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Margot Elise Robbie (born July 2, 1990) is an Australian actress and producer known for her versatile work in both blockbuster and independent films. She has received widespread acclaim and multiple nominations, including two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and five British Academy Film Awards. Robbie has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2017 and has been listed among the world’s highest-paid actresses by Forbes in 2019.

Margot Robbie
Full Name Margot Elise Robbie
Born July 2, 1990 (age 33)
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actress
Relationship Status Married
Education Somerset College
Awards Best Supporting Actress for “Bombshell” (2019)
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Early Life and Education

  • Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990, in Dalby, Queensland, Australia, to Doug Robbie, a former farm-owner and sugarcane tycoon, and Sarie Kessler, a physiotherapist.
  • She grew up in Queensland with her older siblings, Anya and Lachlan, and her younger brother, Cameron.
  • Robbie’s parents separated when she was five, and she was raised by her single mother with minimal contact with her father.
  • The family spent most of her upbringing on her grandparents’ farm in the Gold Coast hinterland.
  • As a child, Robbie was energetic and often put on shows in her house.
  • She attended a circus school and excelled in trapeze, receiving a certificate at the age of eight.
  • In high school, she studied drama at Somerset College.
  • After graduating, she began pursuing acting professionally and moved to Melbourne.

Career

  • Margot Robbie’s acting career began with low-budget independent thriller films, “Vigilante” and “I.C.U,” during her high school years.
  • In 2008, she made her television debut with a guest role in the drama series “City Homicide” and a two-episode arc in “The Elephant Princess.”
  • Robbie’s breakthrough came in 2008 when she landed the role of Donna Freedman in the soap opera “Neighbours,” earning two Logie Award nominations during her three-year stint.
  • She moved to the United States and starred as Laura Cameron in the period drama series “Pan Am” in 2011.
  • In 2013, she gained wider recognition with her role as Naomi Lapaglia in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • She continued to impress with starring roles as Jane Porter in “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016) and Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe films, starting with “Suicide Squad” (2016).
  • Robbie received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya” (2017).
  • Her exceptional performances continued with roles as Queen Elizabeth I in “Mary Queen of Scots” (2018), Sharon Tate in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019), and a Fox News employee in “Bombshell” (2019).
  • She received BAFTA Award nominations for all three and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for “Bombshell.”
  • Robbie has also ventured into producing, co-founding LuckyChap Entertainment in 2014 with her husband, filmmaker Tom Ackerley.
  • Under LuckyChap Entertainment, Robbie produced successful films like “I, Tonya” and “Promising Young Woman” (2020) and TV series like “Dollface” (2019-2022) and “Maid” (2021).

Awards and Nominations

  • Academy Award nominations:
    • Best Actress for “I, Tonya” (2017)
    • Best Supporting Actress for “Bombshell” (2019)
  • Golden Globe Awards:
    • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for “I, Tonya” (2017)
    • Best Supporting Actress for “Bombshell” (2019)
  • BAFTA Award nominations:
    • Best Actress for “I, Tonya” (2017)
    • Best Supporting Actress for “Mary Queen of Scots” (2018)
    • Best Supporting Actress for “Bombshell” (2019)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nominations:
    • Best Actress for “I, Tonya” (2017)
    • Best Supporting Actress for “Bombshell” (2019)
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Award:
    • Best Actress in an Action Movie for “Suicide Squad” (2017)
  • Empire Award:
    • Best Newcomer for “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2014)

Personal Life

  • Margot Robbie is married to filmmaker Tom Ackerley. They co-founded the production company LuckyChap Entertainment together in 2014.
  • She is an avid ice hockey fan, supporting the New York Rangers, and even plays right wing in an amateur ice hockey league.
  • Robbie values her privacy and rarely discusses her personal life in the media.
  • She resides with her husband in Venice Beach, California.

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