6:15am PDT, Sep 3, 2023
Rainn Wilson became a comedy star due to his nine-season run on “The Office,” but his childhood was no laughing matter, as it was allegedly filled with abuse, trauma, abandonment and a lack of love.
While on The Diary of A CEO podcast, the actor spoke of how his mother “took off” when he was two years old, leaving him to be raised by his highly religious father. The childhood, he said, was “loveless,” and it took him 22 years of therapy to come to terms with it. Ironically, Rainn is grateful for the unorthodox upbringing, as he believes his career would suffer if he didn’t have those trying experiences.
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