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Robin Wright ACTOR

Robin Wright was born on April 8th, 1966 in Dallas, Texas with the birth name Robin Virginia Gayle Wright, born to  Freddie Gayle Wright and Gayle Gaston.  She was raised in San Diego, California and first became involved in the entertainment industry working as a model in her teenage years.  She was even lucky enough to travel to Japan and Paris for some modeling work.
Upon earning her high school diploma, Wright decided to focus on a career as an actress.  Her first acting job was an appearance on the television series, "The Yellow Rose" which soon followed with a recurring role on the daytime soap opera, "Santa Barbara", a role for which she received three Emmy Award nominations.
Soon film roles began to follow with appearances on such features as, "The Princess Bride" (1987) narrated by Peter Falk and starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Fred Savage, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Chris Saradon, Christopher Guest and Andre the Giant, "Denial" (1990) also starring Jason Patric, Rae Dong Chong, Barry Primus, Chris Mulkey, Christine Harnos, Elizabeth Bracco and David Duchovny, "State of Grace" (1990) starring Sean Penn, Ed Harris and Gary Oldman, Burgess Meredith, John Turturro and John C. Reilly, "The Playboys" (1992) co-starring starring Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn and Milo O'Shea, "Toys" (1992) starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, LL Cool J, Donald O'Connor and Jamie Foxx and her most successful role playing the character, Jenny, Tom Hank's girlfriend in, "Forrest Gump" (1994) along with Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field.  For her role in this film, Wright received a Golden Globe nomination.
More success soon followed on the films, "The Crossing Guard" (1995) co-starring Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Robin Wright, Piper Laurie and Anjelica Huston, "Moll Flanders" (1996) with Morgan Freeman and Stockard Channing, "Loved" (1997) co-starring William Hurt, Amy Madigan, Paul Dooley, Lucinda Jenney and Joanna Cassidy, "Message in a Bottle" (1999) starring with Kevin Costner and Paul Newman, "The Pledge" (2001) starring alongside Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Redgrave, Sam Shepard, Mickey Rourke and Benicio del Toro, "Virgin" (2003) starring Elisabeth Moss and Daphne Rubin-Vega, "Empire Falls" (2005) starring with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Aidan Quinn, Dennis Farina, Estelle Parsons, Danielle Panabaker and Theresa Russell, "Nine Lives" (2005) also starring Elpidia Carrillo, Kathy Baker, Holly Hunter, Glenn Close, Mary Kay Place, Jason Isaacs, Sissy Spacek, Molly Parker, Amy Brennerman, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Amanda Seyfried, Ian McShane, Miguel Sandoval, Stephen Dillane, Dakota Fanning, Lawrence Pressman, Aidan Quinn, Sydney Tamila Poitier and Joe Mantegna, "Hounddog" (2007) starring Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jill Scott and Piper Laurie and "What Just Happened" (2008) starring Robert De Niro, Catherine Keener, Stanley Tucci, Sean Penn, Logan Grove, Bruce Willis, John Turturro and Kristen Stewart.

She has married twice, first to, Dane Witherspoon in 1986 however by 1988, this marriage ended in divorce.  She then married actor, Sean Penn in 1996, and for awhile was known as Robin Wright Penn, and they have a daughter and son together and remained married until divorcing in 2010.

She remains working in the industry, most recently adding the television credits, "Saturday Night Live' and "House of Cards" to her resume.  She has also appeared in the films, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011) starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer and soon to release in 2013, "The Congress" co-starring Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, Danny Huston and Kodi Smit-McPhee, "Two Mothers" with Naomi Watts and "A Most Wanted Man" starring Rachel McAdams and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Along with her career as an actress, she donates her spare time as a spokesperson for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America as well as for the Dallas, Texas based non-profit The Gordie Foundation, which is an organization that helps youth develop the necessary skills to avoid the pressures of alcohol and drug abuse in today's society. 


2013         A Most Wanted Man
2011-2013     House of Cards
2013         Two Mothers
2013         The Congress
2011         The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2011         Enlightened 
2011         Rampart
2011         Moneyball
2011         Saturday Night Live 
2010         The Conspirator
2009         A Christmas Carol
2009         State of Play
2009         The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
2009         New York, I Love You
2008         The Princess Bride Game
2008         What Just Happened
2007         Beowulf
2007         Hounddog
2006         Room 10 
2006         Breaking and Entering
2005         Sorry, Haters
2005         Empire Falls 
2005         Max
2005         Nine Lives
2004         A Home at the End of the World
2003         Virgin
2003         The Singing Detective
2002         White Oleander
2001         The Last Castle
2001         The Pledge
2000         Unbreakable
2000         How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
1999         Message in a Bottle
1998         Hurlyburly
1997         She's So Lovely
1997         Loved
1996         Moll Flanders
1995         The Crossing Guard
1994         Forrest Gump
1992         Toys
1992         The Playboys
1990         State of Grace
1990         Denial
1989         A TV Dante
1984-1988     Santa Barbara 
1987         The Princess Brid
1987         Home 
1986         Hollywood Vice Squad
1983-1984     The Yellow Rose 

Matinee Classics - Message in a Bottle starring Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, Paul Newman, John Savage, Illeana Douglas, Robbie Coltrane, Jesse James, Bethel Leslie, Tom Aldredge, Hayden Panettiere, Viveka Davis, Raphael Sbarge, Richard Hamilton, Rosemary Murphy, Steven Eckholdt and Susan Brightbill

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