Salaries

Trivia

  • 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). The role eventually went to Jeanne Tripplehorn.
  • Honorary chairperson and national spokesperson for the Gordie Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing today's young people with the skills to navigate the dangers of alcohol, binge drinking, peer pressure, and hazing.
  • Former sister-in-law of Chris Penn, Michael Penn and Aimee Mann.
  • Her son, Hopper Penn (Hopper Jack Penn), is named after two family friends, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.
  • Told More magazine that, although she and Sean Penn withdrew their divorce papers, they are no longer together. [August 2009]
  • Before they married in 1996, Robin and Sean Penn had lived together off and on for 7 years. Both of their children were born before their marriage.
  • She started working at age 14 as a model in Paris and Japan.
  • She was robbed of her vehicle at gunpoint in Santa Monica, California, in the 1990s. Shortly after the incident, she and Sean Penn moved out of Los Angeles.
  • Gave birth to her first child at age 25, a daughter Dylan Frances Penn (aka Dylan Penn) on April 13, 1991. Child's father is her boyfriend [now second ex-husband], Sean Penn.
  • Born to Freddie Gayle Wright, a pharmaceutical executive, and his wife Gayle Gaston, an independent executive national sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics.
  • One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
  • She turned down roles in Batman Forever (1995) and Sabrina (1995).
  • In The Princess Bride (1987), she is credited as 'and introducing' (Robin Wright), although that was not her first film.
  • Was formerly engaged to Ben Foster from January 11, 2014 to November 12, 2014. They got back together in January 2015.
  • Backed out of the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), with Kevin Costner, upon discovering that she was pregnant with her first child (daughter Dylan Penn).
  • Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 7, 2013, in Austin, Texas.
  • National campaign spokesperson for myasthenia gravis.
  • She owns two oil wells in Texas.
  • She is mentioned in the lyrics in the hit song "Palace & Main" by Sweden's biggest rock band, Kent. "Jag skjuter allting framför mig som Robin Wright Penn gör i State of Grace," which translates to "I push everything in front of me like Robin Wright Penn does in State of Grace (1990).".
  • Filed for divorce from Sean Penn in December 2007; the couple reconciled in April 2008, and Sean filed for legal separation in April 2009. He withdrew his bid a month later, but the couple filed for divorce in August 2009.
  • Robin Wright trained with Joanne Baron in the Meisner technique.
  • Aunt of actor Charlie Wright.
  • Gave birth to her second child at age 27, a son Hopper Jack Penn (aka Hopper Penn) on August 6, 1993. Child's father is her boyfriend [now second ex-husband], Sean Penn.
  • Former daughter-in-law of Eileen Ryan and Leo Penn.
  • Won the title role in The Princess Bride (1987) while still under contract to the soap Santa Barbara (1984). In order to get sprung from her soap role temporarily, Wright reluctantly agreed to add nine months to her soap contract.
  • Was in attendance at Chris Penn's funeral.

Quotes

  • On working on the soap Santa Barbara (1984). "I don't want to knock it. It's been great. This has been my acting class - and paid training ain't bad."
  • [on the state of film in 2012] Everything now is escapism, because that's where the money is. There is a vacuum for serious drama. The mid-budget serious drama is something you don't experience anymore.
  • Famous is celebrityism and I don't want that. I know that I'm not that. Everybody knows who you are, I can't imagine living that life.
  • Choosing these kinds of intense roles is becoming sort of a bad habit. Playing the average manic-depressive woman who's hitting 40 - yep, that'd be me. Bring it on! But I think what it is, really, is that [Hollywood] sees you do certain roles and says, 'Okay, that's her, let's cast her again and again as the same thing.' Then you wind up saying, 'I'd like to do something else,' and they whine, 'But why?'
  • These heavy movies, you carry them with you. Some days, when it would be great to chill and be a mom and just crash, I'm so wired, I can't turn it off. I would love to do a comedy again, it would be so much fun. Do people know that? Let's tell 'em!

Trademarks

  • Gamine crop and androgynous look

Nicknames

  • Robin Wright Penn
  • Robin Gayle Wright
  • Robin Wright-Penn
  • 로빈 라이트
  • Robin Virginia Gayle Wright