Rainn Wilson Net Worth

Net Worth $ 14,000,000
Real name Rainn Percival Wilson
Source of Wealth Actor, Writer
Profession Actor, Writer, Podcaster
Spouse/Partner Holiday Reinhorn
Date of Birth Jan 20, 1966
Zodiac Capricorn
Age 57
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 188 cm / 6 ft 2 inch
Nationality American
Siblings /

Biography And Early Life

Rainn Wilson is an American actor, comedian, podcaster, producer, and writer best known for his groundbreaking role in the raging comedy series "The Office," Rainn Wilson has an estimated net worth of $14 million.

Apart from the hilarious role he played as Dwight Schrute on NBC's "The Office" where he embodied the overly dramatic and passionate assistant to the regional manager, Rainn Wilson has also participated in other projects like the movie "The Meg," "House Of 1000 Corpses", and the sci-fi comedy "Galaxy Quest" which happens to be his first active acting role.

Rainn Wilson's net worth is a whopping 14-15 million, a courtesy mostly from his loving role in the comedy series "The Office" as Dwight Schrute, assistant to the regional manager.

Rainn Percival Dietrich Wilson was born on January 20, 1966, in Seattle, Washington, to parents Robert G Wilson, a notable artist, painter, and novelist that's best known for writing the novel "Tentacles Of Dawn," and mother Shay Cooper, a yoga teacher, and actress.

His mother and father divorced when Rainn was just two years old, and Rainn spent most of his time under the care of his dad. His father had a significant influence on his son's choice of career.

He taught Wilson how to love and appreciate everything that's art and spirituality since he was also a member of the Baha'i community.

Even though his mother, Shay, wasn't the primary parental role in his life, she always had an active role.

He spent his toddler days (age 3-5) in Nicaragua his father and his stepmother Kristin. After the couple divorced, Rainn and his father returned to Seattle.

Education

After coming back to Seattle, Rainn attended Kellog Middle School and Shorecrest High School, a school of the arts where he learned to play the bassoon and clarinet.

He graduated from New Trier High School in Illinois, where his family moved to serve and be closer to the center of the newfound religion Baha'i.

At first, Wilson attended Tufts University before transferring and graduating with a bachelor's degree in drama from The University Of Washington in 1986.

He then moved on to get his master's degree in fine arts by enrolling in the New York University's graduate program at the Tisch School Of Arts. Wilson was also an essential member of the Acting Company [1] .

Career

Rainn Wilson is a chameleon; he can fit into every role he's playing, and you can barely see his true character peeking through.

Before Rainn Wilson got his big break in front of the camera, he worked in the theater industry and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor three times.

In his early acting days, he appeared in an episode of the soap opera "One Life To Live," starred in the hilarious comedy movie "Sahara," and the mockumentary "The Life Coach."

His big break came in 2005 when finally, Wilson auditioned for the American version of the British show, "The Office."

Weirdly enough, Rainn's audition wasn't for the role of his now most recognizable character; it was for the part of the regional manager, Michael Scott, but that quickly went under the bridge as Rainn himself didn't find the role suitable enough, he even called the audition terrible.

In an interview with NPR [2] , Wilson opened up about his first time auditioning for the part of Michael Scott:

"They keep wanting to put it on the DVD of my audition as Michael. I was terrible. It was awful. It was never meant to be. It was just one of those things that I just basically did my Ricky Gervais impersonation because I didn't know what to do with the character."

After getting this life-changing role, his life improved in 2007 when he was nominated for an Emmy award for Best Supporting Actor. He also was nominated two more times for the same award in the following two years(2008 and 2009).

Aside from his acting career, Rainn Wilson is the co-owner of the humorous website and Youtube channel "Soulpancake," where they create engaging content and debate the question of what it takes to be human in this world.

In November 2015, Wilson wrote a funny memoir called "Bassoon King," discussing his career, his life as a celebrity, and his involvement in the Baha'i faith.

Relationships

Wilson is married to Holiday Reinhorn, a fiction writer primarily known for her short stories like "Last Seen" and "PUSH."

Wilson and Reinhorn met at the University Of Washington in 1980 during an acting class they both attended, but they married in 2005. The couple has a son called Walter, who was born in 2004.

Conclusion

Rainn Percival Dietrich Wilson is an American actor best known for his role as Dwight Schrute in NBC's "The Office."

Rainn Wilson has an estimated net worth of 14 million, thanks to his enormous role as Dwight Schrute for almost ten years and dabbling in some other projects like A House Of 1000 Corpses, Galaxy Quest, The Rocker, etc.

References

  1. Fernandez, J. (2022) The Acting Company, Alliance Artist Management. Available at:    https://allianceartistmanagement.com/the-acting-company/  

  2. Rainn Wilson: 'the Office' drone outside of work (2013) NPR. NPR. Available at: https://www.npr.org/2013/05/10/182652412/rainn-wilson-the-office-drone-outside-of-work