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Rainn Wilson          

Actor Known for "The Office" & Creator of SoulPancake

As one of the co-founders of SoulPancake, Rainn Wilson has spent years exploring the ways we all seek connection, hope, truth, identity, and purpose. Dedicated to stimulating your brain, sparking your soul, and figuring out what it means to be human, Wilson and the SoulPancake team oversaw the creation of a decade-plus of award-winning content spanning digital, television, branded, and live engagements, until its acquisition by Participant Media in 2016. Wilson has continued on in the spirit of SoulPancake's mission in the years since, urging audiences to dig deep into life's biggest questions — of philosophy, creativity, spirituality, love, truth, science, mental health and so much more — with humor and honesty.

Wilson is an Emmy-nominated and SAG award-winning actor best known for playing the inimitable “Dwight Schrute” for nine seasons on NBC’s "The Office." He recently wrapped "Lessons in Chemistry" with Brie Larson for Apple TV+ and the unscripted travel series "Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss," which aired on Peacock in May of 2023.

He stars in Jerry & Marge Go Large, with Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening; Utopia for Amazon; Roger Michell's Blackbird, opposite Kate Winslet; The Meg alongside Jason Statham; Star Trek: Discovery; Hesher, opposite Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; James Gunn’s Super, with Kevin Bacon and Elliot Page; Cooties opposite Elijah Wood; Juno; Galaxy Quest; and Almost Famous.

He has an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts and spent 10 years doing theatre in NYC before moving to LA. He was on Broadway in The Tempest with Patrick Stewart, and the Tony nominated London Assurance . Wilson performed the critically acclaimed one-person monologue Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) at The Geffen; and was the lead role in the political farce The Doppelganger at Steppenwolf Theater.

Wilson founded the digital media company, Soul Pancake (3.5 mil subscribers on YouTube). He is the author of "The Bassoon King" and the NYT best-selling "SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions." His newest book — another NYT best-seller — "Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution," was released in April 2023.

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SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions

SoulPancake develops thought-provoking content and creative engagement opportunities that encourage people to explore what it means to be human. Founded in 2008 by actor Rainn Wilson, SoulPancake is fast-becoming a leading catalyst for interactions around Life’s Big Questions—topics such as art, philosophy, creativity, and spirituality.


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