Mara Wilson

Actor
When she was five years old, Mara Wilson saw her brother Danny acting in a feature film and decided she wanted to do that as well. Danny has since tired of acting, but Mara Wilson became one of the hottest kid actors of ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Thomas and the Magic Railroad 2000 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Balloon Farm 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Simple Wish 1997 (Movie)

Anabel (Actor)

Matilda 1996 (Movie)

Matilda (Actor)

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

Susan Walker (Actor)

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

Natalie Hillard (Actor)

A Time to Heal (TV Show)

Actor

Pearl (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

When she was five years old, Mara Wilson saw her brother Danny acting in a feature film and decided she wanted to do that as well. Danny has since tired of acting, but Mara Wilson became one of the hottest kid actors of the 1990s thanks to her performance as the heavy-tongued, "Stuart Little"-loving youngest tot of Robin Williams and Sally Field in "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993). Wilson, who hails from Los Angeles, acted in a number of TV commercials (including Oscar Mayer, Texaco and Pound Puppies) before earning her first "break" playing the daughter of Russian immigrants for whom Matt (Doug Savant) must care on several episodes of "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1993). She filmed a TV-movie, "A Time to Heal" (NBC, 1994), in which she was the daughter of a woman who has a stroke trying to give birth to her second child which aired after the release of "Mrs. Doubtfire", Wilson's third project. Her performance as the daughter of divorcing parents earned her much praise and attention. Wilson's lisping delivery might, on the surface, appear too cute, but combined with eyes which speak 1,000 emotions starting with pathos, the combination works. Wilson went on to star in John Hughes' 1994 remake of "Miracle on 34th Street", assuming the Natalie Wood role of a skeptical, even cynical, child who comes to believe in Santa Claus. It was almost two years before she was seen again in features, this time in the title role of "Matilda" (1996), a girl with telekinetic powers based on a Roald Dahl children's book. After a four year absence, she returned to the big screen playing Peter Fonda's pre-teen granddaughter in "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" (2000).

Relationships

Mike Wilson

Father
worked at KTLA-TV in L.A. married Wilson's mother in 1976 born c. 1954

Suzie Wilson

Mother
married Wilson's father in 1976 born in November 1953 died of breast cancer on April 26, 1996

Danny Wilson

Brother
born c. 1980 appeared in "Turner and Hooch" and "Police Academy 6"

Joel Wilson

Brother
born in February 1983

Jonathan Wilson

Brother
born in February 1981

Anna Wilson

Sister
born in March 1993

Milestones

2000

Had leading role in "Thomas and the Magic Railroad"

1996

Starred in "Matilda"

1995

Sang "Make 'Em Laugh" on Academy Awards telecast

1994

Starred in remake of "Miracle on 34th Street"

1994

Co-starred in TV-movie, "A Time to Heal"

1993

Had recurring role on "Melrose Place"

1993

Made feature film debut in "Mrs. Doubtfire"

1991

Began career at age four; has made numerous TV commercials

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