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Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Beauty was always one of Margot Robbie's assets. Born with crystal blue eyes and model good looks, the Australian-born actress rose to prominence with roles that highlighted her physical beauty, such as Donna Freedman in the long-running soap opera "Neighbors" (Seven Network 1985, Network Ten 1986-2010, Eleven 2011-) and sexually tantalizing trophy wife Naomi Lapaglia in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013), before breaking through as the near-psychotic Harley Quinn in the DC Comics blockbuster "Suicide Squad" (2016). Robbie was born in the Gold Coast of Australia, where she spent much of her childhood at her grandparents' farm. After graduating from Somerset College in 2007, she began pursuing her acting career. Her first big break came when she starred in two Australian features, "Vigilante" (2008) and "I.C.U." (2009). Robbie then used the opportunity to audition for one of Australia's biggest soap operas, "Neighbors." Despite having thought she auditioned poorly, the show nevertheless wanted her to jump in for a guest character, an obsessed fan of Ty Harper (Dean Geyer) named Donna Freedman. However, she proved to be a terrific fit for the show and turned her character into a show regular. Robbie's startling physical beauty launched her into stardom in Australia, and she was nominated twice for a Logie Award for her performance as Donna Freedman. From 2008 to 2011, Robbie was a fan favorite on the show and ultimately left the show to pursue her dreams of Hollywood. Her first step of conquering Tinseltown came in 2011, when she was cast in the early '60s period piece drama "Pan Am" (ABC 2011-12). Robbie joined the show as part of an all-female lead cast who portrayed stewardesses of the iconic airline. Despite heavy promotion from ABC, the show was cancelled after just one season. However, she gained tremendous exposure for her next big project, "The Wolf of Wall Street," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life stock swindler Jordan Belfort. Robbie played Belfort's wife Naomi Lapaglia. She followed that well-received film with starring roles in science fiction thriller "Z for Zacariah" (2015) and twisty con-artist romantic comedy "Focus" (2015), opposite Will Smith. After small roles in World War II romance "Suite Française" (2015) and Adam McKay's real estate drama "The Big Short" (2015), Robbie reteamed with "Focus" directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, co-starring opposite Tina Fey in war zone comedy-drama "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" (2016). The same year, Robbie starred in a pair of highly anticipated summer blockbusters, portraying Jane Porter in "The Legend of Tarzan" (2016) and psychotic antihero Harley Quinn in DC Comics thrill ride "Suicide Squad" (2016). The latter proved to be her mainstream breakthrough, as her showy role as the one-time psychologist turned girlfriend/victim of The Joker proved the film's most compelling performance. Robbie celebrated her mainstream breakthrough by hosting the 42nd season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975-) in October 2016.
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