Robin Wright’s biographyRobin Wright is an American actress, who became famous worldwide due to her role as Kelly Capwell in the legendary Santa Barbara. After Robin’s appearance in the cult Forrest Gump her popularity soared to the skies, and even the ten-year break in her creative career didn’t affect the power of the viewers’ love. Now the actress is back in the ranks and never ceases to amaze fans with her great physical and professional form. Her net worth is estimated to be about $65 million.
Childhood and youthRobin Gayle Wright’s early years passed in Dallas (Texas). Her father Fred Wright worked at a large pharmaceutical company and her mother Gayle Gaston led the sales department at the Mary Kay cosmetics company, then just conquering the American market.
Her parents divorced and her mother and the children moved to the seaside town of San Diego. There was no suitable dance school and Robin was frankly bored. She had few friends, mostly boys, and she didn’t study because of congenital dyslexia.
Acting careerFor four years Robin achieved great success in the fashion industry but spending her entire life on the podium was not in her plans. Returning to America she decided to try her hand in acting, hired an agent, and started visiting the castings. Her debut on the screen was a small role in The Yellow Rose (1983–84) TV series, which brought her nothing but deep disappointment.
The casting went successful and Robin was appointed for the role of Kelly Capwell, who made her a world-known celebrity. Despite that, the actress doesn’t like to remember that work, which was given to her with great difficulty - the exorbitant pressures and the absence of acting experience and education affected. And yes, the role of the oil tycoon's daughter seemed strange and contrived to her. Nevertheless, Wright managed to hold out for four seasons and leave the series with dignity in 1988, as a holding and quite wealthy actress.
But the top of her stellar career was her role of Jenny in the legendary Forrest Gump (1994) by Robert Zemeckis, who was recognized as a classic of modern cinema. The film became the leader of the hire, received six Oscars and many other prestigious awards.
Robin Wright’s personal lifeThe slim blonde with a model appearance always enjoyed success among men and has been married more than once. Robin met her first husband actor Dane Witherspoon on the set of the Santa Barbara. The love affair quickly grew into a real relationship, which was also on hand to the creators of the series. In 1986 the actors made themselves official, which lasted only two years.
In 1996 the lovers made themselves official and the actress began to wear a double surname - Wright Penn. She abandoned her career and devoted herself to her husband and children, moving from noisy and pathetic Los Angeles to the quiet suburb of San Francisco. But the family idyll didn’t last long - Sean and Robin have been painfully trying to part since 2007. They filed for divorce and took it back several times but in 2009 they finally terminated their marriage.