Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson

Oct. 26th, 1956
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 7

Rita Wilson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Midnight Caller TV Show
Midnight Caller
My Big Fat Greek Life TV Show
My Big Fat Greek Life
Legmen TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2009 - It's Complicated
2009 - Old Dogs
2009 - My Life In Ruins
2006 - Beautiful Ohio
2005 - The Chumscrubber
2004 - Raise Your Voice
2002 - Auto Focus
2001 - The Glass House
1999 - Runaway Bride
1999 - The Story of Us
1998 - Psycho
1996 - Jingle All the Way
1996 - That Thing You Do!
1995 - Now and Then
1994 - Mixed Nuts
1993 - Sleepless in Seattle
1990 - The Bonfire of the Vanities
1989 - Teen Witch
1985 - Volunteers
1980 - Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
1966 - Spinout

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Viola Walsh
Evie Michaels
Hester Crane
Nurse Lacey
Jess Gilchrist
Mary Ellen Klane
Carla McCabe
[Complete List]


  • Older sister, Lily (teacher); and her younger brother, 'Chris Wilson (IX)' (qv) is the composer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Sister-in-law of 'Jim Hanks (I)' (qv).
  • She originally met 'Tom Hanks' (qv) in 1981 on the set of _"Bosom Buddies" (1980)_ (qv) when she guest-starred as 'Peter Scolari' (qv)'s Satan-worshiping girlfriend. But their relationship wasn't kindled until they were reunited on the set of _Volunteers (1985)_ (qv).
  • Stepmother of 'Colin Hanks' (qv) and 'Elizabeth Hanks' (qv).
  • Her father chose to change their last name to Wilson, because that was the name of the street they lived on.
  • Attended Hollywood High School in California and later studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in England.
  • Half Greek (mother Dorothy, born and raised in a Greek village on the Albanian border) and Pomak (Bulgarian Muslim) from Bulgaria (father, born in Greece and lived in Bulgaria and Turkey, and who worked at a racetrack).
  • Made her Broadway debut as a Roxie Hart replacement in "Chicago".

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