The Cast of "Matilda": Where Are They Now?

"Matilda" made its cinema debut in 1996, but it didn't receive positive reviews. Compared to its $36 million budget, it only made about $33.5 million. It is, therefore, a financial failure.Despite this, the movie manages to develop a loyal fan base and eventually develops into a classic film. People are fascinated by the tale of a young girl who can change reality with her hands. Or maybe, it’s the villain being the principal of the elementary school that speaks to our authority issue on a spiritual level.
Actor Danny DeVito is the creator of the play "Matilda." The fantasy comedy film receives high praise from critics even when it doesn't appeal to audiences. The cast has experienced many changes since then.
So, 26 years after the film's first release at a theater, what happened to the cast of "Matilda"? See below for the most recent information on the "Matilda" cast members.

#1 Mara Wilson as Matilda Wormwood

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Mara Elizabeth Wilson is an American actor and writer who was born on July 24, 1987. Since she portrayed Natalie Hillard in the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" as a young child, she has gained notoriety.
Wilson played Matilda, a little girl who learns she can move objects with her mind and uses it to deal with her morally reprehensible family and evil headmistress.
Wilson generally kept to acting in TV shows after the movie was finished. After that, Wilson took a roughly ten-year hiatus from acting in movies. She participated in some theater shows during this break, and she also authored and published some creative works, including a play.

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She later came back into the spotlight to concentrate on acting for TV shows including Comedy Central's "Broad City," and in 2016, she also published a book titled "Where Am I Now? True Tales of Childhood and Unexpected Fame." which talked about her experiences as a child performer.
Her most recent appearance was in the "Helluva Boss" web series on YouTube.

#2 Embeth Davidtz as Miss Jennifer Honey

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Actress Embeth Jean Davidtz is from South Africa. Davidtz played the kind-hearted teacher Matilda confides in throughout the movie, Miss Jennifer Honey.
Davidtz acted in several Movies before "Matilda," such as "Army of Darkness" (1993), "Schindler's List" (1994), and "Feast of July" (1995),...
After "Matilda," Davidtz mainly continued to act in TV shows. Later, Davidtz had appearances on "Ray Donovan" on Showtime, "The Morning Show" on Apple TV+, and in the movie "Old" (2021).
Later this year, she will appear in "Tales of the Walking Dead" on AMC.

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#3 Paul Reubens as an FBI agent

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Paul Reubens, an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and children's Entertainment, was born on August 27, 1952. He appeared in "Midnight Madness" and "Cheech and Chong's Next Movie" before "Matilda" in 1980. (1980),... He portrayed Pee-wee Herman for many years and is well remembered for the role.
Reubens is one of the FBI agents looking into the residents of Wormwood because of Harry's questionable business operations.
Over the years, Reubens has participated in several projects. He is most known for his roles as hilarious characters. In 2019, he appeared in "The Conners" on ABC.

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#4 Danny DeVito as Harry Wormwood

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Daniel Michael DeVito Jr., an American actor, comedian, and director, was born on November 17, 1944. He rose to fame by playing the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the 1978–1983 television series "Taxi", for which he was honored with both a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
DeVito portrayed Harry Wormwood, the father of Matilda and a used-car salesman who uses dubious tactics to get deals.
Following "Matilda," DeVito voiced Hercules, a 1997 animated film from Disney, and appeared in "Man on the Moon" (1999), "Be Cool" (2005), "The Lorax" (2012), "The Comedian" (2016), and "The Survivor" (2017, 2018).
He will co-star with Rosario Dawson and Owen Wilson in "Haunted Mansion" (2023).

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#5 Rhea Perlman as Zinnia Wormwood

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Actress Rhea Jo Perlman was born in the United States on March 31, 1948. She portrayed Carla Tortelli, the head waitress, on the sitcom "Cheers" (1982–1993). Perlman received 10 nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy Awards during the show's 11 seasons. Before he starred with DeVito in ABC's "Taxi," Perlman had parts in several TV shows and motion pictures.
Zinnia Wormwood, Matilda's mother, is portrayed by Perlman. Like her husband, she frequently helps Harry out with his frauds and neglects Matilda.
Perlman has since acted in several made-for-TV films and series after filming "Matilda." Her most recent performance was in the Disney+ series "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," and she will next be seen in "13: The Musical," according to IMDb.

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#6 Pam Ferris as Miss Agatha Trunchbull

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Actress Pamela Ferris was born in Britain on May 11, 1948. Before joining the cast of "Matilda," Ferris appeared in various British television shows as a guest star and had recurrent roles in "Connie" and "The Darling Buds of May" on ITV.
Ferris plays Agatha Trunchbull, a headmistress famous for bullying students and focusing her anger on Matilda.
She then acted in "Where the Heart Is" on British television's ITV and made appearances in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004) and "Children of Men" (2006) shortly after.
In addition to appearing with Will Ferrell in "Holmes & Watson," Ferris also starred in the BBC drama "Call The Midwife" (2018).
One of her most recent appearances was as a guest on "Urban Myths" on Sky Arts.

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#7 Jimmy Karz as Bruce Bogtrotter

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Jimmy Karz played Bruce, the kid who was made to eat the entire chocolate cake in the famous "Matilda" scene.
Karz's first role was as Bruce. Before stepping away from the spotlight, Karz made further appearances in "The Wedding Singer" (1998) and an episode of NBC's "ER."
Later, he continued his studies in osteopathic medicine.

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#8 Kiami Davael as Lavender

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Lavender, Matilda's classmate, and friend was portrayed by Davael. Davael had her debut performance in the film. Following that, Davael had appearances on UPN's "Moesha," NBC's "In The House," and The WB's "The Steve Harvey Show."
Despite taking a break from film and television after her performance in "Bruno" (2000), Davael continued to focus on solo artistic endeavors and local stage productions, according to The Sun.
Davael will appear in the drama "Wealthy and Wise" later this year, according to IMDb.

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#9 Brian Levinson as Michael Wormwood

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Levinson played Brian, Matilda's older brother, who doesn't seem to have any moral issues with his immoral parents.
Before joining the cast of "Matilda," Levinson had roles in the television series "Roseanne," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and "Hardball" on ABC, NBC, and Fox.
After the film, Levinson only had a small role in an episode of "Seinfeld" on NBC. Even while he did attend the cast's reunion dinner in 2013, Levinson didn't join many acting projects.

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