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Steve Carell returns for 'The Office' finale

Steve Carell returns for 'The Office' finale

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Steve Carell reprised his role of former Dunder Mifflin regional manager Michael Scott on Thursday's series finale of the U.S. sitcom "The Office."
Kaling, Novak to return for super-sized 'Office' finale

Kaling, Novak to return for super-sized 'Office' finale

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- NBC says the series finale of its Pennsylvania-set sitcom "The Office" has been extended to 75 minutes.

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Wilson says NBC passed on 'The Farm'

Wilson says NBC passed on 'The Farm'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Rainn Wilson says he won't be starring in an "Office" spinoff set on a Pennsylvania beet farm after all.
Dwight Schrute has a sister?

Dwight Schrute has a sister?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Actress Majandra Delfino is to play Dwight Schrute's younger sister in "The Farm," a spinoff of the Pennsylvania-set sitcom "The Office," EW.com reported.
Fischer: Everyone wants to come back to 'Office'

Fischer: Everyone wants to come back to 'Office'

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Jenna Fischer says she and he co-stars on the American version of "The Office" all want to return for a ninth season of the sitcom.
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'Office' spinoff in the works

'Office' spinoff in the works

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- NBC is developing a spinoff of the U.S. sitcom "The Office," starring Rainn Wilson, television industry insiders told E! News.
Goldberg, Leary named Tribeca jurors

Goldberg, Leary named Tribeca jurors

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg, David O. Russell, Rainn Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera and Denis Leary are to serve on the jury of New York's Tribeca Film Festival.
Rumsfeld honored, Emanuel snubbed

Rumsfeld honored, Emanuel snubbed

WINNETKA, Ill., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An Illinois high school's first-ever "Hall of Honor" awards for alumni gave accolades to Donald Rumsfeld and actor Rainn Wilson but snubbed Rahm Emanuel.
Wilson counter-suing Web developer

Wilson counter-suing Web developer

PORTLAND, Ore., July 27 (UPI) -- TV actor Rainn Wilson has filed a counterclaim against Think Brilliant, a Portland, Ore., Web development firm suing him.
Kaling: Dwight should take over 'Office'

Kaling: Dwight should take over 'Office'

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling of "The Office" says she thinks Rainn Wilson's character should take over as boss when Steve Carell leaves the U.S. sitcom after next season.
Jenna Fischer and Lee Kirk marry

Jenna Fischer and Lee Kirk marry

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Jenna Fischer's publicist says the U.S. television actress has married screenwriter Lee Kirk.
Fillion, Page to star in 'Super' film

Fillion, Page to star in 'Super' film

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Nathan Fillion, Linda Cardellini, Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon have been cast in James Gunn's "Super," the U.S. film's producers said.
Rainn Wilson to star in NBA ads

Rainn Wilson to star in NBA ads

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Actor Rainn Wilson is set to star in a series of spots promoting the 2009-10 NBA season on TNT, the U.S. cable television network said.
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Actor Rainn Wilson, of the "Office" and his wife, Holiday Reinhorn, arrive at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles on September 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Scott Harms)
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Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is an American actor and comedian. He is primarily known for his role as the egomaniacal Dwight Schrute on the American version of the television comedy The Office. He has also directed two episodes of The Office: the sixth season's "The Cover-Up" and the seventh season's "Classy Christmas".

Wilson was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Shay Cooper, a yoga teacher and actress, and Robert G. Wilson, a novel writer, artist, and business consultant who wrote the science fiction novel Tentacles of Dawn. Rainn showed the book and read from it on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 22nd, 2011. Wilson attended Central Middle School and Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington, where he played the clarinet and bassoon in the band. He transferred to and graduated from New Trier High School after his family moved to Wilmette, Illinois to serve at the Bahá'í National Center. Wilson has a theatre background from Tufts University and the University of Washington, and has taught acting classes. He holds an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and was a member of The Acting Company. While acting in theatrical productions in New York, he drove a moving van to make ends meet.

In addition to his starring role on The Office, Wilson has appeared as the eccentric Arthur Martin—the intern at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home—on HBO's Six Feet Under. He has also appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, NUMB3RS, and Entourage, in the latter portraying a sleazy entertainment journalist based on Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News. Wilson guest-starred as a murderous baseball fan in an episode of Monk entitled "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame". He appeared in the "Coyote Piper" episode of Charmed as an alchemist named Kierkan. On February 24, 2007, Wilson hosted Saturday Night Live, becoming the second cast member from The Office to host (after Steve Carell). During the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, Wilson appeared in ads for the 2007 United States women's national soccer team as public relations manager "Jim Mike." Wilson has made a guest appearance in two episodes of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim-bloc series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. Wilson has also appeared on Reno 911.

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