ABC's 'The Fix': From suburbia to stardom, how Robin Tunney took over the world

Robin Tunney was previously known for her roles in 'Open Window', 'End of Days', 'Vertical Limit', 'Prison Break', 'Mentalist' and many more


                            ABC's 'The Fix': From suburbia to stardom, how Robin Tunney took over the world

From being a daughter of a car salesman and a bartender, who raised her as a Roman Catholic, Robin Tunney has come a long way in life. Tunney, an Irish American who grew up in Orland Park a suburb in southwest Chicago, has been appearing on screens from the age of 19. But there are some fans who might not know a lot about Tunney who is currently in the news for her role in 'The Fix', a forthcoming series that will be released on ABC. Tunney was previously known for her roles in 'Open Window', 'End of Days', 'Vertical Limit', 'Prison Break', 'Mentalist' and more.

Actors Tim Kang, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, and Owain Yeoman attend the CBS 100 episode celebration of 'The Mentalist' held at The Edison on October 13, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
Actors Tim Kang, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, and Owain Yeoman attend the CBS 100 episode celebration of 'The Mentalist' held at The Edison on October 13, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Just like every other little girl, Tunney also imagined herself on stage and loved to be known and heard. At the age of 19, after she finished her schooling, Tunney did not pursue her degree. She quit and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Apart from her acting career, Tunney was also really into sports, especially basketball. According to TVOM, she also wanted to make it big in the sport. But to her bad luck, Tunney had a serious injury and had to have a knee reconstructive surgery, which ended up crushing her dreams of making it big in basketball. 

From then on, Tunney has made a huge name for herself in the industry. After moving to LA, Tunney appeared in many TV series as a recurring role. 'Class of '96', 'Law & Order', 'Dream On', and 'Life Goes On' are just a few to name. Following her recurring roles, Tunney had a breakthrough when she played the role of a suicidal girl in 'Empire Records'. She also shaved her head for her role, which just proves how dedicated she is to her work. Her fame increased even more for her role as a witch in 'The Craft'. 

Robin Tunney of 'The Fix' attends during 2018 Disney, ABC, Freeform Upfront at Tavern On The Green on May 15, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Robin Tunney of 'The Fix' attends during 2018 Disney, ABC, Freeform Upfront at Tavern On The Green on May 15, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

In 1995, Tunney got married to producer and director Bob Gosse. Sadly the couple got a divorce in 2006. In 1997, she appeared in Gosse's 'Niagara, Niagara' starring alongside Henry Thomas, This performance earned her the Best Actress Award for the Volpi Cup. Tunney rose from there and became even more famous when she starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'End of Days.'

Tunney has also starred in various pilots episodes as well. 'Class of '96', 'House', 'Prison Break', 'Cutters', and 'The Mentalist' are a few of the series she starred in when the show just started. While Tunney has fared well in her career, when it comes to relationships, she has had tough times in the past. 

Robin Tunney attends Entertainment Weekly Celebrates Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees sponsored by L'Oreal Paris, Cadillac, And PopSockets at Chateau Marmont on January 26, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
Robin Tunney attends Entertainment Weekly Celebrates Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees sponsored by L'Oreal Paris, Cadillac, And PopSockets at Chateau Marmont on January 26, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

After splitting from Gosse in 2006, Tunney got engaged to Andrew Dominik, an Australian writer and director for a year. In 2012 Tunney got engaged to Nicky Marmet, an interior designer. And ever since, the couple has been together. In 2016, the couple gave birth to their first son Oscar Holly Marmet. 

After her notable work in well-known movies and series, Tunney will now be seen in the forthcoming ABC  series 'The Fix'. Tunney plays the lead role as former prosecutor Maya Travis. Tunney portrays a complex character, who gets another shot at redemption when it seemed her professional life is almost over.