This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (January 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Wolf moved to London when quite young and trained at the Royal Court Youth Theatre. She has appeared on British television and in many theatre productions. Her first leading film role came in 1984 in the movie Majdha, the real starting point of her career. Since then, she has had major parts on stage and screen in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
In 1990, Wolf and Rukhsana Ahmad founded the Kali Theatre Company in London, which is a registered charity whose goal is to encourage, develop, promote and produce the works of Asian female writers. The Kali is supported in part by grants from the London Arts and the Arts Council of England. She now lives in New York City with her two children, Kiran and Anjeli. Anjeli Chapman had a major role in The War Within, a film that provides an in-depth look at terrorism and its impact on society. Kiran Chapman was in A Heartbeat to Baghdad, a play about war and its effect on people.
- Majdha (1984) -- as Fauzia Kahn (lead role)
- The Chain (1984) -- as Carrie
- My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) – as Tania
- Slipstream (1989) -- as Maya
- Girl 6 (1996)
- Second Generation (2003)
- A Wing and a Prayer (UK)
- Calling the Shots (UK)
- Coronation Street (UK) (1990) - Felicity 'Flick' Khan
- Law & Order (USA)
- Tandoori Nights (UK)
- The Goodwife (US)
- Homebody / Kabul
- The House of Bernarda Alba
- The American Pilot
- Chaos Theory
- Jouhal, Tejinder (2003–14). "Wolf, Rita (1960-)". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- BBC: "The bbc.co.uk Guide to Comedy", accessed 15 October 2005
- The Kali Theatre: "About Us: The People: Rita Wolf", accessed 14 October 2005
- The New York Times: "The New York Times: Movies: Rita Wolf", accessed 15 October 2005
The American Pilot