Jul. 7th, 1969
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Robin Weigert's Main TV Roles
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Weigert was born in Washington, D.C. of Jewish heritage. After graduating from Brandeis University in 1991, Weigert attended New York University, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in the Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. After a decade as a stage actress based in New York City, she moved to Los Angeles and has appeared in various movies, TV shows and mini-series. Weigert is best known for her much-lauded portrayal of the unkempt, foul-mooded, foul-mouthed drunkard Calamity Jane in the HBO television series Deadwood. In 2004, Weigert was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role. To date, her highest profile role in film has been as Hannelore in Steven Soderbergh's The Good German (2006), with her character featured on the film's official release one sheet.
- Her hero is her 95-year-old grandfather, Harold Laufman, a retired surgeon and author.
- Graduated from Brandeis University (Class of 1991).
- Says that she was the world's worst waitress and also worked as a receptionist.