Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is an American actor and comedian. He is primarily known for his Emmy-nominated role as the egomaniacal Dwight Schrute on the American version of the television comedy The Office. He has also directed three episodes of The Office: the sixth season's 'The Cover-Up', the seventh season's 'Classy Christmas', and the eighth season's 'Get the Girl'. 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 22, 2011.
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