Rebel Wilson Biography |
  • Rebel Wilson Biography

    Born: January 01, 1970 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    For her breakout performance as fan favorite Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect, REBEL WILSON received an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy. The film won an MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment, a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Comedy and an American Music Award for Favorite Soundtrack. Pitch Perfect grossed more than $113 million worldwide, making it the second-highest grossing music comedy film of all time.

    Wilson recently wrapped production on Louis Leterrier’s Grimsby, which also stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Penélope Cruz and Mark Strong. The film will be released by Sony Pictures on February 26, 2016. Wilson will next begin production on Christian Ditter’s How to Be Single, opposite Dakota Johnson.

    In December 2014, Wilson starred opposite Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson and Ricky Gervais in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third installment of Shawn Levy’s Night at the Museum series. The film has grossed more than $354 million worldwide.

    Wilson made her American comedy-film debut in Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids, alongside Kristen Wiig. The film, produced by Judd Apatow, was named one of AFI’s top 10 films of 2011, received a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy and grossed more than $288 million worldwide. Wilson’s additional film credits include Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson; Struck by Lightning; What to Expect When You’re Expecting; and Bachelorette, with Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan.

    In addition to her work on camera, Wilson will voice a character in DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3, which will be released by 20th Century Fox on March 18, 2016. She voiced the character of Raz in the animated feature Ice Age: Continental Drift, which grossed more than $877 million worldwide.

    In 2013, Wilson hosted and was the head writer for the MTV Movie Awards, which experienced a significant 45% increase in ratings from the previous year.

    Wilson holds a double degree in the arts and law (BA/LLB) from the University of New South Wales and trained as an actor at the Australian Theatre for Young People. She got her start in entertainment writing and performing on Sydney’s stages and had a role on the beloved Australian cult comedy series Pizza. Wilson wrote and starred in two other television series, The Wedge and Bogan Pride, before moving to the United States.

    She is a longtime supporter of The School of St Jude in Tanzania, which fights poverty through education.

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