- 10:24 AM, Nov 18
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Robin (Jessica) Tunney studied acting at the Chicago Academy for the Arts and spent her summer performing in such plays, as "Bus Stop" and "Agnes of God". By the time she was 18 years old, she decided to relocate to Los Angeles with the hope to further her acting career. There, she landed recurring parts on TV series, like "Class of '96", "Law & Order", "Dream On", and "Life Goes On".
Tunney's performance as suicidal teenager Debra in the 1995 film "Empire Records" was considered as her breakout role that launched her career a notch higher in Hollywood showbiz. She continued earning wider attention with her portrayal of witch Sarah Bailey in "The Craft" the following year. In the next years, she steadily took on roles in notable features, including "Niagara, Niagara", "End of Days", "Vertical Limit", "House", "Prison Break", and "August".