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Robin Gayle Wright[1] (born April 8, 1966) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has earned a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
and a Satellite Award for her work in television. Wright first gained attention for her role in the NBC Daytime soap opera Santa Barbara, as Kelly Capwell
Kelly Capwell
from 1984 to 1988. She then made the transition to film, starring in the romantic comedy fantasy adventure film The Princess Bride (1987). This role led Wright to further success in the film industry, with starring roles in films such as the romantic comedy-drama Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(1994), the romantic drama Message in a Bottle (1999), the superhero drama-thriller Unbreakable (2000), the historical drama The Conspirator
The Conspirator
(2010), the biographical sports drama Moneyball (2011), the mystery thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), the biographical drama Everest (2015), the superhero film Wonder Woman (2017), and the neo-noir science fiction film Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049
(2017). Wright starred as Claire Underwood
Claire Underwood
in the Netflix
Netflix
political drama web television series House of Cards, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2013, making her the first actress to win a Golden Globe for a web television series. Wright has also received consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for House of Cards between 2013 and 2017 and the Outstanding Drama Series category in 2016 and 2017 as a producer on the show.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1980s–2000s: Transition into feature film work 2.2 2013–present: House of Cards, further film work

3 Personal life 4 Philanthropy and activism 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 Awards and nominations 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, to Gayle (Gaston), a cosmetics saleswoman, and Freddie Wright, a pharmaceutical company employee.[1][2] Wright was raised in San Diego, California. She attended La Jolla High School
La Jolla High School
and Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.[3] Career[edit]

Wright at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

Wright began her career as a model, when she was 14.[4][5] At the age of 18, she played Kelly Capwell
Kelly Capwell
in the NBC Daytime soap opera series Santa Barbara, for which she received several Daytime Emmy Award nominations.[6] 1980s–2000s: Transition into feature film work[edit] She transitioned into feature film work as Buttercup in the cult film The Princess Bride (1987). She gained critical acclaim in her role as Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(1994), receiving Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
and Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 1996 she starred in the lead role of the film adaptation of Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders (1996), for which she received a Satellite Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Drama. She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her role in She's So Lovely (1997), a film in which she co-starred with her then-husband Sean Penn. Wright received her third Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award nomination for her role in the television film Empire Falls
Empire Falls
(2005). 2013–present: House of Cards, further film work[edit]

Wright attending the 2009 Cannes Film Festival

Since 2013, Wright has appeared in the Netflix
Netflix
political drama web television series House of Cards in the role of Claire Underwood, the ruthless wife of political mastermind Frank Underwood. On January 12, 2014, she won a Golden Globe for the role, becoming the first actress to win the award for an online-only web television series;[7] she was nominated for the same award the following year. She also received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 and 2014 for the same role. Following Season 4 in 2016, Wright stated that she felt Claire Underwood was the equal of Frank Underwood and demanded equal pay for her performance as her co-star Kevin Spacey; Netflix
Netflix
acquiesced.[8] In 2017, for her performance in the fifth season, Wright was nominated for her fifth consecutive Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama. For the years 2014, 2016, and 2017, Wright received Best Actress in a Drama Series nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Awards, with her being the only nomination for the show in December 2017. In October 2017, Wright was set as the show's new lead, following sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey, which resulted in him being fired from the sixth and final season. In 2017, Wright played General Antiope in Wonder Woman (2017), alongside Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot
and Chris Pine. She appears in the Blade Runner sequel Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049
alongside Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
and Jared Leto. Personal life[edit]

