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Patrick Wilson

About this Artist

PATRICK WILSON is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actor known for his diverse body of work, encompassing lead roles in Broadway musicals and appearances in major blockbuster films.
In the cinematic sensation Aquaman, directed by James Wan, Wilson mesmerized audiences with his portrayal of ORM, the formidable half-brother of Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Released in December 2018, the film soared past the $1 billion mark at the box office, solidifying Wilson's presence in the world of high-grossing blockbusters. Most recently, Wilson returned in the anticipated sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, released December 2023. The film became the first DCEU title to topple the $400 million mark in the box office since the original Aquaman and became the seventh-highest-grossing DCEU film out of the 15 released during the cinematic universe's run between 2013 and 2023.

Patrick is also widely celebrated for his portrayal of Ed Warren in The Conjuring franchise, ranking among the top 5 highest-grossing supernatural films of all time. The Conjuring 2, released in 2016, grossed an impressive $40 million in its opening weekend, and The Conjuring 3 (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) hit theaters in May 2021.
Patrick recently made his directorial debut while also starring in Insidious 5 (Insidious: The Red Door), which became the highest-grossing installment in the franchise. Coming up, audiences can look forward to his role in the fourth Conjuring movie, The Conjuring: Last Rites, scheduled for release in 2024.

Coming up for Wilson, fans can anticipate his role in John Krokida’s film, Tunnels, that follows the teenage brother of a school shooting victim that becomes friends with the shooter's grandmother when they both work together at the same supermarket, and his role Millers in Marriage directed by Edward Burns. Additionally, Wilson will appear in Noah Baumbach’s newest untitled film on Netflix alongside George Clooney, Adam Sandler, Laura Dern, Bill Crudup, Riley Keogh and Greta Gerwig.
Additional film credits include Moonfall, Midway, In The Tall Grass, Annabelle Comes Home, The Nun, The Commuter, The Founder, A Kind of Murder, The Hollow Point, Bone Tomahawk, Zipper, Home Sweet Hell, Matters of the Heart, Jack Strong, Big Stone Gap, Stretch, Space Station 76, Insidious: Chapter 2, Insidious, Prometheus, Young Adult, The Ledge, Morning Glory, The Switch, The A-Team, Barry Munday, Watchmen, Life in Flight, Passengers, Lakeview Terrace, Purple Violets, Brothers Three: An American Gothic, Little Children, Running with Scissors, Hard Candy, The Phantom of the Opera, The Alamo and My Sister’s Wedding
Wilson's breakthrough came with his role in the acclaimed HBO miniseries "Angels in America" (2003), earning him a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination. Wilson’s television prowess has also been celebrated, earning him Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe nominations for “Best Actor in a Limited Series” for his portrayal as Lou Solverson in Fargo. He also starred in A Gifted Man and the second season of the award-winning HBO series Girls. Additional TV credits include appearances in The Other Two, Little Demon, and Teen Titans Go!
Wilson has also been honored with two consecutive Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical. He earned his first nomination for his work in the 2001 Broadway hit The Full Monty, for which he also garnered Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and won a Drama League Award. In 2002, he got his second nomination for his performance as “Curly” in the successful 2002 Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, for which he also received a Drama Desk Award nomination. In 2006, he returned to Broadway to star in the revival of the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park, opposite Amanda Peet. His most recent Broadway credit is the 2008/2009 revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, with John Lithgow, Dianne West and Katie Holmes. 

Wilson, along with other film industry insiders, have formed a theater development company named Cinema Lab, which will focus on the restoration of theaters impacted by the pandemic. The group plans to buy, renovate and revive theaters across the U.S.
Born in Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wilson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Starting his career on the stage, he earned applause in the national tours of Miss Saigon and Carousel. In 1999, he starred off-Broadway in Bright Lights, Big City, winning a Drama League Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. That same year, he made his Broadway debut in Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm, for which he won another Drama League Award.
Patrick currently resides in New Jersey with his family.