Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson

Actor and Creator of SoulPancake

Rainn Wilson currently stars as Detective Everett Backstrom on the FOX series "Backstrom". Based on a popular Scandinavian book series by renowned criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson, this drama centers on Detective Everett Backstrom, a grumpy and sometimes offensive detective who heads up the Serious Crimes Unit in Portland, Ore. As Backstrom and his team handle the city's most sensitive cases, the detective tries...and fails, to modify his self-destructive tendencies.

Rainn may be best known for his starring role in the long running NBC Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning series for “Best Comedy,” “The Office,” alongside Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Jenna Fisher. Over the years, he has endeared himself to millions and earned three Emmy nominations with his portrayal of ‘Dwight Schrute,’ an eccentric paper salesman whose ego knows no bounds, dreams of being “#2,” and fervently torments his colleagues in his own lovable, pathetic fashion.

In 2008, Rainn and two of his friends, Joshua Homnick and Devon Gundry, created the company SoulPancake to create a space where people from all walks of life could discuss and question what it means to be human—a place to wrestle with the spiritual, philosophical, and creative journey that is life. Today SoulPancake, through the leadership of CEO Shabnam Mogharabi, spans multiple distribution channels, from web to print to video to live events. In 2010, the SoulPancake book, SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions, was released with thought-provoking essays, bold questions and mind bending art.

Wilson currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn, their young son Walter, and their three pit bulls, Oona, Barry and Pilot.

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