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Mara Wilson is an American writer and former actress

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BirthdayJuly 24, 1987
NationalityAmerican
FamousBisexual, New York University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Writers, Non-Fiction Writers
City/StateCalifornia
Siblingsand Anna, Danny, Joel, Jon
Known asMara Elizabeth Wilson
Universities
  • New York University
  • New York University
Notable Alumnis
  • New York University
Birth PlaceBurbank, California
Height154cm
GenderFemale
FatherMichael Wilson
MotherSuzie Wilson
Sun SignLeo
Born inBurbank, California
Famous asWriter, Actress
Socials

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Who is Mara Wilson?

Mara Elizabeth Wilson is an American writer and former actress, known for her roles in films such as ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and ‘Thomas and the Magic Railroad’. She was born in Burbank, California in the US. She wanted to act from an early age though her parents did not support her initially. She first appeared in commercials, after which she auditioned for the comedy film ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and won the role of Natalie Hillard. The film was a commercial success and reviews were mostly positive as well. In the ensuing years, she appeared in the children’s film ‘Matilda’ and the fantasy adventure movie ‘Thomas and the Magic Railroad’ where she portrayed one of the main characters. After appearing in a series of guest roles in numerous TV series, Mara Wilson retired from acting to pursue a writing career. As a writer, she wrote the play ‘Sheeple’ which was produced in 2013 for the New York International Fringe Festival. Throughout her career, she has been nominated for, and has won, several awards. She won the Young Star Award for her performance in the film ‘Matilda’ and received the Showest Award in 1995 for Young Star of the Year.

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Career

Mara Wilson began her acting career appearing in commercials for Lunchables, Texaco, Bank of America, and Marshall’s. In 1993, she auditioned for a role in the comedy film ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and won the role of Natalie Hillard. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film did quite well commercially and reviews were mostly positive as well. It also featured actors like Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan.

She was next seen in the Christmas fantasy film ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, which is the fourth remake of the 1947 film of the same name. She then played a recurring role in the TV series ‘Melrose Place’ in 1994. The same year, she was also seen in the TV film ‘A Time to Heal’.

In 1996, she was seen in the children’s fantasy comedy film ‘Matilda’ which was directed, produced, and narrated by Danny DeVito, who also played one of the main roles. The film was based on a 1988 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Wilson won the Young Star Award for her performance and was nominated for a Saturn Award and a Young Artist Award.

In 1997, she appeared in the fantasy comedy film ‘A Simple Wish,’ which was a critical and commercial failure. However, Wilson was nominated for multiple awards for her performance. In 1999, she was seen in another TV film ‘Balloon Farm’.

In 2000, she appeared in her last major role on the big screen by playing Lily Stone in the movie ‘Thomas and the Magic Railroad’. It was based on the children’s book series ‘The Railway Series’.

In 2016, she played a guest role in the TV show ‘Broad City’. She next played a recurring voice role in the animated series ‘BoJack Horseman’. She has also appeared in various web series.

As a writer, she wrote the play ‘Sheeple’ which was produced in 2013 for New York International Fringe Festival’. She is also the author of the book ‘Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame’ (2016).

Personal Life

Mara Wilson was born on 24th July 1987 in Burbank, California, in the US. Her father Mike Wilson was a TV broadcast engineer while her mother Suzie Wilson was a homemaker. She has four siblings, a younger sister named Anna and three older brothers named Danny, John, and Joel. She was inspired to pursue acting after watching her brother Danny act. She was raised Jewish though she became an atheist at the age of 15. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and passed away in 1996.

She was diagnosed with OCD when she was 12. She has also suffered from anxiety and depression.

She came out as bisexual in 2016.

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Mara Wilson biography timelines

  • // 1947 To 1994
    She was next seen in the Christmas fantasy film ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, which is the fourth remake of the 1947 film of the same name. She then played a recurring role in the TV series ‘Melrose Place’ in 1994. The same year, she was also seen in the TV film ‘A Time to Heal’.
  • // 1988 To 1996
    In 1996, she was seen in the children’s fantasy comedy film ‘Matilda’ which was directed, produced, and narrated by Danny DeVito, who also played one of the main roles. The film was based on a 1988 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Wilson won the Young Star Award for her performance and was nominated for a Saturn Award and a Young Artist Award.
  • // 1993
    Mara Wilson began her acting career appearing in commercials for Lunchables, Texaco, Bank of America, and Marshall’s. In 1993, she auditioned for a role in the comedy film ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and won the role of Natalie Hillard. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film did quite well commercially and reviews were mostly positive as well. It also featured actors like Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan.
  • // 1997 To 1999
    In 1997, she appeared in the fantasy comedy film ‘A Simple Wish,’ which was a critical and commercial failure. However, Wilson was nominated for multiple awards for her performance. In 1999, she was seen in another TV film ‘Balloon Farm’.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she appeared in her last major role on the big screen by playing Lily Stone in the movie ‘Thomas and the Magic Railroad’. It was based on the children’s book series ‘The Railway Series’.
  • // 2013 To 2016
    As a writer, she wrote the play ‘Sheeple’ which was produced in 2013 for New York International Fringe Festival’. She is also the author of the book ‘Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame’ (2016).
  • // 2016
    In 2016, she played a guest role in the TV show ‘Broad City’. She next played a recurring voice role in the animated series ‘BoJack Horseman’. She has also appeared in various web series.
  • // 2016
    She came out as bisexual in 2016.

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Mara Wilson's FAQ

  • What is Mara Wilson birthday?

    Mara Wilson was born at 1987-07-24

  • Where is Mara Wilson's birth place?

    Mara Wilson was born in Burbank, California

  • What is Mara Wilson nationalities?

    Mara Wilson's nationalities is American

  • Who is Mara Wilson siblings?

    Mara Wilson's siblings is and Anna, Danny, Joel, Jon

  • What was Mara Wilson universities?

    Mara Wilson studied at New York University, New York University

  • What was Mara Wilson notable alumnis?

    Mara Wilson's notable alumnis is New York University

  • How tall is Mara Wilson?

    Mara Wilson's height is 154

  • Who is Mara Wilson's father?

    Mara Wilson's father is Michael Wilson

  • Who is Mara Wilson's mother?

    Mara Wilson's mother is Suzie Wilson

  • What is Mara Wilson's sun sign?

    Mara Wilson is Leo

  • How famous is Mara Wilson?

    Mara Wilson is famouse as Writer, Actress

  • What is Mara Wilson's twitter?

    Mara Wilson's twitter is https://twitter.com/mnwriter4life/

  • What is Mara Wilson's instagram?

    Mara Wilson's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/marawritess/

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