Reno Wilson taking selfie with a thumbs-up pose.

‘Mike & Molly’ Actor Reno Wilson Biography

Creating impact in a big industry like Hollywood is not everyone’s cup of tea- no doubt, it requires a lot of struggle & passion. Among such figures is the American actor Reno Wilson who appeared in back-to-back popular TV series & films since the late 80s.

Most famously, Wilson portrayed Officer Carl McMillan in the TV sitcom Mike & Molly (2010-16). With a debut through The Cosby Show (1988-89), the Brooklyn, New York native worked in The Chronicle (2001-02), Blind Justice (2005) and Good Girls (2018-21).

Moreover, Reno worked as a voice-actor in the blockbuster Transformer film series. Some of his movie works include ‘She Creature’, ‘Fronterz’, & ‘Kill Speed’.

What Is Age & Height Of Reno Wilson?

Wilson was born on January 20, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, the USA. His birth name is Roy Wilson. An American by nationality, Reno Wilson comes from an Afro-American family; his father Roy was a pianist who died when he was 4 while his mother Shirley Wilson is an opera singer.

The Good Girls actor went to a local high school in New York & was once reportedly the classmate of actress Jennifer Aniston. Later, Reno attended the State University of New York at SUNY purchase.

As of 2021, the 6 feet 1-inch tall Kill Speed actor is 52 years old.

Turne Professional In The Late 80s- Breakthrough From ‘Mike & Molly’

At the age of 19, the SUNY Purchase alum started his career. He debuted as Howard in the sitcom “The Cosby Show” and appeared in 10 episodes from 1988-1989. Wilson gained good feedbacks and reviews in his debut show, which inspired him to work better.

Afterward, he made TV series appearances in Martin, Coach, NYPD Blue, and Sliders during the 90s. In 1996, Reno earned his big-screen debut in a minor role in The Great White Hype.

From 2001 to 2002, the American actor portrayed Wes Freewald in The Chronicle, before recurring roles in Blind Justice (2005) & Heist (2006). Wilson then got his TV breakthrough in 2010 as a series regular, Officer Carl McMillan, in the CBS TV sitcom Mike & Molly.

There, he would work until 2016, totaling 127 episodes, co-starring Billy Gardell, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz, & others.

Wilson got TV breakthrough from Mike & Molly
Wilson got a TV breakthrough from Mike & Molly
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Later, Reno portrayed Stan Hill, a series regular in the crime-comedy series Good Girls (2018-21) alongside Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta. The series was canceled after 4 seasons in June 2021.

Moreover, the actor made movie appearances in She Creature (2001), Crank (2006), Transformers film series (2007-17), and Bolden (2019).

Father Of Two Kids: Who Is Reno Wilson’s Wife?

Apart from being a great actor, the “Bolden” actor is also a proven great father and husband as well. He shares more than two decades of married life with his significant other.

Reno Wilson is the husband of a Yoga instructor, Coco Fausone. The love birds exchanged vows in June 1998 and are happily been together since then. They married in Los Angeles where the bride walked the aisle wearing a white sleeveless ball gown and the groom donned a black suit.

Since 1997, Wilson’s wife Coco is grooming herself & now runs a cycling and yoga studio, The Cycling Pigeon since 2017. It is located at 4505 Eagle Rock Blvd. in Los Angeles, California. The Chronicle actor is supportive of his spouse’s venture & often promotes her fitness work-outs & her studio on Instagram posts.

Reno Wilson with his family attending his daughter's volleyball game
Wilson Family attending Deni’s volleyball game.
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As the beautiful couple came a long way together, they are parents of two kids: Deni Wilson and Renzo Wilson. Their daughter Deni was born in 2001 and is 20 years old now. She is an aspiring volleyball player. She started playing from her high school and received many awards and nominations. The most recent award she received is the AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention award.

Likewise, their son, Renzo Wilson was born in 2004. As of now, he is 17 years old.

The family of four resides in Los Angeles, USA.

Net Worth of Reno Wilson- Salary & House

According to Celebrity Net Worth, 52-year-old Reno Wilson has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2021. And yes, acting is the main source of his income.

Already with applaudable works in Mike & Molly and Good Girls, the American actor is working on his upcoming projects: Retro (short-film) and HeadShop. Moreover, he will appear in the 2022 TV series The Last Police.

Even though the father of two maintains his income profile low-key, he allegedly earns in the 6-digit figure. On average, an actor in the United States pockets a salary of $57,000 annually.

In addition to acting, Wilson made a remarkable sum through his real state transactions as well. In September 2021, he sold his 2,888 sq-ft. house in Los Angeles for $1.6 million, earning a profit of $300K. Reportedly, Reno purchased the 3-bedroom & 2.5 bathroom property in 2018 for $1.3 million.

In 2016, the Wilson couple sold their bungalow in the Mount Washington neighborhood. The huge mansion’s asking price was $939000, and they snagged it off for a whopping $1.217 million.

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