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Mara Elizabeth Wilson (born on July 24, 1987 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American playwright and author and former child 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 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 television series and Allcroft.

Filmography

Films

  • "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)
  • "Billie Bob Joe" (2015)

Television

  • "Bob" (1993)
  • "Melrose Place" (1993)
  • "Pearl" (1996)
  • "Batman Beyond" (1999)
  • "Demo Reel" (2012)
  • "Broad City" (2016)
  • "BoJack Horseman" (2016)
  • "Big Hero 6: The Series" (2018)

Major awards and nominations 

Nominated- Saturn Award, Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress
A Simple Wish (1997)

Nominated- Saturn Award, Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Matilda (1996)

Won- ShoWest Award, Young Star of the Year

Nominated- Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

Won- Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress
A Simple Wish (1997)                                                                                                                                                         
Nominated- Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress
Matilda (1996)

Nominated- YoungStar Award, Best Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

Nominated- YoungStar Award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film A Simple Plot (1997)

Won- YoungStar Award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film Matilda (1996)

Trivia

  • Thomas and the Magic Railroad was Mara's last role before she retired from the film industry.
  • Mara's book tiled "Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame" was released on September 13, 2016.
  • According to a 2016 Twitter Q&A, Mara's favourite engine is James.

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