The amazing success journey of Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson is today one of the most notable actresses in Hollywood. She is also a writer, producer, and singer. This famous actress was born Melanie Elizabeth Bownds on March 2, 1980, in Sydney, Australia.

She was raised in the suburbs of Kenthurst, and for schooling, she attended Tara Anglican School for Girls. In 1997, she graduated from high school second in her class in food technology. Rebel joined the University of Wales where for a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies and 2009 and later a Bachelors of Law degree.

Becoming Rebel

At the age of 15, Melanie Elizabeth who was at the quite shy decided to “get a personality” and become Rebel. This was after she read that one’s character is always set in stone at 15 and decided it was time for a change. She went on to join the debate club where she could learn to speak up more. Read more: Rebel Wilson on Winning Battles Producing Films | Vogue and Pitch Perfect Star Rebel Wilson Talks Clothing Line Secrets | Today

Her high school drama teacher also encouraged her to enter the Tournament of Minds, a creative competition at the same time. This change in life approach propelled her to becoming Rebel Wilson. With this new found confidence, Rebel and her girlfriends started encouraging each other to go after their dreams.

Early career

The career of Rebel Wilson started in 2003 when she won the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) International scholarship and moved to NY. The competition was sponsored by Nicole Kidman. In New York, she joined The Second City for training, and when she went back to Australia, she landed the role of Toula on Pizza, a SBS comedy series.

Rebel would later land several other roles on a sketch comedy series, Fat Mandy, Karla Bangs, and The Wedge including Lucy. She was also featured in various Telstra advertisements that were aired on the Australian Idol between 2004 and 2005.

This talent actress then started landing minor roles in feature films like Ghost Rider and Fat Pizza. In 2008, she wrote, produced, starred in Bogan Pride, a musical comedy series. A year later she would star in Monster House, a Nine network improvisational series.

Breaking into Hollywood

According to Rebel Wilson, being unique and different significantly helped her break into Hollywood. She pointed out that she was signed by her agent on the second day thanks to her being different and unique. Her breakout role came in 2011’s Bridesmaids where she played Brynn, Kristen Wiig’s roommate.

This talented actress once pointed out that she would not want to compete with the really gorgeous people as she is all about brains and what’s on the inside – the heart. From this point, Rebel Wilson’s career snowballed, and she landed roles like Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect Trilogy.

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Rebel Wilson to Star in Rom-Com, Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t it Romantic, is a romantic comedy that is set in New York City. Natalie is a skeptical architect who openly hates romantic comedies and is highly convinced they are just fantasies. However, one encounter with a thief puts her unconscious and she later awakens exactly in the middle of the romantic comedies she hates and guesses what? Natalie is the main character. Read more: Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie Musical and Stunning Transformation Rebel Wilson | The List

Natalie is involved in a complicated love triad with a very handsome stranger called Blake who is played by Liam Hemsworth and her best friend, Josh who is personified by Adam DeVine, who is in love with a yoga ambassador personified by Priyanka Chopra. To make matters worse, all nudity and vulgar language is cut out. Boring huh? Let’s wait for the movie to come out.

Rebel Wilson and the movie’s director, Todd Strauss went through and re-watched several different rom-com to come up with this one and the movie is said to include tributes to a classic movie like Julia Roberts’, Pretty Woman. Learn more about Rebel Wilson:

You might remember Rebel Wilson from the famous musical movie series Pitch Perfect where she played the famous role of Fat Amy. She was born in Sydney, Australia, and her parents were professional dog breeders, they bred Beagles. Rebel has three siblings and she was the shy one of the bunch. She was so shy her mom believed that she had one of those social mental illnesses and at some point, in her childhood, Rebel was forced to attend acting classes.

When she was almost turning 15, Rebel began to change her ways and she first joined her school debate team. In an attempt to break her shell faster, one of her school teachers encouraged her to sign up for an Australian creative tournament where she would begin to work on improv and minor public performance.

Having attended an all-girls high school, Rebel was taught that being a woman meant you could be anything you wanted and you could pursue any career you wished to. At the age of 17, Rebel traveled to South Africa with Australia’s Rotary International Youth Ambassador Program, where a bite from a mosquito gave her a vision of winning the Oscars and at the same time, she began to take a keen interest in acting. Follow Rebel Wilson on Twitter

After attending Australia’s Rotary International Youth Ambassador Program, Rebel came back home to Australia and enrolled at the University of New South Wales and Australian Theater for Young People, which she used to practice and perfect her acting skills.

Being shy has nothing to do with what career path you will end up taking. Rebel was not the best actor and now she is one of the most renowned female comedians in the film industry. She chose to find a style of her own rather than conform to the existing ones and she is making a huge milestone by being the lead character in the movie set to air in 2019.