Rebel Wilson

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Rebel Wilson

As an actress, writer and producer, Rebel Wilson has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after entertainers, endearing audiences worldwide with her distinct humour while championing new narratives for women.

Rebel is perhaps best known for her role as ‘Fat Amy’ in the Pitch Perfect film trilogy, which has amassed over $540 million at the worldwide box office. Her performance in the films made her an instant fan favourite, garnering multiple People’s Choice, Grammy, Teen Choice and MTV Movie Award nominations and wins.

Rebel made her American comedy film debut with a scene-stealing role in Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids opposite Kirsten Wiig. The film, produced by Judd Apatow, was named one of AFI’s top ten films of 2011 and received a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Best Comedy.”

In 2013, she starred opposite Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, and Ricky Gervais in the third instalment of the Shawn Levy Night At The Museum series, Secret Of The Tomb. In 2016, Rebel starred in Warner Bros.’ How To Be Single opposite Dakota Johnson, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Grimsby alongside Penelope Cruz and Mark Strong, and made a cameo appearance in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie written by Jennifer Saunders.

Rebel’s other film credits include Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson; Struck By Lightning, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Bachelorette, and the animated feature Ice Age: Continental Drift, which grossed over $877 million worldwide.

2019 was a big year for Rebel in which she appeared in 4 feature films. Most notably, Rebel appeared opposite Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson in Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. The film, which received the 2019 Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, was released by Searchlight Pictures in October. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy as well as an Academy Award in the category of Best Picture. Rebel also appeared in Tom Hooper’s big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical Cats. Rebel produced and starred in Warner Bros.’ hit romantic comedy Isn’t It Romantic. Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, and Adam Devine costar in the film. Rebel also produced and starred as the lead in Annapurna’s The Hustle opposite Anne Hathaway. The film was the second to be produced under Rebel’s production banner, Camp Sugar. On television, Rebel hosted LOL: Last One Laughing, the first Australian Amazon Original series in which she also served as the Executive Producer. The comedy-variety series featured a cast of 10 Australian comedic actors and stand-up comics competing to make each other laugh first. Rebel was also seen starring in the Australian television drama Les Norton alongside Alexander Bertrand and David Wenham. Adapted from a collection of fiction books by Australian author Robert G. Barrett, the series follows the exploits of Les Norton on the run from a troubled past. Rebel stars as Doreen, a brothel owner in the Western Sydney suburbs, and her identical twin sister Dolores.

Upcoming, Rebel will appear in Seoul Girls, a film that she is also writing and producing through Lionsgate and her production banner Camp Sugar. The film follows a Korean American high school girl and her friends who enter a worldwide talent competition to be the opening act for the world’s biggest K-pop boy band. With help from an ex-member of a British girl group and a former K-pop trainee, the Seoul Girls find their voices on the world’s biggest stage.

Off-screen, Rebel’s love of fashion inspired her to launch Rebel Wilson X Angels, a plus-sized clothing line designed to celebrate the figure, not hide it. She will also soon release the first book in her debut book series for children, Bella The Brave, an empowering picture book about finding your voice.

Rebel holds a double degree in Law and Arts (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 on the beloved Australian cult comedy series, Pizza. Rebel wrote and starred in two further television series, The Wedge and Bogan Pride before moving to the United States. Rebel is a long-term supporter of the School of St. Jude in Tanzania, which fights poverty through education.

Rebel Wilson

Awards

WINNER – 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS – Best Kiss (shared with Adam Devine) for Pitch Perfect 2
WINNER – 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS – Best Ensemble for Pitch Perfect 2
WINNER – 2013 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS – Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for Pitch Perfect
WINNER – 2013 ONLINE FILM & TELEVSION ASSOC. AWARD – Breakthrough Performance for Pitch Perfect
WINNER – 2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS – Best Musical Moment for Pitch Perfect
WINNER – 2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS – Breakthrough Performance for Pitch Perfect
WINNER – 2011 WASHINGTON DC AREA FLIM CRITICS ASSOC. – Best Ensemble for Bridesmaids
WINNER – 2009 TROPFEST – Best Actress for Bargain!

Film

CATS
Role: Jennyanydots. Dir: Tom Hooper, Working Title Films 2019
JOJO RABBIT
Role: Fraulein Rahm. Dir: Taika Waititi, Czech Anglo Productions 2019
THE HUSTLE
Role: Lonnie. Dir: Chris Addison, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) 2019
ISN’T IT ROMANTIC
Role: Natalie. Dir: Todd Strauss-Schulson, New Line Cinema 2019
PITCH PERFECT 3

