Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson

Keynote Speaker: Actress, Producer & Singer Known for "Sleepless in Seattle;" Breast Cancer Survivor; Alzheimer's Advocate

Rita Wilson Biography

Born Margarit Ibrahimoff, actress and producer Rita Wilson is known for Sleepless in Seattle and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. With her father changing the family surname to "Wilson" during her childhood, the future TV and film star attended Hollywood High School.

Having traveled to England to study her craft at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Wilson eventually landed a leading film role opposite Hanks in the 1985 comedy Volunteers, with John Candy. While the movie proved to be a commercial and critical disappointment, Hanks and Wilson would become one of Hollywood's greatest romances. Though at the time of filming Volunteers she was engaged and Hanks was married, the pair eventually found their way to each other and wed in 1988. They have two children together, sons Chester and Truman.

One of Wilson's biggest successes came as a producer - she was instrumental in bringing Nia Vardalos's play "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to the screen and fighting to keep Vardalos as the project's star. Of Greek heritage herself, Wilson felt close to the subject matter. She continued to produce Greek-themed projects when she served as executive producer on 2008's Mamma Mia!, which is set in Greece.

Wilson continues to be a creative force in the world of entertainment. She has enjoyed recurring roles on hit shows like "The Good Wife" and "Girls" and also worked on a screenplay entitled "Terms of Embarrassment." In 2015, Wilson returned to Broadway to appear in Larry David's popular play "Fish in the Dark," co-starring Rosie Perez. Wilson's health, however, forced her to take a leave of absence from the project.

In April 2015, Wilson announced that she had a double mastectomy after discovering she had breast cancer. She gave a statement about her condition, saying that she is "expected to make a full recovery." Wilson credits this positive outcome to early detection of her cancer.

In 2020, Wilson and Hanks were some of the first American celebrities to catch the COVID-19 virus, with Hanks announcing that they had positive diagnoses on March 11th of that year.

Wilson is an advocate for awareness and prevention of Alzheimer's disease, which her mother died of.

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Rita Wilson Videos

Rita Wilson Talks About Her Coronavirus Recovery: 'I thank God'
Rita Wilson Talks About Her Coronavirus Recovery: 'I thank God'
Musical Performance | Rita Wilson | TEDxNashvilleWomen
Musical Performance | Rita Wilson | TEDxNashvilleWomen
Rita Wilson - Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony - Live Stream
Rita Wilson - Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony - Live Stream

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Rita Wilson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Influential Women, Inspirational and Cancer. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rita Wilson for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Rita Wilson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Giuliana Rancic, Cynthia Nixon and Suzanne Somers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rita Wilson for an upcoming event.

Rita Wilson Videos

Rita Wilson Talks About Her Coronavirus Recovery: 'I thank God'
Rita Wilson Talks About Her Coronavirus Recovery: 'I thank God'
Musical Performance | Rita Wilson | TEDxNashvilleWomen
Musical Performance | Rita Wilson | TEDxNashvilleWomen
Rita Wilson - Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony - Live Stream
Rita Wilson - Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony - Live Stream
Rita Wilson Talks About Surviving Cancer And Her New Album
Rita Wilson Talks About Surviving Cancer And Her New Album

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