|Real Name:||Margot Elise Robbie|
|Born:||2 July 1990|
|Originally From:||Dalby, Queensland, Australia|
|Known For:|| The Wolf of Wall Street |
The Legend of Tarzan
|Portrays:|| Naomi Lapaglia |
- "When I first read it, I thought, I have nothing in common with her. I hate her. It was a really tricky one to get my head around. But her motivation was 'You guys are doing it-why shouldn't I? It's this man's world, and I'm going to get mine.' And I understand that."
- —Margot Robbie on reading for the role of Naomi Lapaglia
Early Life and CareerEdit
Margot Robbie is an Australian actress born in Dalby, Queensland, and raised on the Gold Coast, spending much of her time at the farm belonging to her grandparents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist. Robbie attended and graduated from Somerset College. In her late teens, she moved to Melbourne to pursue an acting career. Her first break came when she appeared in two films directed by Aash Aaron - Vigilante (2008) and I.C.U. (2009). In 2008, she began appearing as "Donna Freedman" in the soap opera, Neighbours (1985). The role and performance was popular and Robbie was nominated for several Logie Awards. She left the show in 2010 and set off to pursue Hollywood opportunities, quickly landing the role of "Laura Cameron" in the ABC drama, Pan Am
In 2013, Margot made her big screen debut in Richard Curtis' romantic comedy-drama film, About Time (2013), and co-starred in Martin Scorsese's biopic, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). In 2015, Robbie co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama film, Focus (2015); appeared in the romantic World War II drama film, Suite Française (2014), and starred in the film, Z for Zachariah (2015). In May 2012, Robbie joined the cast of Richard Curtis romantic comedy, About Time (2013), alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. "About Time" was released in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2013 and in the United States on 1 November 2013. The film received positive reviews and grossed $87 million on its $12 million budget. In June 2012, it was announced that Robbie was in talks to appear in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. In 2015, Robbie starred opposite Will Smith in the romantic comedy-drama film, Focus (2015). In the film, she plays an inexperienced grifter learning the craft from Smith's character. The film was released on February 27, 2015 to generally mixed reviews, however Robbie's performance was praised.
In 2016, she headlined two summer blockbusters, first as Jane Porter in The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and then as the maniacal Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016).
- Robbie 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.
- Robbie began dabbling in the world of tattooing while filming Suicide Squad. In addition to giving fellow cast members a tattoo reading "SKWAD," she has given over 20 tattoos including one she gave herself. During filming, she opened Harley's Tattoo Parlour and gave tattoos to fellow cast members, members of the crew, and director David Ayer.
- She didn't need to submit a demo reel or audition for the role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad because it was offered to her.
|2008||City Homicide||Caitlin Brentford||1 Episode|
|2008||Review with Myles Barlow||Kellyn||1 Episode|
|2008||The Elephant Princess||Butterfly||2 Episodes|
|2008||Neighbours||Donna Brown||327 Episodes|
|2011||Pan Am||Laura Cameron||14 Episodes|
|2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Naomi Lapaglia||Movie|
|2016||Whiskey Tango Foxtrot||Tanya Vanderpoel||Movie|
|2016||The Legend of Tarzan||Jane Clayton||Movie|
|2016||Suicide Squad||Harley Quinn||Movie|
|2017||Untitled Harley Quinn Project||Harley Quinn||Movie|
|2018||Dundee - The Son of a Legend Returns Home||Lil' Donk||Short Movie|