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Robin Wright          

Award-Winning Actress; Speaker Against Genocide and Crimes Against Women

Robin Wright is an award-winning actress and philanthropist who is carving an incredible, long-lasting mark in Hollywood. From 2013 to 2018, Wright starred in the highly acclaimed Netflix original series "House of Cards". Wright has received outstanding reviews for her portrayal as the formidable ‘Claire Underwood.’ She was nominated for a Golden Globe for the role in 2014, 2015 and 2016, taking home the award in 2014. Wright was nominated in two categories for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category. She also received Emmy nominations in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

No stranger to the big screen, Wright was in "Everest", which opened in theaters September 2015. Robin starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin in the thrilling adventure epic.

Wright consistently receives glowing reviews for the various characters she plays. In 2010, Wright received critical acclaim as ‘Mary Surratt’ in Robert Redford’s riveting courtroom drama, "The Conspirator". Also in 2011, Wright starred alongside Woody Harrelson in Oren Moverman’s "Rampart". Wright received praise for her portrayal in 2009 as ‘Pippa Lee’ in Rebecca Miller’s "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee". The same year, Wright was also seen in the Christmas classic, "A Christmas Carol", directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Wright has been recognized for her outstanding performances over the years. She was honored with a career tribute at the 35th Annual Deauville American Film Festival. Her first two nominations, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild for Best Supporting Actress, came as early as 1995 for her unforgettable role as ‘Jenny’ in Robert Zemeckis’ Best Picture Oscar winner, "Forrest Gump". Wright earned her second Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Lead Actress in "She’s So Lovely", and her third nomination for Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries in Empire Falls. She has received three Independent Spirit nominations for her performances in "Loved", "Nine Lives" and "Sorry, Haters". Additionally, Wright starred in and served as an executive producer on "Virgin", which received an Independent Spirit nomination for Best First Feature also known as the John Cassavetes Award.

In 2014, Wright launched Pour Les Femmes, a socially conscious sleepwear line with clothing designer Karen Fowler. Pour Les Femmes partnered with Action Kivu and Synergie, two organizations dedicated to assisting in the assurance of safety for women in the Congo who are victims of violence.

Other film credits include: "Wonder Woman", Blader Runner 2049", "André the Giant", "A Most Wanted Man" with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, "The Congress", "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "Moneyball", the cult classic "The Princess Bride", "What Just Happened", "Houndog", which Wright also executive produced, "State of Play", "Breaking and Entering", "Beowulf", "The Singing Detective", "White Oleander", "Hurlyburly", "The Pledge", "Message in a Bottle", "Unbreakable", "Moll Flanders", "Toys" and "Room 10" for Glamour magazine’s “Reel Women Film Series.”

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Robin Wright and Ben Foster are engaged - CBS News

Robin Wright and Ben Foster are engaged. Actors Robin Wright and Ben Foster attend the 71st Golden Globe Awards held on Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, ...

ROBIN WRIGHT: ‘WOMEN DO THE WORK, BUT DON’T GET CREDIT’

Robin Wright knows a thing or two about playing strong women. She was introduced to audiences as the Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride, waiting to be rescued by her man. She brought the world to tears as Jenny Curran, the object of Forrest Gump's unrequited affection. But in her Lady Macbeth-like role as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, she is a self-determined woman for our times.

Robin Wright Pressed for Equal Pay on House of Cards

Fictional first lady Claire Underwood is one tough negotiator — and so is the woman who plays her. House of Cards actress Robin Wright revealed Tuesday that she recently demanded to be paid the same as costar Kevin Spacey for her work on the popular Netflix series, and ultimately prevailed...

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