Rebel Wilson brilliant from stage to the big screen
Rebel Wilson was born in Australia. She is a talented actress, a writer, and a producer. In 2003 she graduated from the Australian Theater for Young People. After graduation she moved to the United States after winning a scholarship. Not long after her move to the United States she was cast in the movie “Bridesmaids”, in a role that was written for her specifically. Variety magazine placed on her on their list of top ten comics to watch in 2011.
While in South Africa, where she was serving for one year as a youth ambassador for Australia, she contracted the mosquito borne disease malaria. During her illness she dreamt that she won an Oscar award and this prompted her to begin her career in acting. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and Performance Studies and a Bachelor of Laws degree; she earned both at the University of New South Wales. Read more: Isn’t Romantic Review andIsn’t Romantic Trailer – Hollywoodreporter
In the beginning of her acting career she found her niche in comedy. She performed on stage and the audience laughed since that experience, she found her niche. Rebel Wilson has been residing in Southern California and attributes that to her taking control of her diet. In 2011 she became a Jenny Craig Australia spokesperson. While on the program she lost weight before ending her commitment with the company.
Not forgetting where she came from, Rebel Wilson’s humanitarian efforts are evident in her support of a school in Africa and she finances scholarships for the same school she attended in Australia. Rebel Wilson has gained success as an actress.
For her role in the film “Pitch Perfect” she won a Teen Choice Award and an MTV Award for her performance. She has written, produced and starred in several of her own work including “Spunks” and “Super Fun Night.” The latter was a television comedy that she created and had a starring role; it aired on ABC for one season. She also did voice acting for the movie “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”
Her goal is to star in more dramatic roles in the future. She admires Robin Williams. He was a fellow comedian that also had dramatic roles which were well done. She would like to follow in his lead and feels she is up for the challenge as she is a trained actor. She has several upcoming projects including “Private Benjamin” and the musical “Cats.”
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