Wright with then-husband Sean Penn
Sean Penn
in September 2006

From 1986 to 1988 Wright was married to actor Dane Witherspoon, whom she met in 1984 on the set of the soap opera Santa Barbara.[9] In 1989, Wright became involved with actor Sean Penn
Sean Penn
following his divorce from Madonna. Wright was offered the role of Maid Marian
Maid Marian
in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but turned it down because she was pregnant.[10] Wright and Penn's daughter, Dylan Frances, was born in April 1991.[11] She backed out of the role of Abby McDeere in The Firm (1993) due to her pregnancy with her second child.[3] Wright and Penn's son, Hopper Jack, was born in August 1993.[12] After breaking up and getting back together,[13]Wright and Penn married in 1996, and she changed her name to Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Penn.[14] Their on-and-off relationship seemingly ended in divorce plans, announced in December 2007,[14] but the divorce petition was withdrawn four months later at the couple's request.[15] In February 2009, Wright and Penn attended the 81st Academy Awards
81st Academy Awards
together, at which Penn won Best Actor. Penn filed for legal separation in April 2009,[16] but withdrew the petition in May.[17] On August 12, 2009, Wright filed for divorce declaring she had no plans to reconcile.[18][19] At that time she dropped "Penn" from her professional name.[20] The divorce was finalized on July 22, 2010.[21] In February 2012, Wright began dating actor Ben Foster,[22] and their engagement was announced in January 2014.[23][24] The couple called off their engagement in November 2014,[25] but reunited in January 2015.[26] On August 29, 2015, they announced they were ending their second engagement.[27] Philanthropy and activism[edit] Wright is the Honorary Spokesperson for the Dallas, Texas-based non-profit The Gordie Foundation.[28] In 2014, Wright co-partnered with two California based companies; Pour Les Femmes[29] and The SunnyLion.[30] The SunnyLion donates a portion of its profits to the Raise Hope For Congo movement. Wright is an activist for human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is the narrator and executive producer of the documentary When Elephants Fight[31] which highlights how multinational mining corporations and politicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo threaten human rights, and perpetuate conflict in the region.[32] Wright is a supporter of Stand With Congo, the human rights campaign behind the film.[33] In 2016, she spoke publicly in support of the campaign at a film screening at the TriBeCa Film Institute in New York City,[34] in media interviews,[35][36][37][38] with journalists,[39][40][41] and across her social media accounts.[42][43][44] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1986 Hollywood Vice Squad Lori Stanton

1987 The Princess Bride Buttercup Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress

1990 Denial Sara / Loon

1990 State of Grace Kathleen Flannery

1992 The Playboys Tara Maguire

1992 Toys Gwen Tyler Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

1994 Forrest Gump Jenny Curran Nominated – Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated – Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

1995 The Crossing Guard Jojo

1996 Moll Flanders Moll Flanders Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture

1997 Loved Hedda Amerson Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

1997 She's So Lovely Maureen Murphy Quinn Nominated – Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

1998 Hurlyburly Darlene

1999 Message in a Bottle Theresa Osborne Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress – Drama/Romance

2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Melanie McGowan

2000 Unbreakable Audrey Dunn Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Suspense

2001 The Pledge Lori

2001 The Last Castle Rosalie Irwin Uncredited

2002 Searching for Debra Winger Herself Documentary

2002 White Oleander Starr Thomas

2003 The Singing Detective Nicola / Nina / Blonde

2003 Virgin Mrs. Reynolds

2004 A Home at the End of the World Clare

2005 Nine Lives Diana Locarno International Film Festival
Locarno International Film Festival
Award for Best Actress Nominated – Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

2005 Sorry, Haters Phoebe Torrence Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

2005 Max Mother Short film

2006 Breaking and Entering Liv Ullmann Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Actress

2006 Room 10 Frannie Jones Short film

2007 Hounddog Stranger Lady

2007 Beowulf Queen Wealtheow

2008 What Just Happened Kelly

2008 New York, I Love You Anna

2009 State of Play Anne Collins

2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Pippa Lee

2009 A Christmas Carol Fan Scrooge / Belle

2010 The Conspirator Mary Surratt

2011 Moneyball Sharon Beane

2011 Rampart Linda Fentress

2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Erika Berger

2013 The Congress Robin Wright

2013 Adore Roz

2014 A Most Wanted Man Martha Sullivan

2015 Everest Peach Weathers

2017 Wonder Woman General Antiope

2017 Blade Runner
Blade Runner
2049 Lieutenant Joshi

2017 Justice League General Antiope Uncredited cameo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1983–84 The Yellow Rose Barbara Anderson 2 episodes

