A member of Scisco Dei, a division of the Catholic Church that investigates demonic activity and performs exorcisms.
Before moving to Los Angeles to join the cast of HBO's Deadwood, Robin enjoyed a nearly decade-long stage career in New York. She has performed on and off Broadway, and was a nominee for the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for her work in Richard Nelson's Madame Melville. She has also had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with some of her favorite actors including Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, Cherry Jones, Patti LuPone and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, to name a few.
She returned to New York to play the eponymous Angel in the 2010 revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, which had a much celebrated (and many times extended) run at the Signature Theatre Company. This wasn't her first encounter with Kushner's epic masterpiece; in 2003, she played Mormon Mother in Mike Nichols' Emmy® Award-winning HBO miniseries of Angels in America, starring Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson and Al Pacino. The miniseries aired right as Robin's film career was beginning to take off, and there was a certain satisfying symmetry to the fact that the same play that had launched her off to LA was bringing her right back to New York - hopefully to inaugurate a new chapter of her career.
Robin's first break in film came when Steven Soderbergh cast her as Hannelore, the platinum blonde, Teutonic hussy in The Good German, starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Hannalore was no Calamity Jane, and that piece of casting set the tone for what was to follow; no two parts were even remotely alike. Susanne Bier (whose In a Better World recently won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film) cast Robin as Brenda in Things We Lost in the Fire, a movie that starred Benicio Del Toro and Halle Berry. Fragments, which followed in 2008, had a marvelous ensemble cast that included Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Josh Hutcherson. She played the controlling neurotic sister to Renee Zellweger in 2009's My One and Only. Fifteen pounds lighter, and covered in tattoos, she played the strung out stripper Olive in Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York. Rebecca Miller cast her as Julianne Moore's kind but clueless lover Trish in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009). These diverse parts, though small, were starting to add up; Robin was beginning to be known not just as that actress from Deadwood, but as an actress with range who could transform herself to the point of being almost unrecognizable from one part to the next.
In 2012, Robin had the great pleasure of acting with her friend John Hawkes, and falling in love with his character, in The Sessions. The film (under the title The Surrogate) won the Audience Award: Dramatic and the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Other diverse parts she has tackled more recently include a lead role as Abby in the low-budget film Concussion; it was an official selection for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Concussion is a smartly scripted character study. After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't live her life as if nothing has happened. The house, the kids and the wife - Abby needs more.
Robin had a recurring role as the stiletto-heeled powerhouse attorney, Ally Lowen, on the FX hit series Sons of Anarchy from 2010 to 2013. She also had a recurring role on NBC's Chicago P.D. Her most recent work includes the indie film, Take Me to the River, which screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the independent feature Pawn Sacrifice, in which she worked alongside Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Rabe. She can currently be seen in Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix.