Rita Wilson

Highest Rated: 100% Everything Is Copy (2016)
Lowest Rated: 0% Dawn Patrol (2015)
Birthday: Oct 26, 1956
Birthplace: Not Available
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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
91% Gloria Bell Actor 2019
No Score Yet Still Laugh-in: The Stars Celebrate Actor 2019
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Executive Producer 2018
58% Always at the Carlyle Actor 2018
No Score Yet Simple Wedding Actor 2018
67% Brother Nature Cathy Turley 2016
28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Producer Anna $52.1M 2016
100% Everything Is Copy Actor 2016
0% Dawn Patrol Actor 2015
No Score Yet Kiss Me Edith 2014
10% Jewtopia Arlene Lipschitz $34.6K 2013
36% Larry Crowne Wilma Q. Gammelgaard $35.6M 2011
20% The Art of Getting By Vivian Sargent $1.5M 2011
58% It's Complicated Trisha $112.8M 2009
5% Old Dogs Jenna $49.5M 2009
9% My Life in Ruins Executive Producer Elinor $8.5M 2009
55% Mamma Mia! Executive Producer $143.8M 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 $32.6M 2005
37% The Chumscrubber Terri Bratley 2005
15% Raise Your Voice Frances Fletcher $10.5M 2004
44% Connie and Carla Executive Producer $8M 2004
No Score Yet Invisible Child Actor 2003
72% Auto Focus Anne Crane $1.9M 2002
76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Producer $241.3M 2002
21% The Glass House Grace Heather Swenson-Baker $17.4M 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
38% Psycho Caroline 1998
15% Jingle All the Way Liz Langston 1997
93% That Thing You Do! Marguerite 1996
88% If These Walls Could Talk Leslie 1996
28% Now and Then Christina DeWitt 1995
10% Mixed Nuts Catherine 1994
73% Sleepless in Seattle Suzy 1993
71% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Performer Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
90% The Gong Show
2017
Judge
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
94% Pitch
2016
Andrea Barton
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Performer
  • 2016
89% Girls
2012-2017
Evie Michaels Marnie's Mother
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Performer Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Full Circle
2013-2016
Shelly Rezko
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Viola Walsh
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2013
76% Body of Proof
2011-2013
Ruth Stone
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Bree Mazelon
  • 2011
No Score Yet My Big Fat Greek Life
2003
Executive Producer Ariana
  • 2003
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
  • 2001
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
  • 2001
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Mia Hester Crane
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Susan Borman Susan
  • 1998
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Lindsay
  • 1998
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Carla McCabe
  • 1989
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Shirley
  • 1986
No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
Barbara
  • 1983
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
Agnes
  • 1983
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Lt. Shelly Lacey
  • 1982
78% Bosom Buddies
1980-1982
Cindy
  • 1981
77% The Brady Bunch
1969-1974
Pat
  • 1972

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