Robin Weigert

Robin Weigert (born July 7, 1969) is an American television and film actress. She is best known for portraying Calamity Jane on the television series Deadwood (2004–2006), for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2004, Ally Lowen in Sons of Anarchy (2010–2013), and Abby in Concussion (2013).

Robin Weigert
Robin Weigert 2021.jpg
Weigert in 2021
Born (1969-07-07) July 7, 1969 (age 53)
EducationBrandeis University (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1998–present

Early life and educationEdit

Weigert was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Dionne Laufman and Berlin-born Wolfgang Oscar Weigert, a psychiatrist.[1] She is Jewish.[2][3] After graduating from Brandeis University in 1991, Weigert attended New York University, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in the Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[4]


After a decade as a stage actress based in New York City, she moved to Los Angeles and has appeared in various films, television shows and mini-series.

Her theatre work includes Broadway productions of Twelfth Night directed by Nicholas Hytner;[5] and Michael Frayn’s Noises Off.[6] In the 2010 Signature Theater Company revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, directed by Michael Greif, her performance as the Angel was praised as ‘full of tenderness and wit’ by USA Today.[7] Other theatre credits include Pride's Crossing, A Place at the Table, Hamlet, Arms and the Man, Goodnight Children Everywhere, The Seagull, Madame Melville (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations),[8] as well as Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities at the Mark Taper Forum in 2012, directed by Robert Egan.[9]

Weigert is best known for her much-lauded portrayal of Calamity Jane in the HBO television series Deadwood, which ran from 2004 to 2006.[10] In 2004, Weigert was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role. In 2006, she won Hollywood Life magazine's "Breakthrough of the Year" award.[3] In 2019 she reprised the role in Deadwood: The Movie, which was nominated for 8 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie.

In 2010 she joined the cast of the FX drama Sons of Anarchy as the motorcycle club's lawyer.[11][12] In 2014, she played a recurring role as Erica Gradishar on the NBC series Chicago P.D.[13] Beginning in 2017, she appeared on the HBO series Big Little Lies as Dr. Amanda Reisman, sharing scenes with Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman.[14] She has also appeared in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's anthology FX series American Horror Story.


  • The Whip (2012, as audiobook narrator)



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Heart to Whitney
2001 The Sleepy Time Gal Hospital Records
2005 Loggerheads Rachel
2006 The Good German Hannelore
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire Brenda
2008 Synecdoche, New York Adult Olive
2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Aunt Trish
2009 My One and Only Hope
2011 The Undying Barbara Haughton
2012 The Sessions Susan
2013 Concussion Abby[15] Nominated—Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Nominated—Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2013 Gods Behaving Badly Vicky the Tree
2014 Pawn Sacrifice Regina Fischer[16]
2015 Take Me to the River Cindy
2015 Mississippi Grind Dorothy
2016 Pushing Dead Paula
2017 Please Stand By Officer Doyle
2017 New Money Rose Tisdale
2018 Cold Brook Mary Ann
2019 Bombshell Nancy Erika Smith
2022 Smile Dr. Madeline Northcott


