Who is Robin McLeavy, “Hell on Wheels” star? Wiki Bio
Robin McLeavy was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 19 June 1981, so her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds Australian nationality. She is an actress, probably best known for starring in the TV series “Hell on Wheels” while she is also popular for being Joel Edgerton’s ex-girlfriend.
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Early life and education
Robin was raised an only child in Sydney by her father who is a car mechanic, and her mother who is teaching at a local high school.
Robin McLeavyHell on Wheels TV show (comes through Laramie, Wyoming in its last season)
She became interested in acting at the age of five when she started watching sitcoms with her mother, and after enrolling at elementary school, she joined its drama club and began appearing in school plays. When she enrolled at high school, she became interested in cars through helping her father, while also working on her acting skills, and she was also physically active practicing dance and playing soccer.
Upon matriculation, Robin attended Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in Kensington, New South Wales, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in performing arts in 2004.
Career as an actress
She launched her career as an actress when she portrayed Lola Stone in the horror film “The Loved Ones” in 2009, which also starred Xavier Samuel and John Brumpton – Lola comes up with a plan for revenge after she asks Brent to go with her to the prom and gets rejected. For her performance, she was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for best leading actress, which eventually went to Elizabeth Olsen for her performance in the horror film “Silent House”. In the same year, Robin played Stella Kowalski in the stage play “A Streetcar Named Desire”, and for her performance received the Helen Hayes Award for outstanding supporting performer.
— Robin McLeavy (@RobinMcLeavy) December 20, 2016
She went on to appear in the four-season long play “Holding the Man”. From 5 to 25 July 2010, Robin portrayed Isabella in the play “Measure for Measure” at the Velvoir Theatre, and also played Honey in the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” being nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for best supporting actress.
She gained recognition after being invited to play Eva Oates in the TV series “Hell on Wheels” which stars Anson Mount and Colm Meaney, and follows soldier Cullen Bohannon who, after his wife dies, starts seeking revenge. Robin was a member of the main cast from 2011 to 2016 when the series ended.
In 2012, she played Nancy Lincoln in the action horror film “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” which stars Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper, and follows ‘Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States who discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States, and he makes it his mission to eliminate them.’ She had her first voice role in 2015 voicing the Koala Nutsy in “Blinky Bill the Movie”, while one of her latest appearances has been in the TV series “Wu Assassins” in which she is portraying Maggie McCullough.
Love life and relationships
In October 2009, Robin met Joel Edgerton at an event organized for actors, started dating and were together for over a year before breaking up due to what appears to be jealousy issues. Rumor has it that the two started dating once again in 2013, and that they were together for a year before splitting.
Robin has been in several other relationships, but has been keeping the details of her love life hidden, however, she was seen walking hand in hand with a mysterious man in 2017, and the two were seen by her fans several times after that before their alleged split.
Robin is currently single, hasn’t married, and has no children.
Hobbies and other relationships
Robin enjoys being active, and spends very little time at home as she believes it makes her anxious and depressed. She goes to the gym several times per week, while she also likes walking around the city, riding a bike, or going ice skating. She has her own favorites when it comes to Hollywood actors and actresses who are Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, and Natalie Portman while some of her favorite movies include “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “When Harry Met Sally”, and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
She is keen on travelling and has been to many US states to shoot for the movies she has appeared in, while she has also been to England, Spain, China and Japan. Robin is a lover of animals who prefers cats over dogs, but still has two pet cats and a pet dog. She is a philanthropist who has donated money to charity organizations several times.
Appearance and net worth
Robin is 38 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.
Who is Joel Edgerton, Robin’s ex-boyfriend?
Joel Edgerton was born in Prospect, New South Wales, Australia, on 23 June 1974 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds Australian nationality.
He is an actor and a filmmaker, known from starring in movies such as “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones”, and “The Great Gatsby”.
He was raised by his father Michael who is a solicitor, and his mother Marianne Margarethe van Dort who is originally from Denmark. Joel attended The Hills Grammar School before enrolling at the University of Western Sydney’s Nepean Drama School, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996. Joel gained recognition after being cast to portray young Owen Lars in the science fiction film “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones”, and then appeared in its sequel “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”.
He appeared in the film “The Secret Life of Us” winning an AACTA Award for his performance, and has since appeared in several other critically acclaimed films, such as “The Great Gatsby” in 2013, “Exodus Gods and Kings” in 2014, and “The Gift” in 2015 among others. Some of his latest appearances have been in movies “Boy Erased” in 2018, “The King” in 2019, and “The Green Knight” in 2020.
Joel is a philanthropist, and is currently serving as the ambassador of The Fred Hollows Foundation which has the goal of improving the eyesight of Aboriginal Australians, also in other less developed countries. As he has explained it, Joel sees working with The Fred Hollows Foundation as ‘an escape from the materialistic life that often surrounds an actor.’