Margot Elise Robbie was born July 2, 1990 and she is an Australian actress and producer.
Margot Robbie Biography
Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990, in Dalby, Queensland, to Doug Robbie, a former farm owner and sugar cane magnate, and Sarie Kessler, a physical therapist.
She is the second youngest of four; older siblings Anya and Lachlan and younger brother Cameron. She has Scottish and German ancestry. Her parents separated when she was five years old.
Robbie and her siblings were raised by her single mother and had minimal contact with her father. The family lived on a farm owned by her grandparents in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. An energetic child, Robbie constantly put on shows at her house. She remembered:
I was really dramatic. Not into throwing tantrums, pulling my hair… well not much, but I loved putting on shows, there was always a show at my house. She was obsessed with movies with anything on TV and what she saw, she recreated for my mom, who had enough on her plate running a house, taking care of four kids and I was teasing her, ‘Mom. .. mom check out my new show.
She would even make my family pay to watch my shows. Well, specifically my magic shows. Really. I invented a lot of magic tricks, well, they weren’t bad for a six year old. And then make them all pay me to watch me do these tricks. And I’d make them pay double if they wanted to know how I did the tricks .
She was enrolled in a circus school by her mother, where she excelled at trapeze, in which she received a certificate at age eight. In high school, Robbie studied drama at Somerset College.
As a teenager, she worked three jobs simultaneously: she ran a bar, cleaned houses, and worked at a Subway restaurant. After graduating, with only a few independent commercials and thrillers on her resume, she moved to Melbourne to begin acting professionally.
Margot Robbie Career
With the encouragement of his agent at the time, Robbie auditioned for the soap opera Neighbours .
In June 2008, she began playing Donna Freedman, a role that was meant to be a guest character, but Robbie was promoted to regular cast after her debut. In her three years on the iconic soap opera, she received two Logie Award nominations.
Shortly after arriving in the United States, she landed the role of Laura Cameron, a newly trained flight attendant on the period drama series Pan Am (2011). The series premiered to high ratings and positive reviews, but was canceled after one season due to falling ratings.
Robbie made her film debut in Richard Curtis’ romantic comedy About Time (2013), co-starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams. The film tells the story of a young man with the ability to travel through time who tries to change his past in hopes of improving his future.
To play Gleeson’s unattainable teenage love interest, she was adapting a British accent. The film was a modest critical and commercial success, with a Variety reviewer praising the cast, while also criticizing the common characters for being too familiar.
Robbie’s breakthrough came the same year with the role of Naomi Lapaglia, the wife of leading man Jordan Belfort in the Martin Scorsese biographical black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street .
Co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, the film recounts his perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his firm became involved in rampant corruption and fraud on Wall Street, leading to its downfall. At her audition for the film, she improvised a slap at DiCaprio during a fight scene that ultimately landed her the part.
The film and her performance received positive reviews; The actress was especially praised for her on-screen Brooklyn accent. Reviewer Sasha Stone wrote of Robbie’s performance: “She is Scorsese’s best blonde bombshell discovery since Cathy Moriarty in Raging Bull . She is funny, tough, and kills every scene he’s in.”
With the goal of producing more female-driven projects, she and her future husband Tom Ackerley and their respective longtime friends Sophia Kerr and Josey McNamara started their own production company LuckyChap Entertainment. The company was founded in 2014 and its name was inspired by Charlie Chaplin.
In 2016, she reunited with Ficarra and Requa, playing a British war correspondent in the film adaptation of The Taliban Shuffle called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot , co-starring Tina Fey and Martin Freeman. The comedy-drama was a commercial failure, although it was a modest critical success.
In the year, she took on the role of Jane Porter in David Yates’ adventure film The Legend of Tarzan.
She was adamant about not losing weight and making sure the role wasn’t a damsel in distress like in previous Tarzan adaptations, commenting, “I definitely didn’t want her to be a damsel in distress, and I just wanted her to actively find a way out of it.” I didn’t want her to be sitting around waiting for someone to come save her, but also, in the meantime, to fix the problem herself.”
Reviews for the film were generally unfavorable, but Manohla Dargis of The New York Timescredited Robbie for “holding his own” in his supporting role alongside the all-male cast with Alexander Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson.
Dargis further praised the film, writing, “Which makes it more enjoyable than many recycled stories from this kind is that the filmmakers was giving Tarzan a thoughtful, flawed makeover.”
At the annual People’s Choice Awards ceremony, she won the Favorite Action Movie Actress award and was selected as the Best Actress in an Action Movie by the Critics Choice Association.
In October 2016, she was hosting the 42nd season premiere of NBC’s late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live and her appearances was including a parody of Ivanka Trump. The series recorded its strongest season premiere ratings in eight years.
Margot Robbie Net Worth
Her net worth in 2012 was $4.1 million, it increased to $7.2 in 2015 and in a few years it reached $26 million today.
Margot Robbie Private Life
Robbie moved from Melbourne to Williamsburg, New York, in the early 2010s.
During that period, she became an avid ice hockey fan, a supporter of the New York Rangers, and played right wing in an amateur ice hockey league.
In 2014, she moved to London with her future husband Tom Ackerley and LuckyChap Entertainment co-founders Sophia Kerr and Josey McNamara.
Despite extensive media attention, she rarely discusses her personal life.
She finds little value in the media attention and cites Cate Blanchett as an influence, both on and off screen, saying “her personal life of hers remains personal and that’s something I want to strive for.