Rebel Wilson

  • 03 February 2011

Date of birth

3rd February, 1986




1st January, 1970



Rebel Wilson (born 03.02.1986)
Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress and comedian.

Childhood: Rebel Wilson was born in Sydney, Australia. Her parents were dog handlers. In high school, she particularly enjoyed mathematics which she originally considered as a career. She attended the University of New South Wales, studying Law and Arts. She was once a Rotary International Youth Ambassador for Australia and, while based in South Africa for a year, contracted malaria which gave her hallucinations which inspired her to become an actress. She studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People and moved to New York after landing the ATYP International scholarship funded by Nicole Kidman. In New York, she trained with The Second City.

Comedy and acting career: Rebel Wilson first garnered attention with stage musical 'The Westie Monologues' which she followed up with 'Spunks and Confessions of an Exchange Student'. In Australia, she starred in the comedy shows 'Pizza' and 'The Wedge'. She has appeared in the films 'Fat Pizza' and 'Ghost Rider'. In 2008, she created the musical comedy series 'Bogan Pride' as well as starring in 'Monster House'. In 2009, she had an award-winning role in the film 'Bargain'. She has also featured on the comedy shows 'Thank God You're Here' and 'Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation' as well as performing stand up on 'The Breast Darn Show In Town'. In the States, she landed a role in Judd Apatow's 'Bridesmaids' opposite Matt Lucas. She later appeared in sitcoms 'Rules of Engagement' and 'Workaholics'. In 2010, she co-hosted the ARIA Music Awards and teamed with Lucas yet again in a performance at the Variety's Power of Comedy event. In 2011, she appeared in 'A Few Best Men' alongside Olivia Newton-John, Kevin Bishop and Kris Marshall. 2012 saw her in 'Small Apartments' again with Matt Lucas as well as Billy Crystal, Juno Temple and James Marsden. She also appeared in comedy music film 'Pitch Perfect' with Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow and Ester Dean and won the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. She voiced the character of Raz in 2012's 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'.

Personal life: Rebel Wilson was a spokeswoman for nutrition company Jenny Craig, and while she lost 10 kilograms with them, she was banned from further weight loss while working on 'Pitch Perfect'. She lives with her frequent co-star Matt Lucas in West Hollywood.

Rebel Wilson Fighting To Recover Money Spent Suing Bauer Media

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 08 March 2018

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The actress won a historic defamation payout from the publisher

Actress Rebel Wilson is fighting to reclaim the majority of $1.5million she spent suing Bauer Media for defamation to be repaid by the publisher. The Pitch Perfect actress was awarded one of the highest defamation payouts in Australian history after receiving $4.5million from the company last year.

Image caption Rebel Wilson at the 'Pitch Perfect 3' premiere

The 37-year-old comedienne opened up to Jimmy Fallon about how she has managed to master the American accent, despite the fact that she gets to maintain her charming Sydney twang in her new movie 'Pitch Perfect 3'.

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Rebel Wilson at the LA film premiere of 'Pitch Perfect 3' held at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The film comes two years after the first sequel and has been directed by Trish Sie - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th December 2017

Rebel Wilson Gets Massive Payout In Defamation Lawsuit Against Australian Magazines

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 September 2017

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The actress is thrilled to have won the case after it left her reputation in tatters.

It's a victory for Rebel Wilson as she is awarded millions in a defamation lawsuit against Australian magazine company Bauer Media, who painted her as an actress who lies about her age and subsequently damaged her career prospects. It's thought to be the largest payout of its kind in history.

Image caption Rebel Wilson shooting 'Isn't It Romantic'

The 37-year-old 'Pitch Perfect' star walked away from court with $4.5 million (£2.7 million) today (September 13th 2017) in damages after suing Bauer Media for defamation over articles they alloweed to be published accusing her of lying about her age to further her career.

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Rebel Wilson seen filming on location for the new movie Isn't It Romantic - Central Park, New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 11th July 2017

Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer

It has been a few years since the Barden Bellas graduated from college, and while they have largely managed to stay in touch, they have not performed together at musical World Championships for a very long time. Needless to say, with their various career ventures not going as well as they had hoped and the media still keeping a close eye on them and willing them to fail, they are missing their beloved a cappella sing-a-longs a lot right now.

Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick) has quit her job out of boredom, Flo Fuentes (Chrissie Fit) is serving on a city juice stall, Chloe Beale (Brittany Snow) is struggling to get into vet school and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) is now a not so popular impersonator called Fat Amy Winehouse. But maybe they can give their musical passions a boost with a new kind of show...

