name to Robin Wright Penn. They went on with their off-and-on relationship until they announced their divorce in 2007. However, they even withdrew the divorce after 4 months.

Finally, Wright filed for divorce after expressing that she has no plans to reconcile. The couple legally divorced in July 2010.

Since the beginning of 2012, Wright began dating actor Ben Foster. They announced their engagement in 2014, called it off in November 2014 and then again reunited in January 2015. Later they ended their second engagement in August 2015.

Philanthropy and Activism

Apart from gaining prominence through Robin Wright movies, she proved herself to be a philanthropic and sociable being. She serves as Honorary Spokesperson for The Gordie Foundation. In 2014, she co-partnered with Pour Les Femmes and The SunnyLion to profit the Raise Hope for Congo movement.

In addition, she is an activist for human rights in Democratic Republic of Congo and supporter of Stand With Congo.

Salary and Net Worth

The promising actress, Robin Wright movies have earned her wide recognition, acclamation and net worth. She has accumulated the worth of $65 million through her astounding performances in many movies and television series.

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