Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and writer, known for his roles in the films Wedding Crashers, The Royal Tenenbaums, Starsky & Hutch, You, Me and Dupree, and Cars.
Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas, to photographer Laura Cunningham Wilson and Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive and operator of a public television station. He has an older brother, Andrew, and a younger brother, Luke, both also involved in filmmaking. His family, originally from Massachusetts, is Irish American and Roman Catholic.
Wilson debuted as an actor in the role of "Dignan" in the Wes Anderson film Bottle Rocket, which he co-wrote with Anderson. He also worked with Anderson as a creative collaborator on his next two directorial efforts, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, for which they were nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.