Rebel Wilson Biography: Husband, Age, Net Worth, Movies, Siblings, Photos, Nationality

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Rebel Wilson is a multi-talented Australian star who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry as an actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer.

She is best known for her hilarious and confident roles in comedy films such as Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, The Hustle, and Isn’t It Romantic.

She has also shown her versatility and talent in drama and musical genres, appearing in films such as Jojo Rabbit and Cats.

She is a trailblazer and an inspiration for many people who admire her humour, charisma, and courage.


  • Full name: Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson
  • Birthname: Melanie Elizabeth Bownds
  • Date of birth: March 2, 1980
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Actress, comedian, writer, singer, producer
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
  • Parents: Sue and Ian Wilson
  • Siblings: Liberty, Annaleise, and Ryot Wilson
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $8 million

Early Life & Education

Rebel Wilson, who clocked 43 years old in 2023, was born in Sydney, Australia, on March 2, 1980, to a family of professional dog handlers and breeders, Sue and Ian Wilson.

Her birth name was Melanie Elizabeth Bownds, but she later changed it to Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson. She has three siblings: Liberty, Annaleise, and Ryot, who participated in the first season of The Amazing Race Australia in 2011.

She grew up in the suburbs of Sydney and attended the Tara Anglican School for Girls, where she excelled in academics and debating.

She graduated from the University of New South Wales with a law degree in 2009. She also trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People and the Second City in the US.

Personal Life

Rebel Wilson has been open about her struggles with her weight and health issues, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which caused her to gain weight rapidly.

She set a personal goal to lose 60 pounds by November 2020, which she achieved. She also adopted a healthy lifestyle and diet.

She has said that she is a distant relative of Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian Disney, through her birth surname, Bounds. She is a fan of cricket and supports the Australian national team. She also loves dogs and has a pet named Sid.

Rebel Wilson is currently single but has dated several celebrities, such as Mickey Gooch Jr., Jacob Busch, and Matt Lucas.

She met Gooch, a comedian and actor, in 2015, and they dated for a few months before breaking up. She then dated Busch, a businessman and heir to the Anheuser-Busch fortune, from 2019 to 2021.

They made their red carpet debut at the 2020 Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health. She lived with Lucas, a British comedian and actor, in Los Angeles for three years. They co-starred in Bridesmaids and Bachelorette.


Rebel Wilson began her acting career in Australia, appearing in the comedy series Pizza and The Wedge.

She also wrote, produced, and starred in her musical comedy series, Bogan Pride, in 2008. She won the Tropfest Best Actress Award for her role in the short film Bargain.

She moved to the US in 2010 and gained recognition for her roles in the comedy films Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.

She played the character of Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect series, which earned her several awards and nominations, including the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress.

She has also appeared in other comedy films, such as What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Struck by Lightning, Bachelorette, How to Be Single, The Hustle, and Isn’t It Romantic. She also produced Isn’t It Romantic and The Hustle.

She has also ventured into drama, playing Fraulein Rahm in Jojo Rabbit, which earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. She also appeared in the musical film Cats, based on the Broadway show of the same name.

She created and starred in her TV sitcom, Super Fun Night, which aired for one season on ABC in 2013. She also hosted the MTV Movie Awards 2013 and the Amazon Prime Video series LOL: Last One Laughing in 2020.

She has also made guest appearances on shows such as Workaholics, The Big Bang Theory, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Net Worth

Rebel Wilson has an estimated net worth of around $8 million.

She has earned most of her wealth from her acting, writing, and producing career. She has also endorsed brands such as Jenny Craig, InStyle, and Amazon.


Rebel Wilson has faced some controversy in her career, such as:

In 2015, several Australian media outlets accused her of lying about her age, name, and background. They claimed that she was six years older than she claimed, that her real name was Melanie Bownds and that she did not grow up in a “ghetto”, as she had said.

She sued the publishers of Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, NW, and OK Magazine for defamation, claiming that they had damaged her reputation and cost her roles.

She won the case in 2017 and was awarded $4.5 million in damages, later reduced to $600,000 on appeal. She donated the money to charity and the Australian film industry.

In 2019, she faced backlash for claiming she was the first plus-sized woman to star in a romantic comedy, referring to her film Isn’t It Romantic.

Many people pointed out that other actresses, such as Queen Latifah, Mo’Nique, and Melissa McCarthy, had done so before her.

She apologized for her statement and said she was proud of the film and its message of body positivity.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @rebelwilson
  • Twitter handle: @RebelWilson


  • Fat Pizza
  • Ghost Rider
  • Bargain
  • Bridesmaids
  • A Few Best Men
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Struck by Lightning
  • Bachelorette
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Pain & Gain
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Pitch Perfect
  • How to Be Single
  • Grimsby
  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Pitch Perfect 3
  • The Brothers Grimsby
  • The Hustle
  • Isn’t It Romantic
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Cats
  • The Almond and the Seahorse
  • Senior Year

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