Margarita Ibrahimoff (born October 26, 1956), professionally known Rita Wilson, is an American actress, singer, songwriter and producer. Her films include Volunteers (1985), Insomnia in Seattle (1993), Now and Then (1995), Jingle All the Way (1996), Our Story (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Complex (2009), and Larry Crowne (2011), and appeared in the television series The Good Wife and Girls. Wilson performed on Broadway and My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). As a singer / songwriter, Wilson released the albums AM / FM, Rita Wilson, Bigger Picture and Halfway to Home. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2019.
Actor Tom Hanks became a Greek citizen with his wife, actress Rita Wilson. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Tom Hanks and his wife Reta Wilson on the island of Antiparos in the Aegean, giving his double passports and citizenship documents.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who visited 64-year-old Tom Hanks and 63-year-old Rita Wilson with his wife Mareva Kyriakos in their summerhouse on the island of Antiparos, gave them the passports of their famous star and wife and citizenship documents.
Rita Wilson was born and raised in Hollywood, California as Margarita Ibrahimoff. His mother, Dorothea Tzigkou, grew up in Sotirë near Dropull i Sipërm in Albania, on the border with Greece. His father, Hasan Khalilov Ibrahimoff (1920-2009), was a Bulgarian Muslim (born Pomak) in Oraio (Breshtene), Greece, near the Bulgarian border. His father's family moved to Bulgaria as a child. Moved from Bulgaria to the USA in 1949. Upon his marriage he converted from Islam to Orthodox Christianity and changed his name to Allan Wilson in 1960, choosing his name after a local street. Wilson grew up in the Greek Orthodox faith. In Bulgarian, joining, “Turkish Russian, Polish, Greek, Italian can speak a little, a little, according to his father French Wilson's husband” Tom Hanks said he modeled his portrayal of the character Viktor, Navorski Father-in-law in the movie Terminal.
Film, television, theater
Wilson's career began with his guest appearance in the Brady Bunch in the 1972 film Greg's Triangle, where he played Pat Conway, one of the candidates working against Marcia for the head cheerleader. She also appeared twice on M * A * S * H in 1982 as Nurse Lacey, as well as the Company of the Three Sitcoms and Bosom Buddies, played by her future husband Tom Hanks, and Hester Rose Crane on Frasier Crane as her deceased mother Frasier. It's featured in numerous movies, including Volunteers, Barbarians at the Door, Fridge Bonfire, Mixed Nuts, Sleepless Seattle, Now and Then, Thing You Do That! The Jingle All The Way, The Runaway Bride, The Invisible Child, The Story of Us, Raise Your Voice, O Complex, and Larry Crowne.
On television, he played the wife of astronaut Frank Borman, Susan Borman, from Earth to Moon in the HBO miniseries. Frasier has appeared in many series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, The Organs of Evidence and played repeated roles in Good Spouses and Girls.
She had helped actress-playwright Nia Vardalos get the movie deal for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which became the highest-grossing independent film of all time, and for which she served as a producer. While developing the film, Wilson produced two-stage productions of the game. The sequel to Big Big Greek Wedding 2, in which Wilson co-produced and played a supporting role, was released in 2016.
Wilson's own Greek heritage was honored in 2016 when the Greek Postal Service ELTA commemorated him with the other five on a stamp. The other four depicted on the stamps were filmmaker Costa-Gavras, engineer and entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, journalist George Stephanopoulos, and billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis. In 2008, Wilson shot the movie Mamma Mia! , and its sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
In 2006, Wilson made his Broadway debut and played the role of Roxie Hart in the Chicago revival. In 2015, he returned to Broadway playing his wife, Brenda, in Larry David's original play Fish in the Dark. Off Broadway, he has played various roles in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's play Love, Loss and What I Wore. Geffen reprized his roles in the Los Angeles production at Playhouse. Also in Geffen, Wilson starred in Daniel Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Dinner With Friends, directed by Tony Award winner Dan Sullivan. Wilson originated the role of “Mama” in the world premiere of Lisa Loomer's play, Wistful, at the Taper Forum, also in Los Angeles.
