LUKE WILSON (Bodi) has established himself as of one the most
versatile actors of his generation with his indelible performances in broad
comedies, thoughtful dramas and provocative independent features. Wilson
co-starred in the emotionally charged comedy, The Skeleton Twins, featuring Bill
Hader and Kristin Wiig as estranged fraternal twins who coincidentally cheat
death on the same day, prompting them to reunite. The film premiered at the 2014
Sundance Film Festival, and was released by Roadside Attractions in the fall of
Wilson also co-directed, wrote, and starred in the short film Satellite Beach,
which follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels
through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center, and the
final move of the Atlantis Space Shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. Wilson
portrays 'Warren Flowers,' a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager who navigates
the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are
perplexed by his involvement.
Satellite Beach won awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the
High Desert International Film Festival, and the Knoxville Film and Music
Festival. It was official selection at fourteen film festivals.
Wilson can recently be seen in Justin Reardon's romantic comedy Playing It Cool,
about the motivation pull of unrequited love and starring alongside Michelle
Monaghan, Chris Evans and Aubrey Plaza. Additional projects include Kevin
Connolly's Dear Eleanor; Ride, which was written and directed by Helen Hunt and
the crime drama Meadowland. In 1996, Luke Wilson made his film debut in the
acclaimed short Bottle Rocket, directed by Wes Anderson. The short premiered at
the Sundance Film Festival, and after attracting the attention of James L.
Brooks, the short became a
full-length feature film. From that moment, Wilson went on to star in more than
50 film and television projects including the two more Wes Anderson classics
Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums. In 2005, Wilson wrote, starred in, and
co-directed (with his brother Andrew Wilson), The Wendell Baker Story, alongside
Eva Mendes, Owen Wilson and Eddie Griffin.
Wilson's credits include Old School, the beloved college comedy with Will
Ferrell and Vince Vaughn; the Legally Blonde franchise with Reese Witherspoon;
the Charlie's Angels franchise with Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore; Blades of
Glory and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy also with Ferrell; Ivan
Reitman's My Super Ex-Girlfriend opposite Uma Thurman; Mike Judge's satirical
Idiocracy; the western 3:10 to Yuma; the heartwarming My Dog Skip; Hoot, based
on Carl Hiaasen's beloved children's book of the same name; and Neil Labute's
2010 Death at a Funeral. Wilson also starred in the 2008 film Henry Poole is
Here, which was nominated for the Humanitas Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
On television, Wilson's credits include co-starring with Laura Dern in the
acclaimed HBO series "Enlightened"; as well as Fox's "That 70's Show", HBO's
"Entourage" and Comedy Central's "Drunk History."
Luke Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas in 1971.
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