Robin Tunney Biography, Age, Husband, Prison Break, Movies and TV Shows

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Robin Tunney Biography

Robin Tunney is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Teresa Lisbon on the television series The Mentalist (2008–15), and her portrayal of Veronica Donovan on the first two seasons of Prison Break (2005–06).

Robin made her film debut in the 1992 comedy Encino Man. She became fame with leading roles in the cult films Empire Records (1995) and The Craft (1996). After she performed in Niagara, Niagara (1997) she received the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, as well as Gotham and Independent Spirit nominations. Robin had leading roles in the action-thriller films End of Days (1999), Supernova and Vertical Limit (both 2000).

She earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of a victim of sexual assault in the independent drama Open Window in 2006.  Robin’s other known film appearances include Cherish, The Secret Lives of Dentists (both 2002), The In-Laws (2003), Hollywoodland (2006), August, The Burning Plain (both 2008), Passenger Side (2009), and Looking Glass (2018).

Robin Tunney Age

Robin was born on June 19, 1972 in Chicago, Ilinois. She is 47 years old as of 2019.

Robin Tunney Height

Robin stands at a height of 1.62 m.

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Robin was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She is a daughter to a car salesman father, Patrick, and a bartender mother, Cathy.  She is Irish American.  Robin’s father was born in Straide, County Mayo, Ireland, while her maternal grandparents were from Clare Island.

Robin was brought up in Orland Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She was raised Roman Catholic. She went to Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park and the Chicago Academy for the Arts in Chicago.  Robin lives in Palos Heights, also in the Chicago area.  She is a cousin of Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney.

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On December 25, 2012 Robin became engaged to interior designer Nicky Marmet, while on vacation in Rio de Janeiro. She gave birth to their son Oscar Holly Marmet on June 23, 2016.

Before Robin met Nicky she was married by producer and director Bob Gosse. The two got married on October 4, 1995  they later  divorced in 2006. She was also engaged to Australian writer and director Andrew Dominik  from 2009 to 2010.

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Movies From Year 2001 to 2018

  • 2018 – Looking Glass as Maggie
  • 2015 – My All American as Gloria Steinmark
  • 2012 – See Girl Run as Emmie
  • 2009 – Passenger Side as Theresa
  • 2008 – August as Melanie Hanson
  • 2008 – The Burning Plain as Laura
  • 2008 – The Two Mr. Kissels as Nancy Kissel
  • 2006 – Hollywoodland as Leonore Lemmon
  • 2006 – The Darwin Awards as Zoe
  • 2006 – Open Window as Izzy
  • 2005 – The Zodiac as Laura Parish
  • 2005 – Runaway as Carly
  • 2004 – Paparazzi as Abby Laramie
  • 2004 – Shadow of Fear as Wynn French
  • 2003 – Abby Singer – Herself (cameo)
  • 2003 – The In-Laws as Angela Harris
  • 2002 – The Secret Lives of Dentists as Laura
  • 2002 – Cherish as Zoe
  • 2001 – Investigating Sex as Zoe

Movies From Year 1992 to 2000

  • 2000 – Vertical Limit as Annie Garrett
  • 2000 – Supernova as Danika Lund
  • 1999 – End of Days as Christine York
  • 1998 – Montana as Kitty
  • 1998 – Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families as Melvina ‘Malka’ Csizmadi
  • 1997 – Julian Po as Sarah
  • 1997 – Niagara, Niagara as Marcy
  • 1996 – The Craft as Sarah Bailey
  • 1996 – Riders of the Purple Sage as Elizabeth ‘Bess’ Erne
  • 1995 – Empire Records as Debra
  • 1992 – Encino Man as Ella

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  • 2019 – The Fix as Maya Travis
  • 2018 – Insatiable as Brandylynn Huggens
  • 2016 – Love as SLAA Woman
  • 2008–2015 – The Mentalist as Teresa Lisbon
  • 2005–06 – Prison Break as Veronica Donovan
  • 2004 – House as Rebecca Adler
  • 2003 – The Twilight Zone as Edie Durant
  • 1994 – Law & Order as Jill Templeton
  • 1993 – JFK: Reckless Youth as Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy
  • 1993 – Cutters as Deborah
  • 1992 – Perry Mason: The Case of Reckless Romeo as Sandra Turner

Robin Tunney Prison Break

Robin portrayed Veronica Donovan on the first season of Prison Break, credited third after two main characters, and left the show after the premiere episode of the second season.

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Robin starred in the pilot episode of House as a kindergarten teacher who collapses before her class and descends into aphasia; she was credited as a “special guest star”.

Robin Tunney The Craft

Robin after she gave her breakthrough performance as a suicidal girl in Empire Records (with a shaved head) she attracted further attention by playing a witch in The Craft.

The Craft is a supernatural horror film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The film is based on a group of four outcast teenage girls who pursue witchcraft for their own gain, but soon encounter negative repercussions.

It was released on May 3, 1996, by Columbia Pictures and it was a surprise hit, earning $55 million with a budget of $15 million. In the years since its release, the film has gained a cult following.

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Tunney also starred opposite Simon Baker in the CBS drama series The Mentalist, playing Teresa Lisbon. It runned from September 23, 2008, until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS.

It  was created by Bruno Heller, who is also its executive producer. The show follows former “psychic” Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), who is a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to “read” people’s minds.

Robin Tunney End Of Days

Robin also was featured opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1999 supernatural action film End of Days. End of Days is a supernatural action horror film directed by Peter Hyams and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, and Udo Kier.

The film follows former New York Police Department detective Jericho Cane (Schwarzenegger) after he saves a banker (Byrne) from an assassin, finds himself embroiled in a religious conflict, and must protect an innocent young woman (Tunney) who is chosen by evil forces to conceive the Antichrist with Satan.

On November 24, 1999 the film was released by Universal Pictures . It has earned $66.9 million in North America and $145.1 million elsewhere, for a worldwide total of $212 million. It mainly received negative reviews.

Robin Tunney Supernova

Supernova is a science fiction horror film written by David C. Wilson, William Malone and Daniel Chuba and directed by Walter Hill, credited as “Thomas Lee.” “Thomas Lee” was chosen as a directorial pseudonym for release, as the name Alan Smithee had become too well known as a badge of a film being disowned by its makers.

Originally it was developed in 1988 by director William Malone as “Dead Star,” with paintings by H. R. Giger and a plot that had been called “Hellraiser in outer space.” Jack Sholder was hired for substantial uncredited reshoots, and Francis Ford Coppola was brought in for editing purposes.

Various sources suggest that little of Hill’s work remains in the theatrical cut of the film. The film shares several plot similarities with the film Event Horizon, released in 1997, and Alien Cargo, released in 1999. The cast features James Spader, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Lou Diamond Phillips, Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney, and Wilson Cruz. The film was shot by cinematographer Lloyd Ahern and scored by composers David C. Williams and Burkhard Dallwitz.

Robin Tunney Empire Records

Robin gave her breakthrough performance as a suicidal girl in Empire Records. A film that is based on a group of record store employees over the course of one exceptional day. They try to stop the store from being sold to a large chain, and learn about each other along the way.

It was directed by Allan Moyle and other stars includes Anthony LaPaglia, Rory Cochrane, Renée Zellweger, Ethan Embry, Johnny Whitworth and Liv Tyler. It  initiated largely negative reviews and losses at the domestic US box office at its release but later went on to become a cult hit, helping to launch the careers of several of its stars.

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