Mara Elizabeth Wilson is a very well-known writer and a former child actress. She is known for her roles in ‘Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)’ as Natalie Hillard, ‘Miracle on 34th Street (1994)’ as Susan Walker, and in ‘Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)’ as Lily Stone. She is now focused on writing as she has retired from film acting. Keep reading further to know about Mara Wilson’s net worth.
Mara Wilson Early Life
Mara Wilson was born in Burbank, California to Mike Wilson and Suzie Wilson on July 24th, 1987. She was born as a Jewish, but at the age of 15, she became an atheist. Her mother was died due to breast cancer on April 26, 1996. She has a younger sister Anna and three Young brothers Danny, Jon and Joel. She was very impressed with her little brother’s acting. She wants to be an actor, but her parents denied. She was graduated from Tisch School of Arts at New York University.
Mara Wilson Career
Mara got her acting interest by her brother Danny act, but her parents refused her to do so, but later they agreed. She was invited for the auditions after acting in commercials, for the film ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and got the role of Natalie Hillard and followed by the remake of ‘Miracle on 34th street.’
Wilson got to sing with Tim Curry and Kathy Najimy on 67th Academy Awards. She received the ShoWest Award for ‘Young Star of the Year’, which caught the attention of Danny DeVito who gave her the role of Matilda Wormwood in the movie ‘Matilda.’
In 1999, she got featured in Disney channel Television film “balloon farm” as Willow Johnson. In 2000, before taking her hiatus from acting, she got the script for ‘Donnie Darko’ but later declined to give the audition.
Wilson appeared in an episode of a web series ‘Missed Connection’ in 2012, in the role of Bitty and made special appearances in many other episodes of TV series and web series such as ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, ‘What Are You Afraid Of’, ‘Broad City’ and also voiced as Jill Pill in ‘BoJack Horseman’.
In 2016, Wilson makes a comeback to the Television as she played a role of the waitress for an episode of Broad City. In 2013, she also worked for Publicolour and cracked.com. She produced her play ‘Sheeple’ for New York International Fringe Festival. She is now more focused on her writings rather than on acting as she stated in her interviews that her acting days are over.
Awards and Recognition
Mara Wilson won the Young Star of the Year award in the ShoWest Awards for the film ‘Matilda.’ She also won Young Artist Award in the movie ‘A Simple Wish and was nominated twice for the movie ‘Matilda’ and ‘A Simple Wish’ in Saturn Award for the Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
Net Worth of Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson has an estimated net worth of $800 thousand which includes her best films ‘Matilda,’ ‘Thomas and the Magic Railroad’ and ‘A Simple Wish.’ She has done episode appearances in many TV Serials as well as Internet serials such as ‘Broad City,’ ‘BoJack Horseman’ and many more thus increasing her net worth to this much extent.
Mara Elizabeth Wilson, a very well-known child prodigy or child actress and an American writer who acted like a child in many movies. Her parents, at first declined to go in acting, but later they accepted. She has played in many TV commercials as a child and has appeared in single episodes in many TV series. Now she is more focused on writing instead of acting.