Matilda is a fictitious comedy-drama movie which was adapted from a famous Roald Dahl’s novel. Dahl was a very famous novelist, short-story writer and poet. Matilda’s cast has done a phenomenal job which was highly appreciated. This movie revolves around the character of a young girl named Matilda who is mistreated by her family and her evil principal. On realizing that she has got telekinetic powers, she settles the scores with everyone. Mary Wilson played the lead role of Matilda with Dany DeVito, Pam Ferris in supporting roles. This movie was theatrically published in 1996. Revenge of the Trunchbull is the sequel of Matilda which was released on 2nd August2020 starring Emma Watson as Matilda.
Here is some information about the cast of Matilda in their real lives in 2020.
Mary Wilson (Matilda Wormwood)
Mary Wilson is an American actress and writer who played the lead role in Matilda. Mary Wilson worked both in movies and Tv serials. She showed her acting skills in movies like Mrs.Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street and Thomas and the Magic Railroad. She was nominated for three awards, for her performance in Matilda, winning the Young Star Award. She got praise for her books Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame. She is now appearing in a documentary show Showbiz Kids, telling all about her experiences as a child star.
Pam Ferris (Miss Trunchbull)
Pamela Ferris is a Welsh actress who has worked in Theater, movies and many TV serials. Some of her famous work includes Matilda, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Raven, Connie, The Darling Buds of May, Where the Heart Is and Call The Midwife. Her character of Snow Peggy in Where the Heart Is was loved by everyone. The actress is 72 years old now.
Danny DeVito (Harry Wormwood)
Daniel Michael DeVito is a well-known director, actor, comedian, producer and screen writer. He started his fame ride with the TV serial Taxi and won a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for the serial. He has acted along with his spouse several times, like playing the role of Matilda’s parents in Matilda. The Lorax, Jumanji and Dumbo are some of his remarkable work-piece. Danny is a member of the committee of the Theater Apollo. He also co-owned a restaurant in Florida, which was closed later. This versatile actor has won 14 awards and was nominated for Oscars in 2001. He is the owner of a production house, Jersey Films.
Rhea Perlman (Zinnia Wormwood)
Rhea Perlman was an American actress and writer, married to famous producer, actor Danny DeVito. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for 6 times for Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for the Emmy Awards. Her married life went through a lot of ups and downs. She illustrated the children’s book series Otto Undercover. She starred in various serials and movies like Cheers and Matilda. She lost her life in a car accident on November 4th,2020 at the age of 72.
Embeth Davidtz (Miss Honey)
Embeth Davidtz is an African-American actress. she played the role of Miss Honey in the movie Matilda. This African-American beauty made started her career at the young age of 21, in a stage production named Romeo and Juliet. She made her Hollywood debut via Schindler’s List and continued showing her acting skills in various movies like Feast of July, Matilda, Fracture and many more. She played Mary Parker in The Amazing Spiderman and The Amazing Spiderman-2.
Kiami Davael (Lavender)
This 34-year-old sizzling beauty is a multi-talent. She is a glamourous model, actress, singer and a song writer. As a child star she played the role of “Lavender” in Matilda which was highly appreciated. She appeared in TV shows such as Moesha, Steve Harvey Show and Grown-Ups. She wrote her first movie, Reckless, in 2012. She also gave acting classes to the young actors. This diva is a bit private about her lifestyle, yet she keeps in touch with her fans on social media every now and then.
Jimmy Karz (Bruce Bogtrotter)
37-year-old Jimmy Karz is a former American actor who made his name through formidable movies like Matilda, The Wedding Singer and ER. He enjoyed the glamour of showbiz for quite a time and then quit his acting career and now that 8-year-old cake-eating chubby Bruce has turned into a handsome 37-year-old and is a doctor by profession.
Paul Reubens (FBI Agent Bob)
Paul Reubens is an American actor, comedian, writer and a producer. He appeared as an FBI Agent in Matilda but is well known for his fictional character Pee-Wee Herman. He wrote and produced Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was released on Netflix in march 2016. He was also a part of the famous animated movie The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2. He has done some voice-over work on Cartoon Network. He is currently working on animated series.
Brian Levinson (Michael Wormwood)
Brian Levinson, after playing the role of a horrible brother of Matilda, appeared in another hit movie, Predator 2. He also appeared in the popular TV show of 90s, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He was also seen in The Hardball. He also made an appearance in one of the episodes of a TV sitcom The Seinfeld. This former actor said goodbye to the limelight and started living a simple life away from the glamour world.
Jacqueline Steiger (Amanda Thripp)
Jacqueline is a well-known actress and a producer, mainly known for her role in Matilda. Beautiful and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again. Starting her career as a model she entered showbiz. Her pigtail hair in Matilda were liked by many. She also appeared in a short film named, Rise of the Kitchen Appliances.
Here we end our article hoping that you will like the effort we have made trying to provide you some information about the cast of Matilda, a little about their lives and careers. Who was your favorite character and what you liked the most about this movie? Do tell us by leaving your thoughts in the comments section!