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Rita Wilson is an actress who first donned her producer’s cap for the record-breaking box-office hit “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” She was the driving force behind bringing Nia Vardalos’ semi-autobiographical story to the screen with Vardalos as the lead. Wilson was honoured with the Visionary Award from the Producers Guild of America, and the film won the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Comedy, as well as Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Wilson recently reteamed with Nia Vardalos
Rita Wilson
Rita Wilson
Rita Wilson - © Kirsten Lara Getchell
as executive producer for “My Life in Ruins.”

In 2008 Wilson served as an executive producer on the Universal Studios hit film version of the ABBA stage musical “Mamma Mia!,” starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. Seeing the play in London soon after it opened, and loving the energy and ABBA music, Wilson felt immediately that it could be a wonderful movie. She got the ball rolling on the film before the play made it to audiences outside of the UK.

Film credits include "Larry Crowne," starring her husband Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, the Nancy Meyers film “It’s Complicated” with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, “Sleepless in Seattle” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, “Runaway Bride” with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, and “The Story of Us,” co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Bruce Willis. Other film credits include “Beautiful, Ohio” with William Hurt, “That Thing You Do!” with Tom Hanks and Liv Tyler, “The Chumscrubber,” with Ralph Fiennes, “Raise Your Voice” with Hilary Duff, “Auto Focus” with Greg Kinnear, Gus Van Sant’s “Psycho” and Nora Ephron’s “Mixed Nuts” with Steve Martin.

Wilson recently appeared on the New York stage in “Love, Loss & What I Wore,” written by Nora & Delia Ephron. In 2007, Wilson starred in the world premiere of Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted,” directed by Leonard Foglia at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Wilson made a personal dream come true and made her Broadway debut in 2006 as Roxie Hart in “Chicago: The Musical.” She also starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Dinner with Friends” in Los Angeles and Boston, directed by Dan Sullivan. Wilson works with the Shakespeare Festival/LA, a charity that provides free Shakespeare to the citizens of Los Angeles, as well providing a program for youths in the community.



On television, Wilson has foiled Larry David in “The Doll” episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has been girlfriend and mother to Kelsey Grammer’s “Frasier,” and co-starred as Susan Borman in HBO’s Emmy Award-winning miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon.” Wilson has “The Brady Bunch” to thank for her first professional acting job.

In 2007 Wilson made her directorial debut for Glamour Magazine’s "Reel Moments." “The Trap,” starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and Channing Tatum, also includes the song “Lessons Learned” by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren, and is performed by Wilson.

She has been a contributing editor to "Harper’s Bazaar" since 2006 and has also written for "Oprah Magazine," where readers have followed her thoughts on varying subjects from fashion to family.



RITA WILSON: FACTS

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Age: 58 years old
Birthday: October 26, 1956
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Margarita Ibrahimoff
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Husband: Tom Hanks (4/30/1988, 2 children)





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