Wilson, Rita 1958(?)–

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WILSON, Rita 1958(?)–


Original name, Margarita Ibrahimoff; born October 26, 1958 (some sources cite 1956), in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Dorothy Wilson; married Tom Hanks (an actor), April 30, 1988; children: Chester, Truman Theodore; (stepchildren) Colin, Elizabeth. Education: Attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist— Heidi Schaeffer, PMK/HBH, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress. Has worked as a model.

Awards, Honors: DramaLogue Award, best actress, 1992, for As You Like It; Women of Courage Award, Cedars–Sinai Medical Center/Cedars–Sinai Research for Women's Cancers, 1999; Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, 1999, for From the Earth to the Moon; Visionary Award and Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award nomination (with others), PGA Golden Laurel Awards, 2003, for My Big Fat Greek Wedding.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Girl, Spinout, 1966.

Debbie, The Day It Came to Earth, 1979.

Hostage, Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (also known as High Encounters of the Ultimate Kind), 1980.

Beth Wexler, Volunteers, TriStar, 1985.

Public relations woman, Bonfire of the Vanities, Warner Bros., 1990.

Suzy, Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993.

Catherine O'Shaughnessy, Mixed Nuts (also known as Lifesavers), TriStar, 1994.

Christina DeWitt, Now and Then, New Line Cinema, 1995.

Marguerite, That Thing You Do!, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

Liz Langston, Jingle All the Way, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

No Dogs Allowed, 1996.

Caroline, Psycho, Universal, 1998.

"Psycho" Path (documentary short film), 1999.

Ellie Graham, Runaway Bride, Paramount, 1999.

Rachel, The Story of Us, Warner Bros., 1999.

Roberta, Perfume, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

(Uncredited) Grace Avery–Baker, The Glass House, Columbia, 2001.

Anne Crane, Auto Focus, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Frances Fletcher, Heart of Summer, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Film Producer:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (also known as Mariage a la grecque), 2002.

Connie and Carla, Universal, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Doris, The Cheerleaders, NBC, 1976.

Ginny Day, The Beach Girls, syndicated, 1977.

China Seasons, Silent Whisper (broadcast as an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse), CBS, 1988.

Kate Morrison, Sisters, CBS, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Debbie, Flying High, CBS, 1978.

Carolyne Roehm–Kravis, Barbarians at the Gate (also known as Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of R. J. R. Nabisco), HBO, 1993.

Leslie, "1996," If These Walls Could Talk, HBO, 1996.

Annie Beeman, Invisible Child, Lifetime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Susan Borman, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, NBC, 1995.

Tom Hanks: Hollywood's Golden Boy, Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger, TNT, 1998.

Telling the Story of Us (documentary), 1999.

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks, USA Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 18th Annual Cable Ace Awards, TNT, 1996.

The 4th Annual VH1 Honors, VH1, 1997.

The 18th Annual American Fashion Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Pat Conway, "Greg's Triangle," The Brady Bunch, 1972.

Mary Ellen Klane, "The Skyline Killer," Hawaii Five–O, 1979.

"The Venus Microbe," A Man Called Sloane, 1979.

Cindy, "All You Need Is Love," Bosom Buddies, ABC, 1981.

Nurse Lacey, "Blood and Guts," M*A*S*H, 1982.

Roxanne, "A Woman Not under the Influence," Happy Days, 1982.

Nurse Lacey, "Hey, Look Me Over," M*A*S*H, 1982.

"Everything's Coming Up Daisies," Mr. Merlin, 1982.

Barbara McManus, "Where the Guys Are," Happy Days, 1983.

Agnes Platt, "Alias Jack Tripper," Three's Company, 1983.

Cathy, "A Woman's Work," Legmen, 1984.

Shirley, "Losers and Other Strangers," Who's the Boss?, 1986.

Dr. Peterson, "Mary Nightgale," 227, 1986.

Adrienne, "In Re: The Marriage of Weston," thirtysomething, 1988.

Carla McCabe, "Those Lips, Those Lies," Moonlighting, 1989.

Connie Zymak, "Mercy Me," Midnight Caller, 1989.

Connie Zymak, "Based on a True Story," Midnight Caller, 1990.

Connie Zymak, "The Reverend Soundbite," Midnight Caller, 1990.

Ellen Zaret, "One Point, No Light," W.I.O.U., 1990.

Jess, "Mournin' Mess," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1991.

Margot Wilkenson, "Tape Fear," Civil Wars, 1991.

Late Show with David Letterman, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999.

The Rosie O'Donell Show, 1996.

Lindsay Krbusk, "Separate Planes," Mad about You, NBC, 1998.

Herself, "Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: That Thing They Do," Famous Families, Fox Family, 1998.

Mia Preston/Hester Crane, "Momma Mia," Frasier, NBC, 1999.

The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Hester Crane, "Don Juan in Hell: Part 2," Frasier, NBC, 2001.

Anne Michealson, "The Doll," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001.

The View, ABC, 2002.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Arianna, "Arianna," My Big Fat Greek Life, CBS, 2003.

(In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Tinseltown.TV, 2003.

(Cameo appearance) On Air with Ryan Seacrest, 2004.

Also appeared as Ginny Day, The Beach Girls; interviewee, "An Affair to Remember," Backstory, AMC; interviewee, Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines, Oxygen.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

My Big Fat Greek Life, CBS, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Dinner with Friends, Los Angeles production, 2000.

Appeared in stage productions at the Macowan Theatre, London. Also appeared in As You Like It.



Chicago Tribune, December 18, 1994, p. 31.

Entertainment Weekly, July 9, 1993, p. 18.

McCall's, November, 1995, pp. 118, 120–21.

People Weekly, June 22, 1998, p. 112.

TV Guide, April, 2000, p. 16.

Vanity Fair, April, 2000, pp. 94–97.

WWD, April 1, 1999, p. 5.

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