Robin Tunney (born June 19, 1972 in Chicago) is an American actress.
- Life Goes On (1991) as Mary
- Encino Man (1992) as Ella
- Law & Order (1994) as Jill Templeton
- Empire Records (1995) as Debra
- The Craft (1996) as Sarah Bailey
- End of Days (1999) as Christine York
- Supernova (2000) as Danika Lund
- Vertical Limit (2000) as Annie Garrett
- The In-Laws (2003) as Angela Harris
- The Twilight Zone (2003) as Edie Durant
- House (2004, pilot) as Rebecca Adler
- Prison Break (2005-2006) as Veronica Donovan
- The Darwin Awards (2006) as Zoe
- Hollywoodland (2006) as Leonore Lemmon
- Robot Chicken (2007) as Madame Razz / Entrapta / Carole Demas
- The Mentalist (2008-2015) as Teresa Lisbon
- Love (2016) as the SLAA woman
- Insatiable (2018) as Brandylynn Huggens
Tropes associated with her work:
- Actor-Shared Background: She's from Chicago, like her character in The Mentalist.
- Awesome, Dear Boy:
- She did Empire Records precisely because she'd always wanted to have a shaved head.
- Investigating Sex - a comedy about people in the 1920s discussing sex - she did because of how funny the script was.
- Dawson Casting: Sarah in The Craft is seventeen. Robin was twenty-one.
- Dyeing for Your Art: She shaved her head on screen for Empire Records.
- Method Acting: For Vertical Limit, she spent five weeks learning how to climb.
- Playing Against Type: When auditioning for The Craft, she was actually going for Bonnie and was shocked that she was asked to be Sarah instead."I was like 'I'm a character actress, I can't play The Ingenue lead'."
- Real Life Writes the Hairstyle: She was growing out her hair after the above-mentioned head shave by the time The Craft came along, and had a "very cute pixie" that the director liked. However, the studio insisted she wear a wig to play Sarah.