Mara Wilson (born Mara Elizabeth Wilson on July 24, 1987 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American playwright, stage actress, author and actress.

She is best known for appearing in films such as "Mrs. Doubtfire","A Simple Wish", the 1994 remake of "Miracle on 34th Street" and "Matilda". She is currently into stage acting and is planning to write young adult novels.

She played Lily Stone in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Before meeting Britt Allcroft and agreeing to take the role, she did a lot of research on both the Thomas series and Allcroft.



  • "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993)
  • "Miracle on 34th Street" (1994)
  • "A Time to Heal" (1994)
  • "Matilda" (1996)
  • "A Simple Wish" (1997)
  • "Balloon Farm" (1999)
  • "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" (2000)


  • "Bob" (1993)
  • "Melrose Place" (1993)
  • "Pearl" (1996)
  • "Batman Beyond" (1999)
  • "Demo Reel" (2012)
  • "Broad City" (2016)
  • "BoJack Horseman" (2016)


  • Thomas and the Magic Railroad was Mara's last major film role before her retirement from the film industry.
  • Mara is allergic to nickel.
  • Mara wrote her first Off Broadway play called "Sheeple".
  • Mara appeared with Pierce Brosnan in "Mrs. Doubtfire".
  • Mara and Teri Garr both appeared in the movie, "A Simple Wish".
  • Mara, Teri Garr, B.J. Ward and Ed Begley, Jr. all had roles in "Batman Beyond".
  • Mara's book titled "Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame" was released on September 13th, 2016.
  • Mara's favorite engine is James.

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