Robin Wright Penn Biography

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"Robin Gayle Wright Penn" (born April 8 1966) is an American film actress.


Early life

Robin Wright was born "Robin Gayle Wright" in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Gayle (née Gaston), an Independent Executive National Sales Director for Mary Kay cosmetics, and Freddie Gayle Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She was raised in San Diego, California.


Robin Wright first became famous on television, playing Kelly Capwell on the soap opera "Santa Barbara", which earned her 3 Emmy-nominations. She shot to stardom after her roles as Buttercup in "The Princess Bride" and Jenny Curran in "Forrest Gump", the latter role garnering her a Golden Globe Award nomination for best supporting actress.

Robin Wright was offered the role of Maid Marian in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", but had to turn it down because she was pregnant.

In 1996 she married Sean Penn and changed her name to Robin Wright Penn. This name is mentioned in the song "Palace & Main" by Swedish band Kent.

Personal life

Robin Wright has been involved with actor Sean Penn for over 20 years, marrying on 27 April 1996. Their daughter Dylan Frances was born on 13 April 1991 and son Hopper Jack was born on 6 August 1993. Currently they live in Ross, California.

Robin Wright Penn is the national campaign spokesperson for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of



"Hollywood Vice Squad" (1986)

"The Princess Bride" (1987)

"Denial" (1990)

"State of Grace" (1990)

"The Playboys" (1992)

"Toys" (1992)

"Forrest Gump" (1994)

"The Crossing Guard" (1995)

"Moll Flanders" (1996)

"Loved" (1997)

"She's So Lovely" (1997)

"Hurlyburly" (1998)

"Message in a Bottle" (1999)

"How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog" (2000)

"Unbreakable" (2000)

"The Pledge" (2001)

"The Last Castle" (2001)

"Searching for Debra Winger" (2002) (documentary)

"White Oleander" (2002)

"The Singing Detective" (2003)

"Virgin" (2003)

"A Home at the End of the World" (2004)

"Nine Lives" (2005)

"Sorry, Haters" (2005)

"Breaking and Entering" (2006)

"Hounddog" (2007)

"Across The Universe (2007)

"Beowulf" (2007) (voice)


"What Just Happened?" (2008)

"State of Play" (2008)

"The Private Lives of Pippa Lee "(2009)

Short Subjects:

"Max" (2005)

"Room 10" (2006)


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