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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.



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West End Critics Fall For Rebel Wilson In 'Guys And Dolls'


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Rebel Wilson has scored positive reviews for her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the revival of Guys and Dolls in London’s West End. The show officially opened on Thursday (June 14) and critics were impressed with the Australian actress and her unique take on the Miss Adelaide role.

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The Evening Standard's Henry Hitchens wrote that Wilson, “may not have a glorious singing voice. But here she demonstrates her talent for grabbing attention and holding on to it relentlessly. She’s the silliest and most breezily simple-minded Adelaide I’ve seen.”

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Rebel Wilson Reveals She Used Her Weight To Get Famous


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Comedy actress Rebel Wilson has revealed that she deliberately gained weight early on in her career and used to her “advantage”.

The 36 year old actress, who has racked up a large amount of starring roles in comedies like Bridesmaids and Grimsby, but is probably best known for her role as Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect movies, was interviewed by the Daily Telegraph.

Asked about her size and how she felt about it probably being the most recognised aspect of her fame, she revealed that she once wrote a play and cast herself alongside a much larger girl, and quickly noticed that her co-star was being better received – which she ascribed to her weight.

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Review

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Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen to continue their drunken antics, although without the usual enthusiastic laugh-track everything feels eerily muted. Thankfully, there's still a lot of fun to be had, including well-aimed jabs at celebrity culture. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are still hilarious in their signature roles. And it's hard to get too worried about the limp plot when every scene is packed with amusing cameo appearances.

With her PR agency fading and her money spent on expanding her home, Edina (Saunders) discovers that her credit cards are "broken" and her champagne fridge is empty. So she and her pal Patsy (Lumley) set out to make some cash. After failing to sell her memoirs, Edina sets out to woo Kate Moss as a client. But this goes spectacularly wrong when Kate ends up falling off a balcony into the Thames. Now under investigation, Eddie and Pats flee to the South of France to find Patsy's wealthy ex (Barry Humphreys). They're chased by a detective (Robert Webb), who's the boyfriend of Edina's daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha), whose teen daughter (Indeharna Donaldson-Holness) has run off with them.

Written by Saunders, the script is very loose, bouncing around without much focus before a series of impatient, nonsensical conclusions. Basically, it's little more than a flimsy framework that includes brief scenes for series regulars (including Jane Horrock's airhead assistant, June Whitfield's dotty mum, Celia Imrie's rival PR and Kathy Burke's bulldog editor), plus a few new characters like Chris Colfer's stylist. All of these people have their moments, but never quite emerge as much more than comedy sketch figures. On the other hand, the big-screen format allows Saunders and Lumley to give Edina and Patsy a bit of surprising emotional depth amid the usual slapstick nuttiness.

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Rebel Wilson Refuses To Shoot Nude Scenes In Her Films


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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'


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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.

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

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer


Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen in this new comedy film that has been adapted from the television series Absolutely Fabulous. The film sees the characters of Edina and Patsy continuing to live their lavish London lifestyle partying and drinking until at one party they find themselves involved in a major incident involving the model Kate Moss. This leaves the pair being pursued by the paparazzi relentlessly and caught up in a media storm that surrounds this scandal.

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2016 MTV Movie Awards

Rebel Wilson - 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios - Arrivals at Warner Brothers Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th April 2016

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Adele Denies Rebel Wilson Is About To Play Her In Biopic Film


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Adele has laughed off reports that Rebel Wilson is set to play her in an upcoming biopic movie about her life, saying that the media has only made the link because they are both “plus-sized”.

A recent article in the Daily Star suggested that the Australian stand-up comedian, and a star of light-hearted movies such as Pitch Perfect and How To Be Single was interested in the role so she could “prove she can cut it as a serious actress”.

However, the 27 year old British singer used her Tuesday night gig at London’s O2 Arena to ridicule the content of the report, denying that there was even a film in which to cast Wilson in the first place.

