Jody Wilson rose to fame as an actress, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of her Hollywood career. Wilson's career in acting began with her roles in various films like "The Champ" (1979), the drama "Absence of Malice" (1981) with Paul Newman and "Porky's Revenge" (1985) with Dan Monahan. She kept working in film throughout the eighties and the early 2000s, starring in the Robert De Niro dramatic adaptation "Cape Fear" (1991), the Dan Aykroyd comedic drama "My Girl" (1991) and the dramatic comedy "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway" (1993) with Robert Duvall. She also appeared in "Holy Man" (1998). She also starred in the TV movies "Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo" (CBS, 1986-87) and "Radio Inside" (Showtime, 1994-95). Most recently, Wilson acted in the Tim Allen crime adaptation "Big Trouble" (2002).