Robin Tunney's major breakthrough role was as a suicidal teenager in Empire Records before receiving the leading role as a gothic witch in The Craft, alongside Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. Robin lost her hair for her role in Empire Records, and had to wear a wig in The Craft.
In 1997 Tunney starred in Bob Gosse's Niagara Niagara with Henry Thomas in a performance which garnered her the Best Actress award Vopli Cup at the 1997 Venice International Film Festival. Tunney also starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1999 action film End of Days. She currently stars as Veronica Donovan on Prison Break.
On June 28, 2006 Robin Tunney won the 5th table of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown's 8th season, finishing ahead of Christopher Meloni, Macy Gray, Joy Behar, and Andy Dick, moving on to the final table. The finale aired on July 5, 2006, where she competed against Jason Alexander, Michael Ian Black, Ida Siconolfi, and Keegan-Michael Key for the lion's share of the PartyPoker.net $1,000,000 prize pool. Tunney came in second, behind Alexander, and ahead of Black, Siconolfi, and Key. She played for The Children's Health Fund, which received $200,000 for her efforts.
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