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    Born on January 20, 1966 in Seattle, Washington

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The Office (2005)

Rainn Wilson as "Dwight Schrute"

This U.S. adaptation -- set at a paper company in Scranton, Pa. -- has a similar documentary style to that of the Ricky Gervais-led British original. It features the Dunder-Mifflin staff, which includes characters based on roles in the British show -- and, quite possibly, people with whom you work in your office. There's Jim, the likable employee who's a bit of an every man. Jim has a thing for receptionist-turned-sales-rep Pam -- because office romances are always a good idea! There's also Dwight, the co-worker who is successful but devoid of social skills and common sense.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2009) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2008) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2007) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Rainn Wilson in the news

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Why So Serious? When Funnymen (Like Rainn Wilson) Take a Dramatic Turn

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on May 19th 2011, 12:00PM

May 19th 2011, 12:00PM

'Hesher' Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Goes Wild (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jordan Zakarin on Apr 7th 2011, 12:30PM

Apr 7th 2011, 12:30PM

Rainn Wilson's 'Crimson Bolt' and Other Movie Superhero Wannabes

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Mar 31st 2011, 12:00PM

Mar 31st 2011, 12:00PM

Eat My Shorts: SXSW 2011 Shorts and Mediums

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Mar 23rd 2011, 6:00PM

Mar 23rd 2011, 6:00PM

'Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk and David Cross to Reunite on the Big Screen

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 6th 2011, 5:05AM

Jan 6th 2011, 5:05AM

James Gunn's 'Super' R-Rated Clip: Rainn Wilson Fights Line Cutters

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Oct 20th 2010, 11:15AM

Oct 20th 2010, 11:15AM

Watch This: A Clip From James Gunn's 'Super'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 13th 2010, 11:02AM

Sep 13th 2010, 11:02AM

Review: James Gunn's 'Super' (TIFF 2010)

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Sep 12th 2010, 7:02AM

Sep 12th 2010, 7:02AM

Wanna Know What Rainn Wilson Looks Like as a Superhero?

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jul 27th 2010, 11:02AM

Jul 27th 2010, 11:02AM

Sundance Review: Hesher

Posted by
Erik Childress on Feb 4th 2010, 2:15PM

Feb 4th 2010, 2:15PM

The Top 10+ Sundance Movies to Watch

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 18th 2010, 5:02PM

Jan 18th 2010, 5:02PM

Jenna Fischer Grants Owen Wilson a 'Hall Pass' in New Farrelly Brothers Comedy

Posted by
Mike Scalise on Jan 15th 2010, 12:00PM

Jan 15th 2010, 12:00PM

James Gunn Makes Rainn Wilson 'Super'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Sep 11th 2009, 10:15AM

Sep 11th 2009, 10:15AM

'Pooh' Heads Back to the Big Screen, 'Hancock' Flies Again: Movie News for 9/11

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on Sep 11th 2009, 8:00AM

Sep 11th 2009, 8:00AM

Quick List: Five Actors to Play Waldo in 'Where's Waldo' Movie

Posted by
Peter Martin on Jun 2nd 2009, 3:10PM

Jun 2nd 2009, 3:10PM

Yeah, 'Galaxy Quest' Still Rocks

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on May 14th 2009, 1:32PM

May 14th 2009, 1:32PM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson Join 'Hesher'

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Apr 30th 2009, 10:02AM

Apr 30th 2009, 10:02AM

'Roger Rabbit 2' May Be on the Way & More Movie News

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on Apr 30th 2009, 8:54AM

Apr 30th 2009, 8:54AM

Rainn Wilson and Sarah Silverman to Enter the 'Peep World'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 21st 2009, 11:02AM

Mar 21st 2009, 11:02AM

Chris Pine & Martin Campbell May Team for 'Green Lantern' and More Movie News

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on Mar 20th 2009, 8:00AM

Mar 20th 2009, 8:00AM

Weekend Box Office: Ben Stiller Beats Up on 'The House Bunny'

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Aug 25th 2008, 9:03AM

Aug 25th 2008, 9:03AM

Stars in Rewind: Rainn Wilson in 'Galaxy Quest'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 22nd 2008, 2:03PM

Aug 22nd 2008, 2:03PM

Interview: Rainn Wilson

Posted by
Eric Kohn on Aug 20th 2008, 11:02AM

Aug 20th 2008, 11:02AM

Review: The Rocker

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Aug 20th 2008, 8:02AM

Aug 20th 2008, 8:02AM

Check Out This 'Monsters vs. Aliens' Trailer, While You Can

Posted by
William Goss on Aug 19th 2008, 4:02AM

Aug 19th 2008, 4:02AM

'The Rocker's Rainn Wilson Takes 'Office' Co-Star Hostage

Posted by
William Goss on Aug 13th 2008, 9:02AM

Aug 13th 2008, 9:02AM

Discuss: Wednesday is the New Friday

Posted by
William Goss on Jul 23rd 2008, 8:02AM

Jul 23rd 2008, 8:02AM

'The Rocker' Gets a New Release Date ... Again

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Jul 16th 2008, 4:03AM

Jul 16th 2008, 4:03AM

CineVegas Review: The Rocker

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Jun 15th 2008, 7:00AM

Jun 15th 2008, 7:00AM

MTV Movie Awards Video: Wayne's World, Tropic Thunder and Pot Smoking

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jun 2nd 2008, 8:02AM

Jun 2nd 2008, 8:02AM

The Gang is Back for 'Transformers 2'

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on May 29th 2008, 6:02AM

May 29th 2008, 6:02AM

'Transformers 2' Lands a Rainn Wilson

Posted by
Erik Davis on May 28th 2008, 5:48AM

May 28th 2008, 5:48AM

'The Rocker' Trailer Rocks Out Hard

Posted by
Erik Davis on May 7th 2008, 9:02AM

May 7th 2008, 9:02AM

Check Out the 'Monsters vs. Aliens' Pic & Cast List!

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 11th 2008, 6:02AM

Mar 11th 2008, 6:02AM

More Glick at the Indie Spirit Awards

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Feb 23rd 2008, 11:07AM

Feb 23rd 2008, 11:07AM

'Juno' Trailer Has Finally Arrived

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 16th 2007, 8:32AM

Sep 16th 2007, 8:32AM

Cinematical Visits 'The Rocker' Set, Part V: Emma Stone Talks About Learning to Play Bass, Being a 'Superbad' Babe and Searching for Dramatic Roles

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Sep 1st 2007, 9:31AM

Sep 1st 2007, 9:31AM

Cinematical Visits 'The Rocker' Set, Part IV: Producer Tom McNulty Talks About Creating a Rock Comedy, Announces the Vesuvius Movie, and Gives Us Two 'Rocker' Casting Exclusives!

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Sep 1st 2007, 5:03AM

Sep 1st 2007, 5:03AM

Cinematical Visits 'The Rocker' Set, Part III: Christina Applegate Talks About Honing Her Comedy Chops, Leaving 'Sweet Charity' Behind and Working Crazy Hours

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Aug 31st 2007, 12:09PM

Aug 31st 2007, 12:09PM

Cinematical Visits 'The Rocker' Set, Part II: Rainn Wilson Talks About His Musical Tastes, Building His Character and Prepping 'Bonzai Shadow Hands'

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Aug 30th 2007, 10:04AM

Aug 30th 2007, 10:04AM

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