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Mara Wilson

Biography

Previous child actress who played out the title role in Matilda in 1996 and starred as Nattie Hillard within the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire. She also performed leading tasks in Balloon Plantation in 1999 and Wonder on 34th Road in 1994. She got her first performing part on Melrose Place at age group seven. She quit performing to pursue a profession as a article writer. She wrote articles for Damaged.com in 2013. She’s three brothers along with a young sister. She co-starred within the 1997 film A STRAIGHTFORWARD Want with Martin Brief.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mara Wilson
Date Of Birth July 24, 1987
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.54 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Sherman E. Burroughs High School
Nationality American
Parents Suzie Wilson, Michael Wilson
Siblings Daniel Ben Wilson, Joel Wilson, Jonathan Wilson, Anna Wilson
Awards Shorty Award for Best Author
Nominations Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor
Movies Balloon Farm, A Simple Wish, Matilda, Miracle on 34th Street, A Time to Heal, Mrs. Doubtfire
TV Shows Pearl
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Her mother, Suzie Wilson, passed away from breast cancer during production of Matilda (1996). The film is dedicated to her.
2Was considered for the role of Samantha in the film Donnie Darko (2001), but she turned it down.
3Her father has Irish and English ancestry. Her mother was from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.
4New York, NY, USA: Writes plays, fiction and non-fiction, and maintains a blog. Mara is writing her first novel and hoping to break into young adult books. [February 2013]
5Currently attending New York University and studying acting. [September 2005]
6Cousin of Ben Shapiro.
7In 2013, she wrote an article for Cracked.com in which she said (among other things) that when she was 7 years old, she attended the premiere of the Hugh Grant movie Nine Months (1995), and a reporter on the red carpet asked her for her opinion about Hugh Grant having been arrested for soliciting a prostitute.
8Expressed strong dislike for the Twilight (2008) series in an interview on Nostalgia Critic (2007).
9She studied film at NYU. Mara guest starred as Bitty on the new popular web show "Missed Connection".
10In 2005, she graduated from John Burroughs High School.
11She came out of retirement in 2012 to guest star on the popular web series, Nostalgia Critic (2007). The popularity of her cameo has since rekindled her popularity, as she has since appeared on Demo Reel (2012) and The Nostalgia Chick (2008), and has become good friends with Doug Walker and Lindsay Ellis.
12Her brother, Daniel Ben Wilson, appeared in Turner & Hooch (1989) and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989), but is now retired from acting.
13She cannot wear jewelry as she is allergic to nickel.
14She suffers from asthma and was in her high school's choir.
15Graduated from New York University. [2009]
16She writes for "Publicolor".
17Danny is 8 years older than Mara; the middle child Jon is 7 years older than Mara; Mike and Suzie's youngest son Joel is 5 years older than Mara.
18Anna is 6 years younger than Mara.
19Mara graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2005.
20Young Mara Wilson was first seen in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), where she was spotted by family movie writer/producer John Hughes, who chose her for an important part in his latest production, a remake of the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street (1994).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Simple Wish1997Anabel
Pearl1996TV SeriesSamantha Stein
Matilda1996Matilda
Miracle on 34th Street1994Susan Walker
A Time to Heal1994TV MovieBarbara Barton
Melrose Place1993TV SeriesNikki Petrova
Mrs. Doubtfire1993Natalie Hillard
Bob1993TV SeriesAmelia
BoJack Horseman2016TV SeriesJill Pill / Quail Mother
Broad City2016TV SeriesWaitress
Billie Bob Joe2015Mara Wilson
The Nostalgia Chick2012-2014TV SeriesMara Wilson
Demo Reel2012TV SeriesDonnie's Wife
Nostalgia Critic2012TV SeriesMara Wilson
Missed Connection2011/IShortBitty
Thomas and the Magic Railroad2000Lily
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesTamara
Balloon Farm1999TV MovieWillow Johnson

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary additional material - 1 episode
The Nostalgia ChickTV Series 1 episode, 2012 additional jokes - 1 episode, 2012

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nostalgia Chick2012TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Nostalgia Critic2012TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Magic Within1996TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cocktails & Classics2016TV SeriesHerself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Vampire Reviews2014TV SeriesHerself
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Afternoon Tea, a Matilda Reunion2013Video documentary shortHerself - 'Matilda Wormwood'
Shut Up and Talk2012TV SeriesHerself
From Man to Mrs.: The Evolution of 'Mrs. Doubtfire'2008Video documentary shortHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHerself
A Night to Die for1995TV Short documentaryHerself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Co-Performer: Make 'Em Laugh
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Mrs. Doubtfire: Make-Up Tests1993Video shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesMatilda Wormwood
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryNatalie Hillard

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressA Simple Wish (1997)
1997YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy FilmMatilda (1996)
1995ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAYoung Star of the Year

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressThomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
2000YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture ComedyThomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger Actor/ActressA Simple Wish (1997)
1998YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy FilmA Simple Wish (1997)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger ActorMatilda (1996)
1997Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressMatilda (1996)


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#Quote
1Being cute just made me miserable.
2I don't have any plans to pursue film acting. It's not my "thing" anymore, if it ever was. Yes, I do still act sometimes. But when I do, it's with people I know and trust, people who respect me as a person and appreciate what I have to offer. Yes, I love working in theater and have always loved voice-over, but pursuing a full-time live-action film career does not appeal to me. And no, you will not ever see me on "Dancing With The Stars". Sorry.
3[reflecting back on her film career] Imagine that when you were a child, you liked to finger-paint. It was a fun pastime, but it came easily to you, so you never took much pride in it. Regardless, you got a reputation for your finger-painting. Now imagine that, fifteen to twenty years later, people are coming up to you and telling you that they have your finger-paintings up on their walls and that your finger-paints changed your life. It's flattering, but you haven't finger-painted in years, and it seems like something you did a long, long time ago. You've realized you don't particularly enjoy getting your hands dirty and that there are other outlets for your creative urges. But people are adamant: are you going to finger-paint again? When? Wait, you're not? Why not? That's what it feels like.

#Trademark
1Her big hazel eyes.

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