Rainn Wilson portrays Dwight Schrute, an eccentric paper salesman whose ego knows no bounds, in the NBC comedy series The Office.
Wilson was most recently seen on the big screen in Ivan Reitman’s comedy, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, starring with Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson. Wilson’s previous film credits include Sahara, with Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, and Penelope Cruz; Baadasssss; Steven Soderbergh’s Full Frontal; Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous; American Sweethearts; House of 1,000 Corpses and Galaxy Quest.
In addition, Wilson is well known for his recurring role on the television series Six Feet Under as Arthur Martin, the odd mortician intern. He has also guest-starred on CSI, NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Monk and several other series.
Wilson’s theater career includes performances in two Broadway plays, London Assurance and The Tempest. He has also performed off-Broadway in The New Bozena, Plunge, Venus, Titus Andronicus and Twelfth Night, and regionally at the Guthrie Theatre, the Arena Stage and Dallas Theatre Center. He attended the graduate acting program at New York University.
Wilson currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn, their young son, Walter, and their two pit bulls, Oona and Harper Lee.