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Robin Tunney

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Birthdate: June 19, 1972
Status: Married
Partner: Bob Gosse

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Biography

Robin Tunney was born in Chicago, Illinois to a car salesman father and a bartender mother. Tunney is Irish American; her father immigrated from Ireland and her mother is a first generation Irish-American. Tunney is Roman Catholic, and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She then went on to study acting at the Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts.

At the age of eighteen, Tunney moved to Los Angeles, California and obtained several recurring TV roles on Class of '96, Law & Order, Dream On, and Life Goes On. Her breakthrough role was as a suicidal teenager in Empire Records before receiving the leading role as a gothic witch in The Craft, alongside Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. Robin shaved her head for her role in Empire Records, and had to wear a wig in The Craft.

In 1997, Tunney starred in Bob Gosse's Niagara, Niagara with Henry Thomas in a performance which garnered her the Best Actress award Volpi Cup at the 1997 Venice International Film Festival. Tunney also starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1999 action film End of Days. She is also an internet favorite for her nude scenes in the such films as "Investigating Sex" and "Supernova".

She was ranked #81 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001. She also starred in the House episode 'Pilot' as a kindergarten teacher who collapses before her class and descends into dysphasia.

In 1997, Tunney married producer/director Bob Gosse. They were separated in 2002. She recently married Australian director Andrew Dominik. They are expecting their first child next year.



 


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