2022-12-09

Rita Wilson
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  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  October 26, 1956
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Wilson's father converted from Islam to Greek Orthodox before marrying Wilson's mother.

Rita Wilson is an actress, producer and singer. She’s appeared in films like “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Runaway Bride,” “Jingle All the Way,” and “Volunteers.” On the television front, she’s appeared in series like “The Good Wife” and “Girls.” She’s released four albums and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019. Wilson is best known for her marriage to actor Tom Hanks.

Is Rita Wilson religious?

Rita Wilson was raised in the Greek Orthodox religion. Her father converted from Islam to Orthodox Christianity before marrying her mother. Then, he changed his name to Allan Wilson in 1960, choosing “Wilson” after a local street. Tom Hanks also joined the Greek Orthodox church after marrying Wilson, and the couple has Greek citizenship.


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