1984–88 Santa Barbara Kelly Capwell 538 episodes Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Heroine Nominated – Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (1986–1988)

2005 Empire Falls Grace Roby Nominated – Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

2011 Saturday Night Live Jenny Curran Episode: "Tina Fey/Ellie Goulding"

2011 Enlightened Sandy 2 episodes

2013–present House of Cards Claire Underwood Main role, executive producer (Season 4) and director (9 episodes). Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Television Series Drama Gold Derby Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (2014, 2016, 2018) Nominated – Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2015–2016) Nominated – Gold Derby Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (2014–2015) Nominated – Online Film and Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (2013–2016) Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2013–2017) Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Nominated – Producers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2015–2016) Nominated – Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (2015–2017) Nominated – Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2015–2016)

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Robin Wright See also[edit]

List of American film actresses List of Santa Barbara cast and characters

Biography portal Film portal Television portal

References[edit]

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– Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved May 21, 2013.  ^ " Robin Wright
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as Claire Underwood". TV3.  ^ Broadbent, Lucy (February 9, 2014). " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
on House of Cards, Botox and getting married again". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved May 21, 2017.  ^ Cameron-Wilson, James (1994). Young Hollywood. Batsford. p. 218. ISBN 978-0-7134-7266-0.  ^ Hyman, Vicki (January 12, 2014). "2014 Golden Globes: Robin Wright wins best actress for online-only 'House of Cards'". The Star-Ledger. NJ.com. Retrieved January 13, 2014.  ^ Peck, Emily (May 18, 2016). " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Demanded The Same Pay As Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
For 'House of Cards'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 19, 2016.  ^ Grossberg, Josh (December 28, 2007). "Penn, Wright Splitsville". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on January 1, 2008.  ^ Mell, Eila (2005). Casting Might-Have-Beens: A film by film directory. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 204. ISBN 978-0786420179.  ^ MacMinn, Aleene (April 17, 1991). "Cradle Watch". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2014. Dylan Frances Penn was born Saturday [April 13] at 10:49 p.m. at UCLA Medical Center.  ^ Kelly, Richard T. (2004). Sean Penn: His Life and Times. Canongate U.S. p. 274. ISBN 978-1841956237.  ^ "The Insider – Vol. 45 No. 12". PEOPLE.com. 25 March 1996.  ^ a b White, Nicholas (December 27, 2007). " Sean Penn
Sean Penn
and Robin Wright Penn Divorcing". People. Retrieved July 30, 2017.  ^ Orloff, Brian (April 9, 2008). " Sean Penn
Sean Penn
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Robin Wright
Stop Divorce Action". People. Retrieved April 8, 2017.  ^ Laudadio, Marisa; Lee, Ken (April 29, 2009). " Sean Penn
Sean Penn
Files for Legal Separation". People. Retrieved February 26, 2017.  ^ " Sean Penn
Sean Penn
withdraws separation filing". USA Today. May 22, 2009.  ^ Lee, Ken (August 18, 2009). " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Penn Files for Divorce". People. Retrieved May 4, 2017.  ^ Breslau, Karen (September 2009). " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Penn Goes It Alone". More. Archived from the original on March 27, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2009.  ^ Derschowitz, Jessica (November 16, 2009). "Big changes for Robin Wright". CBS News. Retrieved December 8, 2016.  ^ Oh, Eunice (August 4, 2010). " Sean Penn
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Robin Wright
Finalize Their Divorce". People. Retrieved February 26, 2017.  ^ " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
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Ben Foster
Get Cozy". People. Retrieved February 10, 2012.  ^ " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
47 gets engaged boyfriend Ben Foster
Ben Foster
33 flashes sparkler fashion bash". Daily Mail. Retrieved January 23, 2014.  ^ Loinaz, Alexis L. (January 11, 2014). " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
and Ben Foster are engaged". People. Retrieved January 11, 2014.  ^ Marquina, Sierra (November 12, 2014). " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
and Ben Foster Split, Call Off 10-Month Engagement – Find Out What Went Wrong". Us Weekly. Retrieved November 13, 2014.  ^ Lee, Esther (March 10, 2015). " Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Talks Sex Life With Ben Foster After Sean Penn
Sean Penn
Divorce: "I've Never Been Happier"". Us Weekly. Retrieved July 4, 2015.  ^ Webber, Stephanie (August 29, 2015). "Robin Wright, Ben Foster
Ben Foster
Call Off Engagement For the Second Time". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 29, 2015.  ^ [2] Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Pour Les Femmes". Plfdreams.tilt.com. Retrieved May 8, 2015.  ^ "Giving Back – The SunnyLion and Raise Hope for Congo". TheSunnyLion.com. June 20, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2015.  ^ "When Elephants Fight (2015)". IMDb. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ "Mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo: An Ongoing Crisis" (PDF). International Rescue Committee. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ "#StandWithCongo A Stier Forward Campaign". Stand With Congo. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ "LIVE NYC Screening4Action at TriBeCa". Facebook.com/StandWithCongo. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ "Live with Robin Wright". Facebook.com/MicMedia. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ "Congo: The High Cost of Mineral Riches". WNYC (NPR). Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ "Actress Robin Wright
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Talks About Her New Documentary". facebook.com/HuffPostEntertainment. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ "'Making Noise': The Path Towards Global Equality". Rockefeller Foundation. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ "The Paradox Of Congo: How The World's Wealthiest Country Became Home To The World's Poorest People". ThinkProgress.org. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ " Robin Wright
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Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 27, 2016.  ^ " Robin Wright
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Awards for Robin Wright

