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Robbie at the Australian premiere of I, Tonya in 2018
|Born||Margot Elise Robbie
2 July 1990
Dalby, Queensland, Australia
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actress, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Tom Ackerley (m. 2016)|
Margot Elise Robbie (/ / MAR-goh ROB-ee; born 2 July 1990) is an Australian actress and film producer. In 2017, Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes featured her in their 30 Under 30 list.
Born and raised on a farm in Dalby, Queensland, Robbie studied drama at Somerset College. She began her career in Australian independent films in the late 2000s before working in the soap opera Neighbours (2008–2011), which earned her two Logie Award nominations. After moving to the United States, she starred in the short-lived ABC drama series Pan Am (2011–2012). In 2013, she had a supporting role in the romantic comedy About Time (2013), and made her breakthrough later that year by co-starring in Martin Scorsese's biographical black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street.
Robbie launched a production company named LuckyChap Entertainment in 2014. Her profile continued to grow with leading roles in the romantic drama Focus (2015), the action-adventure film The Legend of Tarzan (2016), and the superhero film Suicide Squad (2016). Robbie received critical acclaim in 2017 for her portrayal of the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the biographical film I, Tonya, which she also produced. She received Best Actress nominations at the Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Award ceremonies for the role.
Margot Elise Robbie was born in Dalby, Queensland, and grew up on the Gold Coast hinterland. Her parents are Sarie Kessler, a physiotherapist, and Doug Robbie, a former farm owner. She has three siblings: an elder brother, Lachlan or "Lachie"; a younger brother, Cameron; and a sister, Anya. Robbie grew up on a farm, where she and her siblings were raised by their single mother; she has minimal contact with her father. She worked her first job when she was ten years old polishing cutlery in a family-owned restaurant. To make ends meet, Robbie worked three jobs simultaneously at the age of 16. She studied drama at school, graduating at Somerset College. At the age of 17, Robbie moved to Melbourne, Victoria, to begin acting professionally and stayed with her agent's friend.
Robbie has been acting professionally since 2007, when she starred in two feature films, I.C.U. and Vigilante. After impressing the director with her performance during an audition, she won the lead in I.C.U. without an agent at the time. Robbie also acted in commercials and had guest roles in The Elephant Princess and City Homicide as Caitlin Brentford. Robbie began appearing as Donna Freedman on Neighbours from June 2008. The character was originally only a guest role, but she was soon promoted to a regular cast member. 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.
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. In the same year, Robbie was nominated for Most Popular New Female Talent at the Australian Logie Awards. She was also nominated for Favorite Hottie at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and was up against her Neighbours co-star Dean Geyer. In September 2010, Robbie announced that she was to leave Neighbours after almost three years to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. 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.
After arriving in Los Angeles for pilot season, Robbie auditioned for the new series of Charlie's Angels. However, the producers at Sony Pictures Television preferred her for a role in ABC drama series Pan Am alongside Christina Ricci. Robbie landed the role of Laura Cameron, a newly trained flight attendant. Pan Am was cancelled after one season due to falling ratings, despite receiving positive reviews from critics. In May 2012, Robbie joined the cast of Richard Curtis' romantic comedy About Time (2013) alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. About Time was released in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2013 and in the United States on 1 November 2013. The film received positive reviews and grossed $87 million on its $12 million budget.
In June 2012, it was announced that Robbie was in talks to appear in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Her casting was confirmed in August. The Wolf of Wall Street was released on 25 December 2013 to positive reviews and became a commercial success with a worldwide gross of $392 million, making it Scorsese's highest-grossing film. The film was subsequently nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. For her performance as Jordan Belfort's second wife Naomi Lapaglia, Robbie was praised by critics for her Brooklyn accent. Critic Sasha Stone wrote "She's Scorsese's best blonde bombshell discovery since Cathy Moriarty in Raging Bull. Robbie is funny, hard and kills every scene she's in". She received a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance  and won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer. In 2014, Robbie founded her own production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.
In 2015, Robbie starred opposite Will Smith in romantic comedy-drama film Focus. In the film, she plays an inexperienced grifter learning the craft from Smith's character. The film was released on 27 February 2015 to generally mixed reviews. However, Robbie's performance was praised. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote "Robbie is a wow and then some. The Aussie actress who made us sit up and take notice as Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in The Wolf of Wall Street shows a comic flair backed up with beauty and steel. Even when Focus fumbles, Robbie deals a winning hand." Focus grossed over $150 million worldwide. In 2015, Robbie received a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Also in 2015, Robbie played the leading role of Ann Burden in the film adaptation of Z for Zachariah with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor, which was shot in New Zealand. The film premiered on 24 January 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival  and had its theatrical release on 28 August 2015, receiving positive reviews. Robbie's performance was praised by critics. Drew McWeeny of HitFix wrote "Robbie's work here establishes her as one of the very best actresses in her age range today".
Robbie appeared in a documentary special celebrating Neighbours' 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which aired in Australia and the UK in March 2015. She also appeared in Suite Française (2015) alongside Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts, an adaptation of Irène Némirovsky's novel. The film received positive reviews. Robbie made a cameo appearance in Adam McKay's comedy-drama The Big Short, released on 11 December 2015.
