Robin Wright-Penn Robin Virginia Wright Penn (born April 8, 1966) is an American film actress who first became famous on television, playing Kelly Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara. She shot to stardom after her roles as Buttercup in The Princess Bride and Jenny in Forrest Gump.
She was born Robin Virginia Gayle Wright in Dallas, Texas, to Freddie Gayle Wright (a pharmaceutical executive) and Gayle Gaston (a Mary Kay executive). She was raised in San Diego, California.
On April 27, 1996, she married Sean Penn, thus making her a daughter-in-law of Leo Penn and Eileen Ryan. She and Sean Penn have two children together: a son, Hopper Jack, and a daughter, Dylan Frances.