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Rebel Wilson

Biography

Comedic actress who became known for playing Kristen Wiig’s roommate in Bridesmaids. Her portrayal of Extra fat Amy in Pitch Ideal gained her an MTV Film Award for Greatest Breakthrough Efficiency. She reprised her part as Extra fat Amy in Pitch Ideal 2. She went to the College or university of New South Wales, where she researched law and artwork. She played a job in Night in the Museum: Magic formula from the Tomb and offered her tone of voice for Ice Age group: Continental Drift. Two of her siblings, Liberty and Ryot, made an appearance within the Amazing Competition in Australia. Her third sibling is known as Annachi. She dated acting professional Mickey Gooch Jr. She made an appearance within the film Pitch Ideal with Anna Kendrick.

Quick Facts


Full Name Rebel Wilson
Date Of Birth March 2, 1980
Place Of Birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.59 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education University of New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Parents Sue Bownds
Siblings Ryot Wilson, Liberty Wilson, Annachi Wilson
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, MTV Movie Award for Next Generation, MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy, Glamour Award for Film Actress
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian, Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit: Film, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, Young Hollywood Award for Comedian of the Year, Bravo Otto - Film Star - Female
Movies Pitch Perfect, How to Be Single, Pitch Perfect 2, Bridesmaids, The Brothers Grimsby, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Bachelorette, Pain & Gain, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Struck by Lightning, Ghost Rider, Ice Age: Continental Drift, A Few Best Men, Small Apartments, Pitch Perfect 3, Fat Pizza, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
TV Shows Super Fun Night, Pizza, The Wedge, Bogan Pride, Monster House, The Breast Darn Show in Town
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1 Wilson attended the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and graduated in 2009 with Bachelor of Arts (Theatre and Performance Studies) and Bachelor of Laws degrees.
2 Australian magazine Woman's Day and website Mammamia revealed in May 2015 that Wilson, who claimed to be 29 at the time, was actually 36 and her real name is Melanie Elisabeth Bowndes. Furthermore, the magazine pointed out the actress' "very normal, upper-middle-class upbringing" as opposed to stories about her life as told by Wilson including being raised by dog-training "bogan" parents in the "ghetto" of Sydney, spending a year in Zimbabwe, climbing into a cage with a leopard, getting caught in a shoot-out and then getting struck down by a severe strain of Malaria from a mozzie in Mozambique.
3 Is allergic to dogs. Grew up with a house swarming with beagles, though she did not learn she was allergic until well after she moved out.
4 Likes to wear track suits and dress for comfort.
5 Enjoys rap music and used to compete with her sister Liberty in music competitions when they were younger.
6 As of 2012, Rebel shares a West Hollywood home with her Bridesmaids (2011) co-star Matt Lucas.
7 Sister of Ryot Wilson, Liberty Wilson, and Annachi Wilson.
8 Has a law degree from the prestigious University of New South Wales, graduating in 2009.
9 A former Youth Ambassador for Australia. She was based in Southern Africa.
10 Is a distant relative of Walt Disney, through Walt's wife, Lillian Disney.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Isn't It Romantic 2019 pre-production
Pitch Perfect 3 2017 post-production Fat Amy
Nasty Women pre-production
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 2016 Air Stewardess
The Brothers Grimsby 2016 Dawn Grobham
How to Be Single 2016 Robin
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 Fat Amy
Pompidou 2015 TV Series Fancy Dress Contestant - Vicky Pollard
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 Tilly
Super Fun Night 2013-2014 TV Series Kimmie Boubier
Pain & Gain 2013 Robin Peck
Pitch Perfect 2012 Fat Amy
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 Raz (voice)
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 Janice
Struck by Lightning 2012 Malerie Baggs
Small Apartments 2012 Rocky
Bachelorette 2012 Becky
A Few Best Men 2011 Daphne
Workaholics 2011 TV Series Big Money Hustla
Bridesmaids 2011/I Brynn
Rules of Engagement 2010 TV Series Sara
City Homicide 2009 TV Series Sarah Gilbert
Bargain 2009 Short Linda
Bogan Pride 2008 TV Series Jennie Cragg
Monster House 2008 TV Series Penelope Webb
The Wedge 2006-2007 TV Series Various Characters
Pizza 2003-2007 TV Series Toula
Ghost Rider 2007 Girl in Alley
World Record Pizza 2006 TV Series Toula
Fat Pizza 2003 Toula

