Jan. 20th, 1966
Seattle, Washington, USA
6' 2 1/2"
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Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University of Washington, Rainn studied acting at NYU's graduate acting program and spent years doing theater both on and off-Broadway, on tours with the Acting Company and in region theatre including The Guthrie and Arena Stage.
Rainn co-created and directed The New Bozena, a sketch comedy and post-modern clown show which performed in New York and ended up doing a pilot presentation at Fox TV. He made his directorial debut with a short film based on the show.
After many years of working in TV and film, his breakthrough role happened, as Arthur, the odd love interest to the much older Frances Conroy on "Six Feet Under" (2001). His favorite role to date, however, is Bill Harris in the film, How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass (2003).
Rainn is a member of the Baha'i Faith.
- Originally came to Los Angeles with a theater piece entitled The New Bozena, a show he created off-Broadway.
- MFA in Acting - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1989)
- Deadpan character actor famous for his geeky, bespectacled loser, most notably on TV and, more recently, film.
- Got his start in theater as a member of the Acting Company and remained for several years. Appeared in Long Day's Journey Into Night at the Arena Stage and performed at the Guthrie and other theatrical venues as well.
- Rainn writes the blogs for his character Dwight Schrute on the website for his show _"The Office" (2005)_ (qv).
- He was born at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
- Played clarinet and bassoon in the high school band.
- Rainn is the co-creator and host of SoulPancake.com, a website that links spirituality and creativity and 'chews on life's big questions'.