Rita Wilson (born October 26, 1956) is an American actress, singer, and producer. Wilson was born Margarita Ibrahimoff in Los Angeles, California. Her mother was born and raised in an ethnic Greek village in present-day Albania. Her father, born Hassan Halilov Ibrahimoff (March 21, 1920- March 6, 2009), worked at a race track; he was a Bulgarian Muslim immigrant, born in Oraio, Xanthi, Greece, and lived in Bulgaria, where his half brother Ferhat still lives, before moving to the United States on May 4, 1949. Wilson's father changed his name from Hassan Ibrahimoff to Allan Wilson in 1960, 'Wilson' being the name of a local street in Southern California. Wilson was raised in a Greek Orthodox family.
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