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Television Series Drama

Linda Cristal
Linda Cristal
(1969) Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
(1970) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1971) Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1972) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1973) Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickinson
(1974) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1975) Susan Blakely
Susan Blakely
(1976) Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Warren
(1977) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1978) Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
(1979) Yoko Shimada (1980) Linda Evans/ Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbara Bel Geddes
(1981) Joan Collins
Joan Collins
(1982) Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(1983) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1984) Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
(1985) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1986) Susan Dey
Susan Dey
(1987) Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenberry
(1988) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1989) Sharon Gless/ Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1990) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1991) Regina Taylor
Regina Taylor
(1992) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1993) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(1994) Jane Seymour (1995) Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
(1996) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1997) Keri Russell
Keri Russell
(1998) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(1999) Sela Ward
Sela Ward
(2000) Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
(2001) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2002) Frances Conroy
Frances Conroy
(2003) Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay
(2004) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(2005) Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
(2006) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2007) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(2008) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2009) Katey Sagal
Katey Sagal
(2010) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Robin Wright
Robin Wright
(2013) Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2014) Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson
(2015) Claire Foy (2016) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2017)

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Locarno Film Festival Best Actress Award

2000s–2010s

Sabine Timoteo (2000) Ho-jung Kim (2001) Taraneh Alidoosti
Taraneh Alidoosti
(2002) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
/ Diana Dumbrava / Kiron Kher
Kiron Kher
(2003) Maria Kwiatkowsky/ Pinar Erincin (2004) Robin Wright
Robin Wright
/ Sissy Spacek/ Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
/ LisaGay Hamilton
LisaGay Hamilton
/ Glenn Close / Elpidia Carrillo
Elpidia Carrillo
/ Amy Brenneman
Amy Brenneman
/ Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(2005) Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn
(2006) Marian Álvarez
Marian Álvarez
(2007) Ilaria Occhini
Ilaria Occhini
(2008) Lotte Verbeek
Lotte Verbeek
(2009) WiAna Ularu (2010) María Canale (2011) Nai An (2012) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2013) Ariane Labed
Ariane Labed
(2014) Sachie Tanaka / Hazuki Kikuchi / Maiko Mihara / Rira Kawamura (2015) Irena Ivanova (2016) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama

Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1996) Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew
(1997) Jeri Ryan
Jeri Ryan
(1998) Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manheim
(1999) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2000) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2001) CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
(2002, 2003) Laurel Holloman (2004) Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
(2005, 2006) Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo
(2007) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(2008) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2009) Connie Britton
Connie Britton
(2010) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2011, 2012) Robin Wright
Robin Wright
(2013) Keri Russell
Keri Russell
(2014) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2015) Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
(2016) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2017)

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