Girl of the Week: Robin Tunney


Robin Tunney  was born in June 19th 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, to a car salesman father and a bartender mother. Tunney is Irish American; She graduated from Carl Sandburg High School in 1990. She then went on to study Art at the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

She more best known for her lead roles in the movie The Craft and the television series The Mentalist.

Shhad several recurring TV roles on Class of ’96Law & OrderDream On, and Life Goes On. She gave her breakthrough performance as a suicidal teenager in Empire Records, and attracted further attention by playing a witch in The Craft. She shaved her head for Empire Records and had to wear a wig in The Craft.

She starred in the pilot episode of House as a kindergarten teacher who collapses before her class and descends into dysphasia. She was credited as ‘special guest star’.

She portrayed Veronica Donovan on the first season of Prison Break, credited third after two main characters. Her only appearance outside of the first season was in the premiere episode of season two.

Tunney is currently starring opposite Simon Baker in the CBS drama series The Mentalist.

In 1997, Tunney married producer/director Bob Gosse. They separated in 2002. She is the cousin of Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney.

Secret Wish: To have  Ms. Tunney take a look at our legal briefs.

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