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Rainn Wilson

Wilson at the Dan in Real Life premiere, October 2007
Born Rainn Dietrich Wilson
January 20, 1966 (1966-01-20) (age 42)[1]
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Spouse(s) Holiday Reinhorn

Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966[2]) is an Emmy-nominated and three-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. He is known for his roles as the egomaniacal Dwight Schrute on the American television comedy The Office, and Arthur Martin, assistant mortician in HBO's Six Feet Under. Dan in Real Life is a 2007 American dramedy film directed by Peter Hedges and released on October 26, 2007. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Seattle redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Holiday Reinhorn (born 1964 in Portland, Oregon) is a fiction writer known for her short stories. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The SAG Award for Best Cast in a Drama Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Dramatic TV. Winners and nominees 1990s 1994: NYPD Blue Chicago Hope ER Law & Order Picket Fences 1995: ER Chicago Hope NYPD Blue Law & Order... For other uses, see Six feet under. ... The SAG Award for Best Cast in a Comedy Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Comedy Series. ... This article is about the USA version of The Office. ... This article is about the USA version of The Office. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Dwight Kurt Schrute III is a fictional character on NBCs The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. ... This article is about the USA version of The Office. ... For other uses, see Six feet under. ...

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Biography

Early life

Wilson was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Shay Cooper, a yoga teacher and actress, and Robert G. Wilson, writer and business consultant. He attended Kellogg Middle School and Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington. He transferred to and graduated from New Trier High School after his family moved to Wilmette, Illinois to work at the Bahá'í National Center.[3] Wilson has a theatre background from Tufts University and the University of Washington, and has taught acting classes. He holds an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and was a member of The Acting Company.[4] While acting in theatrical productions in New York, he drove a moving van to make ends meet.[5] Seattle redirects here. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... For other uses such as Yoga postures, see Yoga (disambiguation) Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Sanskrit: योग Yog, IPA: ) is a group of ancient spiritual practices designed for the purpose of cultivating a steady mind. ... Shorecrest High School is a public high school in Shoreline, Washington (grades 9 through 12). ... Shoreline is a city located in King County, Washington, 15 miles (24 km) north of Downtown Seattle. ... New Trier High School (also known as New Trier Township High School or NTHS) is a public four-year high school with its major campus located in Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.A. and a second campus in Northfield, Illinois, with freshman classes and district administration. ... US Baháí House of Worship in Wilmette Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... This article is about the generally recognized global religious community. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Tufts redirects here. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... Tisch School of the Arts (known more commonly as Tisch or TSOA) is one of the 15 schools that make up New York University (NYU). ... The Acting Company (Group 1 Acting Company) Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliards Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed over 100 plays for over 3 million people in 48 states and nine...


Career

In addition to his starring role on The Office, Wilson has appeared as the eccentric Arthur Martin, the intern at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home on HBO's Six Feet Under. He has also appeared in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, NUMB3RS, and Entourage, in the latter portraying a sleazy entertainment journalist based on Harry Knowles of Aint it cool news. Wilson guest-starred as a murderous baseball fan in an episode of Monk entitled "Mr. Monk Goes To The Ballgame". He also appeared in the "Coyote Piper" episode of Charmed as an alchemist named Kierkan. On February 24, 2007, Wilson hosted Saturday Night Live, becoming the second cast member from The Office to host after Steve Carell. Wilson also appeared in ads for the 2007 United States women's national soccer team during the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup as public relations manager "Jim Mike". Wilson has also made a guest appearance in an episode of Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. The Office is an Emmy Award-winning American television comedy that debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005. ... The following are a list of descriptions for characters on the HBO television series, Six Feet Under which aired from 2001–2005 for five seasons. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Six feet under. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... NUMB3RS (pronounced Numbers) is an American television show produced by brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... Harry Knowles with Cole and Bobby of atthemovies. ... Screenshot of Aint It Cool News. ... Monk is an Emmy and Golden Globe winning U.S. television show about the private detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub). ... Pipers inhibitions are removed in Coyote Piper // Episode of the popular U.S. television series, Charmed Episode Number: 9 Season: 3 Production Code: 4300053 Airdate: January 11th, 2001 Writer: Krista Vernoff Director: Chris Long Spoiler warning: Piper is consumed with insecurities over her impending 10-year high school reunion... For other uses, see Charm. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... SNL redirects here. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962[1]) is a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American comedian, actor, producer and writer, who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. ... First International Italy 1–0 USA (Jesolo, Italy; 18 August 1985) Largest win USA 12–0 Mexico (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991) USA 12–0 Martinique (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 20 April 1991) Worst defeat USA 0–4 Brazil (Hangzhou, China; 27 September 2007) World Cup Appearances 5... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ...


