Rainn Wilson is an American character actor who is best known for his role as the neurotic Dwight Schrute on The Office (US).
Wilson can be seen in the feature film Sahara, starring opposite Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz.
He also starred as a hippie producer in the acclaimed film, Baadasssss and has been seen in other features such as Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal, America's Sweethearts, House of 1,000 Corpses and Galaxy Quest.
In addition, Wilson is well known for his recurring role on the television series Six Feet Under as Arthur Martin, the odd mortician intern.
He has also guest-starred on CSI, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Monk, and several other series.
In 2007 he was a guest host on the 32nd season of the comedy variety show Saturday Night Live.
Wilson's theatre career includes performances in two Broadway plays, London Assurance and The Tempest. He has also performed off-Broadway in The New Bozena, Plunge, Venus, Titus Andronicus and Twelfth Night, and regionally at the Guthrie Theatre, the Arena Stage and Dallas Theatre Center.
He attended the graduate acting program at New York University.
Wilson currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn, and their young son Walter.
He has two loving pit bulls, Oona and Harper Lee.