ROBIN WRIGHT (Antiope) is an award-winning actress and
philanthropist who is carving an indelible mark in Hollywood. She can currently
be seen in the highly acclaimed Netflix original series "House of Cards,"
alongside Kevin Spacey. Wright not only stars, but also serves as executive
producer. She has directed four episodes of the series' current season, two
episodes from season three and one episode from season two. 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 for Best
Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama, and took home the
award in 2014. Wright was nominated in two categories for the 2015 and 2016
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. She
has also received Emmy nominations in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for Outstanding Lead
Actress in a Drama Series.
Wright will also return to the big screen with a starring role in the upcoming
"Blade Runner 2049." She 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." In 2009, Wright
received praise for her portrayal 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
(SAG) for Best Supporting Actress, came as early as 1995 for her unforgettable
role as Jenny in Zemeckis's Best Picture Oscar winner "Forrest Gump." Wright
earned her second SAG nomination for Best Lead Actress in Nick Cassavetes'
"She's So Lovely," and her third nomination for Best Actress in a Television
Movie or Miniseries in Fred Schepisi's "Empire Falls." She has received three
Independent Spirit nominations for her performances, in Erin Dignam's "Loved,"
Rodrigo Garcia's "Nine Lives" and Jeff Stanzler's "Sorry, Haters." Additionally,
Wright starred in and served as an executive producer on Deborah Kampmeier's
"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. Wright is passionate
about giving back and serves as a spokesperson for the Enough Project, a
non-profit organization dedicated to bringing peace to the Congo. She is a
dedicated advocate for the women of eastern Congo, serving as the film narrator
and executive producer for the documentary "When Elephants Fight." She is as
also an Ambassador with the Stand with Congo organization.
Wright was most recently seen in the films "Everest," "A Most Wanted Man," with
the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and "The Congress." Her other film credits
include David Fincher's highly acclaimed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo";
"Bennett Miller's "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill; Rob Reiner's
cult classic "The Princess Bride"; Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened";
Deborah Kampmeier's "Houndog," which Wright also executive produced; Kevin
Macdonald's "State of Play"; Anthony Minghella's "Breaking and Entering"; Robert
Zemeckis's "Beowulf"; Keith Gordon's "The Singing Detective"; Peter Kosminsky's
"White Oleander"; Anthony Drazan's "Hurlyburly"; Sean Penn's "The Pledge"; Luis
Mandoki's "Message in a Bottle"; M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable"; Pen
Densham's "Moll Flanders"; Levinson's "Toys"; and "Room 10," for Glamour
magazine's "Reel Women Film Series."
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