Margot Robbie is an Australian actress who began her career in a few independent films and television series before relocating to the United States to pursue her Hollywood dream. She moved to Los Angeles after three years of working on the popular Australian TV show “Neighbours.” She has worked with well-known Hollywood actors and directors in just a few years in Hollywood, and has received critical and audience acclaim. She rose to prominence after starring in Martin Scorsese’s biographical crime drama ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ which earned her praise from critics. She quickly rose to prominence in films such as ‘Focus,’ ‘Suite Française,’ ‘Z for Zachariah,’ and ‘The Legend of Tarzan.’ In her most recent film, ‘Suicide Squad,’ she grabbed the hearts of the crowd with her depiction of Harley Quinn, a well-known DC Comics villain. With musical guest The Weeknd, she hosted the 42nd season premiere of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ She has been chosen to be the face of Calvin Klein’s Deep Euphoria fragrance for ladies.
Childhood and Adolescence
Margot Robbie was born in Dalby, Queensland, Australia, on July 2, 1990. She grew up on the Gold Coast and went to Melbourne when she was a teenager to pursue a career in acting.
Sarie Kessler, her mother, is a physiotherapist, and Doug Robbie, her father, is a sugarcane magnate. Her father abandoned them when she was a baby, and as a result, her connection with him is difficult.
Her mother and grandmother reared her, along with her three siblings, on their farm. Anya has an elder brother, Lachlan, and a younger brother, Cameron.
She has worked on the farm and even worked three jobs to help support her family when she was 16 years old. She enjoyed spending her free time on the farm surfing or hunting wild pigs.
Career of Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie began her acting career in 2007 with Aash Aaron’s two indie Australian films. ‘Vigilante,’ an action feature picture, was released in 2008, but ‘I.C.U.,’ a thriller, was not released until 2009.
She guest starred in two episodes of ‘The Elephant Princess,’ an Australian children’s television series, in 2008. In the same year, she appeared in a cameo role on another TV show, ‘City Homicide,’ and worked on several advertisements.
Her first major break came in the guise of a guest appearance. She made her debut as Donna Freedman on the Australian serial opera ‘Neighbours’ in June 2008. Her performance, however, impressed the filmmakers enough that she was cast in a regular role. She was a regular on the show until January of 2011. In 2015, she returned to the series for a special documentary commemorating the show’s 30th anniversary.
She traveled to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue a career in Hollywood and auditioned for the new season of ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ Instead, she was cast in the ABC drama series ‘Pan Am’ as Laura Cameron, a newly trained flight attendant.
In 2012, she landed her first major film role in the romantic comedy ‘About Time.’ Robbie appeared in the film opposite Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy, which was released in 2013.
Martin Scorsese, the legendary American director, placed her opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” in June 2012. The picture was a box office success and got five Academy Award nominations when it was released the following year.
In 2015, she released ‘Focus,’ a romantic crime comedy. She played opposite Will Smith in the film, which earned positive reviews from reviewers. She was cast in the starring role of Ann Burden in the science fiction film ‘Z for Zachariah’ the same year.
In 2015, she appeared in the film ‘Suite Française’ alongside Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Matthias Schoenaerts. In December of same year, she appeared in the film ‘The Big Short’ as herself.
Robbie’s debut film, ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,’ was released in 2016. In the film, she played Tanya Vanderpoel, a British TV journalist who was based on the book ‘The Taliban Shuffle.’
The action adventure picture ‘The Legend of Tarzan,’ which stars Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz, was released in July. Jane Porter, the female lead, was played by her.
In 2016, she reprised her role as Harley Quinn in the blockbuster superhero film ‘Suicide Squad.’ The picture, which stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman, was panned for its confused plot, but most critics praised Robbie’s performance.
Because of the excellent response to her portrayal of Harley Quinn, Warner Bros. has already confirmed that she will reprise her role in the spin-off film ‘Gotham City Sirens.’ She’s also a producer on the next film.
She’s been cast in the upcoming thriller ‘Terminal,’ which is set to hit theaters in 2017. In the biographical sports drama ‘I, Tonya,’ she will play the major role. Another biopic, based on Marisa Lankester’s biography ‘Dangerous Odds,’ will include her in the starring role.
‘Larrikins’ and ‘Peter Rabbit’ are two animated films in which she will provide her voice. In 2018, the films will be released.
Major Projects of Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie was recognized for her performance as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in the critically and commercially successful film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The film grossed $392 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing picture directed by Scorsese.
She is most recognized for her portrayal as DC villain Harley Quinn in the film ‘Suicide Squad.’ The film was a box office triumph, grossing a total of $745.6 million worldwide. While many critics were dissatisfied by the film, Robbie’s performance was appreciated and she received accolades and nominations for it.
Achievements & Awards
She was nominated for a number of significant prizes for her portrayal in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” She won the Empire Awards in the category of “Best Female Newcomer” in 2014.
Her performance in the film “Suicide Squad” is widely regarded as her best to date. In 2016, she won a Critics’ Choice Award for her depiction of the supervillain Harley Quinn, and in 2017, she got a People’s Choice Award for her portrayal of the supervillain.
Personal History and Legacy
Her single mother reared Margot Robbie and her siblings. As a gift for her mother’s 60th birthday, she paid off the whole mortgage on her mother’s home.
She began a relationship with Tom Ackerley in 2014. They first met on the set of ‘Suite Française,’ where Ackerley was the third assistant director. In December 2016, they married in a low-key private ceremony in Byron Bay.
Estimated Net Worth
Margot Robbie has a net worth of $26 million dollars.
Margot Robbie had to learn to hold her breath underwater for a long time for her role in the film “Suicide Squad.” She also had to go through six months of training before filming the movie.