Robin Wright Penn(Actress)
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Robin Gayle Wright (born April 8, 1966) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Jenny in the film Forrest Gump and as Buttercup in The Princess Bride, in Russia she is widely known for her role Kelly Capwell on the famous soap-opera 'Santa Barbara'.
She was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38. 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.
From 1986 to 1988, Wright was married to actor Dane Witherspoon.
In 1989, Wright became involved with actor Sean Penn. Their daughter Dylan Frances Penn was born on April 13, 1991 (named after the singer Bob Dylan). Their son Hopper Jack Penn, born August 6, 1993, is named after two family friends, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. After the marriage in 1996, the relationship went through on-and-off again periods in the 2000s. Divorce plans and separation have been announced, beginning in December 2007, and again in April 2009, only to be withdrawn, and then again in May 2009.
On August 12, 2009, Robin Wright Penn filed for divorce once more, declaring she has no plans to reconcile. The couple finalized their divorce on July 22, 2010.
She is the national campaign spokesperson for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. She is also the Honorary Spokesperson for the Dallas, Texas based non-profit The Gordie Foundation.
1984-1988, 1992 - Santa Barbara
1986 - Hollywood Vice Squad
1987 - The Princess Bride, Denial
1990 - State of Grace
1992 - The Playboys, Toys
1994 Forrest Gump
1995 The Crossing Guard
1996 Moll Flanders
1997 Loved, She's So Lovely
1999 Message in a Bottle
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Unbreakable
2001 The Pledge, The Last Castle
2002 Searching for Debra Winger, White Oleander
2003 The Singing Detective, Virgin
2004 A Home at the End of the World
2005 Nine Lives, Sorry, Haters, Max
2006 Breaking and Entering, Room 10
2007 Hounddog, Beowulf
2008 What Just Happened, New York, I Love You
2009 State of Play, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, A Christmas Carol
2010 The Conspirator
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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