Rainn Wilson is a well-known American actor who is best known for appearing as Dwight Schrute in the television series ‘The Office’. He is also a comedian, producer, director, writer, and businessman. He made his film debut by appearing in the 1999 movie ‘Galaxy Quest’. Wilson is the co-founder of the digital media company called ‘SoulPancake’. Let’s find out how much is Rainn Wilson’s net worth in 2018.
Rainn Wilson Early Life
Rainn Dietrich Wilson was born to Robert G. Wilson and Shay Cooper on January 20, 1966, in Seattle, Washington. He grew up in Seattle and has also spent two years in Nicaragua.
He attended many schools including Shorecrest High School New Trier High School. Wilson earned his bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1986. He has also received his MFA in acting from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
In his early days, Rainn Wilson used to work in theater and has performed with The Guthrie Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Roundabout, Public Theater, and Playwrights Horizons.
In 1995, Rainn Wilson got married to writer Holiday Reinhorn. The couple has a son named Walter Mckenzie. They have many animals in their house including two pit bulls, two pigs, and a zonkey. His family follows the Baha’i Faith.
Rainn Wilson Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1997, Rainn Wilson appeared in an episode of ‘One Life to Live’. He then went on to appear in the made-for-television film ‘The Expendables’ in 2000. Wilson has guest appeared in many shows like ‘Dark Angel’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Numb3rs’, ‘Monk’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Family Guy’, and ‘Adventure Time’.
In 2005, he became a cast member of ‘The Office’ on NBC. He successfully appeared in the show till 2013 in a total of 201 episodes. He has also successfully appeared in the shows ‘Six Feet Under’ and ‘Backstrom’.
Rainn Wilson’s film role includes ‘Almost Famous’, ‘America’s Sweethearts’, ‘House of 1000 Corpses’, ‘My Super Ex-Girlfriend’, ‘Juno’, ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’, ‘Peep World’, ‘Cooties’, ‘Army of One’, and ‘Shimmer Lake’.
He has lent his voice for the films ‘’Monsters vs. Aliens’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’.
He is also the founder of the YouTube channel and website ‘SoulPancake’. The channel has more than 1.6 million subscribers. In 2016, the company was bought by ‘Participant Media’.
Wilson has also released the book entitled ‘The Bassoon King’ in 2015.
In 2018, Rain Willson will be seen in the film ‘Meg’ as Jack Morris.
Awards & Achievements
In 2009, Rainn Wilson won the Writers Guild of America Award. He has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards from eight nominations. He has also won the 2007 Gold Derby TV Awards and has been nominated three times for the Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2011, Wilson won the Eyegore Award and was the winner of the 2008 TV Land Awards.
Net Worth of Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson has an estimated net worth of more than $16 million. He makes his fortune by appearing in various films and television shows. This wealth also comes from his company ‘SoulPancake’. It was one of the most innovative companies in 2010 by Fast Company. He has also co-penned a book which became the New York Times Bestseller.
Rainn Wilson is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He has appeared in several films and television shows. He gained fame by appearing in The Office in 2005. He was a popular actor right during his theater days and was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award. Wilson is also involved in various charitable works including ‘Mona educational organization’. He is the co-founder of ‘Lide Haiti’.