Robin Gayle Wright (born April 8, 1966) is an American actress and director. She currently stars as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2014, making her the first actress to win a Golden Globe for an online-only web television series.
Wright first gained attention when starring in the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara as Kelly Capwell from 1984 to 1988. She made the transition to film, starring in the romantic comedy fantasy adventure film The Princess Bride in 1987. She then starred in the fantasy-comedy Toys (1992), the epic romantic comedy-drama Forrest Gump (1994), the romantic drama Message in a Bottle (1999), the superhero drama-thriller Unbreakable (2000), the historical drama The Conspirator (2010). She later starred in the biographical sports drama Moneyball (2011), the mystery thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and the biographical drama Everest (2015). She will next appear in the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman.
From 1996 to 2010, she was married to actor Sean Penn, with whom she has two children. During this time, she was credited as Robin Wright Penn.