Robin Wright plays Claire Underwood, the ruthless wife of Francis Underwood.
robin Wright began her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan. She moved into acting after finishing high school, winning a role in the soap opera "Santa Barbara" (1984). Despite never having received any formal acting training, she Wright was nominated three times for a Daytime Emmy.
In 1987 she made the jump to film, starring in the hit romantic comedy, The Princess Bride. This was followed by roles in State of Grace (1990), The Playboys (1992), Toys (1992) and the blockbuster hit Forrest Gump (1994) for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.
In 1996 the actress married Sean Penn and changed her name to Robin Wright Penn. The same year, she starred in the film adaptation of Daniel Defoe's "Moll Flanders" for which she received a Satellite Nomination for Best Actress in a Drama. She went on to co-star with her husband in the 1997 film "She's So Lovely", for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. One of her most recent successes was a supporting role in the television film "Empire Falls" as Grace Roby, mother of Ed Harris's character Miles Roby. Wright received her third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for this role.