Robin Weigert (born July 7, 1969) is an American television and film actress.

Life and career

Weigert was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Dionne Laufman and Berlin-born Wolfgang Oscar Weigert, a psychiatrist.[1] She is of Jewish heritage.[2] After graduating from Brandeis University in 1991, Weigert attended New York University, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in the Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[3] After a decade as a stage actress based in New York City, she moved to Los Angeles and has appeared in various movies, TV shows and mini-series.

Weigert is best known for her much-lauded portrayal of the unkempt, foul-mooded, foul-mouthed drunkard Calamity Jane in the HBO television series Deadwood.[4] In 2004, Weigert was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role.

In 2010, it was announced that Weigert would be joining the cast of the FX drama Sons of Anarchy. She plays the motorcycle club's lawyer.[5][6] As of 2014, she plays a recurring role on Chicago P.D..[7]


  • The Whip (2012, as audiobook narrator)



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Heart to Whitney
2001 The Sleepy Time Gal Hospital Records
2005 Loggerheads Rachel
2006 The Good German Hannelore
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire Brenda
2008 Synecdoche, New York Adult Olive
2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Aunt Trish
2009 My One and Only Hope
2009 The Undying Barbara Haughton
2012 The Sessions Susan
2013 Concussion Abby[8] Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2014 Pawn Sacrifice Regina Fischer[9]
2015 Take Me to the River Cindy
2015 Mississippi Grind Dorothy
2016 Pushing Dead Paula Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Twelfth Night, Or What You Will N/A Television film
1999 Law & Order Denise Luca Episode: "Gunshow"
2000 Mary and Rhoda Hostess Television film
2003 Angels in America Mormon Mother Episode: "Part 2 Perestroika"
2003 Law & Order Leanna Parks Episode: "Seer"
2004–05 Cold Case Anna Mayes 4 episodes
2004 Without a Trace Adina Paphos Episode: "Legacy"
2004 NYPD Blue Donna Traylor Episode: "Traylor Trash"
2004 Judging Amy Tina Stewart Episode: "Conditional Surrender"
2004–06 Deadwood Calamity Jane 30 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Diana Dino Episode: "Committed"
2006 The Unit Annette Terry Episode: "The Kill Zone"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Heather Stark Episode: "Recall"
2006 Numb3rs Elaine Tillman Episode: "Killer Chat"
2007 Lost Rachel 2 episodes
2007–08 Life Lt. Karen Davis 11 episodes
2008 ER Nicole Episode: "The High Holiday"
2009 United States of Tara Jenny Episode: "Snow"
2009 Private Practice Amelia Sawyer 2 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Eliza Green Episode: "Red Herring"
2010 Miami Medical Nurse Carol Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Law & Order Catherine Douglas Episode: "The Taxman Cometh"
2010–13 Sons of Anarchy Ally Lowen 15 episodes
2010 Hawthorne Sara Adams 4 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Hayden Tract Episode: "Sister of the Gunman"
2011 Grey's Anatomy Karen Lawrence Episode: "Free Falling"
2012 American Horror Story: Asylum Cynthia Potter Episode: "Tricks and Treats"
2013 Chicago Fire Erica Gradishar Episode: "Let Her Go"
2014 Chicago PD Erica Gradishar 5 episodes
2014 Once Upon A Time Bo Peep[10] Episode: "White Out"
2015 Marvel's Jessica Jones Wendy Ross-Hogarth 5 episodes
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Counselor Lisa Hassler Episode: "Depravity Standard"
2016 Damien Sister Greta Fraueva 6 episodes
2016 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Scatterspike (voice) Episode: "Strongarm's Big Score"
2016 American Horror Story: Roanoke Mama Polk 3 episodes