Robin Virginia Wright is an American film actress who first became famous on television, playing Kelly Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara. She shot to stardom after her roles as Buttercup in The Princess Bride and Jenny in Forrest Gump, the latter role garnering her a Golden Globe Award nomination for best supporting actress.
She was born Robin Virginia Gayle Wright in Dallas, Texas, to Freddie Gayle Wright (a pharmaceutical executive) and Gayle Gaston (an Independent Executive National Sales Director for Mary Kay). She was raised in San Diego, California.
She has two children with ex-husband Sean Penn: a son, Hopper Jack, and a daughter, Dylan Frances.