Robin Jessica Tunney (born June 19, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon in the television series The Mentalist, as well as starring in Prison Break and the movies The Craft, End of Days, and Vertical Limit. Tunney was born in Chicago, Illinois to a car salesman father, Patrick, and a bartender mother, Cathy. Tunney is Irish American; her father emigrated from Ireland and grew up in Orland Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She was raised Roman Catholic, attended Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park and the Chicago Academy for the Arts in Chicago. and resided in Palos Heights, Illinois, also in the Chicago area. She is a cousin of Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney.
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