PATRICK WILSON (Rollie Smith) is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actor who has quickly become well-known for his body of work. Over the years Wilson has tackled lead roles in major Broadway musicals as well as starring in big-budget blockbusters.
In September of 2013, audiences saw Patrick reunite with Rose Byrne in “Insidious Chapter 2,” a James Wan directed film that opened at #1, becoming the 2nd highest September opening of all time. Patrick teamed up with director James Wan once again for the highly anticipated horror film, “The Conjuring.” Opening at #1 to rave reviews, “The Conjuring” is one of the top 5 highest grossing supernatural films of all time. Patrick will reprise the role of Ed Warren in “The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist” scheduled for release on June 10, 2016.
In January of 2015, it was announced that Patrick will star in the second season of “Fargo” as Lou Solverson, a Minnesota State Patrolmen and Navy veteran recently back from Vietnam. He was recently seen in “Home Sweet Hell,” which was released on video on demand on February 3, 2015 before it’s theatrical run on March 13, 2015. More films starring Wilson that are scheduled for 2015 releases include “Big Stone Gap,” starring Ashley Judd, “The Man on Carrion Road,” “Zipper,” which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, “Bone Tomahawk” and “The Blunderer.” Wilson’s production company, Lost Rhino Films, has two titles in the works for 2014/2015: “Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife” alongside Amy Acker and Scott Foley, which was released on VOD in December 2014, and theatrically on January 9, 2015, and “Caught Stealing,” directed by Wayne Kramer and starring Alec Baldwin, both of which Patrick stars in.
Wilson received praise for his work in the critically acclaimed drama “Little Children,” in which he starred with Kate Winslet and Jackie Earle Haley under the direction of Todd Field. His motion picture work also includes “Stretch”; “Space Station 76”; “Prometheus”; “Insidious”; “Young Adult”; “The Ledge”; “Morning Glory”; “The Switch”; “Barry Munday”; “The A Team”; “Watchmen”; “Evening”; “Lakeview Terrace”; “Passengers”; “Life in Flight”; “Purple Violets”; “Running with Scissors”; “Hard Candy”; “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Alamo.”
On the small screen, Wilson received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his portrayal of the morally conflicted Joe Pitt in the HBO miniseries “Angels in America,” the much-honored 2003 adaptation of Tony Kushner’s award-winning plays “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” and “Angels in America: Perestroika.” Wilson also starred in the CBS medical drama, “A Gifted Man,” which premiered in September 2011. In 2013, Wilson guest starred on the 2nd season of the award winning HBO original series “Girls.” The episode, “One Man’s Trash,” became one of the most talked about episodes of the show’s history, as well as one of the most watched episodes of the season.
Wilson has been honored with two consecutive Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, the most recent coming for his performance as Curly in the successful 2002 Broadway revival of “Oklahoma!,” for which he also received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He earned his first Tony 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 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 2008/09 revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Katie Holmes.
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 receiving 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 lives in New Jersey with his family.