|Birthname||Melanie Elizabeth Bownds|
|born on||2 March 1980|
|Place||Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13|
|Timezone||AEST h10e (is standard time)|
Australian actress, comedian, writer, and producer, who starred in the musical films Pitch Perfect (2012) and Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) as Fat Amy, a role that earned her several award nominations and wins including the MTV Best Breakthrough Performance Award and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress. She then created and starred in Super Fun Night (2013-2014), a television comedy that aired for one season on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
Wilson previously appeared in the films A Few Best Men (2011), Bachelorette (2011), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) and Struck by Lightning (2012).
Before her move to the USA, Wilson was most known in Australia for her roles as Toula on the SBS comedy series Pizza (2003-2007) and as various characters including Lucy, Fat Mandi and Karla Bangs on the sketch comedy series The Wedge (2006-2007). In 2008, Wilson created, wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride on SBS One.
In May 2015, Australian magazine Woman's Day published a story claiming that Wilson had been misleading about her birth name, age, and upbringing. On 16 May 2016, Wilson said print and online articles in Woman's Day, the Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK! magazine made her out to be a serial liar. According to a defamation writ filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Wilson said her reputation and credit has suffered and she has been humiliated and embarrassed. She also sued for special damages, claiming she missed out on roles and other ones were terminated because of the articles. On 15 June 2017, a six-person jury ruled in Wilson's favour, and on the morning of 13 September 2017 she was awarded Australia’s highest ever defamation payout of more than $4.5 million.
Wilson and her Bridesmaids co-star Matt Lucas lived together in West Hollywood from September 2012 until 2015, and they remain good friends.
- Financial : Gain significant money 13 September 2017 (AUD $4.5 million defamation payout)
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Sy Scholfield quotes from news report:, "Rebel Wilson's birth date revealed in ASIC documents" by Kate Aubusson, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 2015 : "Business records filed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) list the date of birth for a "Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson" as March 2, 1980. It was previously reported that the Australian actress, whose career has skyrocketed internationally in recent years, changed her surname from "Bownds" to "Wilson."
- Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
- Lifestyle : Financial : Other Financial (Gain: Defamation payout)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Film and TV)
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession