Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

Having trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and the famed U.S. comedy school Second City, Rebel started her professional career in 2002 in the theatre writing, producing and performing in the hit plays The Westie Monologues (Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney Fringe Festival, Parramatta Riverside Theatre), Spunks (The Stables Theatre) and the one-woman show Confessions Of An Exchange Student (Melbourne Comedy Festival / Sydney Comedy Festival). She then moved into television where she played ‘Toula’ in five seasons of the SBS Logie-nominated cult comedy Pizza and wrote and performed in 52 episodes of the sketch series The Wedge (Network Ten).  In 2008 she created, wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy television series Bogan Pride (SBS).

Rebel’s improvisation talents have been showcased on Thank God You’re Here (Network Ten / Seven Network) and Monster House (Nine Network) and she has made memorable appearances on Talkin’ Bout Your Generation (Network 10), World Comedy Tour (Comedy Central), The Breast Darn Show In Town (Comedy Channel), City Homicide (Seven Network), Comic Relief (Seven Network), Bargain (Tropfest 2009), 2010 ARIAs (Network Ten), Rules Of Engagement (CBS), Workaholics (Comedy Central) and in the feature films Ghostrider (Marvel Entertainment) and Fat Pizza (Village Roadshow).

Rebel moved to the United States in 2010, and shortly after was cast in her breakthrough role as Brynn in the film Bridesmaids. She went on to star in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Pain And Gain and Struck By Lightning, leading Variety to name her one of their “Top Ten Comics to Watch for 2011“. Rebel’s cameo as Becky in Bachelorette garnered rave reviews followed soon after by the announcement as the first actress to be cast in Pitch Perfect. Her role as Fat Amy earned her several award nominations and two MTV Movie Awards. In 2015 Rebel reprised her role as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect 2 and she will star in Pitch Perfect 3 in 2017.

In 2013 Rebel wrote and starred in the TV comedy Super Fun Night which aired on the ABC network. In late 2014 Rebel appeared in Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.

In 2016, Rebel featured in the comedy How To Be Single, action comedy Grimsby and starred as Ursula, the sea witch, in the all-star concert version of The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl. Rebel made her West End debut as Miss Adelaide in musical Guys and Dolls from June – August 2016 and had a cameo appearance in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Rebel Wilson

Awards

WINNER – 2016 MTV MOVIE AWARDS – Best Kiss for Pitch Perfect 2
WINNER – 2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS – Breakthrough Performance for Pitch Perfect
WINNER – 2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS – Best Musical Moment for Pitch Perfect
WINNER – 2013 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS – Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for Pitch Perfect
WINNER – 2009 TROPFEST – Best Actor: Female for Bargain

Film

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE
Role: Air Stewardess. Dir: Mandie Fletcher, Fox Searchlight Pictures 2016
GRIMSBY
Role: Lindsey. Dir: Louis Leterrier, Sony Pictures Entertainment 2016
HOW TO BE SINGLE
Role: Robin. Dir: Christian Ditter, Flower Films (II) 2016
PITCH PERFECT 2
Role: Fat Amy. Dir: Elizabeth Banks, Universal Pictures 2015
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB
Role: Mindy. Dir: Shawn Levy, 20th Century Fox 2014
PAIN & GAIN

Role: Robin Peck. Dir: Michael Bay, Platinum Dunes 2013
PITCH PERFECT
Role: Fat Amy. Dir: Jason Moore, Universal Studios 2012
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT
Role: Raz (Voice) Dir: Steve Martino & Michael Thurmeier, 20th Century Fox 2012
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING
Role: Janice. Dir: Kirk Jones, Lionsgate 2012
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
Role: Malerie Baggs. Dir: Brian Dannelly, Permut Presentations 2012
SMALL APARTMENTS
Role: Rocky. Dir: Jonas Akerlund Morocco Junction Pictures 2012
BACHELORETTE

Role: Becky. Dir: Leslye Headland, Gary Sanchez Productions 2012
A FEW BEST MEN
Role: Daphne Dir: Stephan Elliott, Screen Australia 2011
BRIDESMAIDS
Role: Brynn Dir: Paul Feig, Universal Pictures 2010
BARGAIN (Short Film)
Role: Linda Dir: Rachel Givney, 2009
*Best Female Actor Award – Tropfest 2009
GHOSTRIDER
Role: Goth Girl Dir: Mark Steven Johnson, Marvel Entertainment US 2007
THE NETBALL DIARIES (Short Film)
Role: Stephanie Dir: Katrina Mercer 2007
*Best Actress Nomination – 2008 Mockfest Film Festival (Hollywood)
UNDERDOG (Short Film)
Role: Gillian Shoap – Lead Dir: Sam Kennedy, 2005
FAT PIZZA
Role: Toula Dir: Paul Fenech, Village Roadshow 2003

