Rita Wilson

When we look at the life and times of some well known singers, actresses and producers, there are reasons to believe that the name of Rita Wilson would be remembered by many of her supporters and even her critics. Hence, it would be interesting to spend some time looking a few aspects of her biography so that her admirers and fans are able to have snapshot about Rita Wilson.

To begin with, Rita was born on October 26th, 1956 and over the past many years she has been able to create a big impression within a short period of time. Though she is 62 years old, she does look very good and it is difficult for many to believe that she is the age that she is. Let us now spend a few lines learning more about her early life and her progression from one level of success to another.

Early Life

Rita Wilson was actually born as Margarita Ibrahimoff. She was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother was a Greek and her name is Dorothea Genkos. Her father’s name is Hassan Halilov Ibrahimoff and he basically was a Bulgarian Muslim. Her father moved to the USA in 1949. After marriage, he converted into Christianity and changed his name to Alan Wilson. In fact, he has kept his name based on a street which he passed by. Rita spent her childhood in a Greek Orthodox environment and this certainly has had a profound impact on her.

Personal Life

Coming to her personal life, Rita got married to Tom Hanks in 1988 and she has two sons out of the marriage. Their names are Truman and Chester. She also has two step children apart from having a grandchild. She also has two step grandchildren. Hence at the end of the day, there is no denying the fact that her married life has been quite successful and happy. But in 2015, Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo double mastectomy apart from also reconstructive surgery. She took a break from her work for a month but came back again and started with her career.?

Net Worth

The net worth of Rita Wilson should be around $20 million which she has built over the past many years.


Rita has two main parts to her career. First and foremost, she is a highly successful big screen actress and secondly, she also is a reasonably well known producer too. She got her first break in the big screen in the year 1966 with the movie Spinout and this certainly put her in the big league. Since then Rita has acted in around forty six movies and the last one was Brother Nature which got released in 2015. Therefore it would not be out of place to mention here that she has very rich experience in acting in a variety of characters. Secondly, she also has done seven movies as a producer starting with My Big Fat Greek Wedding in 2002 and ending with My Big Fat Greek Wedding Part 2.