About Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson is an actor/writer/producer from America. He is widely famous for his portrayal of Dwight Schrute in the 2005 to 2013 NBC sitcom “The Office.” He has also made appearances in “Galaxy Quest,” “Juno,” “The Life Coach,” “Army of One,” “Shimmer Lake,” “The Meg,” “Six Feet Under,” “Entourage,” “Backstrom,” and several other films and television series.

 In twenty-seven years, the fifty-four-year-old veteran actor has made appearances in over thirty films, several theatre productions, and twenty-five television series. He has also done voice roles for numerous characters in cinema and television. For his acting performances, Wilson has also won quite a lot of award nominations.

Quick Info
Full NameRainn Dietrich Wilson
Date of BirthJanuary 20, 1966
Birth PlaceSeattle, Washington, U.S.
Parent(s)Shay Cooper and Robert G. Wilson
OccupationActor, Writer, Producer
Spouse(s)Holiday Reinhorn ​(m. 1995)
Net WorthUS $14 million

Early Life

Rainn Dietrich Wilson was born to Shay Cooper and Robert G. Wilson on 20th January 1966 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. His father worked as a business consultant and wrote novels while his mother was an actress and worked as a yoga teacher. He used to play clarinet and bassoon for his high school band.

He completed his primary schooling from Kellog Middle School and attended Shorecrest High School. He then transferred to New Trier High School and completed his high school studies. He then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of Washington in 1986. He also has a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from Tisch School of the Arts.

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Early Career

Rainn Wilson started his acting from a career in theatre during his years at the University. He had performed acts with Public Theater, The Guthrie Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and a few other groups. Rainn was also part of The Acting Company during his years at New York University. He also worked as a van driver while struggling to pursue a career in acting.


In Television

Rainn Wilson’s first television appearance was in the 1997 soap opera “One Life to Live.” He played Casey Keegan in the show. He then featured in the 1999 television film “The Expendables” as Newman. In 2000, he made an appearance in “Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour” but was uncredited for his screen time. He has also made appearances in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

His first long stand in a television series was as Arthur Martin in the drama series “Six Feet Under.” He featured in thirteen episodes of the series from 2003 to 2005. For his performance in the series, he had also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and other casts of the series.

In 2005, he featured Dwight Schrute in the mockumentary sitcom “The Office,” which was on the air from 2005 to 2013. His performance in the series is his most famous role in television. He played the character for all 201 episodes of the series. His performance in “The Office” won him twenty award nominations, including three Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.

Rainn Wilson has also made appearances in “Family Guy,” “Reno 911!”, “Rove LA,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, “Roadies,” “Solar Opposites,” and a few other series. He provided the voice for Rattleballs, Dr. Po, Harry Mudd, and Dwight Schrute in various animated television series. He will also be featuring in the upcoming series “Home Movie: The Princess Bride” and “Utopia.”

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In film

He debuted in the film industry from the 1999 sci-fi comedy “Galaxy Quest” as Lahnk. He was then seen in “Almost Famous” as David Felton, the following year. In 2001, he made an appearance in “America’s Sweethearts” as Dave O’Hanlon. He also featured in the 2003 black horror-comedy “House of 100 Corpses” as Bill Hudley. The film made a collection of $16.8 million in the box-office against a $7 million budget.

He also made presences in “Baadasssss!”, “Sahara,” “The Life Coach,” “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” and “Juno” from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, he portrayed Robert Fishman in the comedy film “The Rocker.” The film was an average critical hit and underperformed at the box-office, making a collection of just $8 million against a $15 million budget.

His other films include “Super,” “Army of One,” “Permanent,” “Shimmer Lake,” “The Meg,” “Brightburn,” “Blackbird,” and “Don’t Tell a Soul.” He has done voice roles for Lex Luthor in “Justice League Dark: Apokolips War,” “Batman: Hush” and “Reign of the Superman,” Gargamel in “Smurfs: The Lost Village” and Gallaxhar in “Monsters vs. Aliens.” He is also the Executive Producer of “Super” and “Where in the Hell is the Lavender House?”.

He is also the author of the books “Soul Pancake” and “The Bassoon King.”


From 1993 to present, Rainn Wilson has nominated for about thirty award functions; most of the nominations are for his “The Office” performance. He has won ten of them, including three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Personal Life

Rainn Wilson is married to Holiday Reinhorn since 1995 and has a son from the relationship. He has a bit of Norwegian ancestry and is a member of the Baha’i Faith. He is a big fan of playing chess in his free time. Wilson is also a member of the Mona Foundation and the co-founder of the charitable organization of Lidè Haiti. Wilson is an animal lover and owns three dogs, a donkey, a zonkey, and two pigs. He currently follows a vegan diet.

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Height and Weight

Rainn Wilson is 1.89 meters of six feet and two inches in height and weighs eighty-four kilograms.

Social Media

Rainn Wilson has over 2 million followers in his official Instagram handle @rainnwilson and over 4 million followers in his official Twitter handle @rainnwilson.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Rainn Wilson has an estimated net worth of $14 million.