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Adele Dedicates Song To Superfan Stormzy At London Show


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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 Arriving At Craig's In West Hollywood

Rebel Wilson - Rebel Wilson arriving at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood at West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 24th March 2016

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Rebel Wilson Believes She Was 'Spiked' At A Club, Warns Fellow Girls


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Rebel Wilson pleads with her female fans to stay vigilant while out in bars and clubs at night, after an incident where she suspected someone had slipped something into her drink while she was out with friends. The actress wasn't harmed or approached even after she sipped the laced beverage, though she soon started to feel a little dazed.

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The 'Grimsby' star was out in a 'trendy club' on Wednesday night (March 9th 2016) when she started to feel unwell after a few sips of her first drink. Luckily, it wasn't long before she realised that something wasn't quite right about what she was drinking and she got herself home before anything could happen to her.

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Celebrities Watch The Los Angeles Lakers

Rebel Wilson - Celebrities watch the Los Angeles Lakers play against the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st March 2016

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Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Rebel Wilson - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Grimsby Review

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Although it contains some memorably outrageous comedy moments, this movie (retitled The Brothers Grimsby for North America) is such an awkward combination of gross-out humour, violent action and sappy sentimentality that it never becomes a classic. Sacha Baron Cohen creates yet another lively alter ego as lager lout Noddy, although he isn't nearly as fully formed as the indelible Ali G, Borat and Bruno.

Noddy Butcher lives in Grimsby, northeast England, with his girlfriend (Rebel Wilson) and 9 or maybe 11 kids. His main passions in life are football and beer, then he learns that his long-lost brother Sebastian (Mark Strong) is alive and working as a super-spy. So Noddy heads to London and crashes Sebastian's latest mission, protecting a model-turned-philanthropist (Penelope Cruz). In the havoc, the brothers end up on the run trying to both clear their names and prevent an impending terror attack. This takes them to South Africa and Chile, as they're pursued by both a villainous thug (Scott Adkins) and a ruthless assassin (Sam Hazeldine) hired by Sebastian's boss (Ian McShane). Along the way, they're assisted by Sebastian's love-lorn colleague (Isla Fisher), locals (including Gabourey Sidibe and Barkhad Abdi) and the gang from Nobby's hometown pub.

The script merrily pushes the boundaries of taste, often with riotous vulgarity. Some of this is so jaw-dropping that it's funny (an unforgettable scene involving a herd of elephants), while other jokes are harder to take (a running gag about HIV infection). Most of the humour centres squarely on male genitalia and anal insertion, which gives the film an oddly homophobic undercurrent that will only amuse the drunken yobs in the audience. More interesting is the wildly astute pastiche of Britain's perceived benefits fraud subculture. But director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter) seems uninterested in this, instead focussing on intensely brutal action, which results in an unusually high body count for a comedy.

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BAFTA Awards Winners Room

Rebel Wilson - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) Awards Winners Room 2016 at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Rebel Wilson

Date of birth

3rd February, 1986

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Movie Review

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Movie Review

Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen...

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen...

Grimsby Movie Review

Grimsby Movie Review

Although it contains some memorably outrageous comedy moments, this movie (retitled The Brothers Grimsby for...

How to Be Single Movie Review

How to Be Single Movie Review

There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life...

How To Be Single Trailer

How To Be Single Trailer

When Alice finds herself single after her last relationship comes to an end, her friend...

Grimsby Trailer

Grimsby Trailer

Nobby is a good ol' northern lad who loves nothing more than spending time with...

Grimsby - Red Band Teaser Trailer

Grimsby - Red Band Teaser Trailer

Nobby and Sebastian are long lost brothers who live completely different lives. Sebastian is a...

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Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer

Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer

Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still...

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

In 2012, Pitch Perfect came out of nowhere to become one of the most-loved comedies...

Pitch Perfect 2 - International Trailer

Pitch Perfect 2 - International Trailer

Suspended after an unfortunate incident of accidental nudity during a performance of Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking...

Pitch Perfect 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

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The Barden Bellas are back after their impressive victory in a national a cappella chorus...

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

Now in its third instalment, it's clearer than ever that this franchise is based on...

Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer

Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer

University all girl a cappella chorus The Barden Bellas are making a return to the...

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer

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Larry Daley, the former security guard at the American Museum of Natural History in New...

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