Wilson's long-standing interest in singing led him to record his first solo album, AM / FM, which was released on the Decca Records label on May 8, 2012. The album featured classics of the 1960s / 70s and included a cover of "Wichita Lineman," which she co-produced with the song's author-composer Jimmy Webb. He also made a duet "All I Have To Do Is Dream" with ex-Soundgarden and Audioslave musician Chris Cornell. Additional harmonies from the album come from Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and Patti Scialfa. (Also with Ron Aniello, "Come See About" also pulled).
On December 4, 2014, he performed for President Obama and Michelle Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC and served as co-host of the event.
In 2016, Wilson began writing his own songs with the help of co-writer Grammy nominee Black Dioguardi. The first song he wrote and sang is "Grateful" with Dioguardi and Jason Reeves (later the self-titled album Rita Wilson). Earlier, Wilson wrote "Bad Things" for the Scott Eastwood movie Dawn Patrol, starring opposite Matt Nathanson in 2014.
His second album, Rita Wilson, was released the same year. Wilson co-author Dan Wilson, Black DioGuardi, Jason Reeves, Darrell Brown, Sugarland's Kristian Bush, Richard Marx, Lauren Christy, Mikal Blue, Nathan Chapman, Jason Wade, Stephanie Chapman, Ron Aniello, Jillian Jacqueline, Jessi Alexander, JR Randall, Yugomir Lonich, Blair Daly, and Kelly Archer. The song "Strong Tonight" was performed by Connie Britton at the opening of the episode on ABC television show Nashville.
The New York Times said: “Mrs. Wilson caught a voice in her voice that conveyed the longing behind the front of joy and a potential heart attack.
He opened a tour with Chicago to support the release of Rita Wilson; He said he was a lifelong fan of the group. “I'm excited to open up to Chicago, a band that makes up most of my music life. Whether I was listening to the band while sliding down a hill or driving in my car, I always moved to joy immediately, melodies and lyrics. ” Wilson said.
A year later, Wilson invited "Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music with Rita Wilson and Friends" and other singer / songwriters to join the event. The show at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles included Patty Smyth, Desmond Child, Jeff Barry, Kristian Bush, among others.
With his third album, Bigger Picture, he shot directly from his personal life for the Wilson theme. Released on September 28, 2018, the album reunited with producer Fred Mollin (Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Webb and Kris Kristofferson); the couple first collaborated on their first album AM / FM in 2012. Wilson once again wrote the title track and Kristian Bush and Darrell Brown, as well as new partners The Warren Brothers, Lindy Robbins and Alex Reid. The set also included the covers of Cat Stevens's "The Wind" and Burt Bacharach / Hal David. "What the World Needs Now is Love."
Also in 2018, Wilson's original song "Heart Unknown" was used in the independent movie Simple Wedding. Josh Alexander sang the song written by Wilson with Kara Dioguardi and Mozella. In addition, Grammy played "Sometimes Love," starring the independent film Emmett, co-produced with winning producer David Hodges.
Wilson released his fourth album, Halfway to Home, on March 29, 2019, and released the song "Throw Me a Party", inspired by breast cancer survival. Other songs were created in a writing workshop that partnered with Mozella, Mitch Allan (Demi Lovato), Black DioGuardi (Pink), Liz Rose, and Krisian Bush. Halfway to Home was co-produced by Nathan Chapman, who worked regularly with Taylor Swift. “The Road to Home finds it draws from musical traditions (Southern California rock, classic Nashville country) that recreate the deep storytelling that was a sign for Wilson's growth.” The Rolling Stone.
Throughout his musical career, Wilson has played songs on Ellen, Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, James Corden at The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and today .
While shooting in Australia in March 2020, Wilson signed a contract with Covid-19. While putting himself in quarantine and “go crazy”, he shot an Instagram video showing the Naughty by Nature song playing “Hip Hop Hooray”. The video went viral and reached Naughty by Nature's Vin Rock. The duo came together for a “Hip Hop Hooray” remix that benefited from the MusiCares COVID-19 Charity Fund.
