Rebel Wilson

Actor / Comedian
Date Of Birth:
3 February 1986
Place Of Birth:
Sydney, AustraliaAustralia
Best Known As:
"Fat Amy" in the movie Pitch Perfect
Australian comedian and actress Rebel Wilson had a good career year in 2012, capped by her performance as "Fat Amy" in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect. She got her start in the Australian comedy Fat Pizza (2003), and appeared on the TV series that followed up through 2007. After appearing in the sketch show The Wedge (2007), she created and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride (2008). Then Wilson moved to Hollywood, and auditioned for Bridesmaids -- but the role went to Melissa McCarthy. Wilson so impressed director Judd Apatow she earned a part and stole scenes as Kristen Wiig's indelicate roommate (along with Matt Lucas). She popped up on TV here and there, including in Workaholics, and on the big screen she starred in the 2012 movies Bachelorette (with Kirsten Dunst), Struck by Lightning (with Chris Colfer), What to Expect When You're Expecting (with Cameron Diaz), Ice Age: Continental Drift (with Aziz Ansari) and Pitch Perfect (with Anna Kendrick). Wilson's screen career has been focused on comedy, but in 2022 she began to move beyond the genre. Her films include Isn't It Romantic (2019), JoJo Rabbit (2019, directed by Taika Waititi), The Hustle (2019, with Anne Hathaway) and Senior Year (2022).
Extra Credit

Pitch Perfect was a big hit that spawned two sequels (2015 and 2017) and Rebel Wilson received plenty of press attention for being the “fat” comic actress, which was followed in 2021 by plenty of press attention for losing weight and being the “no longer fat” actress. Wilson shrugged it off and proceeded with her film career… In 2009 Wilson completed her law degree from University of New South Wales.

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