Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress who has become very famous not only in the country but also in Hollywood. It is very hard to find anyone who does not know the rebelliously humorous actress who has taken a part in many movies including the Pitch Perfect Movies, Bridesmaids, and Fat Pizza. The actress is not one without interesting stories surrounding her life thus far. Here is all to know about her.
Rebel Wilson Biography and Age
It was as Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson that the actress was born on 2 March 1980 in Sydney Australia. She was brought up in very downtrodden parts of the country in Kenthurst, Parramatta, and Castle Hill alongside two sisters and a brother.
Wilson had her early education at Tara Anglican School for Girls from where she moved to the University of New South Wales where she graduated with a degree in theatre and performance studies as well as a bachelor of law degree. In her early life, Rebel Wilson hadn’t given serious thought to acting.
After she was through with her studies, the actress revealed that she headed for the southern part of Africa as a Rotary ambassador where she spent the next year. While there, she contracted malaria, and as she battled the disease, she claimed that she had a hallucination in which she saw herself receiving an Oscars. As a result of that, she decided to pursue a career in acting as soon as she got back her health.
The actress got her acting experience from the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), which is famous for many names including that of Nicole Kidman. The first known movies that she would take part in are Fat Pizza in 2003 and Pizza which was a TV show that ran from 2003 to 2007.
Also a voice actress, comedian, writer, and producer, Rebel Wilson has been a part of a good number of projects including Ghost Rider, A Few Best Men, Ice Age: Continental Drift, the three parts of Pitch Perfect, and the TV shows, The Wedge, Monster House, and Super Fun Night.
Throughout her career, she has got a number of nominations and awards. Among the awards Wilson won are MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment for her role in Pitch Perfect, Teen Choice Award, and much more.
Rebel Wilson has been in a rather long legal battle with magazine publisher Bauer Media which she accused of defaming her with reports that she lied about her name, age, and in fact, her life story.
As pointed out, Wilson has two sisters, Liberty and Annachi as well as a brother, Ryot. People have found the names very interesting because while Rebel and Liberty are straightforward, the other two sound like anarchy and riot. Rebel is the eldest of the 4 kids.
Rebel Wilson Net Worth
Rebel has a net worth that is estimated at $16 Million. She has made her wealth from her appearance in movies as well as for her comedy performances. Being a writer and producer as well, she has also some money coming in from her works.
Following her defamation suit, she has been awarded as much as $4.5 million in damages by the court, even though the publishers have appealed the judgment. This is the biggest defamation payout slapped in Australia.
Even if the Bridesmaids star ends up winning at the end of the day, it will not see her net worth going any higher as the actress said she will give out the entire winning to various causes in her country.
Rebel has also made some more money through endorsement deals she has had with a number of brands.
Height and Weight Loss Journey
Having a height of 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in or 160 cm), Rebel Wilson is on the plus-size when it comes to weight. She made an attempt at losing weight before 2011, and although she succeeded in losing 20 pounds, she had to maintain a certain weight for Pitch Perfect.
The next time she would make an attempt would be in 2016. This time around, through dedicated workouts, she has been able to lose some more weight. At present, there is still an obvious loss of weight on her part.
According to her, the problem she is having with losing weight is that she is suffering from a hormonal imbalance that is making her keep putting on more pounds.