Luke Wilson Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Childhood And Early Life
American actor, writer, and director Luke Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas on the 21 September 1971 to Robert Wilson, a television executive, and Laura Cunningham, a photographer. The Wilson family are of Irish-American heritage. Wilson has two brothers Andrew and Owen who are both actors.
Luke Wilson was a pupil at St. Mark’s School of Texas, a Roman Catholic private boys school in Dallas. After graduating from high school, he was a student at the Texas Christian University before transferring to Occidental College, a liberal arts school in Los Angeles.
Rise To Fame
One of Wilson’s earliest appearance was playing the lead in a short 13 minutes film his brother Owen Wilson had co-written with director Wes Anderson, Bottle Rocket (1994). After the premiere of the film at the Sundance Festival in 1993, director James L. Brooks helped turn the short piece into a full-length feature which was released in 1996. Around this time, Luke Wilson, his two brothers, and Wes Anderson were sharing a house together in Los Angeles. His brother Owen also acted in Bottle Rocket.
His next film was starring with Calista Flockhart Telling Lies in America (1997). Luke Wilson then had a small part in Scream 2 (1997). In 1998 he started in Best Men, Home Fries, and Rushmore. His brother Owen Wilson co-wrote Rushmore and directed by Wes Anderson. With his career established Wilson has appeared in a number of films including Blue Streak (1999), Kill The Man (1999), Legally Blonde (2001), Soul Survivors (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Idiocracy (2006), Vacancy (2007), Concussion (2015) Outlaws and Angels (2016), Measure of a Man (2017) and Brad’s Status (2017).
Luke Wilson also appeared in several episodes of the television series That 70’s School (2002-2005). Recent work includes the HBO television series Enlightened (2011-2013) and Roadies (2016).
Awards And Achievements
In March 2015 Luke Wilson was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Austin, Texas.
Luke Wilson was in a long-term relationship with former basketball star Meg Simpson.