The character of Harley Quinn in the 2016 film “Suicide Squad” was played by Australian actress Margot Robbie. “Suicide Squad” is part of the DC Extended Universe series of superhero films, and Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn, the manic and unpredictable accomplice-and-lover of the Joker, has been one of the most celebrated elements of the series.
Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn brought a manic energy and emotional depth to the character, contributing significantly to the film’s overall success. Her performance combined the character’s zany humor with a sense of underlying vulnerability, resulting in a complex and captivating representation of one of DC’s most iconic anti-heroines.
Harley Quinn was originally created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm for “Batman: The Animated Series” in the 1990s. She was later incorporated into the DC comic universe due to her popularity. She is known for her distinctive New York accent, jester outfit, and chaotic personality.
After the release of “Suicide Squad,” Robbie reprised the role in other DC Extended Universe films, including “Birds of Prey” (2020), in which Harley Quinn was the protagonist, and “The Suicide Squad” (2021). These films have further explored the character’s development and independence apart from the Joker, cementing Robbie’s status as the definitive live-action Harley Quinn.