In July 2020, Wilson appeared on Jimmie Allen's Bettie James, collaborating on the EP song “When It Is Over” with Tauren Wells and the Oak Ridge Boys.
Wilson is a contributing editor for Harper's Bazaar magazine, writing more than twenty-one articles. He also started and edited a section on the Huffington Post called Huff / Post50 that explored issues and issues related to people over the age of fifty. He has also written for Oprah Magazine O.
Wilson married actor Tom Hanks in 1988. They have two sons named Chester and Truman. Wilson has two stepsons Colin and Elizabeth Hanks. Wilson has two grandchildren.
It is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.
In April 2015, Wilson announced that he was diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. After a month-long hiatus, he returned to Larry David's Darkness in Fish Broadway show.
On March 12, 2020, Hanks announced through his Instagram profile that he had contracted double COVID-19 and there were minor signs when he was filming an upcoming movie Elvis (same as Colonel Tom Parker) with director Baz Luhrmann in Australia. Admitted to Gold Coast University Hospital. On March 27, Wilson and her husband returned to Los Angeles following their quarantine.
Wilson signed an open letter in 2015 with the ONE Campaign collected. The letter turned to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and urged them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa, respectively. The G7 and AU were expected to set priorities in development finance before the main UN summit, which will set new development goals for generations in September 2015.
Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks, have been honorary co-chairs, with Steven Spielberg, who has specialized in raising money for women's cancers for over two decades, and Kate Capshaw of the Women's Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). In 2016, WCRF joined forces with Evelyn Lauder's Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Wilson contributes "True Hearts" at the Moffitt Cancer Center by donating jewelry made of pure silver and 14k gold.
Wilson stated that he inspired Rosie O'Donnell for her charity work specifically for cancer and children's charities. She and her husband have long supported Los Angeles' Shakespeare Center, back in 1989 when Wilson appeared as Celia in a production As You Want. The Simply Shakespeare event, held annually, raises funds to support unrestricted youth programs. Musicians who have garnered funds include Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Ben Harper, Reba McEntire and more.
In 2018, Wilson and Hanks were honored with the USC Shoah Foundation's 'longstanding commitment to support humanitarian causes and veterans' for their recognition Humanity award's Ambassadors. The couple also contributes to the AIDS Project Los Angeles, and many more charities.
Wilson and her husband also made significant contributions to helping people suffering from Mati Fire in Greece. This received him and Hanks an honorary citizenship offer in Greece from Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on 27 December 2019.
|1977||The Day He Was Born||Debbie|
|1980||Cheech and Chong's Next Movie||Actress|
|1990||Bâtıla Bonfire||PR Women|
|1993||Sleepless in Seattle||Suzy|
|1994||Assorted Nuts||Catherine O'Shaughnessy|
|1995||Now and then||Chrissy DeWitt Williams|
|1996||This is what you do!||marguerite|
|1996||Jingle All The Way||Liz langston|
