Mara Wilson was born in Burbank, California, into a middle class family. She starting acting at a young age, and had a starring role in Ms. Doubtfire when she was 6. She continued acting, appearing in films like Miracle on 34th Street and Matilda, becoming one of the most prominent actors of the time period.
During her life, Wilson has struggled with depression and learning differences. When she was 12, she was diagnosed with ADHD and OCD, leading her to struggle and school. Later in life, Wilson has struggled with depression, and has battled her OCD. Wilson has been able to overcome these struggles which led her to take a break from acting, and is starting to get back into acting.
Wilson has been open about her struggles, talking about her mental health and how it affected her life and career. She is a great advocate and inspiration for everybody struggling with mental health and learning differences.