Margot Robbie Career Milestones
Born: Margot Elise RobbieDate
Date of Birth: July 2, 1990
Birth Place: Dalby, Queensland, Australia
Height: 5′ 6″ (1,68 m)
Margot Robbie (born July 2 1990) is an Australian actress. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films in the late 2000s. She was later cast in the soap opera Neighbours (2008–2011), which earned her two Logie Award nominations. After moving to the United States, Robbie starred in the short-lived ABC drama series Pan Am (2011–2012).
In 2013, she made her big screen debut in Richard Curtis’s romantic comedy-drama film About Time and co-starred in Martin Scorsese’s biopic The Wolf of Wall Street. In 2015, Robbie co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama film Focus, appeared in the romantic World War II drama film Suite Française and starred in the sci fi film Z for Zachariah. In 2016, she has portrayed Jane Porter in the action-adventure film The Legend of Tarzan and Harley Quinn in the superhero film Suicide Squad.
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, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. 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 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 February 27, 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. The film received 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. On 22 October 2014, Robbie joined Tina Fey in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), 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.