Robin Wright Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Robin Wright is an American actress and director born on April 8, 1966. She has achieved significant acclaim throughout her career. She’s won a Golden Globe Award and has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards.

Wright first became known for her role as Kelly Capwell in the NBC soap opera “Santa Barbara” from 1984 to 1988. She later transitioned to movies, gaining attention for starring in “The Princess Bride” and receiving a Golden Globe nomination for her role in “Forrest Gump”. She continued to shine in films like “Message in a Bottle,” “Unbreakable,” “Loved,” “She’s So Lovely,” “Nine Lives,” and “Sorry,” “Haters”. In recent years, she’s taken on notable supporting roles in films such as “Moneyball,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Everest,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Blade Runner” 2049.

On television, Robin Wright starred in the HBO miniseries “Empire Falls” in 2005. Her most prominent television role was as Claire Underwood in the Netflix series “House of Cards” from 2013 to 2018, a performance that earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress and six Primetime Emmy nominations. Known also for her directing, she has directed ten episodes of “House of Cards” and two episodes of “Ozark” in 2022. In 2016, Wright was recognized as one of the highest-paid actresses in the U.S. earning $420,000 per episode for her work on House of Cards.

Full NameRobin Gayle Wright
Date of BirthApril 8, 1966
Place of BirthDallas, Texas, USA
OccupationActress, Director
Height5 feet 6 inches (168 cm)
SpouseClement Giraudet
Sean Penn
Dane Witherspoon 
ChildrenDylan Frances Penn, Hopper Jack Penn
Net Worth$65 million

Robin Wright’s Early Life and Education

Robin Wright Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Robin Wright was born on April 8, 1966, in Dallas. Her mother Gayle Wright, worked as a cosmetics saleswoman for Mary Kay and her father Fred Wright worked for a pharmaceutical company. Robin has an older brother named Richard born in 1962, who is a photographer.

Her parents divorced when she was two years old after which she moved with her mother to San Diego, California. She grew up in Southern California and attended La Jolla High School in La Jolla and later Taft High School in Los Angeles.


Robin Wright Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Robin Wright started her career as a model at 14 years old. By 18, she was acting in the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara, earning several Daytime Emmy nominations.

In the 1980s, she moved into feature films, beginning with Hollywood Vice Squad in 1986. Her big break came as Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride. She gained acclaim for her role as Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump, earning nominations for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Robin Wright starred in Moll Flanders and received praise for She’s So Lovely, co-starring with her then-husband Sean Penn. She continued with notable roles in “Empire Falls” and “House of Cards” winning a Golden Globe for her role as Claire Underwood.

Wright advocated for equal pay for her role in “House of Cards,” achieving parity with her co-star Kevin Spacey. She received multiple Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her performance throughout the series.

Outside of acting, Robin Wright directed the short film “The Dark of Night” and played General Antiope in “Wonder Woman”. She also appeared in “Blade Runner 2049” and made her feature film directorial debut with “Land”.

Wright directed episodes of “Ozark” and has upcoming roles in films like “Where All Light Tends to Go” and “Damsel”. She is set to reunite with Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis for Here in a “Forrest Gump”.

Net Worth

Robin Wright has an estimated net worth of $65 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Robin Wright’s net worth primarily comes from her successful career as an actress and director. She has earned significant income from starring roles in popular TV shows like “House of Cards” and movies such as “Forrest Gump.” Throughout her career, Wright has also ventured into directing and producing, which have contributed to her financial success.

Additionally, endorsement deals and investments may have bolstered her earnings. Overall, her longstanding presence in Hollywood and diverse roles have been key factors in accumulating her wealth.

Personal life

Robin Wright Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

From 1986 to 1988, Robin Wright was married to actor Dane Witherspoon whom she met in 1984 while working on the soap opera Santa Barbara.

In 1989, Wright started dating actor Sean Penn after his split from Madonna. She was offered a part in the movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” but turned it down because she was pregnant. Their daughter Dylan Frances was born in April 1991. Wright also had to pass on a role in “The Firm” due to her second pregnancy. Their son Hopper Jack was born in August 1993.

After some breakups and reconciliations, Wright and Penn married in 1996. However, their relationship had its ups and downs and they filed for divorce in 2007 only to withdraw the petition four months later. They attended the 81st Academy Awards together in 2009 where Penn won Best Actor. More legal separation filings followed with Wright eventually filing for divorce in 2009 which was finalized in 2010.

In February 2012, Wright started dating actor Ben Foster and they got engaged in January 2014. Their engagement was called off later that year but they reunited in 2015 before finally ending things in 2015.

In 2017, Wright began a relationship with Clément Giraudet who works at Saint Laurent. They got married secretly in August 2018 in France. However, Wright filed for divorce from Giraudet in September 2022.


Robin Wright Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2014, Robin Wright teamed up with two California companies: Pour Les Femmes and The SunnyLion. The SunnyLion donates some of its profits to help the Raise Hope For Congo movement.

Wright is passionate about human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She narrated and produced the documentary When Elephants Fight. This film shows how big mining companies and politicians in Congo threaten human rights and cause ongoing conflicts in the region.

She also supports Stand With Congo a human rights campaign linked to the documentary. In 2016 Wright publicly endorsed the campaign at a screening at the Tribeca Film Institute in New York City and through interviews with journalists and on her social media.