Robin Wright

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  • Name: Robin Wright ( Robin Virginia Gayle Wright )
  • Date of birth: 8 April 1966
  • Age: 50 years
  • Place of birth: Dallas, TX, USA
  • Height: 168
  • Activities: actress
  • Marital status: divorced

    Robin Wright: biography

    Robin Wright is an American actress who also has directing experience on television. Audiences know her primarily for roles in the famous TV series «Santa Barbara», the tragicomedy «Forrest Gump» and the political series «house of cards». The actress is the winner of the film award «Golden globe».

    Robin Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, but grew up in the Californian city of San Diego. Her father Freddie Wright was an employee of a pharmaceutical company, and her mother Gail Gaston worked as a salesman and consultant network cosmetic company «Mary Kay».

    His parents moved to California when her daughter was 2 years old. In San Diego Robin went to school, «La JOLLA», and finished high school in Los Angeles in the school, «Taft». As a schoolgirl, Wright first appeared before the camera lens. Sample photos of the girls have been successful, and Robin began to work as a fashion model.

    Almost 6 years she stayed in the modeling business, during this time, having to work not only with the American brands, but also participated in advertising campaigns in France and Japan. After a career as a model, Robin Wright decided to become an actress.


    Debut on television for the aspiring actress appeared soap Opera «the Yellow rose», in which Robin Wright has starred in 2 series. There she saw Bridget and Jerome Dobson, the creators of the cult TV series «Santa Barbara». The actress got the role of Kelly Capwell, daughter of oil tycoon Sisi Capwell. Robin turned into this character for over 4 years, and then refused to sign a new contract, and it was replaced by another actress — Kimberly McArthur.

    In 1987 Robin Wright played a girl named Buttercup in the fantasy Comedy adventure «the Princess bride», based on the novel by American writer William Goldman, who himself had adapted it from a book script. This picture is remarkable that after 25 years she was in the list of top 250 movies» who made the portal The Internet Movie Database.

    But the real popularity came to the actress in 1994, when the screens out Comedy «Forrest Gump», where her partner was the famous actor Tom Hanks. Wright played Jenny Curran, a girl from childhood loves Forrest, a kid with a low IQ, but with a very big heart.

    Critics praised the game Robin in this movie, although it was noted that the character is trivial. But the actress was able to show the maximum of what was possible. For participation in «Forrest Gump,» Robin Wright won the award «Golden globe» and the award screen actors Guild USA.

    Another very noticeable and the recent picture in her filmography is a political series «house of cards», in which Wright acted not only as an actress but as a Director of several episodes of the 2nd and 3rd seasons. The plot revolves around Congressman Frank underwood and his wife Claire, played by Kevin spacey and Robin Wright. The underwoods become members of backroom political intrigue, and the show presents politics as a game in which the rules are often violated.

    Quite an interesting project involving Robin Wright, was released in 2013. It was a joint French-Israeli film «the Congress», part of the actor’s performances, and part of the animation. I wonder what Robin Wright some kind of actress Robin Wright. But no autobiographical in the film. The picture is removed on motives of the novel by Stanislaw LEM «Futurological Congress» and is replete with philosophical, psychological and moral issues.

    Personal life

    The first time Robin Wright was married in 1986 for the actor Dane Witherspoon, whom had been Dating for about 2 years. They met on the set of the TV series «Santa Barbara» and quickly tied relationship. But this marriage lasted only 2 years, after which Robin and Dane broke up peacefully enough.

    In 1989, the actress strikes up a romance with Sean Penn, who just recently divorced from Queen of pop Madonna. At first the couple lived in a civil marriage. In 1991, Robin gave birth to Sean’s daughter Dylan Francis, named after Francis Ford Coppola, who was a close friend of Penn, and his favorite musician Bob Dylan. 2 years later was born the second child, a son Hopper Jack, who received this name in honor of two family friends Dennis hopper and Jack Nicholson.

    Only in 1996, Sean and Robin had legalized his relationship and married. While they were married, Robin was wearing her husband’s name as second and even in the credits of movies appeared under the name of Robin Wright Penn. More than 10 years, they couple in Hollywood was considered exemplary, but in 2007 came the first quarrel, and even public statements by Sean Penn about the wife that he was tired. 2009 was the year for spouses under the sign of rupture of relations. The divorce process has morphed into the epic. Sean, Robin filed a petition for divorce and the other person takes it. This was repeated several times, until in July 2010, the court officially terminated their marriage.

    For some time Robin Wright has paid attention to children. But in early 2012 she started Dating actor Ben foster. After 2 years was declared their engagement, but at the end of summer 2015, the couple officially announced the termination of the relationship.

    In 2010, Robin Wright became the face of French women’s clothing line «Grard Darel». She is also the honorary representative of the American non-profit organization «Fund Proud», which is dedicated to supporting youth that has shown any intellectual or creative abilities. The Foundation also helps adolescents avoid the dangers of an early collision with drugs and alcohol.

    Robin Wright is the co-founder of two California companies, «Pour Les Femmes» and The SunnyLion». Both organizations spend a portion of their profits to charity.


    • 1984-1988 Santa Barbara
    • 1987 — the Princess bride
    • 1994 — Forrest Gump
    • 1997 — She is beautiful
    • 1999 — Message in a bottle
    • 2009 — the Private lives of Pippa Lee
    • 2010 — the Conspirator
    • 2011 — the Girl with the dragon tattoo
    • 2013 — Congress
    • 2013-2015 — a house of cards


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