Rita Wilson Net Worth:Rita Wilson is a Greek-American actress, producer, and singer who has a net worth of $100 million. It should be noted that Rita’s net worth is mixed with her husband Tom Hanks’ net worth. The couple’s combined net worth is $400 million. Wilson began her professional acting career in the early 1970s with a guest role on “The Brady Bunch,” and she has continued a steady career in film and television. He appeared in such projects as “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (1990), “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993), “Now and Then” (1995), “That Thing You Do!” (1996), “Runaway Bride” (1999), and the HBO series “Girls” (2013–2017). Rita produced the blockbuster “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002), which became one of the biggest independent films of all time, and produced “Connie and Carla” (2004) and “Mamma Mia!” also (2008). He has also released four studio albums and appeared on Broadway in “Chicago” in 2006.
The first years of life: Rita Wilson was born Margarita Ibrahimoff on October 26, 1956, in Hollywood, California. She grew up in a Greek Orthodox household with a Greek mother, Dorothea, a Bulgarian father, Hassan, and two siblings, Lily and Chris. Hassan moved to the US in 1949 and changed her surname to Wilson in 1960. Rita attended Hollywood High School and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Stage and Screen Career: Wilson made her TV debut at age 16 when she guest-starred on a 1972 episode of “The Brady Bunch,” and went on to guest star on shows like “Lou. Grant” (1977), “Hawaii Five-O” (1979),” “M*A*S*H” (1982), “Happy Days” (1982–1983) and “Three’s Company” (1983). Rita’s first film was 1977’s The Day It Came to Earth, and she immediately appeared in Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie (1980), Volunteers (1985) and Teen Witch (1989). Wilson has over 70 acting credits. her credits, including “Jingle All the Way” (1996), “The Story of Us” (1999), “It’s Complicated” (2009), “From the Earth to the Moon” (1998) and “The Good Wife” ( 2011–2014).
Rita helped playwright and actress Nia Vardalos land a movie deal for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” which grossed $368.7 million at the box office. Along with producing the film, Rita produced the sequel, 2016’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, as well as a 2003 TV series, My Big Fat Greek Life, and two stage productions. In 2006, Wilson starred as Roxie Hart in “Chicago” on Broadway, and she returned to Broadway in 2015, starring opposite Larry David in his play “Fish in the Dark.” She has also appeared in off-Broadway productions of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wear, Daniel Margulies’ Dinner with Friends, and Lisa Loomer’s Distracted.
Singing career: Rita released her debut album, ‘AM/FM’, on May 8, 2012, and has since released three more: ‘Rita Wilson’ (2016), ‘Bigger Picture’ (2018) and ‘Halfway to Home'” (2019). In 2014, she performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and co-hosted the event. Wilson toured with Chicago in 2016, serving as the band’s opening act, and in 2017, she launched “Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music with Rita Wilson and Friends” at the Geffen Playhouse in LA.
Philanthropy: Wilson and Hanks have been honorary co-chairs of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund for more than 20 years. The couple also supports the Los Angeles Shakespeare Center and hosts an annual Simply Shakespeare event to raise funds for the center’s programs that benefit disadvantaged youth. In 2018, Rita and Tom received the USC Shoah Foundation’s Ambassadors for Humanity award for their support of humanitarian causes and veterans, and in 2019, they earned honorary naturalization in Greece for their contributions to the victims of the Mati fire. In April 2020, Wilson rapped on a remix of Naughty By Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray” to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Personal life: Rita married Tom Hanks on April 30, 1988, and they welcomed son Chester (aka “Chet”) on August 4, 1990, and son Truman on December 26, 1995. Wilson is also the stepmother of Colin and Elizabeth, children of Tom. from his marriage to Samantha Lewes. Rita first met Tom when he starred in ‘Bosom Buddies’ in 1981, but they didn’t begin a relationship until they starred together in the 1985 film ‘Volunteers’. In 2015, Rita underwent a double mastectomy after was diagnosed with blood cancer, and in March 2020, Wilson and Hanks were diagnosed with the coronavirus while Tom was filming a movie in Australia. The pair were treated at the Gold Coast University Hospital and returned to the US at the end of the month.
Awards and nominations:In 1999, Wilson won a Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Made for Television for her performance in From the Earth to the Moon. In 2003, the Publicists Guild of America honored Rita, Tom and producer Gary Goetzman with a Showmanship Award. That year, the Producers Guild of America gave “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” a visionary award and nominated Wilson, Hanks and Goetzman for the award for best producer of a theatrical motion picture. In 2008, Rita was nominated for an Orpheus Award for Best Short Film for “The Trap” at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, and the following year, she shared a National Board of Review Award with her cast mates . “It’s complicated”.
Real Estate: In April 1991, Tom and Rita bought a large oceanfront mansion in the uber-exclusive Malibu Colony for $2.95 million. The seller was director John Frankenheimer. Today, this house is probably worth $20 million, if not more. In January 2010, Tom and Rita spent $26 million to choose what would become their primary residence in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.
In May 2017, Tom and Rita sold two side-by-side Palisades homes for $18 million. The buyer demolished the two houses to make way for one very large mansion. Tom and Rita own at least five other homes in Pacific Palisades and own a ski lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho. In total, the Hanks/Wilson real estate portfolio is worth at least $150 million.