Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

Highest Rated: 92% Showbiz Kids (2020)

Lowest Rated: 21% Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

Birthday: Jul 24, 1987

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

When she was five years old, Mara Wilson saw her brother Danny acting in a feature film and decided she wanted to do that as well. Danny has since tired of acting, but Mara Wilson became one of the hottest kid actors of the 1990s thanks to her performance as the heavy-tongued, "Stuart Little"-loving youngest tot of Robin Williams and Sally Field in "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993). Wilson, who hails from Los Angeles, acted in a number of TV commercials (including Oscar Mayer, Texaco and Pound Puppies) before earning her first "break" playing the daughter of Russian immigrants for whom Matt (Doug Savant) must care on several episodes of "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1993). She filmed a TV-movie, "A Time to Heal" (NBC, 1994), in which she was the daughter of a woman who has a stroke trying to give birth to her second child which aired after the release of "Mrs. Doubtfire," Wilson's third project. Her performance as the daughter of divorcing parents earned her much praise and attention. Wilson's lisping delivery might, on the surface, appear too cute, but combined with eyes which speak 1,000 emotions starting with pathos, the combination works. Wilson went on to star in John Hughes' 1994 remake of "Miracle on 34th Street," assuming the Natalie Wood role of a skeptical, even cynical, child who comes to believe in Santa Claus. It was almost two years before she was seen again in features, this time in the title role of "Matilda" (1996), a girl with telekinetic powers based on a Roald Dahl children's book. After a four year absence, she returned to the big screen playing Peter Fonda's pre-teen granddaughter in "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" (2000).

Highest rated movies

Showbiz Kids Matilda Mrs. Doubtfire Miracle on 34th Street
A Simple Wish




92% 76% Showbiz Kids Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thomas & the Magical Railroad Lily (Character) - 2000
21% 42% Thomas and the Magic Railroad Lily (Voice) $15.9M 2000
No Score Yet 37% Balloon Farm Willow Johnson (Character) - 1999
25% 55% A Simple Wish Anabel Greening (Character) $8.1M 1997
91% 73% Matilda Matilda Wormwood (Character) $33.1M 1996
60% 62% Miracle on 34th Street Susan Walker (Character) $17.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time to Heal Barbara Barton (Character) - 1994
72% 77% Mrs. Doubtfire Natalie 'Nattie' Hillard (Character) $219.2M 1993


No Score Yet 81% Big Hero 6 The Series Liv Amara (Guest Voice) 2018
99% 86% Broad City Waitress (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013
No Score Yet 0% Melrose Place Nikki Petrova (Guest Star) 1993