Birth Name: Margarit Ibrahimoff
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 26, 1956
*Pomak Bulgarian (father)
Rita Wilson is an American actress, singer, voice actress, activist, and producer.
Her father, Hassan Halilov Ibrahimoff, who changed his name to Allan Wilson after Rita was born, was a Pomak (Muslim Bulgarian), who was born in Breshtene, Western Thrace, Greece, and worked at a racetrack. He moved to the U.S. in 1949. He joined the Orthodox Christian church upon his marriage. He spoke Bulgarian, Russian, Turkish, Polish, Greek, and some Italian and French.
Her mother, Dorothea/Dorothy George (Genkos), was born and raised in a Greek village, Sotire, near Dropull i Sipërm, Albania, near the border with Greece.
Rita is married to actor Tom Hanks, with whom she has two children. The couple are members of the Greek Orthodox Church. Tom has stated that he modeled his portrayal of Viktor Navorski in the film The Terminal (2004) on his father-in-law.
Rita’s paternal grandfather was named Halil Ibrahimoff.
Rita’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (2012) – http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com
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