|Mara Wilson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 0½ in|
|Date of Birth||July 24, 1987|
Mara Wilson is an American actor, voice actor, stage artist, and writer who started working as a child artist and is known for her movie roles like Natalie “Nattie” Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Matilda Wormwood in Matilda (1996), Anabel Greening in A Simple Wish (1997), and Lily Stone in Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000). She has also been cast in a variety of television and web shows such as Melrose Place, BoJack Horseman, Batman Beyond, Pearl, Big Hero 6: The Series, Broad City, Welcome to Night Vale, Gilmore Guys, Ollie & Scoops, The George Lucas Talk Show, and I Don’t Even Own a Television.
Mara Elizabeth Wilson
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Mara Wilson studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California. After that, she attended New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts, from where she graduated in 2009.
Actor, Voice Actor, Stage Artist, Writer
- Father – Mike Wilson (KTLA Broadcast Engineer)
- Mother – Suzie Wilson (née Shapiro) (1953-1996) (Burbank PTA School Volunteer)
- Siblings – Danny Wilson (Older Brother), Jon Wilson (Older Brother), Joel Wilson (Older Brother), Anna Wilson (Younger Sister)
- Others – Charles Wilson (Paternal Grandfather), Nathan Mayer Shapiro (Maternal Grandfather), Eileen Kaplan (Maternal Grandmother), Ben Shapiro (Cousin) (Conservative Political Commentator, Media Host, Attorney, Columnist, Author), Abigail Shapiro (Cousin) (Actor, YouTuber, Singer)
Mara Wilson has been represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, Talent and Literary Agency, West Hollywood, California, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth has been $500 Thousand.
5 ft 0½ in or 153.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Mara Wilson is of Irish and English descent on her father’s side and has Ashkenazi Jewish roots on her mother’s side.
In September 2017, she came out as bisexual during an interview with Medium.
- Short stature
- Usually sports forehead bangs
- Big eyes
She was raised Jewish but became an atheist by the time she was 15 years old.
Mara Wilson Favorite Things
- Food – Saltine Crackers
Source – CBC
Mara Wilson Facts
- She made her first theatrical film appearance as Natalie “Nattie” Hillard in the 1993 comedy-drama film Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, and Robert Prosky.
- Mara Wilson was awarded “Young Star of the Year” at the ShoWest Awards in 1995.
- On March 10, 1995, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and she died on April 26, 1996.
- Alongside Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, and Pam Ferris, Mara Wilson co-starred playing the titular role in the 1996 fantasy comedy film Matilda. For this performance, she won the YoungStar Award for “Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film” as well as was nominated for a Young Artist Award and a Saturn Award.
- She co-starred as Annabel Greening in the 1997 children’s-fantasy-comedy film A Simple Wish and this role won her the Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young Actress”.
- Mara Wilson was diagnosed with OCD at 12 years of age and has also been diagnosed with ADHD.
- Her stage credits include having been cast in productions like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, Weren’t You That Girl?, and What Are You Afraid Of?.
- Her memoir titled Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame was published on September 13, 2016.
- Mara Wilson has disavowed Ben Shapiro due to differences arising between his conservative views and her opposing progressive beliefs.
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