Welcome to Simply Margot Robbie your best source dedicated to Australian Actress Margot Robbie who is best known for her roles as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Presently you can see Margot in Birds of Prey and Bombshell and this year as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad. Be sure to bookmark the site and check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info!

Welcome to Simply Margot Robbie your best source dedicated to Australian Actress Margot Robbie who is best known for her roles as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Presently you can see Margot in Birds of Prey and Bombshell and this year as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad. Be sure to bookmark the site and check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info!

Welcome to Simply Margot Robbie your best source dedicated to Australian Actress Margot Robbie who is best known for her roles as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Presently you can see Margot in Birds of Prey and Bombshell and this year as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad. Be sure to bookmark the site and check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info!

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Simply Margot Robbie

Birth Name
Margot Elise Robbie

Date and Place of Birth
July 2, 1990
Dalby, Queensland, Australia

5′ 6” (1.68m)

Star Sign

Trade Mark
Striking blue eyes

Tom Ackerley (December 18, 2016 – Present)

Early Life and Education

Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress and film producer who was born on 2 July 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia and grew up in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Margot’s parents are Sarie Kessler (physiotherapist), and Doug Robbie (former farm owner) and she has three siblings: Lachlan or “Lachie”; Cameron; and Anya. Margot grew up on a farm and she and her siblings were raised by their single mother and had minimal contact with her father. At the age of 16, Margot worked three jobs simultaneously in order to help make ends meet. She studied drama at school and graduated from Somerset College. At the age of 17, Margot moved to Melbourne to begin acting professionally.

Professional Career

Margot began her career in Australian independent films in the late 2000s. She began acting professionally in 2007, when she starred in two feature films, I.C.U. and Vigilante. After impressing the director with her performance during an audition, she won the lead in I.C.U. without an agent at the time. Margot also acted in commercials and had guest roles in The Elephant Princess and City Homicide as Caitlin Brentford. Margot began appearing as Donna Freedman on Neighbours from June 2008. Margot was originally appearing in a guest arc, but she was soon promoted to a regular cast member. Margot was nominated for two Logie Awards for her role as Donna. In early 2009, Margot appeared in various Network Ten promotions, featuring an ensemble of popular Australian faces on the network. In July, she filled the “Generation Y” guest spot on TV show Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. Margot also became a Youth Ambassador for missing persons as part of National Youth Week. In September 2010, Margot announced she would be leaving Neighbours after a little over three years in the role. Her final scenes aired on 26 January 2011.

Margot moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. During pilot season, she auditioned for the new series of Charlie’s Angels. However, the producers at Sony Pictures Television preferred her for the role of Laura Cameron, a newly trained flight attendant in ABC drama series Pan Am. Pan Am was unfortunately cancelled after one season due to falling ratings, despite receiving positive reviews from critics. In May 2012, Margot joined the cast of Richard Curtis’ romantic comedy About Time (2013) alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. About Time received positive reviews and grossed $87 million on its $12 million budget.

In August 2012, Margot was cast in her breakout role of Naomi Belfort, the wife of protagonist Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. The film received positive reviews and became a commercial success with a worldwide gross of $392 million and was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Critic Sasha Stone wrote “She’s [Margot] Scorsese’s best blonde bombshell discovery since Cathy Moriarty in Raging Bull. Robbie is funny, hard and kills every scene she’s in”. She received a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer. In 2014, Margot founded her own production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.

In 2015, Margot starred opposite Will Smith in the romantic comedy-drama film Focus. She plays an inexperienced grifter learning the craft from Smith’s character. Despite mixed reviews, Margot’s performance was praised with Peter Travers of Rolling Stone writing “Robbie is a wow and then some. The Aussie actress who made us sit up and take notice as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in The Wolf of Wall Street shows a comic flair backed up with beauty and steel. Even when Focus fumbles, Robbie deals a winning hand.” The industry was literally taking notice and Margot received a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Next, Margot played the leading role of Ann Burden in the film adaptation of Z for Zachariah with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film premiered on 24 January 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival and has since received positive reviews since its theatrical release. Margot’s performance was praised by critics with Drew McWeeny of HitFix writing “Robbie’s work here establishes her as one of the very best actresses in her age range today”. Margot then appeared in a documentary special celebrating Neighbours 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite. She also appeared in Suite Française (2015) alongside Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts, an adaptation of Irène Némirovsky’s novel where she met future husband British assistant director Tom Ackerley. The film received positive reviews. During this year Margot also made a cameo appearance in Adam McKay’s comedy-drama The Big Short, released on 11 December 2015.

In 2016, Margot co-starred with Tina Fey in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a film adaptation of The Taliban Shuffle playing the role of Tanya Vanderpoel, a British TV journalist. Later that year, Margot starred as Jane Porter in David Yates’s The Legend of Tarzan, opposite Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Margot went on to play the role of Harley Quinn in Warner Bros.’ DC Comics supervillain film Suicide Squad, as part of an ensemble cast that includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman. In May, Calvin Klein announced Margot would be the face of their Deep Euphoria fragrance. In July, Margot was confirmed to star in an adaptation of Matt Ruff’s thriller novel Bad Monkeys as Jane Charlotte. She will also produce the film for her production company LuckyChap Entertainment. In October, Margot hosted the season 42 premiere of Saturday Night Live, with musical guest The Weeknd. In December, Margot married her partner Tom Ackerley in Byron Bay, Australia.

