76 Facts About Rebel Wilson


Rebel Wilson wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride.


Shortly after moving to the United States, Rebel Wilson appeared in the comedy films Bridesmaids and A Few Best Men, both in 2011.


In 2012, Rebel Wilson appeared in the comedy films What to Expect When You're Expecting, Struck by Lightning, and Bachelorette, which led to Variety naming her one of their "Top Ten Comics to Watch for 2013".


Rebel Wilson played the role of Fat Amy in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect film series, which earned her several award nominations and wins, including the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress.


Rebel Wilson wrote and starred in Super Fun Night, a television sitcom that aired for one season on ABC.


For playing Fraulein Rahm in the drama film Jojo Rabbit, Rebel Wilson was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.


Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson was born on 2 March 1980 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to Sue Bownds and Jack Bounds, who are both professional dog handlers, dog show judges and breeders.


Rebel Wilson grew up in the suburbs of Kenthurst, Parramatta and Castle Hill.


Rebel Wilson attended the independent Tara Anglican School for Girls as a boarder.


Rebel Wilson completed her Higher School Certificate in 1997, achieving a ranking of 99.3, including second place in the state in Food Technology.


Rebel Wilson joined the debating team and a teacher encouraged her to enter Tournament of Minds which she credits for helping her come out of her shell.


Rebel Wilson worked at a cinema in Castle Hill in her younger years, but quit after patrons recognised her after the showing of her first movie, Fat Pizza.


Rebel Wilson has three siblings: sisters Liberty and Annaleise and a brother, who uses the name "Ryot".


Rebel Wilson has stated that, according to her grandmother, her great-aunt was Lillian Disney, who was married to Walt Disney until his death in 1966.


Rebel Wilson stood by this belief in court, despite there being no evidence to support the claim; it continues to be disputed by genealogist Dale Sheridan.


Rebel Wilson planned to be a lawyer, but decided against corporate life and went to the United States to act.


Rebel Wilson has spoken of malaria-induced hallucinations, where she saw herself as an actress who had won an Oscar, convincing her to pursue an acting career.


Rebel Wilson studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People.


Rebel Wilson appeared with the Sydney Theatre Company and performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


Rebel Wilson first came to the public's attention in 2002 with her stage musical The Westie Monologues, which she wrote, starred in and produced in Sydney.


Rebel Wilson played an Australian Idol mad schoolgirl in a series of Telstra advertisements shown during Australian Idol from 2004 to 2005.


Rebel Wilson had roles in the feature films Fat Pizza and Ghost Rider.


In 2008, Rebel Wilson created, wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride on SBS One and starred in the improvisational Nine Network series Monster House.


In 2009 Rebel Wilson won the Tropfest Best Actress award for her role in the film Bargain.


Rebel Wilson performed stand-up on the television special The Breast Darn Show In Town and guest starred in the Seven Network drama City Homicide and performed improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.


Rebel Wilson then appeared in the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement and on the Comedy Central series, Workaholics.


Rebel Wilson co-hosted the 2010 ARIA Music Awards and performed at the inaugural Variety's Power of Comedy event in Los Angeles with Lucas and Russell Brand.


In early 2011, Rebel Wilson filmed A Few Best Men at Fox Studios Australia.


Rebel Wilson was named one of Variety magazine's "Top Ten Comics to Watch for 2011".


In 2012, Rebel Wilson had a role in the ensemble comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting, as Janice, and co-starred in the indie film Struck By Lightning.


On 19 August 2011, Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter reported that Rebel Wilson had replaced Casey Rebel Wilson in Bachelorette.


In 2012, Rebel Wilson voiced a character in Ice Age: Continental Drift and played Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect.


Rebel Wilson won the MTV Movie Award for Best Actor in a Movie and shared the Best Musical Moment award with her Pitch Perfect co-stars.


Rebel Wilson was nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Performance.


Rebel Wilson later won the Choice Movie Actress: Comedy award for Pitch Perfect at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.


Rebel Wilson had been nominated for Choice Comedian at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.


In January 2012, Michael Ausiello of TVLine announced that Rebel Wilson would be writing and starring in Super Fun Night, a comedy that follows three friends on a quest to have fun every Friday night.


Rebel Wilson hosted the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on 14 April 2013.


Rebel Wilson reprised her role in the sequels Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3.


Rebel Wilson made a cameo in the television comedy Pompidou.


