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Robin Weigert is known as an American actress. She is most famous for playing Calamity Jane on the HBO series Deadwood.

Background and Age

Robin Weigert was born on July 7, 1969, in Washington, D.C. Her folks are Wolfgang Oscar Weigert, a doctor who was born in Berlin, and Dionne Weigert. She went to Brandeis University, where she graduated from 1991. Weigert proceeded to go to New York University, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Acting Program.

Acting Career and Net Worth

Before moving to Los Angeles to join the cast of HBO's Deadwood, Robin delighted in an almost decade long stage career in New York, where she performed both on and off Broadway, got nominations for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for her work in Richard Nelson's Madame Melville.

She then came back to New York to play the eponymous Angel in Tony Kushner's "Angel's in America", which had a much-celebrated run at the Signature Theater. The smaller than usual series opened right as Robin's career on screen was starting to take off. Robin's first break in film came when Stephen Soderbergh cast her as the bleach blonde Teutonic temptress Hannelore in "The Good German", featuring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.

Suzanne Bier cast her as Brenda in "Things We Lost in the Fire", a motion picture that featured Benicio del Toro and Halle Berry. "Fragments", which pursued, had a glorious gathering cast that included Forrest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Josh Hutcherson. She played the controlling hypochondriac sister to Rene Zellweger in "My One and Only". Fifteen pounds lighter, and canvassed in tattoos, she played the strung out stripper Olive in Charley Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York". Rebecca Miller cast her as Julianne Moore's sort however dumbfounded sweetheart Trish in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee".

Robin became famous when she was starting to be referred to as that actress from Deadwood. Robin had the incredible delight of acting with her companion John Hawkes, and beginning to look all starry eyed at his character, in "The Sessions", which won the Audience Award and the Best Ensemble Award at the Sundance Film Festival under the title The Surrogate.

In December 2019, the film Bombshell was released in theaters. Robin stars in the film as Nancy Smith.

Date modified: May 14, 2020
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