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Twelfth Night, Or What You Will Television film
1999 Law & Order Denise Luca Episode: "Gunshow"
2000 Mary and Rhoda Hostess Television film
2003 Angels in America Mormon Mother Episode: "Part 2 Perestroika"
2003 Law & Order Leanna Parks Episode: "Seer"
2004–05 Cold Case Anna Mayes 4 episodes
2004 Without a Trace Adina Paphos Episode: "Legacy"
2004 NYPD Blue Donna Traylor Episode: "Traylor Trash"
2004 Judging Amy Tina Stewart Episode: "Conditional Surrender"
2004–2006 Deadwood Calamity Jane 30 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Diana Dino Episode: "Committed"
2006 The Unit Annette Terry Episode: "The Kill Zone"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Heather Stark Episode: "Recall"
2006 Numb3rs Elaine Tillman Episode: "Killer Chat"
2007 Lost Rachel Carlson 2 episodes
2007–2008 Life Lt. Karen Davis / Sgt. Karen Davis 11 episodes
2008 ER Nicole Episode: "The High Holiday"
2009 United States of Tara Jenny Episode: "Snow"
2009 Private Practice Amelia Sawyer 2 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Eliza Green Episode: "Red Herring"
2010 Miami Medical Nurse Carol Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Law & Order Catherine Douglas Episode: "The Taxman Cometh"
2010–2013 Sons of Anarchy Ally Lowen 15 episodes
2010 Hawthorne Sara Adams 4 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Hayden Tract Episode: "Sister of the Gunman"
2011 Grey's Anatomy Karen Lawrence Episode: "Free Falling"
2012 American Horror Story: Asylum Cynthia Potter Episode: "Tricks and Treats"
2013 Chicago Fire Erica Gradishar Episode: "Let Her Go"
2013 Full Circle Det. Karen Tanner Episode: "Celeste & Tim"
2014 Chicago P.D. Erica Gradishar 5 episodes
2014 Once Upon a Time Bo Peep[17] Episode: "White Out"
2015 The Following Judge Wallace Episode: "A Hostile Witness"
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Counselor Lisa Hassler Episode: "Depravity Standard"
2015 Marvel's Jessica Jones Wendy Ross-Hogarth 7 episodes
2016 Damien Sister Greta Fraueva 6 episodes
2016 The Night Shift Mrs. Dawson Episode: "Between a Rick and a Hard Place"
2016 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Scatterspike (voice) 2 episodes
2016 American Horror Story: Roanoke Mama Polk
2017 Fearless Heather Myles 6 episodes
2017, 2019 Big Little Lies Dr. Amanda Reisman 9 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2018 Dietland Verena Baptist 10 episodes
2018–2019 Berlin Station Jamie Hudson 3 episodes
2019 Deadwood: The Movie Calamity Jane Television film
2019 Castle Rock Chrysida Wilkes 3 episodes
2020 The Politician Andi Mueller Episode: "The Voters"
2021 American Horror Story: Double Feature Martha Edwards 2 episodes
2022 Julia Iris Wallace Episode: "Petit Fours"


  1. ^ "Obituaries". Washington Post. October 27, 2009.
  2. ^ Cohen, Benyamin (May–June 2006). "Robin Weigert". American Jewish Life. Archived from the original on May 8, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Robin Weigert - Profile by Benyamin Cohen" Archived May 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine May/June 2006, American Jewish Life Magazine
  4. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
  5. ^ Internet Broadway Database, Twelfth Night. Retrieved October 18, 2021
  6. ^ Playbill, Noises Off. Retrieved October 18, 2021
  7. ^ Signature Theater Blog. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  8. ^ Playbill, Robin Weigert. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  9. ^ Robin Weigert taps Brooke Wyeth’s mind in ‘Other Desert Cities’, Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2021. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  10. ^ "Deadwood: Up Close with Calamity Jane". August 11, 2006. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Exclusive: First pictures, exclusive details on the new 'Sons of Anarchy' season". Chicago Tribune. June 8, 2010.
  12. ^ "INTERVIEW - Robin Weigert talks personal conflict and moral ambiguity on 'Sons of Anarchy.' - The Nerd Repository". / November 5, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 26, 2013). "Terry Kinney Joins 'Black Box', Robin Weigert In 'Trending Down' & 'Chicago PD', Annabelle Stephenson Boards 'Revenge'". Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  14. ^ Fernandez, Maria Elena. "Big Little Lies Actress Robin Weigert on Her Pivotal Scene With Nicole Kidman". Vulture. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Robin Weigert on leaving TV (and her inhibitions) behind in 'Concussion'". Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "'Sons of Anarchy's' Robin Weigert Joins Bobby Fischer Pic 'Pawn Sacrifice' (Exclusive)". October 25, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  17. ^ "ABC 'Once Upon A Time' New Episode Preview: Prince Charming Josh Dallas Talks 'Chicago Fire' Robin Weigert Villain Bo Beep and 'Frozen' Anna Relationship [PROMO] [SEASON 4]". October 5, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2016.

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