Role: Fat Amy. Dir: Trish Sie, Universal Pictures 2017
STEPHEN HAWKING’S NEW VOICE: COMIC RELIEF (Short)
Herself. Dir: Daniel Audritt, Comic Relief 2017
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE
Role: Air Stewardess. Dir: Mandie Fletcher, Fox Searchlight Pictures 2016
THE MAKING OF GRIMSBY (Documentary Short)
Herself. Big Talk Productions 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: Tilly. Dir: Shawn Levy, Twentieth Century Fox 2014
PAIN & GAIN
Role: Robin Peck. Dir: Michael Bay, Platinum Dunes 2013
PITCH PERFECT
Role: Fat Amy. Dir: Jason Moore, Universal Pictures 2012
ICE AGE CONTINENTAL DRIFT: THROUGH A PIRATE’S SPYGLASS: VOICES AHOY! (Short)
Herself. 1K 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 Ramm. Dir: Stephan Elliott, Screen Australia 2011
BRIDESMAIDS
Role: Brynn. Dir: Paul Feig, Universal Pictures 2011
BARGAIN (Short)
Role: Linda. Dir: Rachel Givney, 2009
*Best Female Actor Award – Tropfest 2009
THE NETBALL DIARIES (Short)
Role: Stephanie. Dir: Katrina Mercer, Cheap Seat Productions 2007
*Best Actress Nomination – 2008 Mockfest Film Festival (Hollywood)
GHOST RIDER
Role: Girl in Alley. Dir: Mark Steven Johnson, Columbia Pictures Corporation 2007
FAT PIZZA
Role: Toula. Dir: Paul Fenech, Village Roadshow Pictures 2003

Television – Acting

LES NORTON
Role: Dolores/Doreen Bognor. Dir: Jocelyn Moorhouse, Fadia Abboud, David Caesar & Morgan O’Neill, RPRD #3 Pty Ltd 2019
OSCARS 2018: THE NOMINATIONS (Telemovie)
Role: Waitress. BBC 2018
POMPIDOU
Role: Vicky Pollard. Dir: Charlie Hanson & Matt Lucas, Jon Stanley Productions 2015
SUPER FUN NIGHT
Role: Kimmie Boubier. Dir: Various, Conaco 2013 – 2014
WORKAHOLICS
Role: Big Money Hustla. Dir: Kyle Newacheck, 5th Year Productions 2011
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Role: Sara. Dir: Ted Wass, Game Six Productions 2010
CITY HOMICIDE
Role: Sarah Gilbert. Dir: David Cameron, Seven Network 2009
THE BREAST DARN SHOW IN TOWN
Stand Up Performer. Dir: Jon Olb, The Comedy Channel 2009
THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE
Role: Various. Dir: Various, Network TEN 2007 – 2009
BOGAN PRIDE
Role: Jennie Cragg. Dir: Peter Templeman, Big & Little Films Pty Ltd 2008
MONSTER HOUSE
Role: Penelope Webb. Dir: Ted Emery, Southern Star Endemol 2008
THE WEDGE
Role: Various. Dir: Kevin Carlin, Cornerbox Productions 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, Antichocko Productions 2006
THE WORLD COMEDY TOUR: MELBOURNE 2005 (Telemovie)
Stand Up Performer. Granada Television International 2005

Television – Hosting

POOCH PERFECT
Host. Beyond Media 2021
LOL: LAST ONE LAUGHING AUSTRALIA
Host. Dir: Gary Deans & Jun’ya Komatsu, Endemol Shine Australia 2020
POOCH PERFECT
Host. Dir: Mark Adamson, Seven Network (Operations) Limited 2020
THE PROJECT
Co-Host. Network TEN 2018
2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
Host & Performer. Dir: Hamish Hamilton & Troy Miller, MTV 2013
CHELSEA LATELY
Guest Host. Borderline Amazing Productions 2012

 

Theatre

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Role: LeFouDir: Richard Kraft & Kenneth Shapiro, Live Nation/Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, in assoc. with Disney Concerts 2018
GUYS AND DOLLS

Role: Adelaide. Dir: Gordon Greenberg, Runaway Entertainment 2016
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Role: Ursula. Dir: Ron Clements & John Musker, Disney Concerts 2016
CONFESSIONS OF AN EXCHANGE STUDENT
One Woman Stand-Up Show. Dir: Fiona O’Loughlin, Melbourne Comedy Festival / Cracker Comedy Festival Sydney 2005
FAT PIZZA LIVE ON STAGE
Role: Toula. Dir: Paul Fenech, Enmore Theatre 2004
THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
Role: Dancer. Dir: Sam Kennedy, Oxygen Productions / Camp Sugar 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 / Riverside Theatre 2002
SPUNKS
Role: Jenny. Dir: Melita Rowston, Stables Theatre 2002
SPURBOARD
Role: Valda. Dir: David Berthold, Sydney Theatre Company & ATYP 1999
BEYOND THE GAME
Role: Various. Dir: Dave Letch, Roundtable Productions & ATYP 1999

Training

2008 – University of New South Wales Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws Degree – Theatre and Performance Studies Major
2003 – Second City (U.S.)
*ATYP / Lend Lease International Scholarship Winner, sponsored by Nicole Kidman.
1999 – 2001 – The Australian Theatre for Young People (Sydney)
*Best Actress Award

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