Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor, and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. Her acclaimed memoir, Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, was published by Penguin in 2016. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Wilson regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, What Are You Afraid Of?. Her writing can be found on Jezebel, The Toast, McSweeney’s, The Daily Beast, and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. A voice actor on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, she will guest star on upcoming episodes of Broad City and BoJack Horseman. She lives in New York City. (Photo by Ari Scott.)

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Talks

How Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well Helped Me to Finally Like Hamlet

By Mara Wilson | September 26, 2019

How Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well Helped Me to Finally Like Hamlet

For actress and writer Mara Wilson, it took seeing the Bard's classic tale of revenge through a Japanese lens for her to truly appreciate it.

The Right to Live Differently, or Why Blame It on Fidel is My Comfort Movie

By Mara Wilson | April 23, 2018

The Right to Live Differently, or Why Blame It on Fidel is My Comfort Movie

Actress turned writer Mara Wilson explains the special resonance that Julie Gavras' cinematic portrait of childhood has for her.

For All the Girls (Or, How Marielle Heller’s Adaptation of The Diary of a Teenage Girl Helped Me Stop Worrying and Love the Book)

By Mara Wilson | March 15, 2017

For All the Girls (Or, How Marielle Heller’s Adaptation of The Diary of a Teenage Girl Helped Me Stop Worrying and Love the Book)

Writer and actress Mara Wilson traces her complex relationship over time with Phoebe Gloeckner's book, and then its big-screen version.