Robin Wright is an award-winning actress and philanthropist who is carving an indelible mark in Hollywood. She can currently be seen in the highly acclaimed Netflix original series “House of Cards,” alongside Kevin Spacey. Robin not only stars, but also serves as Executive Producer. She has directed four episodes of the series’ current season and three episodes of the previous season. Robin has received outstanding reviews for her portrayal as the formidable ‘Claire Underwood.’ She was nominated for a Golden Globe for the role in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama,” and took home the award in 2014. Robin was nominated in two categories for the 2015 and 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series” and “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.” She has also received Emmy nominations in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.”
No stranger to the big screen, Robin will next be seen in “Wonder Woman,” the film based on the DC Comics series of the same name.
Robin consistently receives glowing reviews for the various characters she plays. In 2010, Wright received critical acclaim as Mary Surratt in Robert Redford’s riveting courtroom drama, “The Conspirator.” In 2009, Wright received praise for her portrayal as ‘Pippa Lee’ in Rebecca Miller’s “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.” The same year, Wright was also 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, Robin 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.” Robin is as also an Ambassador with the Stand With Congo organization.
Robin was most recently seen in the films “Everest,” “A Most Wanted Man” with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and “The Congress.” Other film credits include: 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;” Robert Zemeckis’ “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;” Barry Levinson’s “Toys” and “Room 10” for GLAMOUR magazine’s “Reel Women Film Series.”