Rebel Wilson next appeared in the ensemble comedy How to Be Single, released in February 2016.


On 14 February 2016, Rebel Wilson presented the nominations for the Best Supporting Actor category at the 69th British Academy Film Awards.


Rebel Wilson is one of sixty celebrities who make a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.


Rebel Wilson appeared as Ursula, the sea witch, in an all-star concert version of The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl on 3 June 4 June, and 6 June 2016.


Rebel Wilson made her West End debut in the musical Guys and Dolls in the role of Miss Adelaide from 28 June to 21 August 2016.


Rebel Wilson appeared on the cover of Vogue Australia for the first time.


In May, Rebel Wilson starred alongside Anne Hathaway in The Hustle, a female-centred remake of the 1988 comedy film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.


Rebel Wilson plays twins Doreen and Dolores Bognor in Australian drama series Les Norton.


Towards the end of 2019, Rebel Wilson played Fraulein Rahm in Taika Waititi's dark comedy drama Jojo Rabbit, and Jennyanydots in the musical film Cats.


Rebel Wilson hosted the dog styling competition Pooch Perfect for Seven Network.


Rebel Wilson hosted the ABC's version of Pooch Perfect in the United States, which was cancelled after one season.


Rebel Wilson plays a woman who, after waking from a 20-year coma, returns to high school to earn the prom queen crown she feels she deserves.


Rebel Wilson will appear in her first non-comedy film role in The Almond and the Seahorse, which is an adaptation of Kaite O'Reilly's stage play of the same name.


In 2014, it was rumoured that Rebel Wilson would appear in a remake of Private Benjamin.


In 2018, it was announced that Rebel Wilson was to produce and star in a feature film adaptation of the Image Comics comic book Crowded.


In 2013, Rebel Wilson created a plus-size T-shirt collection named after her "Fat Mandi" character in The Wedge featuring images of donuts and cupcakes.


In 2014, Rebel Wilson paid $3.75 million for her Sydney harbourside home.


Rebel Wilson settled on a Balmain investment apartment, a conversion of a historic mansion.


Rebel Wilson paid $1.88 million off the plan in 2015 for the two-bedroom apartment.


Rebel Wilson is a fan of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.


Rebel Wilson has polycystic ovarian syndrome, and suffers from emotional eating due to pressures of fame.


An advocate for body positivity, Rebel Wilson has been a role model for larger women.


Rebel Wilson felt lucky to have her body type and stated that people in the industry would tell her not to lose weight.


In 2016 Rebel Wilson said that she felt bigger girls did better in comedy because they are easier to laugh at and used that to her advantage.


In July 2011, Rebel Wilson became a spokesperson for weight loss and nutrition company Jenny Craig in Australia.


In January 2012, Rebel Wilson told The Daily Telegraph that she had lost 10 kilograms since signing up to the program.


Rebel Wilson asserted that the producers of Pitch Perfect had refused to let her lose any more weight during filming, as her contract stated she must stay the same size.


Rebel Wilson said that once her film commitments were over, she would start her diet again to reach her target weight of 80 kilograms.


Rebel Wilson stated that she has always been confident in how she looked, but now feels "super confident".


In May 2015, Australian magazine Woman's Day published a story claiming that Rebel Wilson had been misleading about her birth name, age, and upbringing.


Rebel Wilson had previously said in interviews that she was raised by dog-training "bogan" parents in the ghetto of Sydney, spent a year in Zimbabwe, climbed into a cage with a leopard, got caught in a shoot-out and then struck down by a severe strain of malaria from a mosquito in Mozambique where, from her intensive care bed, she envisioned herself winning an Oscar and rapping her acceptance speech.


Rebel Wilson's age was incorrectly given as 29, which she would later admit was something she chose not to correct.


Woman's Day called all of this into question and claimed that Rebel Wilson had, on the contrary, a "very normal, upper-middle-class upbringing" and "added a touch of 'fantasy' to the life she led before becoming a household name".


Rebel Wilson sued for special damages, claiming she missed out on roles and other ones were terminated because of the articles.


On 15 June 2017, a six-person jury ruled in Rebel Wilson's favour, finding that publisher Bauer Media Group had indeed wrongly painted the actress as a serial liar, and that publishing the articles was likely to have caused harm to her career.


Rebel Wilson announced her intention to appeal the decision, and lodged an appeal with the High Court on 11 July 2018.