The TV Actor seen by viewers on 'The Office' (2005).
January 20, 1966
Seattle, Washington, United States
Rainn Wilson is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Dwight Schrute on the American version of the television show “The Office.” Wilson has also appeared in several other movies and TV shows, such as “Super,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and “Six Feet Under.” He has also co-created and produced shows like “The Rocker,” and “Backstrom.” In addition, Wilson has received multiple Emmy nominations for his work on “The Office” and won a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the show’s ensemble cast.
Rainn Wilson’s name was given to him by his parents who were members of the Bahá’í Faith. His first name was inspired by a verse in the Quran, while his last name was chosen as a tribute to his ancestors who were named “Wilson.”
Rainn Wilson is an advocate for various causes, such as environmentalism and social justice. He is the co-founder of “Lide Haiti,” an educational initiative that empowers young women in Haiti through the arts, and he is a board member of the Mona Foundation, which supports grassroots educational initiatives all over the world. Wilson has also supported the work of organizations like The Trevor Project and 826 National.