Robin Wright
Full Name
Robin Wright
8 April 1966
Dallas, Texas, USA
Years Active

Robin Wright plays Erika Berger in the 2011 movie adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


She was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38. [1986]. Wright first became famous on television, playing Kelly Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara, which earned her three Daytime 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 Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Wright was offered the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but turned it down because she was pregnant. She had to back out of the role of Abby McDeere in The Firm (1993), with Tom Cruise, upon discovering that she was pregnant with her second child (son Hopper Penn).

In 1996, she married Sean Penn and changed her name to Robin Wright Penn. The same year she starred in the film adaptation of Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders for which she received a Satellite Nomination for Best Actress in a Drama. She went on to co-star with her husband in the 1997 film She's So Lovely, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. One of her most recent successes was a supporting role in the TV movie Empire Falls as Grace Roby, mother of Ed Harris's character Miles Roby. Wright received her third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for this role.

She was married to the actor Sean Penn.


Year Film Role
1984–1988, 1992 Santa Barbara Kelly Capwell
1986 Hollywood Vice Squad Lori Stanton
1987 The Princess Bride Buttercup
1990 Denial Sara/Loon
State of Grace Kathleen Flannery
1992 The Playboys Tara Maguire
Toys Gwen Tyler
1994 Forrest Gump Jenny Curran
1995 The Crossing Guard Jojo
1996 Moll Flanders Moll Flanders
1997 Loved Hedda Amerson
She's So Lovely Maureen Murphy Quinn
1998 Hurlyburly Darlene
1999 Message in a Bottle Theresa Osborne
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Melanie McGowan
Unbreakable Audrey Dunn
2001 The Pledge Lori
The Last Castle Rosalie Irwin
2002 Searching for Debra Winger Herself
White Oleander Starr Thomas
2003 The Singing Detective Nicola/Nina/Blonde
Virgin Mrs. Reynolds
2004 A Home at the End of the World Clare
2005 Nine Lives Diana
Sorry, Haters Phoebe
Max Mother
2006 Breaking and Entering Liv
Room 10 Frannie
2007 Hounddog Stranger Lady
Beowulf Wealthow
2008 What Just Happened Kelly
New York, I Love You Anna
2009 State of Play Anne Collins
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Pippa Lee
A Christmas Carol Fan Scrooge/Belle
2010 The Conspirator Mary Surratt
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Erika Berger