Robin Wright is an American actress and director, who rose to fame in the 1980s. She has been in numerous movies and TV shows throughout her career and has garnered critical acclaim for her various roles.

Early Life

Robin Wright was born on April 8, 1966, in Dallas, Texas. She grew up in San Diego and attended La Jolla High School. After graduating from high school, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Career Beginnings

Wright began her career by appearing on daytime soap operas such as "Santa Barbara" and "The Yellow Rose." In 1987, she gained widespread recognition for her role as Kelly Capwell on "Santa Barbara."

Breakthrough Role

In 1994, Wright landed the role of Jenny Curran in the movie "Forrest Gump," alongside Tom Hanks. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $677 million worldwide.

Later Career

After "Forrest Gump," Wright starred in various films such as "She's So Lovely," "Unbreakable," and "The Princess Bride." In recent years, she gained recognition for her role as Claire Underwood on the hit Netflix series "House of Cards" alongside Kevin Spacey.

Personal Life

Wright has been married twice - first to actor Sean Penn from 1996-2010 and then to French fashion executive Clement Giraudet whom she wedded secretly after two years of being together. She has two children with Penn; daughter Dylan Frances born in 1991 and son Hopper Jack born August of that same year.


Robin Wright's long-standing acting career spans over three decades and continues today. From being a soap opera actor at the beginning of her career to achieving success with critically acclaimed movie roles later on, Wright has proven herself to be versatile -- continuing to evolve and excel in the challenging entertainment industry.