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Luke Wilson

A multi-faceted talent whose projects have earned him praise from critics and audiences alike, Luke Wilson continues to display his versatility in his upcoming projects.

Wilson most recently appeared opposite Uma Thurman in Ivan Reitman's romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend. He also received rave reviews for his performance in The Family Stone, which co-starred Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson and Sarah Jessica Parker. Later this year Wilson will be seen opposite Ben Kingsley and Tea Leoni in John Dahl's dark comedy You Kill Me.

In May 2007, IFC Films will release Luke's directorial and writing debut, the romantic comedy, The Wendell Baker Story, in which he also stars. The film also features Owen Wilson, Eva Mendes, Will Ferrell, Eddie Griffin, Harry Dean Stanton, Seymour Cassel and Kris Kristofferson. His oldest brother Andrew Wilson co-directed the film.

Wilson made his acting debut in the critically acclaimed independent film, Bottle Rocket. Following Bottle Rocket, Wilson went on to appear in various cameo and supporting roles before winning a lead role in Dean Parisot's Home Fries opposite Drew Barrymore.

Luke re-teamed with Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson for 1998's Rushmore, which appeared on many Critic's Top Ten Lists, and then most recently in Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, in which Wilson appeared with an all-star cast that included Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, and Bill Murray.

In 2003, Wilson co-starred with Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell in the hit comedy Old School. Other recent film credits include Alex & Emma opposite Kate Hudson and Masked & Anonymous opposite Bob Dylan, Penelope Cruz, and Jessica Lange.

Wilson also appeared with Martin Lawrence in the hit comedy, Blue Streak, and opposite Heather Graham in Committed, which was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. He appeared in the smash hit, Charlie's Angels, and starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. In addition, Wilson reprised his roles for both sequels.

Wilson most recently wrapped production in Louisiana on the Sony comedy Blonde Ambition opposite Jessica Simpson.

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Luke Wilson Facts

Birth NameLuke Cunningham Wilson
BirthdaySeptember 21, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Luke Wilson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Rock Dog
Bad Seed
The Family Stone
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Old School
Outlaws and Angels
Legally Blonde
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