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 Loses Bid To Reclaim Defamation Case Payout

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 16 November 2018

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The 'Pitch Perfect' won her defamation case against Bauer Media over a year ago.

The High Court in Australia has turned down Rebel Wilson’s application for leave to continue to fight her defamation case against Bauer Media.

Her lawyers appeared before the high court in Canberra on Friday (November 16th) seeking special leave to appeal, after a lower court ruled earlier this year that she must repay $4.1 million of her record $4.7 million pay-out to the publishers of Woman’s Day, who were found to have defamed her.

Wilson sued magazine publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar in a number of articles published in 2015, regarding both her age and childhood. She won an award of $4.7 million over a year ago, but that was subsequently slashed to just $600,000 when Bauer appealed earlier in 2018.

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Rebel Wilson Ordered To Pay Back Record Defamation Payout

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 27 June 2018

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Wilson won A$4.6 million in the original lawsuit last September, but an appeal judge recently slashed that award to just A$600k earlier this month.

Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson has been ordered to pay back almost all of the multi-million dollar award to Bauer Media that she had won from them in a defamation lawsuit.

The 38 year old star saw her award of A$4.6m (£2.7m) – a then-record amount in Australian legal history for a defamation case - slashed to A$600,000 (£338,000) on appeal two weeks ago after a judge ruled that the sum was too punitive on Bauer Media.

The media conglomeration was found to have defamed Wilson in the case last September, after they printed a series of articles in publications they owned in 2015 claiming that the actress had lied about her age and childhood in order to further her career.

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Rebel Wilson's Record Defamation Pay-Out Slashed By Australian Court

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 15 June 2018

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The record defamation award that Wilson won in September last year has been reduced significantly on appeal.

Rebel Wilson has seen her record Australian defamation award of $4.6 million reduced significantly to $600,000 on appeal, following arguments made by the defendants.

The Pitch Perfect star, 38, was awarded the original pay-out over a defamation lawsuit, after she sued Bauer Media for publishing articles claiming that she had lied about her background and age in order to further her career.

Wilson won the case back in September last year, but immediately the media group appealed, arguing that the sum awarded, the largest for such a case in Australian legal history, would set a “dangerous precedent” and that the original judgment was based on errors in law.

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Rebel Wilson Fails In Costs Bid Over Defamation Lawsuit Victory

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 12 April 2018

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Wilson had applied for Bauer Media, who were found to have defamed her in a 2017 lawsuit, to pay all but $100k of her $1.4 million legal costs.

Rebel Wilson has failed in her attempt to have $1.3 million of her $1.4 million legal costs paid for by Bauer Media following her victory in a defamation lawsuit against the company.

Back in September 2017, the Pitch Perfect actress prevailed in a four-week trial in which her lawyers proved to a jury that Australian media group Bauer has defamed Wilson by branding her a “serial liar”, alleging that she fabricated her age, name and childhood in order to get ahead in Hollywood.

She was awarded the biggest defamation payout in Australian legal history, with an award of $4.5 million including $650k in general and aggravated damages, but the matter of costs in the matter remained a sticking point.

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Australian Media Groups Fail In Rebel Wilson Defamation Award Appeal Bid

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 22 March 2018

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Six big Australian media groups had attempted to join Bauer Media's appeal against the A$4.5 million award to Rebel Wilson.

Rebel Wilson has accused Australian media firms of “colluding” with a magazine publisher in a collective bid to overturn the record payout for defamation that she recently won.

The 38 year old Pitch Perfect star was awarded a payout of $4.5 million Australian dollars back in September 2017, when she won a defamation lawsuit she had brought against Bauer Media, after articles they had published portraying Wilson as a habitual liar. Bauer Media has appealed against the fine, the biggest ever handed down in Australia.

However, a bid by six other Australian media groups to join Bauer’s appeal was rejected on Thursday (March 22nd) by the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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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 - 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