|1996||No Dogs Allowed||Short film|
|1999||Kaçak gelin||Ellie Graham|
|2001||Perfume||Roberta||aka Dress to Kill|
|2001||Glass house||Grace Avery-Baker||Non-credit|
|2002||Auto Focus||Anne Crane|
|2004||Raise your voice||Frances Fletcher|
|2005||Fabulous Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D||Beta Station Commander||Sound only|
|2006||Beautiful Ohio||Judith Messerman|
|2009||My Life in the Ruins||Elinor|
|2011||The Art of Starting||Vivian sargent|
|2011||Larry Crowne||Wilma Q. Gammelgaard|
|2016||My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2||Anna|
|2016||Brother Nature||Cathy Turley|
|2018||A Simple Wedding||Maggie baker|
|2019||Child Genius||Mary locke|
|2020||Love is love||Mary Kay||Post production|
|1972||Brady bunch||Pat conway||Episode: “Greg's Triangle”|
|1974||Continues||Penny||Episode: "Cowhands"; Player|
|1977||Lou Grant||Christine farrell||Episode: "Cophouse"; Player|
|1978||Flying high||Debbie||Episode: “Flying High”|
|1979||Hawaii Five-O||Mary Ellen Klane||Episode: “The Skyline Killer”|
|1979||The Man Called Sloane||Kathy||Episode: "The Venus Microbe"|
|1980||BJ and the Bear||Suzanne||Episode: “Good, Bad and Beautiful”|
|1981||Lap Friends||Cindy||Episode: “All You Need is Love”|
|1982||Mr. Merlin||Beverly||Episode: "Everything Is Coming Daisies"|
|1982||PUREE||Nurse lacey||2 sections|
|1982-1983||Happy Days||Barbara McManus / Roxanne||2 sections|
|1983||Three's Company||Agnes platt||Episode: “Alias Jack Tripper”|
|1984||Legman||Cathy||Episode: “A Woman's Work”|
|1986||Who's the boss?||Shirley||Episode: “Losers and Other Foreigners”|
|1986||227||Dr. Peterson||Episode: “Mary Nightingale”|
|1988||CBS Summer Theater||Chinese Seasons||Episode: “Silent Whisper”|
|1988||Sonny Spoon||Jolene||Episode: “Blind Justice”|
|1988||Thirty something||Adrienne||Episode: “In Re: Weston Marriage”|
|1989-1990||Seeking midnight||Connie Zymak||3 sections|
|1989||moonlighting||Carla McCabe||Episode: “Those Lips, Those Lies”|
|1990||WIOU||Ellen Zaret||Episode: “One Point, No Light”|
|1991||Tales from the Cellar||Jess Gilcrist||Episode: “Mournin 'Mess”|
|1992||Civil wars||Margot wilkenson||Episode: “Tape Fear”|
|1993||Barbarians at the Door||Carolyne Roehm-Kravis||Telefilm|
|1996||If these walls could speak||Leslie||Telefilm; segment: “1996”|
|1998||Crazy about you||Lindsay krbnsk||Episode: “Separate Planes”|
|1998||From Earth to Moon||Susan Borman||3 sections|
|1999||Invisible Child||Annie Beeman||Telefilm|
|1999-2001||Frasier||Mia Preston / Hester Crane||2 sections|
|2001||Curbing enthusiasm||Anne michaelson||Episode: "The Doll"|
|2003||My big fat Greek life||Cousin Ariana||Episode: “Ariana”|
|2003||Wild Thornberrys||Kua (voice)||Episode: “Look Who's Squawking”|
|2011||Law and Order: Special Victims Unit||Bree mazalon||Episode: “Delinquent”|
|2011-2014||Good wife||Viola walsh||6 sections|
|2012||Proof Body||Ruth Stone||Episode: “Sympathy for Satan”|
|2012||Who do you think you are?||Itself||Episode: “Rita Wilson”|
|2013-2017||Girls||Evie michaels||7 sections|
|2015||Full circle||Shelly Rezko||5 sections|
|2016||Saha||Andrea Barton||Episode: “Wear It”|
As a music artist
|December 9 2016||“Christmas Song (Roast Chestnut Open Fire)”||At Live LA YouTube Studio|
|March 15, 2016||"During the journey"||Ellen DeGeneres Show|
|“You are so cold”||Later… with Jools Holland|
|“Bigger Picture: Album Medley”||Billboard Live Performance|
|“The bigger picture”||Today's Show|
