Though she remains best known for her long-running portrayal of Wild West hero Calamity Jane on the HBO period Western Deadwood, classically trained thespian Robin Weigert launched herself to stardom on the theatrical circuit, and had almost ten years of stage work under her belt when she finally moved into filmed roles in Los Angeles. An M.F.A. graduate of NYU's much-revered drama program, Weigert subsequently landed roles in such on- and off-Broadway productions as The Seagull, Noises Off, and Madame Melville. In terms of cinematic and television work, Weigert also gained recognition for her evocation of the Mormon Mother in HBO's Angels in America (which reunited her with Seagull collaborator Mike Nichols) and appeared in the Steven Soderbergh espionage thriller The Good German, opposite George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Weigert also guest-starred on episodes of Lost, The Unit, Cold Case, and Law & Order: SVU. In 2007, she joined the cast of the cop drama Life as the hardworking Lt. Karen Davis.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Was primarily a stage actress early in her career, with acclaimed turns in the plays Madame Melville, The Seagull and Noises Off, among others.
- Breakthrough TV role came with the HBO Western Deadwood, on which she played the tough-talking Calamity Jane.
- First major big-screen appearance was in Steven Soderbergh's 2006 drama The Good German.
- In 2007, landed the part of Lt. Karen Davis on NBC police drama Life.