Mara Elizabeth Wilson is an American former child actress best known for her roles as a child star, particularly in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Matilda (1996). She was born in Los Angeles, California.

Mara Elizabeth Wilson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Suzie Wilson. She has 4 older brothers, Danny, Andrew, Jon, and Joel, and a younger sister, Anna. Her mother Suzie died from breast cancer in 1996.

She is a 2009 graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In an interview she stated that she does not want to be a celebrity, although she did add that she was considering doing a small film, just not mainstream.