Luke Wilson in 2009
|Born||Luke Cunningham Wilson
September 21, 1971
Dallas, Texas, United States
|Parents||Robert Andrew Wilson
Laura Cunningham Wilson
|Family||Owen Wilson (brother)
Andrew Wilson (brother)
Luke Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American actor known for his roles in films such as Idiocracy, Old School, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and Legally Blonde. He is the brother of actors Andrew Wilson and Owen Wilson.
Early life 
Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas, a son of Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive and previous executive at KERA, a public television station, and Laura Cunningham Wilson, a photographer. His family, originally from Massachusetts, is of Irish American descent . He is the younger brother of Andrew Wilson and Owen Wilson. All three brothers attended St. Mark's School of Texas. According to his brother Owen, Luke was voted class president the first year he attended St. Mark's.
Wilson's acting career began with the lead role in the short film Bottle Rocket in 1994, which was co-written by his older brother Owen Wilson and director Wes Anderson. It was remade as a feature-length film in 1996. After moving to Hollywood with his two brothers, he was cast opposite Calista Flockhart in Telling Lies in America and made a cameo appearance in the film-within-the-film of Scream 2, both in 1997. Wilson filmed back-to-back romantic films in 1998, opposite Drew Barrymore, Best Men, about a group of friends who pull off a heist on their way to a wedding, and Home Fries, about two brothers interested in the same woman for different reasons. He played the doctor beau of a schoolteacher in Rushmore (also 1998), also directed by Anderson and co-written by brother Owen.
In 1999, Blue Streak was released featuring Wilson as detective Carlson. He later starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde, which was followed by Old School and The Royal Tenenbaums. Wilson also had a role on That '70s Show, as Michael Kelso's older brother Casey Kelso, appearing sporadically from 2002 through 2005.
In 2006, Wilson starred in Idiocracy, Mike Judge's first film since 1999's Office Space. He portrayed an ordinary serviceman chosen for a cryogenics project. He awakens after hundreds of years in an America which is significantly less intelligent. The film was initially dropped by Fox Studios, but re-distributed in 2006.
In early 2007 Wilson took a role opposite Kate Beckinsale in the thriller Vacancy. In July 2007, he worked on Henry Poole is Here in La Mirada, California, which was released in 2008. He starred in the film Tenure in 2009. In 2010, he appeared in films Death at a Funeral and Middle Men. As of 2011 he stars in the HBO TV series Enlightened.
Personal life 
Wilson dated actress Drew Barrymore from 1996 to 1999. They appeared together in the movies Best Men and Home Fries. He has been in a relationship with a former basketball player Meg Simpson since 2008.
|1996||Bottle Rocket||Anthony Adams|
|1997||Telling Lies in America||Henry|
|1997||Best Men||Jesse Reilly|
|1997||Scream 2||'Stab' Billy|
|1998||Home Fries||Dorian Montier|
|1998||Rushmore||Dr. Peter Flynn|
|1999||Kill the Man||Stanley Simon|
|2000||My Dog Skip||Dink Jenkins|
|2000||Bad Seed||Preston Tylk|
|2000||Charlie's Angels||Pete Komisky|
|2001||Legally Blonde||Emmett Richmond|
|2001||The Royal Tenenbaums||Richie Tenenbaum|
|2002||The Third Wheel||Stanley|
|2003||Masked and Anonymous||Bobby Cupid|
|2003||Old School||Mitch Martin|
|2003||Alex and Emma||Alex Sheldon/Adam Shipley|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Pete Komisky|
|2003||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde||Emmett Richmond|
|2004||Around the World in 80 Days||Orville Wright (Cameo)|
|2004||Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Frank Vitchard|
|2005||The Wendell Baker Story||Wendell Baker|
|2005||The Family Stone||Ben Stone|
|2006||Jackass Number Two||Himself (cameo)|
|2006||Mini's First Time||John Garson|
|2006||Hoot||Officer David Delinko|
|2006||My Super Ex-Girlfriend||Matt Saunders|
|2006||Idiocracy||Corporal Joe Bauers|
|2007||You Kill Me||Tom|
|2007||3:10 to Yuma||Zeke|
|2007||Blades of Glory||Sex Class Instructor|
|2007||Battle for Terra||Lt. James Stanton (voice)|
|2008||Henry Poole Is Here||Henry Poole|
|2010||Death at a Funeral||Derek|
|2010||Middle Men||Jack Harris|
|2012||Elvis & Nixon||Sonny|
|2013||A Many Splintered Thing|
- The X-Files episode "Bad Blood" (1998) (guest appearance)
- That '70s Show (2002–2005) (on/off appearance as "Casey Kelso")
- Saturday Night Live (November 20, 2004; musical guest U2)
- Late Night with Conan O'Brien (August 22, 2007; guest appearance)
- Entourage (first season; guest appearance)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! (August 6, 2008; guest appearance)
- AT&T Mobility commercial
- "Luke Wilson- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- Stuever, Hank (July 20, 2006). "The Brothers Grin". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
- audio commentary on Criterion Collection's Bottle Rocket DVD
- ""Legally Blonde" Movie Review". about.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- "Everybody Loves Casey". tv.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- "Idiocracy". empire online. Retrieved October 11 2012.
- "Picks and Pans Review: Vacancy's Luke Wilson ... Checks in About Brotherly Love—and the Other Kind Too!". people. May 7 2007. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "DVD Review: Luke Wilson in “Tenure”". Orlando Sentinel. April 23 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- Patterson, Troy (October 14 2011). "Laura Dern Is Enlightened". slate.com. Retrieved October 12 2012.
- "Scoop: Luke Wilson's New Girlfriend". People. September 1 2008. Retrieved October 11 2012.
- Luke Wilson (I)
- SNL Archives | Episode
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