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Robin Wright : Biography at a Glance

  • Robin Wright is an award-winning actress and philanthropist who is carving an indelible mark in Hollywood. She transitioned into directing with her first feature film “Land,” a Focus Features’ drama that she starred in alongside Demián Bichir.
  • She won a Golden Globe for her role on House of Cards, becoming the first actress to win the award for a online-only web television series
  • In 2014, Wright launched Pour Les Femmes, a socially conscious sleepwear line with clothing designer Karen Fowler. 
  • She earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her role of 'Jenny' in Forrest Gump
  • Her film credits include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball, Unbreakable and The Princess Bride 
  • She was named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People"
Biography

Robin Wright is an award-winning actress and philanthropist who is carving an indelible mark in Hollywood. She transitioned into directing with her first feature film “Land,” a Focus Features’ drama that she starred in alongside Demián Bichir.  In November 2018, Wright concluded her unforgettable leading role as Claire Underwood on the sixth and final season of the highly acclaimed Netflix original series “House of Cards.” For which, she not only starred in but also served as an executive producer. She has directed several episodes over all six seasons, including the season 6 series finale. Wright has received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of the formidable Claire Underwood, including four Golden Globe nominations and one win in 2014 for the role. Wright has also earned five Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and two nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, shared with her cast mates. She has received six Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for every season of the remarkable hit Netflix show.

In 2017, she played Lieutenant Joshi in “Blade Runner 2049” and as Amazon warrior General Antiope in “Justice League” and Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman,” the highest grossing superhero origin film worldwide. Next year, she will reprise her role as Antiope in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Wright consistently receives glowing reviews for the various characters she plays. In 2010, she received critical acclaim as Mary Surratt in Robert Redford’s riveting courtroom drama “The Conspirator.” In 2009, Wright received praise for her in the title role of in Rebecca Miller’s “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” and in that, same year was seen in the Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol,” directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Wright has been recognized for her outstanding performances over the years. She was honored with a career tribute at the 35th Annual Deauville American Film Festival. Her first two nominations, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild for Best Supporting Actress, came as early as 1995 for her unforgettable role as ‘Jenny’ in Robert Zemeckis’ Best Picture Oscar winner, “Forrest Gump.” Wright earned her second Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Lead Actress in Nick Cassavetes’ “She’s So Lovely,” and her third nomination for Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries in Fred Schepisi’s “Empire Falls.” She has received three Independent Spirit nominations for her performances in Erin Dignam’s “Loved;” Rodrigo Garcia’s “Nine Lives;” and Jeff Stanzler’s “Sorry, Haters.” Additionally, Wright starred in and served as an executive producer on Deborah Kampmeier’s “Virgin,” which received an Independent Spirit nomination for Best First Feature also known as the “John Cassavetes Award.”

In 2014, Wright launched Pour Les Femmes, a socially conscious sleepwear line with clothing designer Karen Fowler. Pour Les Femmes partnered with Action Kivu and Synergie, two organizations dedicated to assisting in the assurance of safety for women in the Congo who are victims of violence. Wright is passionate about giving back and serves as a spokesperson for the Enough Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing peace to Congo. Robin is a dedicated advocate for the women of eastern Congo, serving as the film narrator and Executive Producer for the documentary, “When Elephants Fight.” Wright is as also an Ambassador with the Stand With Congo organization.

Her other film credits include “Everest,” “A Most Wanted Man,” with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and “The Congress.” David Fincher’s highly acclaimed “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo;” “Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,” starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill; Rob Reiner's cult classic “The Princess Bride;” Barry Levinson's “What Just Happened;” Deborah Kampmeier's “Houndog,” which Wright also executive produced; Kevin Macdonald's “State of Play;” Anthony Minghella’s “Breaking and Entering;” Zemeckis’s “Beowulf;” Keith Gordon's “The Singing Detective;” Peter Kosminsky's “White Oleander;” Anthony Drazan's “Hurlyburly;” Sean Penn's “The Pledge;” Luis Mandoki's “Message in a Bottle;” M. Night Shyamalan's “Unbreakable;” Pen Densham's “Moll Flanders;” Levinson's “Toys;” and “Room 10” for GLAMOUR magazine’s “Reel Women Film Series.”

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