Mara Elizabeth Wilson (born on July 24, 1987 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American playwright and author and former child actress. She is best known for appearing in films such as "Mrs. Doubtfire", "A Simple Wish", the 1994 remake of "Miracle on 34th Street", and "Matilda". She is currently into stage acting and is planning to write young adult novels.

She played Lily in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Before meeting Britt Allcroft and agreeing to take the role, she did a lot of research on both the television series and Allcroft.



  • "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993)
  • "Miracle on 34th Street" (1994)
  • "A Time to Heal" (1994)
  • "Matilda" (1996)
  • "A Simple Wish" (1997)
  • "Balloon Farm" (1999)
  • "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" (2000)


  • "Bob" (1993)
  • "Melrose Place" (1993)
  • "Pearl" (1996)
  • "Batman Beyond" (1999)
  • "Demo Reel" (2012)
  • "Broad City" (2016)
  • "BoJack Horseman" (2016)


  • Thomas and the Magic Railroad was Mara's last role before she retired from the film industry.
  • Mara's book tiled "Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame" was released on September 13, 2016.
  • Mara's favourite engine is James.


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