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Mara Wilson
(July 24, 1987 - livind) U.S.A.

Mara Wilson

Actress, author

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Mara Elizabeth Wilson was born in Burbank, California, to Mike Wilson, a television broadcast engineer, and the late Suzie Shapiro Wilson, a homemaker. Mara's mother was Jewish, and her father is of part Irish descent. She was raised Jewish and became an atheist when she was 15. Mara went to the Idyllwild Arts Academy near Palm Springs, California, and graduated in 2009 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Mara became interested in acting after watching her oldest brother Danny act. Mara's parents refused to let her act, but they eventually reluctantly agreed to let her go into acting. After acting in commercials, Mara was invited to audition for the 1993 comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire and won the part of Natalie Hillard. This was followed by the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street. In 1994, she had a recurring role as Nikki Petrova on Melrose Place and played Barbara Barton in the television film A Time to Heal. In 1999, she played Willow Johnson in the 1999 Disney Channel television film Balloon Farm.

Her appearance in the 2000 film Thomas and the Magic Railroad was her last major film role to date. In 2012, Mara appeared briefly in one episode of a web series called Missed Connection in the role of Bitty and made special appearances on internet review shows for That Guy with the Glasses - most notably a comedic turn playing an adult Matilda during a review of Matilda by The Nostalgia Chick, Lindsay Ellis.

While at New York University she appeared in her own one-woman show called Weren't You That Girl? In May 2013, Mara wrote an article for online magazine" Cracked.com", offering her opinion of the delinquency of some former child stars. Her play Sheeple was produced in 2013 for the New York International Fringe Festival. In an interview that December, Mara stated that her film acting days are over, and that she is instead focusing on writing.

As of 2013, she lives in Queens, New York, and is involved with New York storytelling and comedy. In 2016, after the Orlando shootings, Wilson came out as bisexual in solidarity with the LGBT community.

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