In 2017, Margot starred alongside Domhnall Gleeson in Goodbye Christopher Robin as Daphne de Sélincourt, wife of author A. A. Milne. She next portrayed the American figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, written by Steven Rogers and directed by Craig Gillespie. Reviewing the film for The Boston Globe, Ty Burr wrote, “Robbie is taller, bigger than the tiny, fierce Harding, but she gets the athlete’s forward drive, and the anger that seemed to fuel the dynamo, and when life hands Tonya lemons, Robbie sets her jaw and bears down.” For her portrayal of Harding, Robbie was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was the first actress nominated for an Academy Award for playing a real-life athlete. Margot was next cast as Maid Marian in Marian, which she will also co-produce for her production company LuckyChap Entertainment. During this year Margot appeared in a commercial promoting Nissan electric vehicles.

In 2018, Margot voiced the character of Flopsy Rabbit in the animated/live-action film Peter Rabbit, an adaptation of the Beatrix Potter book series. She then starred in Vaughn Stein’s thriller film Terminal as Annie. She also made a cameo appearance as Audrey in Slaughterhouse Rulez, and portrayed Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots, opposite Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart. David Sims of The Atlantic dismissed the latter film as a “tawdry soap opera” but wrote that “with her little screen time, [Robbie] still manages to convey a real sense of resentment over Mary’s status as a more traditional queen”. Margot was nominated for both a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. In February this year, Margot was also announced as an ambassador for the luxury fashion brand Chanel and later she became the face of the company’s fragrance Chanel Gabrielle Chanel Essence. Fashion website Net-a-Porter ranked Margot as one of the best dressed women in 2018.

In 2019, Margot began the year producing and starring as a femme fatale in a period crime thriller set during the 1930s Dust Bowl called Dreamland. She went on to portray the actress Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in which she starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. In preparation for the role, she read the autobiography Roman by Polanski, who was married to Tate. Bradshaw of The Guardian wrote that despite a lack of female roles in the film, “Robbie gives a sympathetic portrayal of Tate”, and Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph considered a sequence in which Tate watches her own performance in a cinema to be the film’s “most delightful” scene. She served as an executive producer and appeared in an episode on the Hulu comedy series Dollface. Margot went on to play Kayla Pospisil in the drama Bombshell. Kayla is a composite character based on several Fox News employees and the film centres on the stories of various female personnel at the news network and their altercations with its chairman Roger Ailes. In preparation for the role, she created a fake Twitter account to follow conservative young women, and watched videos of Katherine Harris, on whom she based her character’s accent. Taking particular note of an “excruciating scene” in which her character is sexually harassed, Owen Gleiberman of Variety credited the actress for “let[ting] us feel the pressure-cooker agony of what’s going on inside her.” Manohla Dargis of The New York Times also opined that “it is Robbie — with her panicked, darting eyes and tensely resistant, then capitulating physicality — who conveys the horror of sexual harassment.” She received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Awards. During the same year, Forbes ranked her as the eighth highest-paid actress in the world, with an annual income of $23.5 million, and The Hollywood Reporter listed her among the 100 most powerful people in entertainment.

Margot is next set to reprise her role as Harley Quinn in various projects, including Birds of Prey. The latter is set to premiere in January 2020. She will also reprise her voice role of Flopsy Rabbit in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Margot has signed on to star and produce Matt Ruff’s thriller novel Bad Monkeys, and to star as Maid Marian in an upcoming biopic. She will also feature in Justin Kurzel’s war thriller Ruin and in a live-action Barbie film. Margot is also set to produce the drama thriller film Promising Young Woman, directed by Emerald Fennell.

Public Image

Several media publications consider Margot to be among the most talented and versatile actresses of her generation.  She is known for starring in both high-profile, mainstream productions and low-budget independent films, in which she has been able to showcase both her dramatic and comedic range.[89][90]

As her career in Hollywood films has developed, Robbie has become a successful and popular actress. For her role in The Wolf of Wall Street, Vanity Fair named her one of its breakthrough actors of 2013.[91] In 2017, she appeared on the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list, a compilation of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers in the world and was included on a similar list compiled by The Hollywood Reporter.[92][93] That same year, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world; Martin Scorsese penned the article in the magazine, referring to Robbie as having “a unique audacity that surprises and challenges and just burns like a brand into every character she plays. […] Margot is stunning in all she is and all she does, and she will astonish us forever.”[94] In 2019, Forbes ranked her among the world’s highest-paid actresses, with annual earnings of $23.5 million, and The Hollywood Reporter listed her among the 100 most powerful people in entertainment.[95][96]

Robbie has often been cited as one of the most beautiful and best-dressed actresses in the industry. Vogue has named her “one of the most glamorous starlets” and she was ranked as one of the best dressed women in 2018 and 2019 by luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.[97][98] In 2014 and 2016, she featured on AskMen‘s Top 99 Women, ranking among the top ten each year.[99][100] Also in 2016, Robbie was placed at number one on FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women list.[101] Since 2016, she has been chosen as the ambassador for brands such as Calvin KleinNissan and Chanel.[102] She was the last brand ambassador picked by Karl Lagerfeld before his death in February 2019.[103]


Personal Life

Written by Simply Margot Robbie, 2020.