Robbie co-starred with Tina Fey in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a film adaptation of The Taliban Shuffle. She plays Tanya Vanderpoel, a British TV journalist. The film also stars Martin Freeman and Alfred Molina and was released on 4 March 2016 by Paramount Pictures. Later that year, Robbie starred as Jane Porter in David Yates's The Legend of Tarzan, opposite Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. The film was released on 1 July.
Robbie's third 2016 role was Harley Quinn in Warner Bros.' DC Comics supervillain film Suicide Squad, as part of an ensemble cast that includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman. Principal photography commenced on 13 April 2015, and the film was released on 5 August 2016. Robbie hosted the season 42 premiere of Saturday Night Live on 1 October 2016, with musical guest The Weeknd. She was scheduled to voice a character in the 2018 DreamWorks Animation Larrikins, before the project was cancelled in March 2017. Robbie starred alongside Domhnall Gleeson in Goodbye Christopher Robin as Daphne de Sélincourt, wife of author A. A. Milne. The film was released on 29 September 2017. She portrays American figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, written by Steven Rogers and directed by Craig Gillespie. For her portrayal of Harding, Robbie was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was the first actress nominated for an Academy Award for playing a real-life athlete.
In February 2016, Robbie was cast in Vaughn Stein's thriller film Terminal as Annie. Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn in Gotham City Sirens that she will also produce. In July 2016, Robbie was confirmed to star in an adaptation of Matt Ruff's thriller novel Bad Monkeys as Jane Charlotte. She will also produce the film for LuckyChap Entertainment. Robbie will voice a character in the animated/live-action Peter Rabbit film adaptation. In 2017, she was cast as Maid Marian in Marian, which she will also co-produce for LuckyChap Entertainment. She was also cast as Queen Elizabeth I in the 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots, and will star in independent film Dreamland, which she is co-producing.
Robbie met British assistant director Tom Ackerley on the set of Suite Française, and in December 2016, they married in a private ceremony in Byron Bay. She and Ackerley previously lived in London with five other friends in a three-bedroom house. They have since moved to Los Angeles.
|2009||I.C.U.||Tristan Waters||Also associate producer|
|2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Naomi Lapaglia|
|2015||Z for Zachariah||Ann Burden|
|2015||The Big Short||Herself||Cameo|
|2016||Whiskey Tango Foxtrot||Tanya Vanderpoel|
|2016||The Legend of Tarzan||Jane Porter|
|2016||Suicide Squad||Harley Quinn|
|2017||Goodbye Christopher Robin||Daphne de Sélincourt|
|2017||I, Tonya||Tonya Harding||Also producer|
|2018||Peter Rabbit||Flopsy||Voice role|
|2018||Mary Queen of Scots||Queen Elizabeth I||In post-production|
|2018||Terminal||Annie||Also producer; in post-production|
|2008||Review with Myles Barlow||Kelly||Episode: "Stealing, Dickheads, Risk"|
|2008||Elephant Princess, TheThe Elephant Princess||Butterfly||2 episodes (uncredited)|
|2008||City Homicide||Caitlin Brentford||Episode: "Somersaulting Dogs"|
|2008–11||Neighbours||Donna Freedman||Series regular|
|2011–12||Pan Am||Laura Cameron||14 episodes|
|2015||Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite||Herself||Documentary|
|2016||Saturday Night Live||Herself/host||Episode: "Margot Robbie / The Weeknd"|
|Year||Association||Category||Work / nominee||Result||Ref|
|2009||Logie Awards||Most Popular New Female Talent||Neighbours||Nominated|||
|2011||Most Popular Actress||Nominated|||
|2013||Boston Society of Film Critics||Best Cast||The Wolf of Wall Street||Nominated|||
|Broadcast Film Critics Association||Best Acting Ensemble||Nominated|||
|Detroit Film Critics Society||Best Ensemble||Nominated|||
|2014||Empire Awards||Best Female Newcomer||Won|||
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|||
|Young Hollywood Awards||Breakthrough Actress||Margot Robbie||Nominated|||
|2015||British Academy Film Awards||BAFTA Rising Star Award||Margot Robbie||Nominated|||
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: AnTEENcipated||Suicide Squad||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Actress in an Action Movie||Won|||
|2017||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actress||Nominated|||
|Favorite Action Movie Actress||Won|||
|Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Hall of Shame (with David Ayer)||Nominated|||
|Actress Most in Need of a New Agent||Nominated|||
|Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|||
|Gotham Awards||Best Actress||I, Tonya||Nominated|||
|Hollywood Film Awards||Hollywood Ensemble Award||Won|||
|Chicago Film Critics Association||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|Detroit Film Critics Society||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|Florida Film Critics Circle||Best Actress||Won||
|New York Film Critics Online||Best Actress||Won|||
|San Diego Film Critics Society||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|San Francisco Film Critics Circle||Best Actress||Won|||
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|2018||AACTA International Awards||Best Actress||Won|||
|Academy Awards||Best Actress||Pending|
|BAFTA Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Actress||Nominated||
|Best Actress in a Comedy||Won|
|Dorian Award||Best Performance of the Year – Actress||Nominated|||
|Golden Globes||Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical||Nominated|||
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role||Nominated|||
|Satellite Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Female Lead||Pending|||
'I'm officially off the market,' she confesses, confirming that she has a boyfriend: an Englishman, Tom Ackerley, an assistant director she befriended while shooting Suite Française in Belgium.
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