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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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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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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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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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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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Grimsby Review

OK

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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How To Be Single Review

Very Good

There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life are a nicely updated twist on the Sex and the City formula. The film is also often very funny, keeping the energy levels high while refusing to go down the usual narrative route in each of the loosely intertwined plot-strands.

It's set in New York, of course, where Alice (Dakota Johnson) is newly single and starting a new job. Her colleague Robin (Rebel Wilson) takes her under her wing, teaching her how to be single in the big city. Alice's sister Meg (Leslie Mann) is a maternity doctor who's suddenly feeling the need to have a child of her own. Then just as she becomes pregnant using a sperm bank, she meets the outrageously charming Ken (Jake Lacy), who she thinks might be too young for her. Meanwhile, Alice's neighbour Lucy (Alison Brie) is flirting with the womanising local barman Tom (Anders Holm) as she looks for her perfect man.

Yes, this is another movie in which women define themselves by their aching need for a man. This kind of undermines the "you have to be happy on your own" message, although at least the three main romantic-comedy plots don't fit into the usual cliched structure. The film is packed with frank, girly conversations, exploring how it feels to be single in a society in which coupling up is seen as the ultimate goal. So while commenting on every possible aspect of sex and relationships, the script also tries to say that it's perfectly fine to remain happily unattached. Thankfully, the cast is grounded enough to balance the comedy and romance in realistic situations. Johnson, Brie and Mann all deliver funny, revealing performances as smart women who make silly decisions. Wilson, by contrast, is mere comic relief in the same role she always plays.

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


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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."

Rebel Wilson stars with Dakota Johnson

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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


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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.

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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

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Rebel Wilson - Teen Choice Awards 2013 Press Room - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 12th August 2013

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Rebel Wilson - Disney & ABC TCA summer press tour held at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 5th August 2013

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Rebel Wilson

Date of birth

3rd February, 1986

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Rebel Wilson Movies

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

Pitch Perfect 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

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

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer

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

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