|December 12 2018||“The bigger picture”||Pickler and Me|
|“The bigger picture”||Jimmy Kimmel Live!|
|April 01 2019||“Throw a Party on Me”||Late Late Show with James Corden|
|April 05 2019||“Throw a Party on Me”||Today's Show|
|May 15 2019||“Throw a Party on Me”||Pickler and Me|
|February 14 2020||“Throw a Party on Me”||tedxnashvillewo financing|
|April 5 2020||"Star Scale Banner"||NASCAR on Fox|
|April 7 2020||“Throw a Party on Me”||Kelly Clarkson Show|
As a producer
|2002||My Big Fat Greek Wedding||Producer||Producers Guild of America Visionary Award
Nominee - Producers of Motion Picture of the Year Producers Guild of America Award
|2003||My big fat Greek life||Producer||TV series|
|2004||Connie and Carla||Producer|
|2009||My Life in the Ruins||Producer|
|2016||My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2||Producer|
|2018||Mamma Mia! Here we go again||Producer|
|2018||A Simple Wedding||Producer|
|Album title||Release date||Playlist||Songwriters|
|AM / FM||May 08 2012||“All I Have To Do is Dream”
“Never My Love”
“Come see me
"The Angel of the Morning"
"Walking in the Rain"
" You're in my mind "
"Good Time Charlie's Got Blues"
"Love Has No Pride"
"Please Come to Boston"
”Will you love me tomorrow? "
"Every Perfect Picture"
|Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant
Donald Addrisi, Richard Addrisi
Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil
Eric Goose, Libby Titus
Gerry Goffin, Carole King
|Rita Wilson||March 11, 2016||“Together for Ride”
“Talk to Me”
“” Forgive me, forgive me
“” Strong Tonight
“What You Get What You Get”
" Everyday "
" I am guilty "
|Ann Marie Boskovich, Rita Wilson
Darrell Brown, Dan Wilson, Rita Wilson
Mikal Blue, Lauren Christy, Johan Lindbrandt, Rita Wilson
Darrell Brown, Rita Wilson
Richard Marx, Rita Wilson
Kelly Archer, Blair Daly, Rita Wilson
Shari Short, Bryan Todd, Rita Wilson
Jason Reeves, Nelly Joy Reeves, Rita Wilson
Ron Aniello, Jason Wade, Rita Wilson
Stephan Moccio, Rita Wilson
Kristian Bush, Rita Wilson
Nathan Chapman, Stephanie Chapman, Rita Wilson
Yugomir Lonich, Rita Wilson
Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall, Rita Wilson
Black DioGuardi, Jason Reeves, Rita Wilson
|Larger image||September 28, 2018||“The Big Picture”
“Heart He Fifty Down”
“” Tear by Tear
“Not about Music”
"The Way I Am"
“Adam is Broken”
"It Through Go On"
“It Goes Too Fast”
"More of mine"
|Annie Bosko, Danny Myrick, Rita Wilson
Andrew Doolittle, Rita Wilson
Kristian Bush, Rita Wilson
Alex Reid, Lindy Robbins, Rita Wilson
Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Rita Wilson
Nelly Joy Reeves, Jason Reeves, Rita Wilson
Gary Burr, Rita Wilson
Michael Blue, Dominique Marie Vellutato, Rita Wilson, Katrina Woolverton
Aaron Benward, Deana Carter, LJ, Rita Wilson
Jodi Marr, Victoria Shaw, Rita Wilson
Nathan Chapman, Rita Wilson, Darrell Brown
|Road to Home||March 29, 2019||“Big City Little Town Girl”
“Song for Everyone”
"The Road to Home"
Throw a Party on Me ”
"Oh, No, You
"Pay Me In Wine"
|Annie Bosko, Johan Lindbrandt, Rita Wilson
John Shanks, Annie Bosko, Rita Wilson
Trey Bruce, Richard Marx, Rita Wilson
Mikal Blue, Marquita McCue, Jason Wade, Rita Wilson
Kristian Bush, Liz Rose, Rita Wilson
Matraca Berg, Rita Wilson
Emily Shackelton, Rita Wilson
Stephanie Chapman, Rita Wilson
Annie Bosko, Rita Wilson
Mitch Allen, Kristian Bush, Black DioGuardi, Mozella, Liz Rose, Rita Wilson
Jack Tempchin, Rita Wilson
Nathan Chapman, Kevin
Kadish, Rita Wilson Emily Shackelton, Rita Wilson