Margot Elise Robbie (born July 2, 1990) Is an Australian actress and film producer who has gained international fame for her versatile performances in various film roles.
She first gained prominence as Donna Freedman in the Australian soap opera “Neighbours” from 2008 to 2011.
She has also gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Barbie in the Fantasy American drama, “Barbie.”
Facts & Wiki
- Full Name: Margot Elise Robbie
- Other Name: Margot Robbie
- Occupation: Actress, Producer
- Date Of Birth: July 2, 1990
- Place of Birth: Dalby, Queensland, Australia
- Gender: Female
- Nationality: Australian
- Husband: Tom Ackerley (m. 2016)
- Education: Somerset College
- Height: 1.68 m
- Net Worth: US$40m
Margot Robbie was born and raised in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. She grew up in a close-knit family, spending her childhood surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Australian countryside. Her father, Doug Robbie, was a successful and well-known former farm owner and entrepreneur, while her mother, Sari Kessier, was a dedicated physiotherapist who instilled in Margot a strong sense of compassion and caring for others.
As the second of four children, Margot had a loving relationship with her older sister, Anya Robbie, and her younger brothers, Lachlan Robbie, and Cameron Robbie. The siblings shared a deep bond, supporting each other through the challenges they faced after their parent’s divorce when Margot was just five years old. Despite the separation, Margot and her siblings maintained a close connection with their father, even though they primarily lived with their mother.
At a young age, Margot displayed remarkable talent and fearlessness. She discovered her passion for the circus and enrolled in a local circus school. Her dedication and natural aptitude for performing arts shone through, and she quickly excelled in the art of Trapeze, thrilling audiences with her daring acrobatic feats.
In addition to her circus pursuits, Margot’s love for acting blossomed during her school years. She attended Somerset College, where she actively participated in drama classes and school productions, further developing her skills as a performer.
With a strong determination to become financially independent, Margot took on multiple part-time jobs while still in school. She worked as a bartender, serving customers with a friendly demeanor and a smile. She also took up house cleaning to earn extra income and gain a sense of responsibility and self-sufficiency from a young age. Additionally, Margot worked at a Subway restaurant, juggling her work commitments with her studies and passion for the arts.
After completing high school, Margot decided to pursue her dreams of acting more seriously. She boldly moved to Melbourne, a city known for its vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Initially, she faced the challenges of auditions and rejections, but her determination and unwavering commitment eventually paid off.
Margot’s acting career began with a series of successful commercials and independent thriller films. Her talent and versatility caught the attention of casting directors and filmmakers, propelling her toward bigger opportunities in the entertainment industry.
Margot Robbie’s career is a testament to her talent, versatility, and hard work. From her humble beginnings in Dalby, Queensland, she has risen to become one of Hollywood’s most prominent and respected actresses.
After relocating to Melbourne to pursue her acting dreams, Margot Robbie began auditioning for various roles in commercials and independent films. Her breakthrough came when she landed a recurring role in the popular Australian soap opera “Neighbours” in 2008. She portrayed Donna Freedman, a character known for her rebellious and quirky nature. Margot’s performance in the show earned her widespread acclaim and a dedicated fan following.
In 2013, Margot’s career took a massive leap forward when she was cast in Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, she portrayed Naomi Lapaglia, the seductive and cunning wife of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio’s character). Her captivating performance in the film garnered attention from audiences and industry insiders alike, establishing her as a rising star in Hollywood.
Following her success in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Margot demonstrated her versatility by taking on a wide range of roles in different genres. She played Ann Burden in the post-apocalyptic drama “Z for Zachariah” (2015), portraying a young woman surviving alone after a devastating nuclear event. She also starred as Jane Porter in the adventure film “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016), showcasing her ability to handle action-oriented roles.
In 2016, Margot Robbie tackled one of her most iconic roles to date: Harley Quinn in the D.C. Extended Universe (DCEU). She first appeared as the character in “Suicide Squad,” which became a commercial success despite mixed reviews. Her portrayal of the unpredictable and unhinged Harley Quinn garnered significant praise from fans and critics alike. Due to her immense popularity, Margot reprised the role in the spin-off film “Birds of Prey” (2020), where she not only starred as Harley Quinn but also produced the film.
Margot Robbie’s involvement in “Birds of Prey” marked the beginning of her foray into producing. She co-founded the production company LuckyChap Entertainment, aiming to produce compelling and diverse stories with a focus on female-driven narratives. As a producer, she worked on projects like “I, Tonya” (2017), a biographical film about figure skater Tonya Harding, for which Margot received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Margot Robbie’s career continued to soar, with more high-profile roles and accolades. She starred in films such as “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019), directed by Quentin Tarantino, where she portrayed actress Sharon Tate. Her performance earned her widespread acclaim and several award nominations.
In 2023, Margot Robbie was cast as Barbie in the Fantasy Comedy film “Barbie,” starring alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken. The casting generated excitement among fans, as Margot’s talent and charm made her a perfect fit for the iconic role. The movie promised to offer a fresh and imaginative take on the classic toy line, with a blend of fantasy and comedy.
In addition to her acting and producing endeavors, Margot remains committed to promoting environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment, using her platform to advocate for important social causes.
- I.C.U. (short film)
- The Big House
- About Time
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Suite Française
- Z for Zachariah
- The Legend of Tarzan
- Suicide Squad
- Goodbye Christopher Robin
- I, Tonya
- Peter Rabbit (voice)
- Mary Queen of Scots
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Birds of Prey
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (voice)
- Barbie (Upcoming)
In 2013, while filming “Suite Française,” Margot Robbie crossed paths with British assistant director Tom Ackerley, sparking a connection between them. The following year, Robbie made a significant decision, relocating to London with Tom Ackerley and LuckyChap Entertainment co-founders Sophia Kerr and Josey McNamara.
As time passed, Margot and Tom’s relationship blossomed, and they officially started a romantic journey together in 2014. After dating for a few years, the couple took their love to the next level, tying the knot in Australia in December 2016. The wedding was a joyous celebration of their love, surrounded by friends and family.
Currently, Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley call Venice Beach, California, their home. Embracing the laid-back and vibrant coastal atmosphere, the couple resides in this picturesque location, enjoying life together as they continue to make their mark in the entertainment industry.
Margot has an estimated net worth of about US$40 million.