Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Holiday Reinhorn and son, Walter McKenzie Wilson. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University of Washington, Rainn studied acting at NYU's graduate acting program and spent years doing theater both on and off-Broadway, on tours with the Acting Company and in region theatre including The Guthrie and Arena Stage. Rainn co-created and directed The New Bozena, a sketch comedy and post-modern clown show which performed in New York and did a pilot presentation at Fox TV. He directed The New Bozena (2005), a short film based on the show. After many years of working in TV and film, his breakthrough role happened, Six Feet Under (2001), Baadasssss! (2003), and later on The Office as Dwight Schrute. Now, Rainn focuses on SoulPancake, a company that creates films, commercials, and shorts to help the stir the soul and create change.
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