Get to know Robin Wright from 'House of Cards,' and 'Forrest Gump'
Hollywood is blessed with some very talented directors and actresses and Robin Wright just happens to be one of them. In this article we shall learn a bit about her early life and childhood and her constantly rising career. Born in 1966, Robin Wright has entertained us with some really noteworthy TV Shows and movies. Her work has been acknowledged with seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations along with a Golden Globe Award win. Wright also got a Satellite Award for her tremendous contribution to television. She made her debut with the daytime soap opera 'Santa Barbara' which aired on NBC from 1984 to 1988. Soon after, she plunged herself into the movie industry. She starred in movies like, 'The Princess Bride' in 1987, 'Forrest Gump' in 1994, 'Message in a Bottle' in 1990, 'Unbreakable' in 2000, 'The Conspirator' in 2010, 'Moneyball' in 2011, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' in 2011, 'Everest' in 2015, 'Wonder Woman' in 2017 and 'Blade Runner' 2049 in 2017. She certainly has an impressive list of movie titles that she has worked on during the course of her career. Wright also gained a lot of stardom featuring in the Netflix political drama web television series, 'House of Cards' in 2013 for which she even bagged a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a television series. She later got consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her work in the same series between 2013 to 2017 and also as the producer of the show in 2016 and 2017. Born in Dallas, Texas to parents Gayle and Freddie, Wright had a very humble childhood with her dad being a pharmaceutical company employee and her mom a saleswoman. She studied at La Jolla High School and Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. Robin Wright married actor Dane Witherspoon for a brief period of two years from 1986 to 1988. They had known each other since 1984 when they met on the set of the show 'Santa Barbara.' Wright, in 1989, started a relationship with actor Sean Penn. Their daughter, Dylan Frances, was born in April, 1991. Their son, Hopper Jack was born in 1993. The duo broke up for a brief period after that but got back together again. They married in 1996 and Wright adopted the surname of her husband. Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn announced their divorce in 2007 but got back together after four months which meant they had had quite an on and off relationship. Eventually, they finally divorced in 2010. Robin Wright also had a brief relationship with actor Ben Foster but the relationship did not last long enough for the two to discuss getting married. Apart from acting, Wright also is the Honorary Spokesperson for a non-profit organization called The Gordie Foundation.
Career of the actress
Robin Wright was born to be a star because she started quite early in her life as a model at the age of 14. Soon, the soap opera, 'Santa Barbara' followed when she turned 18 and since then, there has been no looking back. She appeared in the cult film, 'The Princess Bride' as Buttercup in 1987. Her performance was widely appreciated and she later earned the role of Jenny Curran in the romantic movie, 'Forrest Gump' in 1987. She won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1996, Wright was featured in the lead role in the film adaptation, 'Moll Flanders.' She earned a Satellite Award Nomination for Best Actress in Drama. She later was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her work in the film, 'She's So Lovely' in 1997. Wright got her third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her work in the television film Empire Falls in 2005. The Netflix series, 'House of Cards,' has opened a new chapter in her life. She portrays the part of Claire Underwood who is the ruthless wife of the political mastermind Frank Underwood. The show was widely successful and her work was critically acclaimed. She won a Golden Globe Award for her role in 2014 thereby becoming the first actress to win the award for a web series. She got a nomination for the same award the next year, followed by Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the same role in 2013 and 2014. In the fourth season of the show in 2016, she demanded an equal pay for her role as her co-star Kevin Spacey which was agreed upon. In 2017, she earned her fifth consecutive nomination for the same role in the same show. The sixth season of the show was the best of her time with the series as her co-star Spacey was fired from the show after a sexual misconduct allegation and she became the lead actor of the show. In 2013, she was critically acclaimed for her role in the movie 'Adore.' 'Adore' was directed by Anne Fontainne. In 2017, Robin Wright was seen in some amazing movies like, 'Wonder Woman,' alongside Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. She also appearred in the 'Blade Runner' sequel 'Blade Runner 2049' alongside Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto.
Robin Wright is a successful actress and director. She has amassed a net worth of $65 million dollars.
A pic from her Instagram of her and her children.
You can follow her on her official Instagram page @robinwright. The mother, director, actress and activist uploads a lot of her photos on her Instagram account.