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Born Jan. 20, 1966, Seattle native Rainn Wilson attended both Tufts University and the University of Washington before studying at New York University's prestigious graduate acting program. While starting his theatrical career in New York, Wilson paid the bills by driving a moving van.

In 2003, after years of smaller parts in film and TV, Wilson found his biggest role yet as Arthur, the androgynous love interest of Francis Conroy's character on "Six Feet Under." Then in 2005, Wilson found true stardom -- and a few Emmy nominations -- as America's defining dork Dwight Schrute, the obnoxious, brownnosing sales rep from the hit NBC sitcom "The Office."

Wilson's big-screen credits include My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Last Mimzy and The Rocker.

Rainn Wilson in Army of One

Army of One

2016 R

The film is inspired by the true story of Gary Faulkner (Nicolas Cage), a handyman from Colorado who receives a vision from God (Russell Brand) telling him to go to Pakistan to do what no one else can do — namely to capture Osama bin Laden. So without any questions or skills, he follows his mission.

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