Margot Robbie was born in Dalby, Queensland, Australia and raised on the Gold Coast, spending much of her time at the farm belonging to her grandparents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist. Robbie attended and graduated from Somerset College. In her late teens, she moved to Melbourne to pursue an acting career. Her first break came when she appeared in two films directed by Aash Aaron - Vigilante (2008) and I.C.U. (2009). In 2008, she began appearing as Donna Freedman in the soap opera Les voisins (1985). The role and performance was popular and Robbie was nominated for several Logie Awards. She left the series in 2010 and set off to pursue Hollywood opportunities, quickly landing the role of Laura Cameron on the ABC drama Pan Am (2011). Margot made her big screen debut in Richard Curtis' romantic comedy-drama About Time (2013), and co-starred in Martin Scorsese's biography The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). In 2015, Robbie co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama Focus (2015); appeared in the romantic World War II drama Suite Française (2014); and starred in the sci-fi drama Les Survivants (2015). In May 2012, Robbie joined the cast of Richard Curtis romantic comedy About Time (2013), alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. "About Time" was released in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2013 and in the United States on November 1, 2013. The film received positive reviews and grossed $87 million on its $12 million budget. In June 2012, this was announced that Robbie was in talks to appear in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. In 2015, Robbie starred opposite Will Smith in the romantic comedy-drama Focus (2015). In the film, she plays an inexperienced grifter learning the craft from Smith's character. The film was released on February 27, 2015 to generally mixed reviews, however Robbie's performance was praised. In 2016, she headlined two summer blockbusters, first as Jane Porter in The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and then as the maniacal Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016).