26 / Comedian & Actress / Sydney, Australia / @RebelWilson
Rebel Wilson’s beginnings read somewhat like a synopsis for a bad Aussie film. It starts with her professional dog show handler parents, and siblings named Ryot, Liberty and Annachi (Ryot and Liberty of season one - Amazing Race Australia fame even). But luckily, this is the gold that makes Rebel Wilson - the surprise catch. Who would have thought crazy Hollywood success would come from T.V credits like Pizza and Bogan Pride?
Clearly it ain’t where you’re from that matters. Rebel’s smack of blatant Aussie humour, penchant for being a badass, and kick ass attitude is a personality audiences aren’t really familiar with yet. Her cringeworthy, calculated awkwardness and up front curvy demeanour has carved a niche in Hollywood’s typical up-and-coming. Although Wilson may not be fighting for the “It” girl stakes or whatever that is, her comedic genius doesn’t fit those fickle labels. Big wig Hollywood agent William Morris Endeavor noticed and hooked her up with roles in Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, Bachelorette, Pain & Gain and voicing in the next Ice Age.
What next? Perhaps a rap acceptance speech at the Oscars?