Robin Wright

Film Independent's 2006 Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

Wright in 2006, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Robin Gayle Wright

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 8, 1966

Ethnicity: English, with smaller amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, French, and Irish

Robin Wright is an American actress and director. Her roles include the films The Princess Bride, Forrest Gump, Message in a Bottle, Unbreakable, The Conspirator, Moneyball, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Everest, Wonder Woman, Blade Runner 2049, and Land, and the show House of Cards.

Robin is the daughter of Gayle (Gaston) and Freddie Wright. She was raised in San Diego, California. Robin is married to Saint Laurent executive Clément Giraudet. She was previously married to actor Sean Penn, and at that time, was credited in films as Robin Wright Penn. They have two children, model Dylan Penn and actor Hopper Penn. Her nephew is actor and model Charlie Wright.

Robin’s paternal grandfather was Abner Green Wright (the son of Isaac William Wright and Ethel Rose Massey). Abner was born in Texas. Isaac was the son of Pleasant Greene Wright and Nancy Emerine “Nannie” Coulter or Lillian Lee Hatten. Ethel was the daughter of John Abner Massey and Ida Elizabeth Marchman.

Robin’s paternal grandmother was Helen Marie Patterson (the daughter of Ben Earl Patterson and Lena Grace Calvert). Helen was born in Texas. Ben was the son of Elzie O. Patterson and Emma Della Green. Lena was the daughter of John Orville Calvert and Mary Alice Tucker.

Robin’s maternal grandfather was Henry Leon Gaston (the son of Clyde Lee Gaston and Mary Fadeliah Dooley). Henry was born in Texas. Clyde was the son of John Bigham Albert Gaston and Rebecca Ann Francis Bagby/Bagsby. Mary Fadeliah was the daughter of Daniel Newton Dooley and Sarah Viola Eudaley.

Robin’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Pauline Hendrixson (the daughter of Paul M. Hendrickson/Hendrixson and Thelma Davis). Robin’s grandmother Thelma was born in Texas. Paul was the son of James Newton Evermont Hendrixson and Cora Delta Fisk. Robin’s great-grandmother Thelma was the daughter of Benjamin Brock Davis and Lillie Belle Harrison.

Robin is a seventh cousin, twice removed, of politician Rick Perry. Robin’s eight times maternal great-grandparents, William Gaston (born in Ireland) and Mary Olivet Lemon (born in Scotland), were also Rick’s six times paternal great-grandparents.

Sources: Genealogies of Robin Wright –

Genealogy of Robin Wright (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Robin’s paternal grandfather, Abner Green Wright (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Robin’s paternal great-grandmother, Ethel Rose Massey (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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  1. bablah says:

    >Robin’s maternal grandmother was Thelma
    >(the daughter of Paul M. Hendrickson/Hendrixson and Thelma Davis.). Thelma was born in Texas. Paul was the son of James Newton Evermont Hendrixson and Cora D. Fisk. Thelma was Benjamin Brock Davis and Lillie Belle Harrison.

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