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Robin Wright Penn

Robin Wright PennAKA Robin Virginia Gayle Wright

Born: 8-Apr-1966
Birthplace: Dallas, TX

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Princess Bride

Robin Wright's parents divorced when she was two years old, but it was an amicable split. She was raised by her mother, a Mary Kay cosmetics executive, and spent summers with her father. Wright started modeling at 14, and by 15 she was dating Charlie Sheen. By 16 she was a borderline supermodel, having worked on three continents and appeared on several magazine covers. At 17, she was working in Paris when a short-tempered photographer shouted that her breasts were too small. She soon quit modeling and considered becoming a nurse. Instead she got a role on the long-running soap opera Santa Barbara, where she won Soap Opera Digest's award for Outstanding Heroine in 1988, her last year on the show. When she left, her role was given to a Playboy playmate.

Beyond the world of soap operas, most Americans first saw Wright as Buttercup, The Princess Bride, in 1987. She has worked steadily since, generally choosing artistic roles and avoiding big commercial movies. She turned down Jurassic Park, Batman Forever, The Firm, the sorry remake of Sabrina, and the role of Maid Marian in Kevin Costner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. After reading the script for Born on the Fourth of July, she told writer-director Oliver Stone exactly why she wasn't interested: "I think you have a problem with women."

She met Sean Penn on the set of State of Grace in 1989, and they had two children before marrying in 1996. Their son, Hopper Jack, is named for family friends Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. She has been credited as Robin Wright Penn since their marriage. They have worked together several more times, including The Crossing Guard, Loved, She's So Lovely, Hurlyburly, The Pledge, and The Last Face.

Father: Fred Wright (pharmaceutical executive)
Mother: Gayle Wright (Mary Kay cosmetics executive)
Brother: Richard Wright (photographer, b. 1962)
Boyfriend: Charlie Sheen (actor, together 1981)
Boyfriend: Eric Stoltz (actor, together 1980s)
Husband: Dane Witherspoon (actor, b. 27-Dec-1957, m. 1986, div. 1988)
Boyfriend: Jason Patric (actor, together 1989-90)
Husband: Sean Penn (actor, cohabited 1990-96, m. 27-April-1996, div. 22-Jul-2010)
Daughter: Dylan Frances Penn (b. 13-Apr-1991, with Sean Penn)
Son: Hopper Jack Penn (b. 6-Aug-1993, wiith Sean Penn)

    High School: William Howard Taft High School, Woodland Hills, CA (1984)

    Kucinich for President

    TELEVISION
    House of Cards Claire Underwood (2013-)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    A Most Wanted Man (19-Jan-2014)
    The Congress (16-May-2013)
    Adore (18-Jan-2013)
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (12-Dec-2011)
    Rampart (10-Sep-2011) · Linda Fentress
    Moneyball (9-Sep-2011) · Sharon
    The Conspirator (11-Sep-2010) · Mary Surratt
    I'm Still Here (6-Sep-2010) · Herself
    A Christmas Carol (3-Nov-2009) · Belle, etc.
    State of Play (17-Apr-2009)
    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (9-Feb-2009)
    New York, I Love You (5-Feb-2009) · Anna
    What Just Happened? (19-Jan-2008) · Kelly
    Beowulf (14-Nov-2007)
    Hounddog (22-Jan-2007) · Stranger Lady
    Breaking and Entering (13-Sep-2006)
    Sorry, Haters (10-Sep-2005) · Phoebe
    Empire Falls (28-May-2005)
    Nine Lives (24-Jan-2005) · Diana
    A Home at the End of the World (9-Jun-2004) · Clare
    Virgin (14-Jun-2003) · Mrs. Reynolds
    The Singing Detective (17-Jan-2003)
    White Oleander (6-Sep-2002)
    Searching for Debra Winger (16-May-2002) · Herself
    The Pledge (9-Jan-2001) · Lori
    Unbreakable (14-Nov-2000)
    How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (16-Sep-2000) · Melanie McGowan
    Message in a Bottle (12-Feb-1999)
    Hurlyburly (11-Sep-1998)
    She's So Lovely (15-May-1997) · Maureen Murphy Quinn
    Loved (Apr-1997)
    Moll Flanders (14-Jun-1996) · Moll Flanders
    The Crossing Guard (10-Sep-1995) · Jojo
    Forrest Gump (23-Jun-1994) · Jenny Curran
    Toys (18-Dec-1992) · Gwen Tyler
    The Playboys (22-Apr-1992) · Tara
    State of Grace (14-Sep-1990)
    Denial (Jan-1990)
    The Princess Bride (25-Sep-1987) · The Princess Bride
    Hollywood Vice Squad (28-Feb-1986)


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