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  • Real name : Margarita Ibrahimoff
  • Date of birth : 26/10/1956

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Rita Wilson (1956)

Margarita Ibrahimoff

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Rita Wilson is an American actress and producer.

  Biography  

 early life
Wilson was born Margarita Ibrahimoff in Los Angeles, California.

Her father, a Bulgarian who worked at a racetrack, was born in Greece. Before immigrating to the US, he had lived in Bulgaria and Turkey.

Her mother, Dorothy, was born and raised in an ethnic Greek village in present-day Albania. Wilson's family changed their surname from "Ibrahimoff" to "Wilson," which was a name of a local street in Southern California.

 career
Wilson's career began with a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch, in a 1972 episode entitled "Greg's Triangle," which was followed by appearances on several shows during the 1970s and 1980s (including Three's Company in 1982).

She has appeared in several movies, including Volunteers, Teen Witch, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Barbarians at the Gate, Mixed Nuts, Sleepless in Seattle, Now and Then, That Thing You Do!, Jingle All the Way, Runaway Bride, Invisible Child, The Story of Us, and Raise Your Voice. She played Susan Borman, wife of astronaut Frank Borman, in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.

Wilson has performed on Broadway, where she performed the role of Roxie Hart from June–August 2006 in the revival of Chicago.

She is often credited with being the driving force behind Nia Vardalos' 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.

Wilson will have a music album coming out in February 2012.

 personal life
She has been married to actor Tom Hanks since April 1988, with whom she has had two stepchildren from a previous marriage to her husband and two sons, Chester, or "Chet" , and Truman. She contributed to the Moffitt Cancer Center by donating "True Hearts" jewelry made of sterling silver and 14k gold. The proceeds will benefit several charities. Wilson credits good friend Rosie O'Donnell as inspiration for her charitable work, particularly with cancer and children's charities. She is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

In the director's cut of the Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do!, her brief appearance as a cocktail waitress named Marguerite has another scene, in which main character Guy Patterson drunkenly calls her Margarita, a reference to Wilson's real-life first name.

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