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Robbie in Focus.

About Margot Robbie (1990 – ____)

Margot Elise Robbie was born in Dalby, Queensland, Australia, later moving to the Gold Coast. Her parents are Sarie Kessler, a physiotherapist, and Doug Robbie, a former farm-owner. She has three siblings, older brother Lachlan or "Lockie", younger brother Cameron and a sister, Anya. Robbie and her siblings were raised by their single mother. She has minimal contact with her father. She grew up in a farming family. To make ends meet, she worked three jobs simultaneously at the age of 16. She studied drama at school, graduating from Somerset College. When Robbie was 17 years old, she moved to Melbourne to begin acting professionally.

Robbie has been acting professionally since 2007, when she starred in two feature films, I.C.U. and Vigilante. After impressing the director with her performance during an audition, she won the lead in I.C.U. without an agent at the time. Robbie also acted in commercials and had guest roles in The Elephant Princess and City Homicide as Caitlin Brentford.

Robbie began appearing as Donna Freedman on Neighbours from June 2008. The character was originally only a guest role, but she was soon promoted to a regular cast member. In an interview with Digital Spy, Robbie said she had gone on a snowboarding holiday to Canada with her boyfriend soon after auditioning, but had to return after only two days when told that she had won the role.

In early 2009, Robbie appeared in various Network Ten promotions, featuring an ensemble of popular Australian faces on the network. In July 2009, she filled the "Generation Y" guest spot on the Network Ten show Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation. Robbie also became a Youth Ambassador for missing persons as part of National Youth Week.

In the same year, she was nominated for Most Popular New Female Talent at the Australian Logie Awards. She was also nominated for Favorite Hottie at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and was up against her Neighbours co-star Dean Geyer. In September 2010, Robbie announced that she was to leave Neighbours after almost three years to pursue an acting career in Hollywood.

After arriving in Los Angeles for pilot season, Robbie auditioned for the new series version of Charlie's Angels. However, the producers at Sony Pictures Television preferred her for a role in the ABC drama series Pan Am, alongside Christina Ricci. Robbie landed the role of Laura Cameron, a newly trained flight attendant. Pan Am was cancelled after one season due to bad ratings, despite winning positive reviews from critics.

In May 2012, Robbie joined the cast of Richard Curtis' romantic comedy About Time (2013) alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. The film received positive reviews and grossed $87 million on its $12 million budget.

Robbie rose to much greater prominence with The Wolf of Wall Street, which was released in December 2013 to positive reviews. It became a commercial success with a worldwide gross of $392 million, making it Martin Scorsese's highest-grossing film. The film was subsequently nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. For her performance as Jordan Belfort's second wife Naomi Lapaglia, Robbie was praised by critics. Critic Sasha Stone wrote "She's Scorsese's best blonde bombshell discovery since Cathy Moriarty in Raging Bull. Robbie is funny, hard and kills every scene she's in".

In 2015, Robbie starred opposite Will Smith in the romantic comedy-drama film Focus, in which she played an inexperienced grifter learning the craft from Smith's character. The film was released to generally mixed reviews. However, Robbie's performance was praised. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote "Robbie is a wow and then some. The Aussie actress who made us sit up and take notice as Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in The Wolf of Wall Street shows a comic flair backed up with beauty and steel. Even when Focus fumbles, Robbie deals a winning hand." Focus grossed over $150 million worldwide. Also in 2015, Robbie played the leading role of Ann Burden in the film adaptation of Z for Zachariah, with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Robbie appeared in a documentary special celebrating Neighbours' 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which aired in Australia and the UK in March 2015. She also appeared in Suite Française (2015) alongside Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Robbie co-starred with Tina Fey in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a film adaptation of The Taliban Shuffle. She played Tanya Vanderpoel, a British TV journalist. Later that year, Robbie starred as Jane Porter in David Yates's The Legend of Tarzan, opposite Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz.

Robbie's third 2016 role, and by far her most prominent one to date, was Harley Quinn in Warner Bros.' DC Comics supervillain film Suicide Squad, as part of an ensemble cast that included Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman.

Robbie has been confirmed to star in the film adaptation of Marisa Lankester's memoir Dangerous Odds and Matthew Michael Carnahan's Violent Talent. In February 2016, she was cast in Vaughn Stein's thriller film Terminal as Annie. She will also portray American figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, written by Steven Rogers and directed by Craig Gillespie. Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn in Gotham City Sirens, which she is also set to produce. She will star alongside Domhnall Gleeson in an untitled film as A. A. Milne's wife Daphne de Sélincourt. In July 2016, Robbie was confirmed to star in an adaptation of Matt Ruff's thriller novel Bad Monkeys as Jane Charlotte. She will also produce the film for LuckyChap Entertainment. Robbie will voice a character in the animated/live-action Peter Rabbit film adaptation. In 2017, she was cast as Maid Marian in Marian. Robbie will also co-produce the film for LuckyChap Entertainment.

