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Biography #2 (for A Christmas Carol)

Robin Wright PENN made her premiere debut in Rob Reiner's cult classic The Princess Bride and has since become one of cinema's most acclaimed actresses. Wright Penn will next be seen in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, opposite Julianne Moore, Alan Arkin, Keanu Reeves and Blake Lively. The film premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and will be released in the US in November 2009.

Wright Penn has received kudos for her outstanding performances over the years. She was recently honored with a career tribute at the 35th Annual Deauville Festival of American Cinema. Her first two nominations, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress, came in 1995 for her unforgettable role as Jenny in Robert Zemeckis' Best Picture Oscar winner Forrest Gump. Wright Penn earned her second Screen Actors Guild 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 Penn 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.

Other film credits include Barry Levinson's What Just Happened and Deborah Kampmeier's Hounddog, which Wright Penn also executive produced; Kevin Macdonald's State of Play, Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering, Robert Zemeckis' 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, Barry Levinson's Toys, and Room 10 for Glamour magazine's Reel Women Film Series.

Bio courtesy Disney for "A Christmas Carol" (08-Nov-2009)


Biography #3 (for Beowulf)

Robin Wright Penn made her debut in Rob Reiner's cult classic The Princess Bride, and has since become one of cinema's most acclaimed actors.

Wright Penn has received many kudos for her outstanding performances over the years. Two of her first nominations, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild, came in 1995 for her unforgettable role as 'Jenny' opposite Tom Hanks in Robert Zemeckis' Best Picture Oscar winner Forrest Gump. She earned her second Screen Actors Guild 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 Dingman's Loved opposite William Hurt; Rodrigo Garcia's ensemble Nine Lives and Jeff Stanzler's Sorry, Haters. Additionally, Wright Penn starred in and served as an executive producer on Deborah Kampmeier's Virgin, which received an Independent Spirit nomination for Best First Feature (under $500,000) aka the John Cassavetes Award.

Other film credits include Keith Gordon's The Singing Detective opposite Robert Downey Jr.; Peter Kosminsky's White Oleander with Alison Lohman; Anthony Drazan's Hurlyburly starring Kevin Spacey; Sean Penn's The Pledge opposite Jack Nicholson; Luis Mandoki's Message in a Bottle co-starring Kevin Costner and Paul Newman; M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable, which starred Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson; Pen Densham's Moll Flanders with Morgan Freeman; and Barry Levinson's Toys opposite Robin Williams. Most recently, Wright Penn appeared in the short film Room 10 directed by Jennifer Aniston for Glamour magazine's Reel Women Film Series.

Wright Penn most recently starred in Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering opposite Jude Law; and co-starred in Deborah Kampmeier's Hounddog opposite Dakota Fanning, which she executive-produced and premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Wright Penn is currently directing a documentary on female surfers.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Beowulf" (18-Nov-2007)


Biography #4 (for The Singing Detective)

Robin Wright Penn most recently appeared in the Warner Brothers drama White Oleander with Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger and Alison Lohman.

Wright Penn made her motion picture debut in Rob Reiner's cult classic The Princess Bride, before appearing in supporting roles opposite some of Hollywood's greatest actors, including: Sean Penn and Gary Oldman in State of Grace; Albert Finney and Aidan Quinn in The Playboys; and Robin Williams in Toys.

In 1995, Wright Penn received Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild Award nominations for her supporting role opposite Tom Hanks in 1994's Best Picture Oscar winner, Forrest Gump. She went on to star opposite Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's The Crossing Guard and opposite Morgan Freeman in Moll Flanders. She co-starred with William Hurt in Loved, a special presentation at the Seattle and Toronto Film Festivals, and for that performance won the Best Actress Award at the Seattle Film Festival and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. In 1998, Robin earned her second Screen Actor's Guild Award nomination for her Lead Performance opposite Sean Penn and John Travolta in Nick Cassavetes' She's So Lovely.

Additional film credits include: the film adaptation of Hurlyburly, with an ensemble cast that included Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Meg Ryan, and Chazz Palminteri; the romantic drama Message in a Bottle, with Kevin Costner and Paul Newman; How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, opposite Kenneth Branagh; M. Night Shyamalan's supernatural thriller Unbreakable, opposite Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson; and Sean Penn's highly acclaimed drama, The Pledge, opposite Jack Nicholson.

Wright Penn will next be seen in director Keith Gordon's updated version of the classic TV mini-series The Singing Detective. Robin stars opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson in Paramount Classics' musical comedy-drama, which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Wright Penn is currently in Toronto shooting the Warner Bros. film A Home At The End of The World for director Michael Mayer. Adapted from Michael Cunningham's novel, the film is about a complex friendship /relationship triangle spanning the 60's thru the 80's, and co-stars Colin Farrell and Sissy Spacek.

Bio courtesy Paramount Classics for "The Singing Detective" (23-Oct-2003)


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