His film credits include Almost Famous, America's Sweethearts, BAADASSSSS!, Galaxy Quest, House of 1000 Corpses, Sahara, The Last Mimzy, and the 2007 Oscar-nominated film Juno, in which he played Rollo, a drug store owner. He also appeared alongside Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the film My Super Ex-Girlfriend. This article is about the film. ... Americas Sweethearts (2001) is a romantic comedy film, directed by Joe Roth, starring Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack and Catherine Zeta-Jones. ... BAADASSSSS!, also known as How to Get the Mans Foot Outta Your Ass, is a 2003 biopic film directed by the films star, Mario Van Peebles. ... Galaxy Quest is a 1999 comedy film written by Robert Gordon and David Howard and directed by Dean Parisot, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Tony Shalhoub. ... For the song of the same name, see House of 1000 Corpses (song) House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and is his directoral debut as a filmmaker. ... The Last Mimzy is a 2007 science fiction family film directed by Bob Shaye and loosely adapted from the acclaimed 1943 science fiction short story Mimsy Were the Borogoves authored by Lewis Padgett (the pseudonym of husband and wife team Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Juno is a 2007 comedy film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. ... Luke Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American film actor. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a 2006 film released on July 21, 2006. ...


Wilson's next starring role will be in the film The Rocker, co-starring musician Teddy Geiger, which is due in summer 2008. Also expected in 2008 is Bonzai Shadowhands, which he co-wrote and co-produced. He wrote and is co-producing Renaissance Men, which is due out in 2010. He will be the voice of the villainous alien overlord Gallaxhar in the DreamWorks Animation film Monsters vs. Aliens. He has just joined the cast of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.[6] The Rocker is an upcoming comedy film expected to be released sometime in 2008. ... Teddy Geiger (born John Theodore Teddy Geiger II on September 16, 1988) in Rochester, New York is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... Monsters vs. ...


Wilson has his own blog on NBC's website called "Schrute-Space"[citation needed], in which he writes in character as Dwight. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the television network. ...


He hosted the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards on IFC.


In May 2008, he performed at the Echoplex in Los Angeles as part of T&E's Awesome Tour 2008.[7] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, is an American television series which premiered February 11, 2007 on Adult Swim. ...


Personal life

Wilson is married to author Holiday Reinhorn. They met in an acting class in college and married on the Kalama River. The couple have a son, Walter Mckenzie, born in 2004, and they currently reside in Agoura Hills, California. He and his family are members of the Bahá'í Faith.[8] Holiday Reinhorn (born 1964 in Portland, Oregon) is a fiction writer known for her short stories. ... Agoura Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, and has the zip code of 91301. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the generally recognized global religious community. ...


On Bill Maher's Real Time, Wilson describes himself as a diverse independent, voting for Republican, Green Party, and Democratic candidates. Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. ... GOP redirects here. ... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


Rainn is also a lead activist for universal education, particularly with girls in America and abroad. He continues to work to raise money to support educational initiatives around the world. In an interview he said, "I believe education is the most important thing in the world. It all begins and ends there. That is what the Foundation supports above all else. I wanted to support a place where basically every penny of a donation would go directly to make the world a better place. The Mona Foundation does that."


Rainn and his father, both art collectors, buy and sell fine art and represent contemporary artists on their website.


References

  1. ^ RainnWilson.net.
  2. ^ Biography | Rainn Wilson Fan Site
  3. ^ Estudillo, Terry. From Shorecrest "loser" to "The Office" poser. The Seattle Times.
  4. ^ Television Without Pity: "The B.J. Novak Interview" Accessed March 16, 2007.
  5. ^ MSNBC: "Rainn Wilson leaves cubicle for the big screen" Accessed March 25, 2007.
  6. ^ "Rainn Wilson Transforms Into a Professor = Just Jared", 2008-05-29. 
  7. ^ Awesome Tour Live 2008
  8. ^ March 19, 2007 issue of Time Magazine

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External links

  • Rainn Wilson at the Internet Movie Database
  • Schrute-Space - Wilson blogging in character as Dwight Schrute
  • Wilson Finds Himself Suddenly In Demand The Record (Bergen, NJ) 3/26/07
  • BWNS: Rainn Wilson talks about Hollywood, his family and the Bahá'í Faith
  • Interview with Rainn about education & Mona Foundation
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NAME Wilson, Rainn
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Wilson, Rainn Dietrich
SHORT DESCRIPTION Actor
DATE OF BIRTH January 20, 1966
PLACE OF BIRTH Seattle, Washington, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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Rainn Wilson’s desire to stretch himself as both a person and a performer has led him to the other side of the camera, as he’s begun the slow process of generating his own material.
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It didn’t take long for Rainn Wilson to discover that an actor’s life is not an easy one, as he spent much of the early years of his career taking on a whole host of odd jobs to support himself (he worked as a mover and a caterer, for example).
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