Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson | Fargo Year 2 on FX

Patrick Wilson

Lou Solverson

A former Swift Boat Lieutenant who served three tours in Vietnam, Lou now works as a Minnesota State Trooper. He lives in Luverne, MN with his wife, Betsy, and daughter, Molly. Lou is a simple man, a believer in the American spirit and the American dream, but he is starting to worry that he and the other soldiers brought the war home with them.

Career Highlights

Patrick Wilson is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actor who has quickly become well-known for his body of work. 

In September 2013, Wilson reteamed with Rose Byrne for the sequel Insidious Chapter 2, a James Wan-directed film that opened at #1, becoming the 2nd highest September opening of all time. Wilson teamed up with Wan once again for the highly anticipated horror film, The Conjuring, which opened at #1 to rave reviews, and went on to become one of the top five highest grossing supernatural films of all time. Wilson reprised the role of “Ed Warren” in The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist. He can also be seen in Home Sweet Hell. Other films include Big Stone Gap, The Man on Carrion Road; Zipper, Bone Tomahawk and The Blunderer. Wilson’s production company, Lost Rhino Films, recently released Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife. A second title from Lost Rhino Films, Caught Stealing, is currently in the works. 

Wilson received praise for his work in the critically acclaimed drama Little Children. Other film work includes Stretch, Space Station 76, Prometheus, Insidious, Young Adult, The Switch, The A-Team, Watchmen, Evening, Purple Violets, Running with Scissors, Hard Candy and The Alamo. On the small screen, Wilson received Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominations for his portrayal of “Joe Pitt” in the HBO miniseries Angels in America. Wilson also starred in the CBS medical drama, A Gifted Man, and guest starred on HBO’s award winning Girls. 

Wilson has been honored with two Tony Award® nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, most recently for his performance as “Curly” in the 2002 Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, for which he also received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He earned his first Tony nomination for his work in the 2001 Broadway hit The Full Monty, for which he also garnered Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and won a Drama League Award. In 2006, he starred in the revival of the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park, opposite Amanda Peet. Most recently, he appeared in the 2008/09 revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Katie Holmes. 

Born in Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wilson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He began his career in national tours of Miss Saigon and Carousel. In 1999, he starred off-Broadway in Bright Lights, Big City, winning a Drama League Award and receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination. That same year, he made his Broadway debut in Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm, for which he won another Drama League Award. 

Wilson lives in New Jersey with his family.

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Jesse Plemons

as Ed Blumquist

A butcher's assistant at Bud’s Meats, Ed is a gentle giant.