Robin Tunney is an American actress. She is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon on the television series The Mentalist and her portrayal of Veronica Donovan on the first two seasons of Prison Break. Tunney made her film debut in the 1992 comedy Encino Man. She came to prominence with leading roles in the cult films Empire Records and The Craft.

She had leading roles in the action-thriller films End of Days, Supernova and Vertical Limit. In 2006, she earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of a victim of sexual assault in the independent drama Open Window. Her other notable film appearances include Cherish, The Secret Lives of Dentists, The In-Laws, Hollywoodland, August, The Burning Plain, Passenger Side and Looking Glass.

Birth Name

Robin Tunney







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Robin Tunney was born on the 19th of June 1972, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


She’s currently 47 years old.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign




She is of Irish descent.




Robin studied at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park in Illinois. Later, she attended Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago and the Chicago Academy for the Arts in Chicago.


Family Details

  • Father – Patrick Tunney (Car Salesman)
  • Mother – Cathy Tunney (Bartender)
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Robin Tunney has dated –

  • Bob Gosse (1997-2006) – In October 1997, Robin tied the knot with producer and director, Bob Gosse, after dating for a few days. However, the couple separated and finalized their divorced in 2006.
  • Andrew Dominik (2009-2010) – In 2009, Robin got engaged to New Zealand born Australian writer and director, Andrew Dominik but, they called off the engagement in 2010.
  • Page Hamilton (2010-2012) – From 2010 to 2012, Robin was in a relationship with musician Page Hamilton.

  • Nicky Marmet (2012-Present) – In 2012, Robin started a relationship with interior designer Nicky Marmet. The couple got engaged while on a vacation in Rio de Janeiro on December 25, 2012. They have a son named Oscar Holly Marmet (born June 26, 2016). On January 8, 2020, she gave birth to their daughter Colette Kathleen Marmet.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 57 kg
  • In Pounds – 126 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Robin is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon on the television series The Mentalist (2008–2015) and her portrayal of Veronica Donovan on the first two seasons of Prison Break (2005–2006).

Film Debut

In 1992, she made her theatrical film debut as Ella in the comedy film, Encino Man.

Television Debut

In 1991, she made her first television show appearance as Brooke in the romantic family drama series, CBS Schoolbreak Special. In 2007, she made her debut as a voice actress by voicing various characters in the animated comedy series, Robot Chicken.

Brand Endorsements

Robin Tunney has either endorsed or promoted brands like- Prada, Celine, Natura Bisse & NYDG Skincare.

Awards & Nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
1997 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight The Craft Won
1997 Volpi Cup Best Actress Niagara, Niagara Won
1999 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Niagara, Niagara Nominated
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress – Action Vertical Limit Nominated
2006 Boston Film Festival Festival Prize Open Window Won
2009 People’s Choice Awards Best New Series The Mentalist Won
2015 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Crime Drama TV The Mentalist Nominated
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress  Nominated

Robin Tunney Favorites

Her favorite thinks are unknown.

Robin Tunney Net worth

Robin Tunney has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Robin Tunney

  • Robin grew up in the Southern Side of Chicago.
  • Growing up, she was passionate about playing basketball.
  • She underwent reconstructive surgery on her knee in high school.
  • She happens to be best friends with the indie rockstar, Liz Phair.
  • In 2000 issue of Maxim, she was voted #59 on Maxim‘s Hottest 100 Babes of 2000 list.
  • In May 2001 issue, she was ranked #81 on Maxim Hot 100 2001 list.
  • In 2005, she was included in The 25 Sexiest Women of 2005 in Celebrity Sleuth (USA).
  • She has played the character named Zoe more than 3 times.
  • Robin has a dog named, Rufus.
  • She has appeared in the music videos like Breathe In by Frou Frou and Miracle Car by Sam Bisbee.
  • Robin was 44 years old when she gave birth to her first child.
  • In June 28, 2006, Robin finished second to Jason Alexander in the Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown contest, earning $200,000 for her charity of choice The Children’s Health Fund.


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