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Rita Wilson



Actress Rita Wilson has played supporting and leading roles on television and in feature films. Her first TV work was the recurring role of Nurse Lacey on the long-running CBS sitcom M*A*S*H. An athletic beauty, Wilson had leading roles in two short-lived series, The Cheerleaders (1976) and The Beach Girls (1977). She made her film debut in Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1978). Though she could have continued her career playing fluffy roles, Wilson had higher aspirations and accepted an invitation to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. When not studying, Wilson honed her dramatic skills at the Macowan Theatre in London. Upon her return to the U.S., Wilson co-starred with Tom Hanks in Volunteers (1985). A romance flowered between the two and they married three years later. In 1993, Wilson played one of her best-known roles, that of Suzy, the girl who falls to pieces while describing the movie An Affair to Remember in Sleepless in Seattle. Wilson had a rare starring role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the holiday comedy Jingle All the Way (1996). Wilson has subsequently divided her time between films and television work, appearing in Hanks' feature directorial debut That Thing You Do! (1996) as well as such popular sitcoms as Mad About You and Frasier in addition to the acclaimed Hanks-produced miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. After a turn in Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Wilson could be seen in such romantic comedy/dramas as Runaway Bride and The Story of Us before her role as Leelee Sobieski's ill-fated mother in The Glass House (2001). In 2002 she had a huge hit as a producer when she helped bring the indie smash My Big Fat Greek Wedding to the big screen, and she got good reviews playing the wife of sex-addicted celebrity Bob Crane in Paul Schrader's drama Auto Focus. She went on to appear in Raise Your Voice, The Chumscrubber, Old Dogs, It's Complicated, and Larry Crowne, while she scored another success as a producer with the ABBA jukebox musical Mamma Mia!

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% Brother Nature
  • Cathy Turley
2016
30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • Producer
  • Anna
2016
100% Everything Is Copy
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Kiss Me
  • Edith
2014
10% Jewtopia
  • Arlene Lipschitz
2013
36% Larry Crowne
  • Wilma Q. Gammelgaard
2011
18% The Art of Getting By
  • Vivian Sargent
2011
57% It's Complicated
  • Trisha
2009
5% Old Dogs
  • Jenna
2009
9% My Life in Ruins
  • Executive Producer
  • Elinor
2009
54% Mamma Mia!
  • Executive Producer
2008
No Score Yet The Trap
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Beautiful Ohio
  • Judith Messerman
2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
  • Beta Station Commander
2005
35% The Chumscrubber
  • Terri Bratley
2005
15% Raise Your Voice
  • Frances Fletcher
2004
44% Connie and Carla
  • Executive Producer
2004
No Score Yet Invisible Child
  • Actor
2003
72% Auto Focus
  • Anne Crane
2002
76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Producer
2002
21% The Glass House
  • Grace Heather Swenson-Baker
2001
11% Perfume
  • Roberta
2001
28% The Story of Us
  • Rachel
1999
46% Runaway Bride
  • Ellie
1999
No Score Yet Invisible Child
  • Annie Beeman
1999
37% Psycho
  • Caroline
1998
17% Jingle All the Way
  • Liz Langston
1997
93% That Thing You Do!
  • Marguerite
1996
88% If These Walls Could Talk
  • Leslie
1996
19% Now and Then
  • Christina DeWitt
1995
7% Mixed Nuts
  • Catherine
1994
72% Sleepless in Seattle
  • Suzy
1993
67% Barbarians at the Gate
  • Carolyne Roehm
1993
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Public Relations Woman
1990
58% Volunteers
  • Beth Wexler
1985
No Score Yet The Day It Came to Earth
  • Debbie
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Full Circle
2013
  • Shelly Rezko
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Ruth Stone
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Mia Hester Crane
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Bree Mazelon
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Performer
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
93% Pitch
2016
  • Andrea Barton
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Viola Walsh
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
89% Girls
2012
  • Evie Michaels Marnie's Mother

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