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Rainn Wilson Biography

Birth Name:
Rainn Dietrich Wilson
Birth Place:
Seattle, Washington, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Attended NYU with Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Performed on Broadway in London Assurance and The Tempest
  • Cocreated and directed the clown and sketch comedy troupe the New Bozena
  • Played real-life Rolling Stone editor David Felton in Almost Famous
  • Breakthrough role was playing assistant mortician Arthur Martin in HBO's Six Feet Under
  • Formerly wrote a blog on NBC's website as his The Office character Dwight
  • Someone else now maintains the blog for him
  • Voiced the villainous alien Gallaxhar in 2009's Monsters vs
  • Aliens

Awards

  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner

Relationships

  • Robert Wilson -- Father
  • Shay Cooper -- Mother
  • Walter Mckenzie Wilson -- Son
  • Holiday Reinhorn -- Wife