Television

POMPIDOU
Role: Vicky Pollard. Dir: Charlie Hanson & Matt Lucas, Jon Stanley Productions 2015
SUPER FUN NIGHT

Role: Kimmie Boubier. Dir: Various, Conaco, Warner Bros. Television 2013 – 2014
MTV MOVIE AWARDS
Host. MTV, 2013
CAN OF WORMS
Guest. Network TEN, 2013
THE PROJECT
Guest Panelist. Network TEN, 2013
WORKAHOLICS
Role: Big Money Hustla. Dir: Kyle Newacheck, Novel Productions / Comedy Central 2011
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Role: Sara. Dir: Ted Wass, CBS Paramount Network Television 2010
AUSTRALIA VERSUS
Role: Herself. Fremantle Media / Seven Network 2010
CITY HOMICIDE
Role: Sarah Gilbert. Dir: David Cameron, Seven Productions / Seven Network 2009
THE BREAST DARN SHOW IN TOWN
Role: Stand Up Comedy Performance Dir: John Olb, Comedy Channel 2009
THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE
Role: Various Dir: Rob Sitch Series 4 / John Olb, Working Dog / Seven Network 2009 – 2009
TALKIN’ BOUT YOUR GENERATION
Herself. Dir: John Olb, Granada / Network Ten 2009
BOGAN PRIDE
Role: Jennie Cragg. Dir: Peter Templeman, Bogan Pride Productions / SBS Television 2008
MONSTER HOUSE
Role: Penny Dir: Ted Emery, Southern Star / Nine Network 2008
FORGOTTEN CITIES (Pilot)
Role: Tina Dir: Tom Gleisner, Working Dog 2007
THE WEDGE
Role: Various Dir: Kevin Carlin / Chris Benz, Cornerbox Productions/ Network Ten 2006 – 2007
PIZZA
Role: Toula. Dir: Paul Fenech, SBS Television 2003 – 2007
*Logie Nomination 2004 – Most Outstanding Comedy Program.
*Logie Nomination 2005 – Most Outstanding Comedy Program. 
WORLD RECORD PIZZA
Role: Toula Dir: Paul Fenech, SBS Television 2006
COMIC RELIEF
Role: Various Dir: Graeme Rowland, Cornerbox Productions / Seven Network 2006
ET NICKED (Pilot)
Role: Shyanne Dir: Ted Emery, Granada Television / Seven Network 2005
WORLD COMEDY TOUR
Stand-Up Performer. Granada Television / Comedy Central / Nine Network
LIFE AT THE TOP (Pilot)
Role: Karen Dir: Daina Reid, Seven Network 2004
PIZZA WORLD
Role: Toula Dir: Paul Fenech, SBS Television 2004
SKOOL SUX, I SWALLOW Pilot
Role: Jenny Dir: Paul Fenech, SBS Television 2003

Theatre

GUYS AND DOLLS
Role: Adelaide. Dir: Gordon Greenberg, Runaway Entertainment 2016
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Role: Ursula. Dir: Ron Clements & John Musker, Disney Concerts 2016
JEFF GARLIN’S COMBO PLATTER

Improvised UCB Los Angeles 2009
CONFESSIONS OF AN EXCHANGE STUDENT
One Woman Stand-Up Show Dir: Fiona O’Loughlin, Melbourne Comedy Festival / Cracker Comedy Festival Sydney 2005
CRACKER COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA
Guest Performer Enmore Theatre 2005
THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
Role: Dancer Dir: Sam Kennedy, Belvoir Street Theatre 2004
FAT PIZZA LIVE ON STAGE
Role: Toula Dir: Paul Fenech, Enmore Theatre 2004
WHAT THE UMBRELLA DID NEXT
Role: Babushka Stoyanov Dir: Christopher Hurrell, ATYP 2003
THE WESITE MONOLOGUES
Role: Charlene / Kylie Dir: Jane Miskovic, Sydney Fringe Festival / Belvoir St Theatre / Parramatta Riverside Theatre 2002
SPUNKS
Role: Jenny Dir: Melita Rowston, The SBW Stables Theatre 2002
SONGFORCE
Role: Various ATYP, Musical Theatre 2001
EDWARD 2
Role: Various Dir: David Berthold, Newtown Theatre ATYP 2001
THE MASSACRE IN PARIS
Role: Sister Mary Ducis / Various Dir: David Berthold, Newtown Theatre. ATYP 2001
CASA
Role: Matario Dir: Gemma Tammock, NIDA Theatre 2001
TITUS ANDRONICUS
Dir: Helmut Bakaitis, NIDA Theatre 2001
BIRDS
Role: Lachlan Murdoch Dir: David Berthold, Olympic Arts Festival, Sydney Opera House, 2000
BEYOND THE GAME
Role: Various ATYP, New musical theatre work 1999
SPURBOARD
Role: Valda Dir: David Berthold, Sydney Theatre Company and ATYP touring Productions 1999

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