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Birth name Mara Elizabeth WilsonNationality USABirth 24 july 1987
at Los Angeles (USA
)Death 30 may 2013
(at 25 years)
Mara Elizabeth Wilson (born July 24, 1987) is an American actress, voice actress, stage actress, writer, and playwright. She is best known for her roles as Natalie Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda Wormwood in Matilda. Mara made her acting debut in a Lunchables commercial. Mara's parents refused to let her go into acting, but eventually they reluctantly agreed.
Wilson went to the Idyllwild Arts Academy near Palm Springs, California, and graduated in 2009 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. While at New York University she appeared in her own one woman show called Weren't You That Girl?
Wilson has struggled with anxiety and depression. In 2015, she teamed up with Project UROK, a nonprofit organization whose mission to aid teens with mental illness. Wilson appeared in a video in which she speaks about her mental illnesses with which she has coped during her life, including anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
As of 2013 she lives in New York City, in part, she has explained, because "No one gives a shit about celebrities. Susan Sarandon comes to your deli, Lou Reed's in your kickboxing class, David Mamet flips you off, whatever, most New Yorkers really don't care.