Robbie lived in New York City for several years. Since 2014, she has been in a relationship with British assistant director Tom Ackerley, whom she met on the set of Suite Française. In December 2016, Robbie and Ackerley married in a private ceremony in Byron Bay. As of May 2014, she lives in London with Ackerley and two friends.

Margot Robbie's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2008VigilanteCassandra
2009I.C.U.Tristan Waters
2013About TimeCharlotte
2013The Wolf of Wall StreetNaomi Lapaglia
2015Z for ZachariahAnn Burden
2015FocusJess Barrett
2015Suite FrançaiseCeline
2015The Big ShortHerself
2016Whiskey Tango FoxtrotTanya Vanderpoel
2016The Legend of TarzanJane Porter
2016Suicide SquadHarleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
2017TerminalAnnie
2017Untitled A. A. Milne projectDaphne de Sélincourt
2018Peter Rabbit
2018I, TonyaTonya Harding

Margot Robbie's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2008Review with Myles BarlowKelly
2008The Elephant PrincessButterfly (uncredited)
2008City HomicideCaitlin Brentford
2008–11NeighboursDonna Freedman
2011–12Pan AmLaura Cameron
2015Top GearHerself
2015Neighbours 30th: The Stars ReuniteHerself
2016Saturday Night LiveHost

Memorable Quotes by Margot Robbie

“ I was always very dramatic — my family would probably use the word 'dramatic' - as a child; always putting on performances, making everyone come watch, and pay to watch. I was very business-savvy as a child. ”

“ I love flying so much. I even like airplane food. No one bothers you and your phone never goes off and you can't have emails go through. It's undisturbed. ”

[on Harley Quinn] “ The comics are rad. I hadn't read any growing up, but now I'm obsessed. I read them in my own time. We went to Comic-Con this year and I didn't get to be in and amongst it because we were shooting, but the energy is insane. People are nuts. I could go as Harley Quinn in the actual costume from the movie, and somebody there would have a better one. ”

[on dating Tom Ackerley] “ I was the ultimate single gal. The idea of relationships made me want to vomit. And then this crept up on me. We were friends for so long. I was always in love with him, but I thought, Oh, he would never love me back. Don't make it weird, Margot. Don't be stupid and tell him that you like him. And then it happened, and I was like, of course we're together. This makes so much sense, the way nothing has ever made sense before. ”

“ I think nudity for the sake of nudity is shameful. If they've put it in just so that a girl gets her top off, then that's disgusting. And you can always tell. But I also think it's disgusting when someone would have got naked in real life, in the film they conveniently leave their bra on, or hold up the bed sheet. Seeing someone being choreographed into being covered up irritates me just as much. ”

“ I had told my mom that I had paid off her mortgage. That was something when I first started working and I was making money, I was speaking with a business manager and they said, 'you should invest your money. What do you want to do with it?' And I said, first thing is I want to pay off my mom's mortgage. They said it was going to be a long time before I could afford to do that, but that's what we worked towards. Every couple of months I'd check in, 'do we have enough yet?' And then eventually he was like, you can afford to pay your mom's mortgage. We did all the paperwork and stuff and it was a big secret to be sitting on for so long. But yeah, it was definitely one of the best moments of my life. It's like, what any kid dreams of being able to do for your parent and I feel very lucky that I actually had the opportunity to do that. ”

Things You May Not Know About Margot Robbie

She's a fan of the hockey team The New York Rangers, she plays right wing for an amateur hockey team.

She learned to hold her breath for up to five minutes while filming Suicide Squad.

She took 3 shots of tequila prior to filming her sex scenes with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Before getting her Hollywood break, Robbie worked at Subway as a sandwich artist to make ends meet.

Robbie refused to lose weight for the role of Jane in The Legend of Tarzan and has said she'd rather focus on being healthy than being skinny.

Upon leaving the Australian soap opera, Neighbours (1985), Robbie wanted to have her character killed in a dramatic way. The show writers, instead, chose to send her character to college, so she had the option to return to the show in case her move to the United States was unsuccessful.

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Margot Robbie and Lydia Wilson in About Time (2013).
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Robbie in Focus (2015)... middle two pictures with Will Smith.
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Robbie in Pan Am (2011-2012)... top picture with Christina Ricci... second picture
with Kelli Garner, Karine Vanasse, and Michael Mosley... bottom picture with Kelli Garner.
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In Saturday Night Live (2016)... top picture with
Kenan Thompson, Bobby Moynihan, Mikey Day, and Alex Moffat.
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Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016)... top picture with Will Smith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Karen Fukuhara... second picture with Will Smith... third picture with Smith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney... fifth and sixth pictures with Will Smith.
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In The Legend of Tarzan (2016)... third picture with Christoph Waltz...
pictures five and six with Samuel L. Jackson... bottom picture with Casper Crump.
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In Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)... top picture with Tina Fey...
third picture with David Stanford... fourth picture with Sheila Vand.
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Robbie with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine in Z For Zachariah (2015).
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Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)...
bottom picture with Katarina Cas, Jon Bernthal, and Jonah Hill