Rita Wilson is an American actress, singer, and producer who began her career with a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch in the 1972 episode “Greg’s Triangle.”
Rita Wilson biography
Rita Wilson was born Margarita Ibrahimoff and was raised in Los Angeles. Dorothea Tzigkou, her mother, was Greek and was born and raised in Sotir, an Albanian town adjacent to Dropull I Siprm and the Greek border.
Her father, Hassan Halilov Ibrahimoff, was a Muslim (Pomak) from Bulgaria who was born in the Greek town of Oraio (Breshtene), not far from the Bulgarian frontier. When her father was a young boy, his family emigrated to Bulgaria. In 1949, he relocated from Bulgaria to the US.
After getting married, he converted from Islam to Orthodox Christianity, and in 1960, he changed his name to Allan Wilson, naming himself after a nearby neighbourhood. Wilson’s father worked as a waiter in Los Angeles, where the family resided. Wilson was brought up as a Greek Orthodox Christian.
Tom Hanks, Wilson’s husband, claimed that her father could speak “Russian, Turkish, Polish, Greek, a little bit of Italian, a little bit of French” in addition to Bulgarian. Hanks also claimed that his father-in-law served as the inspiration for the character Viktor Navorski in the movie The Terminal.
Rita Wilson age
She is 66 years old. She was born on October 26, 1956.
Rita Wilson movies
Her movies appearances include Volunteers (1985), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Now and Then (1995), That Thing You Do! (1996), Jingle All the Way (1996), The Story of Us (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), It’s Complicated (2009), and Larry Crowne (2011), and she appeared in the television series The Good Wife and Girls. Wilson has performed on Broadway, and has produced several films, including My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). As a singer/songwriter, Wilson has released the albums AM/FM, Rita Wilson, Bigger Picture, and Halfway to Home. In March 2019, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Rita Wilson children
Wilson is a stepmother to her husband’s children. Their names are Colin and Elizabeth Hanks. She herself has two sons of her own with Hanks, Chet and Truman. Wilson has three grandchildren.
Rita Wilson husband
Wilson married actor Tom Hanks in 1988.
Who is Tom Hanks?
Thom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide and is regarded as an American cultural icon.