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 someone who doesn’t know the rebel humorous actress, who has starred in many movies like Pitch Perfect Movies, Bridesmaids, and Fat Pizza. The actress is none without interesting stories about her life so far. Here is everything worth knowing about her.
Rebel Wilson Biography and Age
As Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson the actress was born on 2 March 1980 in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in very run-down parts of the country in Kenthurst, Parramatta and Castle Hill at the side of two sisters and a brother.
Wilson received her early education at the Tara Anglican School for Girls, from where she moved to the University of New South Wales, where she earned a degree in Theatre and Performance Studies and a Bachelor of Law. In her early life, Rebel Wilson had not yet seriously considered acting.
After she finished her studies, the actress revealed that she was going to be a Rotary ambassador to southern Africa where she spent the next year. There, she contracted malaria, and while fighting the disease, she claimed she had a hallucination in which she saw herself awarded an Oscar. As a result, she decided to pursue an acting career as soon as she was well again.
The actress gained her acting experience at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), which is famous for many names, among them Nicole Kidman. The first well-known films she starred in were Fat Pizza in 2003 and Pizza, a television show that ran from 2003 to 2007.
Rebel Wilson is also a voice actress, comedian, writer, and producer and has worked on numerous projects including Ghost Rider, A Few Best Men, Ice Age: Continental Drift, the three parts of Pitch Perfect and the television shows The Wedge, Monster House and Super Fun Night.
She has received a number of nominations and awards throughout her career. Among the awards that Wilson has received are the MTV Movie Awards for Best Groundbreaking Achievement and Best Musical Moment for her role in Pitch Perfect, the Teen Choice Award, and more.
Rebel Wilson was in a fairly lengthy lawsuit with magazine publisher Bauer Media, which she accused of defaming her with reports that she had lied about her name, age, and, in fact, her life story.
As mentioned above, Wilson has two sisters, Liberty and Annachi, and a brother, Ryot. People found the names very interesting because while Rebel and Liberty are uncomplicated, the other two sound like anarchy and riot. Rebel is the oldest of the 4 children.
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Rebel Wilson’s Net Worth
The rebels have net assets estimated at $16 million. Their wealth has been acquired both through their appearances in films and their comic performances. Since she is also an author and producer, she has also earned some money with her works.
After her libel suit, the court awarded her damages of up to 4.5 million dollars, although the publishers have appealed the decision. This is the largest slander payment that has been beaten in Australia.
Even if the bridesmaids’ star wins at the end of the day, her net worth will not increase any further, as the actress said she will distribute all the profits to various causes in her country.
Rebel has also made a little more money through sponsorship contracts that she has signed with a number of brands.
Height and Weight Loss Journey
With a height of 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in or 160 cm), Rebel Wilson is a plus in terms of weight. She tried to lose weight before 2011 and although she managed to lose 20 pounds, she had to maintain a certain weight for Pitch Perfect.
The next time she would make an attempt would be in 2016, but this time she managed to lose a little more weight through dedicated training. At the moment she is still losing a lot of weight.
According to her, the problem she has with losing weight is that she suffers from a hormonal imbalance, which causes her to gain more and more pounds.