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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 April 1968Bel Air, California, USA
Nickname Carn
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carnie Wilson was born on April 29, 1968 in Bel Air, California, USA. She is an actress, known for The Talk (2010), Karaoke Battle USA (2011) and Bridesmaids (2011). She has been married to Rob Bonfiglio since June 23, 2000. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Rob Bonfiglio (23 June 2000 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (20)

Niece of Diane 'Dee Dee' Rovell, who with Carnie's mother, Marilyn Wilson and their cousin, Ginger Blake, were members of the 60s girl-group, "The Honeys".
Niece of Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson.
Daughter of Marilyn Wilson and Brian Wilson.
Married Rob Bonfiglio, guitarist for Blush, in 2000.
Underwent radical stomach surgery to help her lose weight in August, 1999, which was broadcast on the Internet. 50,000 people viewed the operation.
Older sister of Wendy Wilson.
She, along with her sister Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips, had their own short-lived music group Wilson Phillips.
Her father almost named her Carnation but decided to shorten it to Carnie.
Carnie, along with former bandmates sister Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips, is writing songs for a reunion album--their first album since their break up 9 years ago. [2001]
17 months after her gastric bypass surgery, she has lost 150 pounds. [2001]
Her parents divorced when she was 11.
Both Carnie and her sister Wendy claim that their father's psychiatrist intentionally kept him away from them. Brian Wilson finally made peace with his daughters in early 2004.
A strict vegan and health food activist.
Sister-in-law of Danny Knutson.
Stepdaughter of Daniel Rutherford.
Diagnosed with Bell's palsy. [March 2013]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Lola Sofia Bonfiglio on April 22, 2005. Child's father is her husband, Rob Bonfiglio.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 41, a daughter Luciana Bella Bonfiglio. Child's father is her husband, Rob Bonfiglio.
Host of an infomercial for Bottom Line Health's "Secret Food Cures". [2006]
Release of her autobiography, "Gut Feeling: From Fear and Despair to Health and Hope". [2001]

Personal Quotes (4)

"My mother gave me a spiritual perspective. She felt her life was miraculous. She came from a poor background, one pair of shoes, from a loving Jewish family. She was fourteen when she met my dad. She married him at sixteen, and she had me at twenty. She grew up very fast. She taught me about karma: If you do something nice for someone, it'll come back to you. It's the most powerful thing on Earth. That's how I live my life." (from a 1996 interview)
"...The B. F. Goodrich ad ran during the Rose Bowl. It was the first income I ever made, and my mom put it away for me. It was about $15,000 or $30,000. She said, 'You'll need this one day.' It's long gone, let me tell you!" (from a 1996 interview)
"Was I a perfect gastric-bypass patient? Yes. Was I the perfect gastric-bypass pregnant woman? No. I made a decision to enjoy my pregnancy....So sue me! But I've learned a lesson: Next time I've got to watch the carbs." (People, May 8, 2006)
"I'm proof that surgery is not a magic potion. There are many ways to sabotage it. I didn't feel like myself, and I turned to alcohol because I couldn't turn to food anymore. Alcohol numbed me out for a while, then it got scary. I needed to get into recovery. It was a very private struggle, Rob (her husband) was pretty scared for me. I was always the one who was strong and in charge, and I let go. I've been clean and sober for almost two years. I stopped, I got healthy, and I got pregnant." (People, May 8, 2006)

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