[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mara_Then_Now_1380.png]][[caption-width-right:340:From an adorable child actress, to a witty writer and storyteller.[[note]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnkKmpgl0uk And she wields unholy powers from beyond our realm!]][[/note]]]]

->''Don't fuck with Mara Wilson!''

Mara Elizabeth Wilson (born July 24, 1987) is a [[FormerChildStar former child actress]] who was in several films in TheNineties (best known as the title character in the feature film adaptation of Roald Dahl's ''Film/{{Matilda}}''), but decided to leave when she realized "film acting is not very fun", in her own words.

She still works in entertainment, but as a playwright after graduating from NYU. She also writes a blog, "[[http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com/ Mara Wilson Writes Stuff]]", to which she often posts humorous stories and the like. Her [[https://twitter.com/marawilson Twitter feed]] is similarly humorous. She's [[http://www.cracked.com/members/MaraWilson/ also written]] for Website/{{Cracked}}.

She has also done guest spots on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, revealing that she has unholy powers that she will use to punish those who blindly mock her. According to [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], she obtained these powers from {{God}} Himself.

She also has a recurring role on ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' as The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home.

Evidently, she's well aware of the existence of Wiki/TVTropes, too, [[http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com/top-girl-the-game-for-everyone/ mentioning]] ArtisticLicensePhysics (back when [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes it was known as]] You Fail Physics Forever) [[http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com/an-essay-about-me-by-jenny-donoghue/ and]] CloudCuckoolander, as well as a tendency to check this page. (Hi, Mara! We're happy you exist!)

In September 2016 she released her first book ''Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame''

!!Associated Tropes:

* AdamWesting: An InvertedTrope variation. Usually, when an actor engages in this they're playing a CloudCuckooLander variation of themselves. Mara Wilson's idea (at least when it comes to Channel Awesome) of this is to [[MemeticMutation WIELD UNHOLY POWERS FROM BEYOND OUR REALM!!]]
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Starred as a waitress as a background character in an episode of BroadCity.
* BiTheWay: Came out as bisexual after the Orlando nightclub shootings.
* BigApplesauce: Was a native of California, but as of 2015 lives in New York City; she is a graduate of NYU. Her spoken-word and comedy shows (notably ''What Are You Afraid Of?'') are held at NYC nightclubs, her play ''Sheeple'' enjoyed a run there, and she often [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweets]] and blogs about her experiences in the city.
* ClarkKenting: In the Nostalgia Chick's ''Matilda'' review. Disguised with her hair in a bun and a thick pair of glasses.
* [[ConvertedFanboy Converted Fangirl]]: Once convinced that [[Creator/DougWalker Doug]] was an asshole because of awful fans of his harassing her, now is practically an honorary Website/ChannelAwesome member and good friends with both him and Lindsay.
* TheDreaded: When she shows up in Channel Awesome content, she generally appears as this.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Her internet persona may be an evil revenge-hungry she-demon, but she doesn't hate kids.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Yes, [[https://twitter.com/MaraWilson/status/878702159344263168 she's well aware]] of the "Film/{{Matilda}} grew up to be [[Literature/{{Carrie}} Carrie White]]" fan theory, no need to parrot it at her.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: She jokes about how her figure filling out from puberty tends to throw people a bit.
-->'''Nella''': Holy shit, Matilda! You've got a great rack!
* ShipTease: Not above giving "the [[SlashFic slash-ficcers]] more material" (her words), though you really need ShippingGoggles to see it.[[note]](The incident she was referring to is during the "Nostalgic Foods" episode of ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' where she and Nella recreate the famous SpaghettiKiss scene from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''.)[[/note]]

!!Works Include

* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' (the episode "Mind Games")
* ''Film/{{Matilda}}''
* ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' (the 1994 remake)
* ''Film/ASimpleWish''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''
* ''Film/MrsDoubtfire''
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' (the [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/35109-a-simple-wish review]] of ''A Simple Wish'')
* ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' (the episode "Lost In Translation (Bromance Version)")
* ''Shut Up and Talk'' (guest of first episode)
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' (the [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/team-nchick/nostalgia-chick/36832-matilda review]] of ''Matilda''. ''[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/team-nchick/nostalgia-chick/42581-nostalgic-foods-of-yore-feat-mara-wilson Nostalgic Foods]]'', and she also [[http://www.formspring.me/ElisaInTime/q/365855450928801027 apparently]] helped out with the ''Charlie's Angels'' [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/team-nchick/nostalgia-chick/36358-charlies-angels review]].
* ''{{Website/Cracked}}''
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Recurring as The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home.
* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'': As Jill Pill.