ROBIN WRIGHT PENN Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Robin Gayle Wright                                                       
Born: 8 April 1966 Dallas, Texas, U.S.                                         
Robin Gayle Wright Penn (born April 8, 1966) is an American film actress.       
Robin Wright was born Robin Gayle Wright in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Gayle
(nee 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.