Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney

Highest Rated: 94% Passenger Side (2010)

Lowest Rated: 10% Supernova (2000)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1972

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Born June 19th, 1972, actress Robin Tunney became known in the 1990s for her work in a number of teen and independent films. A native of Chicago's South Side, where she attended Catholic high school, Tunney studied acting at the Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts. She spent her summers performing in such stage productions as Bus Stop and Agnes of God. At the age of 18, Tunney moved to Los Angeles, where she began finding work on various television shows. The actress made her screen debut in the 1992 Brendan Fraser/Pauly Shore comedy Encino Man. She had her first lead role in the teen ensemble film Empire Records (1995), playing a suicidal record store employee who announces her presence in the film by walking into the store and shaving her head. A year later, Tunney starred as a member of a group of high school misfits who use witchcraft to take revenge on their tormenters in The Craft. Sort of a Sixteen Candles meets Carrie, the film proved to be a cult hit, particularly with teenage girls. Tunney subsequently made her name in independent dramas and mainstream films alike, doing particularly strong work in Niagara Niagara, earning the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for Best Actress, for her portrayal of a young woman with Tourette's Syndrome. In 1999, she entered into the realm of bloated budgets and equally bloated plot premises, starring as Satan's intended bride alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in End of Days. That same year, she played a 22nd century paramedic in Supernova, a sci-fi thriller that had her racing against time to escape from an exploding star. After braving icy mountains in the adventure nail-biter Vertical Limit (2000) Tunney would turn-up as a fantasy prone animator placed under house arrest after the mysterious hit and run death of a police officer in the comedy thriller Cherish (2002).In the wake of The In-Laws, Tunney would carry an impressive collection of independent thrillers including Paparazzi, Runaway, and The Zodiac, with a continuing role on the popular television drama Prison Break serving well to offer steady employment while letting her chose her film roles as she saw fit. A supporting role in frequent television director Allen Coulter's feature debut Hollywoodland found Tunney joining an impressive cast that included Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Bob Hoskins, and Adrien Brody to explore the mysterious last days of television Superman George Reevs.Tunney became most recognizable for her starring role on The Mentalist as CBI Senior Special Agent Teresa Lisbon, who leads the Special Crime Unit and works directly with the show's protagonist, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker). The Mentalist first aired in 2008 on CBS and ran through 2015.


Highest Rated Movies



70% Horse Girl Actor 2020
75% Monster Party Roxanne Dawson 2018
17% Looking Glass Maggie 2018
32% My All American Gloria Steinmark $1.4M 2015
No Score Yet See Girl Run Emmie Barker 2013
94% Passenger Side Theresa 2010
No Score Yet Runaway (Runaway Boys) Carly 2009
38% The Burning Plain Laura $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet The Two Mr. Kissels Nancy Kissel 2008
36% August Melanie 2008
68% Hollywoodland Leonore Lemmon $14.3M 2006
20% Open Window Izzy 2006
25% The Darwin Awards Actor 2006
26% The Zodiac Laura Parish 2006
17% Paparazzi Abby Laramie $15.6M 2004
No Score Yet Shadow of Fear Wynn French 2004
85% The Secret Lives of Dentists Laura $3.7M 2003
33% The In-Laws Angela Harris $20.4M 2003
No Score Yet Fever Actor 2003
51% Cherish Zoe $0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Investigating Sex Zoe 2002
67% Bread and Roses Herself (uncredited) 2001
48% Vertical Limit Annie Garrett $67.8M 2000
10% Supernova Danika Lund 2000
11% End of Days Christine 1999
No Score Yet Naked City Justice With A Bullet Merri Coffman 1999
No Score Yet Montana Kitty 1998
50% Niagara, Niagara Marcy 1998
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Families Malka Csizmadia 1998
No Score Yet Julian Po Sarah 1997
55% The Craft Sarah 1996
No Score Yet Riders of the Purple Sage Elizabeth 'Bess' Erne, Oldring's Masked Rider : Daughter 1996
29% Empire Records Debra 1995
No Score Yet JFK: Reckless Youth Kathleen `Kick' Kennedy 1993
15% Encino Man Ella 1992
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo Sandra Turner 1992
No Score Yet Frogs! Hannah 1992
No Score Yet Montana, (Nothing Personal) Actor


No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2019
56% The Fix
Maya Travis 2019
60% Prison Break
Veronica Donovan 2017
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Mentalist
Teresa Lisbon 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2009
91% House
Rebecca Adler 2004
44% The Twilight Zone
Edie 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
Jill Templeton 1994
No Score Yet Cutters


Rochelle says: She probably doesn't have any powers anyways. [Bonnie snickers and they turn to walk away]

Sarah says: [Sarah turns, pissed off, the wind starts blowing really hard and the clouds rolls in. A lightning bolt hits a branch and falls, almost hitting Bonnie and Rochelle who manages to jump out of the way. They look at her in horror.] Be careful. You don't want to end up like Nancy.

Nancy says: [Nurse looks into a room. Nancy is strapped into a bed in a psych ward] AH!!! [nurse walks in] It's you! It's you! He gave me power! I can do whatever I want now! I can fly! [nurse injects Nancy in the side] I can--OW! Ow, ow!

Nurse says: He gave you something honey, but it ain't the power.

Nancy says: But I can fly! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying!

Sarah says: Oh, relax it's only magic. Now who's pathetic?

Nancy says: Why aren't you dead?

Sarah says: He came to me. Saved me. [Nancy picks off a roach crawling on her face] Oh and he wanted me to give you a message: You're in deep shit. He says you've abused what he's given you and you're gonna have to pay the price.

Nancy says: Did he?

Sarah says: He did.

Lirio says: You can defeat those who challenge you, but you must surrender yourself to the high power. [lights one candle and the rest lights up] You must invoke the spirit.

Sarah says: But it made Nancy crazy.

Lirio says: She takes it to a dark place. Don't be afraid. Invoke--

Sarah says: I can't.

Lirio says: There's no other way.

Laura Lizzie says: OW! You pulled my hair out!

Sarah says: Sorry, I thought I saw a bug. They have shampoo for that, you know.

Laura Lizzie says: Stupid bitch.