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Fun Night TV Series creator - 18 episodes, 2013 - 2014 written by - 4 episodes, 2013 - 2014
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special head writer
Bogan Pride 2008 TV Series written by - 6 episodes
The Wedge 2006-2007 TV Series writer - 48 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Isn't It Romantic 2019 producer pre-production
Nasty Women producer pre-production
Super Fun Night 2013-2014 TV Series co-executive producer - 18 episodes
Bogan Pride 2008 TV Series producer - 6 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Fun Night 2013-2014 TV Series performer - 17 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special performer: "Leo Got Fucked By a Bear"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 performer: "We Belong"
Super Fun Night 2013 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Struck by Lightning 2012 hand held video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... 2016 TV Series Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Extra 2013-2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Performer / Winner
2016 MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show 2016 TV Special Herself - Pitch Perfect 2
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 TV Special documentary Herself - Presenter
Made in Hollywood 2012-2016 TV Series Herself
Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2013-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2013-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2013-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Night at the Museum
The Making of Grimsby 2016 Video documentary short Herself
American Music Awards 2015 2015 TV Special Herself
2015 MTV Video Music Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Janela Indiscreta 2015 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Today 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2015 TV Series short Herself
2015 MTV Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Pitch Perfect 2 & Male Performance
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself - Night at the Museum
Weekend Today 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Conan 2011-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One 2013 TV Special Herself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night Two 2013 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2012-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Teen Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Herself
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Host
2013 MTV Movie Awards: Rebel Wilson Interrogation 2013 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Project 2012-2013 TV Series Herself
Can of Worms 2013 TV Series Herself
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
Ice Age Continental Drift: Through a Pirate's Spyglass: Voices Ahoy! 2012 Video short Herself
ES.TV HD 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Breast Darn Show in Town 2009 TV Movie Herself
Thank God You're Here 2007-2009 TV Series Herself
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation 2009 TV Series Herself
The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2005 2005 TV Movie Herself
Australian Idol 2004 TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2014 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Becky in 'Bachelorette'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) · Adam Devine
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Performance Pitch Perfect (2012)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Moment Pitch Perfect (2012) · Anna Kendrick
· Anna Camp
· Brittany Snow
· Alexis Knapp
· Ester Dean
· Hana Mae Lee
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Pitch Perfect (2012)
2009 Best Actor - Female Tropfest Bargain (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
2016 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actress Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Liplock Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) · Adam Devine
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Cuz You're Funny
2013 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) · Ray Romano
· Denis Leary
· John Leguizamo
· Queen Latifah
· Keke Palmer
· Chris Wedge
· Seann William Scott
· Josh Peck
· Wanda Sykes
· Jennifer Lopez
· Alan Tudyk
· Joy Behar
· Patrick Stewart
· Simon Pegg
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Pitch Perfect (2012)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Pitch Perfect (2012)
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Female Pitch Perfect (2012)
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Favorite Comedian
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Hissy Fit Pitch Perfect (2012) · Anna Camp
· Hana Mae Lee
· Brittany Snow
2012 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Breakthrough Artist Pitch Perfect (2012)
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Bridesmaids (2011) · Rose Byrne
· Jill Clayburgh
· Jon Hamm
· Ellie Kemper
· Matt Lucas
· Melissa McCarthy
· Wendi McLendon-Covey
· Chris O'Dowd
· Maya Rudolph
· Kristen Wiig
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Pitch Perfect (2012)

TitleSalary
Super Fun Night (2013) $65,000 per episode + % of profits

#Quote
1 Even when I'm playing someone named Fat Amy, it's all about confidence and attitude.
2 I love talking in an American accent. Even though it hurts my face after a few hours.
3 [on improvising dialogue] There's a line about crystal meth that I didn't even remember saying. When I saw it in the final cut, I thought, Wow, that was a pretty good line!
4 It took people who have the power to say yes to pull the trigger for me. Since then, I think it's been easier; I'm not like anybody else out there, with my skills and abilities and looks.
5 My family keeps me pretty grounded. Like if I try anything diva, they're like, "Oh shut up. Go and do the dishwasher."

#Trademark
1 Australian accent
2 Usually plays brash but likable characters with a sarcastic sense of humor

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