Robin Wright picked up a best actress Golden Globe on Sunday for House of Cards. And while you wait for the premiere of the Netflix series’ second season (it premieres February 14, which may be the only date that guarantees it won’t be binge-watched all in one sitting), what better way to spend the post-Globes glow than by revisiting the exquisite actress’s career?
“I think I grew up late,” Wright tells PEOPLE. “Women always say [that] about men over 40. I was a late bloomer. Now I know I’m 48, almost, but I feel like I m 30. I feel like I am going to live my thirties again.”
Warning: This post may engender extreme jealousy when you realize that it looks as if Wright has aged about five years for the past 30 the rest of us have been living.
Wright’s first big role was as Kelly Capwell on the daytime soap Santa Barbara. During her four-year tenure (1984-1988) on the show, she was nominated for three Daytime Emmys.
Wright stole an entire generation of hearts as Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride. ( And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva …)
Wright was nominated for both a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for her role as Jenny in 1994’s beloved Forrest Gump.
Five years later, Wright starred in Message in a Bottle, adapted from the Nicolas Sparks novel of the same name. (She’d work with co-star Paul Newman again on Empire Falls a few years later.)
2002’s White Oleander was Wright’s next prominent role. The film was widely praised for its ensemble acting; it also starred Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer and Renée Zellweger.
Wright was again nominated for a SAG Award for her role in the miniseries Empire Falls, adapted from the Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name.
Wright had a great 2013, starring in Adore and of course, House of Cards. She’s also starring in the upcoming A Most Wanted Man, a John le Carré adaptation slated to hit theaters this year.
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