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Rainn Wilson Net Worth
Rainn Wilson net worth is estimated to be $14 million as American actor, director and comedian. Although he has been in Almost Famous, Galaxy Quest, The Rocker, Six Feet Under, CSI, and Entourage, among other films and television shows, Rainn Wilson is most known for his part in the American version of The Office.
Wilson reportedly listed his farmhouse in Agoura Hills, California, with an asking price of more than $1.7 million in July 2020. The official description of the property explicitly alludes to Wilson’s most well-known TV character, Dwight, and starts with the attention-grabbing phrase, “The inspiration for TV’s ‘Dwight’s Beet Farm’ may have been this celebrity-owned writer’s & artist’s oasis in old Agoura.”
The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three more “flex spaces” that the next owner is free to utilize however they see fit. In the backyard, tucked away amid the trees, are the detached writer’s office and “Man Cave/She-Shed.”
Who is Rainn Wilson?
Rainn Percival Dietrich Wilson, an American actor, comedian, podcaster, producer, writer, and director was born on January 20, 1966. He is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute in the NBC comedy series The Office, for which he garnered three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Rainn Dietrich Wilson was born in Seattle, Washington, on January 20, 1966. His mother Shay Cooper is an actress and a yoga instructor, and his father Robert G. Wilson is an artist and author best known for the science fiction novel Tentacles of Dawn.
After spending a few years of his childhood in Nicaragua, where he attended middle and high school, Wilson returned to Washington. But before he finished high school, his family moved to Illinois, and young Rainn attended New Trier High School there.
He eventually decided to pursue a degree in drama at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned his bachelor’s in 1986. Before joining The Acting Company, he later enrolled in the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program at New York University, where he received an MFA in acting. Wilson spent the ensuing years acting onstage in several plays across the country before earning his big break in film and television.
Wilson made his on-screen debut in a 1997 episode of the well-known soap opera One Life to Live. Two years later, he was offered a supporting role in the television series The Expendables (not to be confused with the Sylvester Stallone action franchise by that name).
In the same year that he made his debut in a major motion picture, he starred in the science fiction comedy Galaxy Quest. In 2000, he made an appearance in Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical drama Almost Famous. Then, in 2002, he landed his first major role in Rob Zombie’s first horror film, House of 1000 Corpses. In addition to episodes of Reno 911, Law and Order: SVU, CSI, Monk, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, and other shows, he was cast in the 2003 season of Six Feet Under. His most well-known performance, which propelled him to new heights of popularity, was on a television program that same year. He made an appearance in the action-adventure film Sahara in 2005.
Wilson portrays Dwight Schrute on The Office from 2005 to 2013, the obnoxious salesman with a superiority complex second only to his boss Michael Scott. Steve Carell portrays the role. Rainn was able to win over viewers with the help of his great comedy skills and his recognizable bespectacled appearance on The Office.
Wilson kept using the big screen to showcase his vast variety of crazy looks when his career took off. The comedies Juno (2007) and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) as well as the science fiction films The Last Mimzy (2007) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had him doing this most frequently (2009).
In animated films like Monster vs. Aliens, he works as a voice animator and contributes his voice.
In 2007, Wilson joined his on-screen boss Steve Carell as the second member of the Office cast to host Saturday Night Live. He also made a vocal guest appearance in 2010 as his well-known character on the animated sitcom Family Guy. In 2013, he made appearances on the television versions of Comedy Bang! Bang! and the Arcade Fire NBC TV special Here Comes The Night Time.
Wilson has worked on a number of projects since The Office ended, including the massive shark film The Meg, the Backstrom detective series, and The Smurfs: The Lost Village, where he provided the voice of Gargamel.
In two episodes of the 2017 television program Star Trek: Discovery, Wilson made his first appearance in the Star Trek universe. In the Star Trek: Short Trek episode “The Escape Artist,” which he also directed, he later played the same part again.
For four episodes of the popular animated television program Adventure Time, he voiced the characters “Rattleballs” and “Peacemaster.” He performed the part of Dr. Trevor Wells in the CBS comedy Mom. He was given roles in the TV shows Solar Opposites and Utopia.
In 2020, he played the role of Vizzini in Quibi’s Home Movie: The Princess Bride, a handmade, sarcastic “remake” of The Princess Bride.
Rainn Wilson has undertaken a variety of intriguing side projects in his free time, including the creation of the amusing website and YouTube channel SoulPancake, which resulted in the release of the book SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions. After it, there was a humorous autobiography called The Bassoon King.
He has also given to a number of charitable causes, including the Mona Foundation. Wilson originally met novelist Holiday Reinhorn at the University of Washington when they were both acting students. They have been married since 1995.
Wilson practices the Bahá’ Faith along with his family. Wilson presents a podcast called the Bahá Blogcast on the well-known Bahá’ website Bahá Blog where he conducts conversations with noteworthy individuals about how their faith and careers interact.
Wilson defined himself as a diverse independent on Bill Maher’s Real Time, having cast ballots for Republican, Green, and Democratic candidates.
Wilson has raised money for the Mona Foundation, an organization with Bahá’ roots that works in underdeveloped nations. He co-founded Lidè Haiti in 2013, a reading and arts initiative that empowers adolescent girls in rural Haiti, with Dr. Kathryn Adams.
They currently employ more than 500 girls across 13 locations, many of whom get scholarships from them. Wilson claimed to have switched to a vegan diet in 2018.
Wilson did not legally alter his name, but in an effort to spread awareness of climate change on November 10, 2022, he changed his name on social media to Rainnfall Heat Wave Rising Sea Levels Wilson.