Robin Weigert Biography, Quotes, Career, Films, and Early Life

Robin Weigert Biography

Robin Weigert is an American television and film actress best known for her role as Calamity Jane in the HBO series Deadwood from 2004-06. Her role in the series garnered her a nomination for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Before she began acting, she graduated from Brandeis University in 1991 and moved up to New York University, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in the Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. After this, she became a stage actress based in New York City.

Robin Weigert Early Life

Robin Weigert was born on the 7th of July 1969 in Washington DC in the United States to Dione Laufman and Wolfgang Oscar Weigert, a psychiatrist. Her family is of the Jewish religion.

Robin Weigert Career

Before acting, she worked as a waitress, an experience so bad that she referred to herself as the worst Waitress. Along with this, she has also worked as a receptionist. She was inspired in her works by her grandfather, a retired surgeon, and author.
Robin started off her career as a stage actress soon after she completed her studies. She spent over 10 years acting on stage productions until she moved to Los Angeles marking her transition to film and Television productions. In the time she was playing in theatre, she took part in productions both on and off Broadway and even got nominations for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for her work in Richard Nelson’s Madame Melville. Her best-known role is as an unkempt, cantankerous and foul-mouthed drunkard named Calamity Jane in the HBO series Deadwood which aired from 2004-06. The role was a major breakthrough for her since it was soon followed by a nomination for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 and a win at the Hollywood Life magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year” award.
She also played in the American crime tragedy TV series Sons of Anarchy which aired from 2008 to 2014. There was an announcement in 2010 that stated that she would join the cast of the show as the motorcycle club’s lawyer. She played a recurring role in 5 episodes of the American Police procedural drama Chicago P.D. In 2012, she narrated the audiobook, The Whip authored by Karen Kondazian. In 2017, she played as Dr. Amanda Reisman in another HBO series Big Little Lies in 2017 alongside Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman.

Robin Weigert Filmography


  • Please Stand By in 2017 as Officer Doyle
  • New Money in 2017 as Rose Tisdale
  • Pushing Dead as Paula in 2016
  • Take Me To The River as Cindy in 2015
  • Mississippi Grind as Dorothy in 2015
  • Pawn Sacrifice as Regina Fischer in 2014
  • Concussion in 2013 as Abby
  • The Sessions as Susan in 2012
  • The Private Lives of PippaLee in 2009 as Aunt Trish
  • My One and Only as Hope in 2009
  • The Undying as Barbara Hughton in 2009
  • Synecdoche, New York as Adult Olive in 2008
  • Things we lost in the Fire in 2007 as Brenda
  • The Good German as Hannelore in 2006
  • Loggerheads as Rachel in 2005
  • The Sleepy Time Gal as Hospital Records in 2001
  • Heart to as Whitney in 1999


  • Deadwood in 2019 as Calamity Jane (TV Film)
  • Dietland as Verena Baptist in 2018
  • Berlin Station as Jamie Hudson from 2018-19
  • Big Little Lies as Dr. Amanda Reisman in 2017
  • Fearless as Heather Myles in 2017
  • Damien as Sister Greta Fraueva in 2016
  • The Night Shift in 2016 as Mrs. Dawson
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise as the voice ofScatterspike in 2016
  • American Horror Story: Roanoke as Mama Polk in 2016
  • The Following as Judge Wallace in 2015
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Counselor Lisa Hassler in 2015
  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones as Wendy Ross-Hogarth in 2015
  • Chicago P.D. as Erica Gradishah in 2014
  • Once Upon A time as Bo Peep in 2014
  • American Horror Story: Asylum as Cynthia Potter in 2012
  • Law & Order: L.A. in 2011 as Hayden Tract
  • Grey’s Anatomy as Karen Lawrence in 2011
  • The Mentalist as Eliza Green in 2010
  • Miami Medical as Nurse Carol in 2010
  • Law & Order as Catherine Douglas in 2010
  • Sons of Anarchy as Ally Lowen from 2010-13
  • Hawthorne as Sara Adams in 2010
  • ER as Nicole in 2008
  • Lost as Rachel in 2007
  • Life as Lt. Karen Davis in 2007-08
  • The Unit as Annette Davis in 2006
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Heather Stark in 2006
  • Numb3rs as Elaine Tillman in 2006
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Dr. Diana Dino in 2005
  • Without a Trace in 2004 as Adina Paphos
  • NYPD Blue as Donna Taylor in 2004
  • Judging Amy as Tine Stewart in 2004
  • Deadwood as Calamity Jane from 2004-06
  • Angels in America as Mormon Mother in 2003
  • Law & Order as Leanna Parks in 2003
  • Mary and Rhoda as Hostess in 2000
  • Law & Order as Denise Luca in 1999
  • Twelfth Night, Or What You Will in 1998

Robin Weigert Quotes

We romanticize the past with an illusion that we’d know how we’d fit.
Television has changed. Some feels like good old-fashioned TV, and some of it feels more filmic and more natural and more nuanced. I don’t think there’s any clear line any longer between film and TV.
The Deadwood dirt they painted on us with powder. The air always smelled of livestock and something burning, gave a sooty, dense feel to the air. It was a mixture of odors.

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