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.
Biography by Contactmusic.com