Robin Wright was born on April 8, 1966 in Dallas, Texas, but she grew up in
San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model,
both in Paris and Japan. Although she appeared in commercials, her largest
role prior to Santa Barbara was a guest-starring role on the
television series The Yellow Rose. Her work on SB landed her
three outstanding ingenue Emmy nominations for daytime.
Robin's big break came when Rob Reiner cast her as
Buttercup in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. Her next big film
was playing Jenny opposite Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump. For her
performance in this movie, she got a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.
Robin has appeared in numerous other movies, including Denial,
State of Grace, The Playboys, Toys, The Crossing Guard,
Moll Flanders, She's So Lovely, Message in a Bottle, The Pledge, Nine
Lives, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and The Conspirator. Over
the years, she appeared alongside such movie stars as Robin Williams, Jack
Nicholson and Sean Penn.
Robin was briefly married to actor Dane
Witherspoon. In 1996, she married Sean Penn and changed her
name to Robin Wright Penn. They have two children together, daughter Dylan
Frances (b. 1991) and son Hopper Jack (b. 1993). The couple divorced in