Aubrey Posen (Anna Camp) has an idea of trying to obtain an invite to perform at a competition show in Europe set up by the United Service Organizations (USO) in support of the US Army soldiers. It's not like they have anything else to do at the moment so the group are all for it. However, armed only with their voices, they have quite the competition as many of their rivals are bands with actual instruments.

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Rebel Wilson Refuses To Shoot Nude Scenes In Her Films

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 May 2016

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Wilson made the revelation in an interview with Marie Claire UK, for whom she is the July cover star.

Rebel Wilson has revealed why she has so far refused to get involved with nude scenes in her movies, saying that it’s because she’s mainly starred in comedies throughout her career and that the genre tends to treat the issue with less sensitivity.

Speaking in the July edition of Marie Claire, the 36 year old Australian star said that she was recently asked to take her clothes off for a scene is Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy Grimsby (known as The Brothers Grimsby in the U.S.) but that she refused.

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Rebel Wilson Set To Make West End Debut In 'Guys And Dolls'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 May 2016

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She's set to play Miss Adelaide during a short eight-week run starting in June.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson is set to make her West End debut later this summer as she joins the cast of musical ‘Guys and Dolls’. The 36 year old star, famous for appearing in movies like Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, is to play the role of Miss Adelaide.

Growing up in Sydney, Wilson trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People, where she starred in a large number of stage productions, so she has plenty of previous. She’ll be appearing at the Phoenix Theatre in London for an eight-week run, beginning on June 28th and ending on August 21st.

Image caption Rebel Wilson is set to appear as Miss Adelaide in the current West End production of 'Guys and Dolls'

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Adele Dedicates Song To Superfan Stormzy At London Show

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 05 April 2016

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The grime MC has made no secret of his love for Adele’s music.

Grime artist Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, got a special shout out from Adele during one of her sold out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. The MC was thrilled at receiving the mention from the pop superstar, who also gave him a hand written letter inside his tour programme.

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Rebel Wilson Is Proud Of The Message In How To Be Single

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12 February 2016

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Rebel Wilson has taken the world by storm after arriving in America five years ago.

Since then, her career has included Bridesmaids, two Pitch Perfect hits, the last Night at the Museum romp and now the rom-com How to Be Single.

"I think I came to Hollywood at the exact right time," she says, "because my first job was Bridesmaids. I auditioned for Melissa McCarthy's role and didn't get it, but they liked me so much they added me into the film. And then that movie was just a massive hit the following year. And that spawned all these amazing female comedies, including Pitch Perfect. In these female ensembles the women can be outrageous and bawdy. I think it's becoming the norm. Now they're really encouraging us to do more R-rated, super-edgy, honest kind of material."

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Grimsby Trailer

Nobby is a good ol' northern lad who loves nothing more than spending time with his family and mates down at the local pub but there's something missing from his life - his brother. When Nobby and his brother were young boys, they were separated and the two haven't seen one another since.

Being separated for so many years has led the two grown men down very different lives. Nobby has multiple children and lives with the love of his life whilst his brother, Sebastian is a loner who doesn't have a personal life at the cost of his job, a professional spy.

When Nobby manages to track down his brother, the two are reunited and it instantly leads to Noddy making costly mistakes for his brother. The spy's mission is ruined and he must go into hiding and re-evaluated his plan. Ever the thinker, Noddy comes up with the perfect place for Sebastian to lay low. Grimsby - the boys home town.

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Rebel Wilson Really Can't Stand The Kardashians

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 06 November 2015

Rebel Wilson Kim Kardashian Lamar Odom Khloe Kardashian Kendall Jenner Kylie Jenner

The Australian actress really laid into the Kardashians and the exposure they enjoy in a new radio interview.

Rebel Wilson is most certainly not a fan of the Kardashians. The Pitch Perfect star took aim at the first family of American television in a new interview, saying that their fame and exposure is “not really based on talent”.

“I got asked to present with Kendall and Kylie [Jenner] at the recent MTV VMAs and I said, 'No.' I said I'd do it myself,” the comic actress revealed. Apparently, if it had happened, the bit would have involved Rebel dressing up as Kendall and Kylie’s elder half-sister Kim Kardashian. Thank God that didn’t happen, with Wilson ultimately presenting the award for Best Hip Hop Video alone wearing a police stripper costume.

Image caption Rebel Wilson took aim at the Kardashians in a new interview

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Rebel Wilson - A host of celebrities were photographed as they arrived at the ELLE Style Awards 2015 which were held at the Walkie Talkie building in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th February 2015

Rebel Wilson - Stars from the latest in the Night at the Museum series of movies 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' were photographed as they took to the red carpet for the UK film premiere of the film which was held at the Empire in Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 15th December 2014

Rebel Wilson - Rebel Wilson Goes to a Private Party in Brentwood - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 12th August 2013