Margot Elise Robbie is an actress who was born in Gold Coast, Australia. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist, and her father owned a farm. She has two brothers and a sister. Margot’s mother, Sarie Kessler, raised the three of them as a single parent. She rarely keeps in touch with her father. To support herself and her family, Robbie began working when she was 16. She worked hard and juggled three jobs simultaneously. She was interested in drama at school and completed her graduation from Somerset College.
At the age of 17 years, she went to Melbourne where she began acting professionally. Robbie began her career by starring in two Australian independent films in the year 2007, ICU and Vigilante. She managed to clinch the lead role in the feature film ICU solely by her spectacular audition. Commercials and guest roles became part of Robbie’s repertoire. In June 2008, Robbie played the role of Donna Freedman on a show called '
Neighbours'. Soon she became a regular cast member on the show.
In 2009, Robbie made many appearances to promote Network Ten. In the same year, she secured the "Generation Y" spot on the Network Ten show Talking ‘Bout Your Generation. At the Australian Logie Awards, she was nominated for The Most Popular New Female Talent. Robbie also became a Youth Ambassador for missing persons as part of the National Youth Week. After about three years of starring in ‘Neighbours’, In September 2010, Robbie made an announcement that she was to quit starring in the show to fulfill her dream of pursuing a career in Hollywood. At the Logie Awards that year, she was nominated for Most Popular Actress. (The nest paragraph shows a long and continuous sentence, so I have to cut it to two sentences.)
She made an appearance on a documentary special, which celebrated 'Neighbours' 30th anniversary and it was titled as Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite. It was aired in Australia and the UK in March 2015. Robbie's life then began a new chapter when she moved to Hollywood. She gave an audition for the series of Charlie's Angels in Los Angeles but was chosen to play the role of a flight attendant by the name of Laura Cameron in a TV drama called Pan Am. Unfortunately, due to falling ratings, Pan Am was not aired after one season. In May 2012, Robbie was cast in Richard Curtis' romantic comedy ‘
About Time’. In 2013, she starred in The Wolf of Wall Street by Martin Scorsese.
Her movies did extremely well at the box office and received positive reviews. She starred as Naomi Lapaglia, the second wife of Jordan Belfort and was praised by critics. At the MTV Movie Awards that year, she was nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance and won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer. In 2015, Robbie starred in a romantic comedy-drama film Focus. In the movie adaptation of Z for Zachariah, Robbie portrayed the character of Ann Burden. The film got good reviews, and her performance was praiseworthy. Robbie has several upcoming movies such as
The Legend of Tarzan,
Suicide Squad, and Harley Quinn to name a few, which are to release in 2016.
She will also star in ‘Dangerous Odds’, the film adaptation of Marisa Lankester's memoir and ‘Violent Talent by ’Matthew Michael Carnahan's. As far as her personal life is concerned, Robbie resided in
New York for many years and had been living with five of her friends in London since May 2014. Robbie met her English boyfriend, Tom Ackerley, on the set of
Suite Francaise and had been in a relationship with him since 2014. He is an assistant director.