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Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney established herself as an award-winning actress in a series of independent films and has gone on to become a popular fixture in movies and on television while never straying too far from her indie roots.

Her first film was the teen cult classic Empire Records, which also starred Renee Zellweger and Liv Tyler. She next appeared in The Craft and Niagara, Niagara, for which she won the Volpe Cup for Best Actress at the 1997 Venice International Film Festival, and a Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress. Her additional feature film credits include Vertical Limit, Cherish, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Hollywood Land and Open Window, for which she won Best Actress at the Boston Film Festival.

Tunney most recently appeared on television in Prison Break. Her other series credits include roles in House, M.D., amd Law & Order. Her television movie credits include J.F.K.: Reckless Youth and The Two Mr. Kissels.

Tunney's more recent feature films include The Burning Plain and See Girl Run with Adam Scott. Born in Chicago, Tunney attended the Chicago Academy for the Arts. She lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is June 19.