Rebel Wilson Biography

Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is a popular Australian actress, producer, and writer, best known for her comedic roles. Born in Sydney, Australia, she studied acting at the Australian Theatre for Young People before furthering her training in New York on a scholarship. Wilson gained public attention with her work in the musical ‘The Westie Monologues’ and began her acting career with the Australian TV series ‘Pizza.’ Since then, she has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, both in Australia and internationally. Her notable roles include ‘Bachelorette,’ ‘Super Fun Night,’ and ‘Pitch Perfect.’ Wilson’s talent has earned her several awards, including the ‘Teen Choice Award’ and ‘MTV Movie Award.’

Quick Facts

  • Australian Celebrities Born In March
  • Also Known As: Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson, Melanie Elizabeth Bownds
  • Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Females
  • Family: mother: Sue Bownds, siblings: Annachi Wilson, Liberty Wilson, Ryot Wilson
  • Born Country: Australia
  • Actresses
  • Comedians
  • Height: 5’3″ (160 cm), 5’3″ Females
  • Notable Alumni: Australian Theatre For Young People
  • City: Sydney, Australia
  • More Facts
  • Education: University Of New South Wales, Australian Theatre For Young People

Childhood & Early Life

Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson was born on 2 March 1980, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her childhood was very unconventional as her parents, who worked as dog handlers, used to travel around the country to sell canine products. Wilson has two sisters, Liberty and Annachi, and a brother named Ryot. Though she was quite shy as a child, she later started observing people keenly, which helped her develop her skills in comedy. Wilson attended ‘Tara Anglican School for Girls.’ After completing high school in 1997, she studied at the ‘University of New South Wales.’ Later, she studied at the ‘Australian Theatre for Young People,’ after which her career in acting began.

Career

After completing her studies at the ‘Australian Theatre for Young People,’ Rebel Wilson went to New York on a scholarship funded by Nicole Kidman. After gaining public attention for her stage work, she began her career on television by playing Toula in the Australian TV series ‘Pizza.’ Her first film ‘Fat Pizza,’ which was released in 2003, was based on the TV series ‘Pizza.’ She played various characters in the Australian TV series ‘The Wedge,’ which ran from 2006 to 2007, covering two seasons. Over the next few years, she appeared in several other TV shows, such as ‘Bogan Pride’ (2008), ‘Monster House’ (2006), ‘City Homicide’ (2009), and ‘Rules of Engagement’ (2010).

In 2012, she appeared in films, such as ‘Bachelorette,’ ‘Struck by Lightning,’ and ‘Pitch Perfect.’ The same year, she also voiced a character named Raz in the popular animated adventure movie ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift.’ Wilson reprised her role as Raz in a video game that was based on the film. In 2013, she appeared in the American comedy show ‘Super Fun Night’ and a supporting role in the black comedy crime film ‘Pain & Gain.’ She hosted the 2013 ‘MTV Movie Awards’ as well. In 2015, she appeared in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and reprised her role in the 2017 sequel, ‘Pitch Perfect 3.’ She was seen in the movie ‘Grimsby’ and ‘Absolutely Famous: The Movie.’ Wilson has also appeared in the movie ‘Little Mermaid’ as Ursula the sea witch. In 2019, Wilson starred in movies like ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ and ‘The Hustle.’ In 2020, Wilson hosted the reality competition television program ‘Pooch Perfect’ and the Australian edition of ‘LOL: Last One Laughing.’ In 2022, she starred in the American comedy film ‘Senior Year’ and the British independent drama film ‘The Almond and the Seahorse.’

Major Works

‘Pizza,’ an Australian TV series that aired on the ‘SBS’ TV network, was the first project in Wilson’s career. The show, which covered themes like ethnicity, stereotypes, sex, illicit drugs, etc., was aired from 2000 to 2007. Wilson joined the show in 2003 and played the role of Toula, a girl gang leader, who is obsessed with eating. In 2008, Rebel Wilson appeared in ‘Monster House,’ an Australian comedy series. ‘Pitch Perfect’ was a popular 2012 American musical comedy film where Wilson appeared in a supporting role. Wilson played a voice role in the popular animated adventure film ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift.’ She appeared in the 2015 comedy film ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and the 2016 American romantic comedy ‘How to be Single.’

Awards & Achievements

Rebel Wilson won the ‘Tropfest’ award for ‘Best Actress’ in 2009 for her role in the movie ‘Bargain.’ Her role in ‘Pitch Perfect’ won her several awards, including ‘MTV Movie Awards’ for ‘Best Breakthrough Performance’ and ‘Best Musical Moment’ in 2012. In 2015, she won ‘MTV Movie Awards’ for ‘Best Ensemble’ and ‘Best Kiss’ (shared with Adam DeVine) for her performance in ‘Pitch Perfect 2.’

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2012, Rebel Wilson got into a relationship with Matt Lucas, her co-star in the film ‘Bridesmaids.’ They lived together for three years until 2015 before breaking up. Wilson became a spokesperson for the Australian weight loss and nutrition company ‘Jenny Craig’ in July 2011. In June 2022, she announced her relationship with Ramona Agruma on Instagram. In November of that year, they welcomed a daughter named Royce Lillian, via surrogacy. The couple got engaged in February 2023.

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