November 18 1968 in Dallas.
His first hit was Shanghai Noon with Jackie Chen which was followed with a string of buddy buddy movies with his buddy Ben Stiller (Zoolander, Starsky and Hutch, Meet the Parents and others). He won critical acclaim for his writing on The Royal Tenenbaums, which also earned him an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. His other hits include the Wedding Crashers and Behind Enemy Lines (only dramatic role up to date).
What went wrong?
Last year Owen Wilson tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrists and taking a number of pills. Reports suggest he had a drug problem for a while and that he tried to commit suicide on more then one occasion however that was unconfirmed. After the incident he has decided to stay out of rehab and hire a sober companion to be with him when he is not under the watchful eyes of his family members. It seems Owen is slowly on the mend but only time will tell.