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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 March 1980Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth NameMelanie Elizabeth Bownds
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rebel Wilson was born in Sydney, Australia. She trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People and at Second City in the US. After a successful stage and television career in Australia, this writer/actress/producer now focuses on feature film projects in the United States and is perhaps most known for her breakthrough roles in the films Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rebel Wilson

Trade Mark (1)

Usually plays brash but likable characters with a sarcastic sense of humor

Trivia (9)

Is a distant relative of Walt Disney, through Walt's wife, Lillian Disney.
A former Youth Ambassador for Australia. She was based in Southern Africa.
Has a law degree from the prestigious University of New South Wales, graduating in 2009.
Sister of Ryot Wilson, Liberty Wilson, and Annachi Wilson.
As of 2012, Rebel shares a West Hollywood home with her Bridesmaids (2011) co-star Matt Lucas.
Enjoys rap music and used to compete with her sister Liberty in music competitions when they were younger.
Likes to wear track suits and dress for comfort.
Is allergic to dogs. Grew up with a house swarming with beagles, though she did not learn she was allergic until well after she moved out.
Australian magazine Woman's Day and website Mammamia revealed in May 2015 that Wilson, who claimed to be 29 at the time, was actually 36 and her real name is Melanie Elisabeth Bowndes. Furthermore, the magazine pointed out the actress' "very normal, upper-middle-class upbringing" as opposed to stories about her life as told by Wilson including being raised by dog-training "bogan" parents in the "ghetto" of Sydney, spending a year in Zimbabwe, climbing into a cage with a leopard, getting caught in a shoot-out and then getting struck down by a severe strain of Malaria from a mozzie in Mozambique.

Personal Quotes (5)

My family keeps me pretty grounded. Like if I try anything diva, they're like, "Oh shut up. Go and do the dishwasher."
It took people who have the power to say yes to pull the trigger for me. Since then, I think it's been easier; I'm not like anybody else out there, with my skills and abilities and looks.
[on improvising dialogue] There's a line about crystal meth that I didn't even remember saying. When I saw it in the final cut, I thought, Wow, that was a pretty good line!
I love talking in an American accent. Even though it hurts my face after a few hours.
Even when I'm playing someone named Fat Amy, it's all about confidence and attitude.

Salary (1)

Super Fun Night (2013) $65,000 per episode + % of profits

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