Rebel Wilson is a beloved Australian actress, best known for her work in comedies such as the Pitch Perfect series. Wilson is outspoken and eccentric, providing a breath of fresh air in an industry where everyone often seems very similar.
Wilson has managed to achieve a great deal of success in the movie business in a relatively short timeframe, surprising critics everywhere. Still, there was a time when Wilson wasn’t even sure what her future would hold.
As Wilson admitted in a recent interview, she ended up going into acting purely as the result of a serious illness.
Where was Rebel Wilson born?
Guys, exactly this time last decade I was taking a huge risk and moved to Hollywood with just one suitcase and a doona in my hand. I couldn’t be prouder of all the films, TV shows and live performances I’ve done since then and all the wonderful people I’ve met along the journey who have helped and supported me. I appreciate you all so much Can’t wait to see what this next decade brings!
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Wilson was born in Australia in 1980. Wilson has two sisters and a brother, and as a child, her mother worked as a professional dog handler.
As a child, Wilson excelled in school and showed a great affinity for mathematics. Wilson attended the University of South Wales, graduation in 2009 with dual Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees.
As a young woman, Wilson visited South Africa with Rotary International. At loose ends regarding what she should choose as a career, Wilson spent her time in South Africa working with local people and trying to plot out her future.
Wilson eventually contracted malaria while in South Africa, a tropical disease that can have some truly serious side effects. As she later described, she was advised by area doctors to take medication to prevent getting the disease in the first place but was disturbed by some of the recommended medication’s harsh side effects.
Rebel Wilson hallucinated about an acting career
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Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet