rebel wilson
  • Faith: Unknown
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  March 02, 1980

Rebel Wilson is a comedian, actress, producer, and singer. After graduating from the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2003, Wilson started appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series "Pizza" and later appeared in the sketch comedy show "The Wedge." She wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series "Bogan Pride." Shortly after moving to the United States, Wilson appeared in the comedy movies "Bridesmaids" and "A Few Best Men," both in 2011.

In 2012, Wilson appeared in the comedy movies "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." She 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. In 2016, she appeared in the movies "Grimsby" and "How to Be Single."

Wilson wrote and starred in "Super Fun Night," a television sitcom that aired for one season on ABC. In 2019, she starred in her first lead role as Natalie in "Isn’t It Romantic,” and appeared as Penny Rust in “The Hustle” and Jennyanydots in “Cats.” For playing Fraulein Rahm in the drama “Jojo Rabbit,” Wilson was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2022, she starred in the Netflix comedy movie “Senior Year,” also serving as a producer.

Rebel Wilson was born in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in the suburbs of Kenthurst, Parramatta and Castle Hill and attended the independent Tara Anglican School for Girls as a boarder. She completed her Higher School Certificate in 1997, achieving a ranking of 99.3, including second place in the state in Food Technology. 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. Wilson worked at a cinema in Castle Hill in her younger years but quit after patrons recognized her after the showing of her first movie, “Fat Pizza.”

She has three siblings: two sisters and a brother. Wilson’s first career choice was mathematics. She told The Sydney Morning Herald that she was very academic at high school and was always good with numbers. She attended the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Law degrees. She planned to be a lawyer but decided against corporate life and went to the United States to act. As a former Rotary International youth ambassador for Australia, Wilson was based in South Africa for one year, where she contracted malaria. She’s spoken of malaria-induced hallucinations, where she saw herself as an actress who won an Oscar, convincing her to pursue an acting career.

What religion is Rebel Wilson?

Rebel Wilson hasn’t publicly claimed any religion. However, the actress said she attended a Christian high school. She said, “I went to a Christian high school, so I went under my middle name. I don't think they would have accepted me in the school - 'This is Rebel'... so I have two middle names, Melanie Elizabeth, and I went under those. But Rebel's way cooler.”

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