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Rainn Wilson, believes faith in God freaks out people in Hollywood
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Rainn Wilson, believes faith in God freaks out people in Hollywood 

Actor Rainn Wilson, best known for playing Dwight Schrute in “The Office,” is speaking out against the “Christian-bashing bias” of Hollywood.

On a recent podcast hosted by theologian Lee C. Camp, Wilson explained that faith conversations make the people in Tinseltown uncomfortable.

He said, “Frankly, I think it freaks people out, I think that most of Hollywood — especially comedians in Hollywood — talking about God is the uncoolest thing you can ever possibly do.”

He even share in a recent tweet this message: “I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” Wilson added. “As soon as the David character in ‘The Last of Us’ started reading from the Bible, I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain.”

At one point he asked, “Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”

The scene in question involves cannibals led by what appears to be a preacher. By citing Scripture, these people-eaters were supposed to justify their horrendous actions. additionally, it was reported that a preacher was later depicted trying to rape a woman.

There was an immediate reaction to Wilson’s tweet. There were even many that pointing out that Christians have been openly berating Hollywood for this bias for decades.

Surprisingly, despite his comments regarding Christianity, Wilson is not a practicing Christian. In contrast, he adheres to the faith of Baha’is, an Iranian monotheistic religion that emerged in the 19th century.

Rainn Wilson and his Road to Fame and Success

Among his many talents, Rainn Wilson is an actor, comedian, podcaster, producer, writer, and director.

Wilson is most famous for playing Dwight Schrute on The Office on NBC. Due to his outstanding performance, he was nominated three consecutive times for an Emmy.

Growing up in Seattle, Washington, he graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Rainn spent years performing on and off Broadway after graduating from Tufts University and the University of Washington.

After that, he has appeared in regional theatres including The Guthrie and Arena Stage as well as on tours with the Acting Company.

In 1986, Wilson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of Washington in Seattle, having attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

After graduating from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program at Tisch School of the Arts, he joined The Acting Company and earned an MFA in acting.

While acting in New York City theatrical productions, In order to make ends meet, he drove a moving van.

During his early career, Wilson performed with the Public Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, and Guthrie Theater.

The 1996 production of Venus, directed by Richard Foreman, featured Wilson as one of eight chorus members. His work at the Arena Stage earned him three Helen Hayes Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2004, he and his wife, Holiday Reinhorn, welcomed their son, Walter McKenzie Wilson. His wife is a fiction writer and they both live in Los Angeles.

Wilson also published an autobiography, “The Bassoon King”, in 2015, and co-founded the digital media company SoulPancake in 2008.

In 2022, Wilson changed his name on his social media accounts to raise awareness for climate change.

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