1. She currently stars as Claire Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2014, making her the first actress to win a Golden Globe for a web television series.
2. Wright received Primetime Emmy nominations for House of Cards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
3. She then made the transition to film, starring in the romantic comedy fantasy adventure film The Princess Bride .
4. She has since enjoyed a successful career in the film industry, starring in various films, including the epic romantic comedy-drama Forrest Gump .
5. She will next appear in the superhero film Wonder Woman and will appear in the upcoming film Blade Runner 2049 opposite Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, slated for a 2017 release.
6. Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, to Gayle , a cosmetics saleswoman, and Freddie Wright, a pharmaceutical company employee. Wright was raised in San Diego, California.
7. She transitioned into feature film work as Buttercup in the cult hit The Princess Bride .
8. The latter role garnered her widespread critical acclaim as well as Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
9. Wright received her third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her role in the television film Empire Falls .
10. On January 12, 2014, she won a Golden Globe for the role, becoming the first actress to win the award for an online-only web television series; she was nominated for the same award the following year.
11. She received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 and 2014 for the same role.
12. Following season 4 in 2016, Wright stated that she felt Claire Underwood was the equal of Frank Underwood and demanded equal pay for her performance.
13. From 1986 to 1988, Wright was married to actor Dane Witherspoon, whom she met in 1984 on the set of the soap opera Santa Barbara.
14. In 1989, Wright became involved with actor Sean Penn following his divorce from Madonna.
15. Wright was offered the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but turned it down because she was pregnant.
16. After breaking up and getting back together, In February 2009, Wright and Penn attended the 81st Academy Awards together, at which Penn won Best Actor.