Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie
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Robbie at the 2011 Logie Awards
BornMargot Elise Robbie[1]
(1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 23)
Dalby, Australia
Years active2007–present
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Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie (cropped).jpg
Robbie at the 2011 Logie Awards
BornMargot Elise Robbie[1]
(1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 23)
Dalby, Australia
Years active2007–present

Margot Elise Robbie (born 2 July 1990) is an Australian actress. She is known for her role as Donna Freedman on the soap opera Neighbours, which earned her two Logie Award nominations. In 2011, Robbie began starring as Laura Cameron in the ABC drama series Pan Am. Following Pan Am's cancellation, Robbie has appeared in the feature films About Time and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Early life

Born in Dalby, Queensland, Robbie is the oldest of three children of Sarie Kessler, a physiotherapist, and Mike, a farmer.[2][3] She grew up on the Gold Coast in the Australian state of Queensland. Robbie split her time between the beach and her grandparents' farm, before moving to Melbourne when she was seventeen to begin acting professionally.[4] She graduated from Somerset College on the Gold Coast in 2007.[5]


Early work (2007–10)

Robbie has been acting professionally since 2007, when she starred in two feature films, I.C.U. and Vigilante, both directed by Aash Aaron. After impressing the director with her performance during an audition, she won the lead in I.C.U. without an agent at the time.[6] She has also acted in commercials and featured in a guest role in City Homicide as Caitlin Brentford in 2008.[7]

Robbie began appearing as Donna Freedman on Neighbours from June 2008.[6] The character was originally only a guest role, but she was soon promoted to a regular cast member.[8] In an interview with Digital Spy, Robbie said she had gone on a snowboarding holiday to Canada with her boyfriend soon after auditioning, but had to return after only two days when told that she had won the role.[9]

In early 2009, Robbie appeared in various Network Ten promotions, featuring an ensemble of popular Australian faces on the network. In July 2009, she filled the "Generation Y" guest spot on the Network Ten show Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation. Robbie also became a Youth Ambassador for missing persons as part of National Youth Week.[10]

In the same year, she was nominated for Most Popular New Female Talent at the Australian Logie Awards.[11] She was also nominated for Favorite Hottie at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and was up against her Neighbours co-star Dean Geyer.[12] In September 2010, Robbie announced that she was to leave Neighbours after almost three years to pursue an acting career in Hollywood.[13] Her final scenes aired on 26 January 2011 and in April of that year, Robbie was nominated for Most Popular Actress at the Logie Awards.[14]


After arriving in Los Angeles for pilot season, Robbie auditioned for the new series of Charlie's Angels.[15] However, the producers at Sony Pictures Television preferred her for a role in ABC drama series Pan Am alongside Christina Ricci.[15] Robbie landed the role of Laura Cameron, a newly trained flight attendant.[16] Pan Am was cancelled after one season due to falling ratings, despite receiving positive reviews from critics.[17] In May 2012, Fiona Bryne of the Herald Sun reported Robbie had joined the cast of Richard Curtis' romantic comedy, About Time.[17] The following month Digital Spy's Zeba Blay announced Robbie was in talks to appear in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.[18] Linette Lopez from the Business Insider confirmed Robbie's casting in August.[19] For her performance as Naomi Lapaglia, Robbie received nominations for Best Supporting Actress from the Georgia Film Critics' Association and the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.[20][21] She won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer.[22]

Robbie has joined the cast of Matthew Michael Carnahan's upcoming film Violent Talent.[23] She will also appear in Suite française, an adaptation of Irène Némirovsky's novel.[24] Robbie is set to star in the upcoming comedy Focus, opposite Will Smith.[25] She will also star in the film adaptation of Z for Zachariah, along with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor, which as of 2014, is being shot in New Zealand.[26][27] Robbie will be appearing in David Yates's Tarzan as Jane opposite Alexander Skarsgård as the title character. The film is scheduled for release on 1 July 2016.[26][28] 

Personal life

In 2009, Robbie began residing in a house with her Neighbours co-star Ashleigh Brewer.[29] Following her decision to quit Neighbours, Robbie announced that she was moving to Los Angeles to live with her former co-star Caitlin Stasey.[30] During production for Pan Am, Robbie resided in New York City.[4]



2009I.C.U.Tristan Waters
2013About TimeCharlotte
2013The Wolf of Wall StreetNaomi LapagliaEmpire Award for Best Newcomer
Pending – MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
2014Suite françaiseCelinePost-production
2014FocusJess BarrettPost-production
2014Violent TalentRileyPre-production
2015Z for ZachariahAnnFilming
2016TarzanJane PorterDevelopment


2008Review with Myles BarlowKellyEpisode: "1.1"
2008Elephant Princess, TheThe Elephant PrincessButterfly (uncredited)Episodes: "The Butterfly Effect" and "Butterfly Kiss"
2008City HomicideCaitlin BrentfordEpisode: "Somersaulting Dogs"
2008–11NeighboursDonna FreedmanNominated – Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent (2009)
Nominated – Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Actress (2011)
2011Pan AmLaura Cameron


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  3. ^ Atfield, Cameron (18 January 2014). "Margot Robbie heads home for a few days". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
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  26. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (18 January 2014). "'Wolf of Wall Street' Star Margot Robbie in Talks for 'Tarzan' – She's Jane (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
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  30. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (4 November 2010). "'Neighbours' star reveals Hollywood plans". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 

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