Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is a popular Australian actress, mainly known for playing comedy roles.
Date of birth
Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson was born on 2 March 1980, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Family & Early life
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.
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.
Not yet established.
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 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,’ a romantic comedy directed by Leslye Headland, ‘Struck by Lightning,’ a comedy-drama directed by Brian Dannelly, and ‘Pitch Perfect,’ a musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. 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 which was based on the film.
In 2013, she appeared in the American comedy show ‘Super Fun Night.’ She also appeared in 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,’ a sequel to the 2012 movie ‘Pitch Perfect.’ Directed and produced by Elizabeth Banks, the film was a huge commercial success. Wilson reprised her role as Fat Amy in the 2017 sequel, ‘Pitch Perfect 3.’
She was seen in the movie ‘Grimsby’ which was directed by Louis Leterrier. She was also seen in ‘Absolutely Famous: The Movie,’ directed by Mandie Fletcher.
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,’ which released in February. In May, she starred alongside Anne Hathaway in ‘The Hustle,’ a remake of the 1988 comedy film ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.’
Towards the end of 2019, Wilson played Fraulein Rahm in Taika Waititi's dark comedy drama Jojo Rabbit, and Jennyanydots in the musical film Cats.
Wilson hosted the dog styling competition Pooch Perfect for Seven Network. The show features professional dog stylists competing over a number of challenges for a $100,000 prize.
She also hosted the ABC's version of Pooch Perfect in the United States, which was cancelled after one season. Wilson starred in the Netflix comedy film Senior Year, released in May 2022. She 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.
Wilson will appear in her first non-comedy film role in an adaptation of Kaite O'Reilly's stage play The Almond and the Seahorse.
|Born||2nd March, 1980|
|Home City||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|