Sydney, Australia, native Rebel Wilson was born on February 3, 1986. The daughter of professional dog showers, Wilson has three siblings: sisters Liberty and Annachi, and brother Ryot.
Wilson contracted malaria while serving a year in South Africa as a Rotary International Youth Ambassador from Australia. It was then that she decided to try her hand at acting. From 2003 to 2007, she had a recurring role on the Australia TV series Pizza. She was also cast on The Wedge, another popular program in her home country.
The hilarious star gained attention overseas when she played one of Kristen Wiig‘s roommates in the 2011 smash Bridesmaids. Wilson followed up that success with scene stealing roles in 2012’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Bachelorette and Pitch Perfect.
In July 2011, Wilson became an official spokesperson for Jenny Craig in Australia.