REBEL WILSON (Penny Rust) is an actress, writer and producer
who has established herself as one of
Hollywood's most sought-after entertainers, endearing audiences worldwide with
her distinct humor
while championing new narratives for women within the comedic landscape.
Wilson will next be seen opposite Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson in
Taika Waititi's dark comedy,
Jojo Rabbit and in Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's
Cats for Universal Pictures due in theaters on December 20, 2019.
On stage, Wilson is set to star in the Sydney Theater Company's production of
The Beauty Queen of
Leenane at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney, Australia. The black comedy from
Academy Award-winning writer Martin McDonagh will run from November 23, 2019
until December 21, 2019.
Most recently, Wilson produced and starred as the lead of Warner Bros.' Isn't
it Romantic, about a
cynical New York architect who becomes knocked unconscious and wakes up to find
inside her nightmare; a real-life romantic comedy. Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka
Chopra, and Adam Devine
costar in the film which was released on February 13, 2019.
Wilson is perhaps best known for her role as 'Fat Amy' in the Pitch Perfect
film trilogy, which has
amassed over $540 million at the worldwide box office. Her performance in the
films made her an
instant fan favorite, garnering multiple People's Choice, Grammy, Teen Choice
and MTV Movie Award
nominations and wins.
In 2016, Wilson starred in Warner Bros.' How to Be Single opposite Dakota
Johnson, Sacha Baron
Cohen's Grimsby alongside Penelope Cruz and Mark Strong, and made a cameo
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie written by Jennifer Saunders. In 2013, she
starred opposite Ben Stiller,
Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, and Ricky Gervais in the third installment of the
Shawn Levy Night at the
Museum series, Secret of the Tomb.
Wilson made her American comedy film debut with a scene-stealing role in Paul
opposite Kirsten Wiig. The film, produced by Judd Apatow, was named one of AFI's
top ten films of 2011
and received a Critics' Choice Movie Award for "Best Comedy."
Wilson's other film credits include Michael Bay's Pain & Gain with Mark
Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson;
Struck by Lightning; What to Expect When You're Expecting; Bachelorette; and the
animated feature Ice
Age: Continental Drift, which grossed over $877 million worldwide.
Off screen, Wilson's love of fashion inspired her to launch Rebel Wilson X
Angels, a plus-sized clothing
line designed to celebrate the figure, not hide it. The eponymous contemporary
includes a variety of jackets, dresses, pants, shirts, and shoes inspired by
Wilson's bold attitude and
Wilson holds a double degree in Law and Arts (BA/LLB) from the University of
New South Wales and
trained as an actor at the Australian Theatre for Young People. She got her
start in entertainment
writing and performing on Sydney's stages and on the beloved Australian cult
comedy series, Pizzza.
Wilson wrote and starred in two further television series, The Wedge and
Bogan Pride before moving to
the United States. Wilson is a long-term supporter of the School of St. Jude in
Tanzania, which fights
poverty through education.
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