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Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson recently wrapped his fourth season on The Office, the Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning series on NBC. Endearing himself to millions, he earned his first Emmy nomination last year in the Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Dwight Schrute, an eccentric paper salesman whose ego knows no bounds, dreams of being #2, and fervently torments his colleagues in his own lovable, pathetic fashion.

It has been said that the continual ratings growth has been in part due to a grassroots effort spawned by the cast's Internet blogs. Wilson, writing as his character Dwight, spends his on-camera work time scripting a hysterical recounting of Office events, discussing everything from the inter-office antics to the differences per Dwight between men and women.

Wilson was recently seen in the fantasy family feature The Last Mimzy. In Bob Shaye's resurgent directorial project, Wilson starred as Larry, a science teacher who gets caught up in a fantastical science-fiction ride when two of his students uncover a box of ultra-advanced toys with magical capabilities to bring them into the future. Other film credits include Ivan Reitman's comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Sahara, Baadasssss, Full Frontal, Almost Famous, America's Sweethearts, House of 1,000 Corpses and Galaxy Quest.

Prior to The Office, Wilson was best known for his role as Arthur Martin, the pitiable mortician's apprentice on HBO's Emmy Award winning television series Six Feet Under. He guest-starred on CSI, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dark Angel, and Monk, and he co-starred in the TV movie When Billy Beat Bobby.

Wilson honed his skills on stage. Credits include performances in two Broadway plays, London Assurance and The Tempest. He has also performed off-Broadway in The New Bozena, Plunge, Venus, Titus Andronicus, and Twelfth Night. He attended the graduate acting program at New York University.

Wilson currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction-writer Holiday Reinhorn, their young son, Walter, and their two pit bulls, Oona and Harper Lee.


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Rainn Wilson Facts

Birth Name Rainn Dietrich Wilson
OccupationActor
BirthdayJanuary 20, 1966 (51)
SignAquarius
BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA
Height6' 3½" (1m92)  How tall is Rainn Wilson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Monsters vs. Aliens
The Office: The Complete Series
Vector
House of 1,000 Corpses
Cooties
Galaxy Quest
Juno
The Rocker
The Last Mimzy
Sahara
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