You Might Recognize Patrick Wilson's Famous Wife

There are some celebrity couples that glide under the radar of popular celebrity news, and one of those is Patrick Wilson and his wife, Dagmara Dominczyk. The two married in 2005 and started a family a year later, per People. Wilson is most well-known for his work in "The Conjuring" franchise as Ed Warren and in the "Insidious" movies as Josh Lambert. Even though he's obviously talented in the horror genre, he also had a big role as Raoul de Chagny in "The Phantom of the Opera," where he showed off his singing chops and used his Broadway experience to his advantage.

Dominczyk is famous in her own right, as she's also an actor — she has most recently (and notably) appeared on HBO's hit series "Succession." She plays Karolina Novotney, the head of PR for Waystar Royco, and her character is on the legal team for the media empire. Other notable work she's been in includes "The Assistant" and "The Lost Daughter," starring Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson. Dominczyk is also an author who's hitting a major stride in her career.

Patrick Wilson and his wife, Dagmara Dominczyk, have known each other since the 1990s

The fact that Patrick Wilson and Dagmara Dominiczyk have been married for about 17 years is a big feat in Hollywood. A major reason they have such a lasting union could be their solid foundation. The couple met while overlapping as drama majors at Carnegie Mellon University, according to People. They married not long after they met, and started having kids shortly after tying the knot. While speaking to the New York Times, Dominczyk said she's proud of her Polish heritage and mixes her culture with Wilson's American traditions. She was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States with her two sisters and parents when she was six years old. Before she attended Carnegie Mellon, she graduated from the esteemed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. 

The two actors are at pretty successful points in their respective careers, and they love showing support for one another. In February, Wilson attended the SAG Awards with Dominczyk, who was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with her cast mates for HBO's "Succession." According to People, she wrote a bittersweet tweet where she reflected on winning during a tense time politically because of the war in Ukraine. But, she did it with the "love of [her] life." And in August, Dominczyk tweeted congratulations to her husband for wrapping the fifth installment in the "Insidious" franchise, which Wilson is directing (via Collider).

Dagmara Dominczyk understands the role she plays on HBO's 'Succession'

While some viewers found it disappointing that Dagmara Dominczyk's character, Karolina Novotney, hasn't appeared a lot in "Succession" recently, the actor understands her role and said Karolina needed a break anyway. "Actors are there to serve this story," Dominczyk told Vanity Fair in April. She shared that while she wouldn't mind if Karolina's personal life was shown more, it doesn't move the main storyline forward. "So you just have to accept that and be grateful for the job and be grateful it's a great job, and get your kicks on something like 'The Lost Daughter' or 'We Own This City' or the show I just did. But she'll be back." 

Plus, Dominczyk told NJ Advance Media that "part of the beauty" of a role like this one means that she can watch the show as a viewer. "I read the script, but it's one thing to read the script at a table read and another to watch things you weren't around for when they shot it," she said about the HBO hit series. "So I get to watch it almost like a voyeur as well. Not just from inside, but behind the scenes, which is always exciting." She added, "I love the show. I genuinely love the show."