Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. She began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza from 2003 and made several appearances in the sketch comedy series The Wedge. more...
Super Fun Night Rebel as: Kimmie Status: Wednesdays at 9:30 on ABC
Three nerdy female friends decide to have super fun every Friday night. IMDB | PHOTOS | OFFICIAL
Pain & Gain Rebel as: Robin Peck Status: Completed Release Date: On DVD August 27, 2013
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. IMDB | PHOTOS | OFFICIAL
Kung Fu Panda 3 Rebel as: (Voice) Status: Pre-Production Release Date: December 23, 2015
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Kimmie thinks back to how her big promotion at the firm changed her life and gave her the confidence to convince best friends Helen-Alice and Marika to forgo their standing “Super Fun Night” tradition and actually go out on a Friday night.
Kendall sets Kimmie up on a date with one of Richard’s dorky old school friends, James, (guest star Nate Torrence). But as Kimmie slowly warms to James on a double date, Richard has a surprising reaction. Meanwhile, Dan, Benji and Ruby temporarily move in with Kimmie and the gang, and slowly begin to drive the ladies crazy.
ABC had a couple things to party about Wednesday night.
“Super Fun Night,” the freshman comedy starring Rebel Wilson, got a super big surge in the 18-to-49 age group compared with its last first-run airing two weeks ago, growing its rating 24% to a 2.1, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
Also, “Modern Family” was the highest-rated show in the key 18-to-49 demographic, though it slipped a bit from its last original episode three weeks ago to a rating of 3.8. It gained slightly in total viewership to an average of 10.6 million. Elsewhere on ABC, “The Middle,” “Back in the Game” and a much talked-about episode of “Nashville” saw single-digit gains.
Overall, ABC was second in the advertiser-desired demo, with a 2.2, in which a rating point equals about 1.3 million young-adult viewers. Its average total viewership came in at 7.11 million.
Australian actress Rebel Wilson, nominated for the People’s Choice Award 2014 for her work in the ABC comedy Super Fun Night, may be famous for making people laugh, but one topic is no joking matter for her: education.
Rebel was a very serious student in high school and after graduation was accepted into law school.
“Even though I now work in the entertainment industry and get to make people laugh, when I was at school I tried hard in all my subjects and my final exam results got me into the top law school in Australia,” wrote the Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect actress.
Wilson revealed that piece of her history in a letter of advice to her sponsored student, an 11th grader from The School of St Jude, a non-profit school providing a free, high-quality education to over 1,600 poor students near Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.
“Education is your key to opportunity. I know I come from Australia, but I didn’t grow up with much. I just believed in myself and tried to always improve. My advice would be to try your absolute hardest at school. Study hard and try different activities so that when you finish secondary school there will be lots of opportunities for you to pursue. When it comes time to decide what to do with your life I would say choose what you’re passionate about and then work out a way to profit from that. Becoming an actress was the most risky path I could have taken, but it’s been such a fun path and the risk has more than paid off.”
Wilson got involved with the non-profit school in 2006, after she saw a documentary on ABC Australia about St Jude’s and its founder, an Australian teacher named Gemma Sisia.
“I just thought it was such an amazing idea and Gemma was really inspiring,” says Wilson.
Africa has had an important role in the actress’ life.
As a Rotary International Youth Ambassador for Australia, she lived in South Africa for a year, and traveled to rural areas in Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique where kids had limited education or resources.
In one of these trips, Wilson got sick with malaria. One day, while she was delirious with high fevers, she had a vision of herself receiving an Oscar.
The fever subsided, but not the dream. As a result of that experience, Wilson decided to pursue an acting career, and education became an important cause for her.
“I think the work that St Jude does is important and amazing. I like that my donations are going directly to helping individuals at the school. Now that I am in a fortunate position it feels good to give back.”
This Super Fun Night casting is, frankly, super fun.
EW has learned exclusively that Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen has signed up to guest star in an upcoming episode of Rebel Wilson sitcom Super Fun Night. The Portlandia star will reportedly play a character named Brian Headfoot, the exasperated head of HR at the law firm where Wilson’s Kimmie works. In the episode, his character is called in to broker a truce between feuding Kimmie and Kendall (Kate Jenkinson).
The episode is set to air early 2014 on ABC.
Armisen is not the first SNL alum to guest on the Wednesday night comedy. Just this week, Molly Shannon appeared on the show as a relationship guru nicknamed “The Love Lioness.”
Kimmie and the gang decide to attend a seminar by Jane Spencer, “The Love Lioness,” (guest star Molly Shannon) a relationship guru who likens finding men to hunting prey in the wild. They try her theories out at a hotel bar. It works a little too well when Kimmie picks up Parker (guest star Will Sasso) and isn’t sure what to do when he invites her up to his room. Kendall plans a romantic rendezvous for Richard at the office one night, but it goes disastrously wrong.
Kimmie gets new insight into her work “frenemy” Kendall when the two end up on an impromptu alcohol-fueled girls’ night out. Marika and Helen-Alice go to the Murna Princess Warrior Convention and are shocked to find that their idol, Murna Princess Warrior, or rather Alison (guest star Brooke Shields), the actress who portrays her, isn’t who they expected.
ABC has picked up freshman comedies “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife” for full seasons, and ordered four additional episodes of Rebel Wilson-led laffer “Super Fun Night.” But “Back in the Game” looks like it’s exiting the field.
The September opener of “The Goldbergs,” the 1980s-set pseudo-biographical comedy from Adam F. Goldberg, drew a 3.2 in the advertiser-cherished demo and was ABC’s best comedy launch in more than a year. And it’s held steady since, averaging a solid 7.5 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demo when Live+7 DVR viewing is factored — a component the networks are increasingly touting.
“Trophy Wife,” which critics seem to be behind, has had a softer run, averaging 5.7 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating in the demo when DVR data is factored. It’s the lowest-rated of ABC’s four new comedies.
Both Tuesday comedies are part of the network’s attempt to build a new night of comedy to lead into their Wednesday lineup bolstered by vet “Modern Family.”
The additional episode order of Wednesday newbie “Super Fun Night” may be surprising considering the critics mostly panned the comedy, which is executive produced by Conan O’Brien. It has struggled to hold on to its lead-in from “Modern Family.” The comedy is averaging 7.4 million total viewers and a 2.8 in the demo when DVR viewing is included.
A Wednesday comedy with less to laugh about is the James Caan-starring “Back in the Game.” The show, from brothers Mark and Robb Cullen, was ABC’s lowest comedy launch since 2009. Though the network picked up two extra scripts last month, that’s since been nixed as evident by a tweet from Robb Cullen.
“So ABC has decided NOT 2 move forward w @BackInTheGameTV 2 all of you fangles and friends, I can’t begin to 2 thank u for all of ur support.”
The comedy won’t be pulled from the schedule, airing out its initial run instead.
Rebel Wilson is Australian girl making it big in Hollywood
Currently starring in the debut season of Super Fun Night
Is her style of comedy misunderstood?
Rebel Wilson is somewhat of a national icon in Australia, she is real, funny and good value for money. Since her begining in 2005 on a show called The Wedge in Australia she has cemented her way into our hearts.Rebel, while loved by most she has her critics, mostly on her shape.
However, Rebel’s style of comedy is she never plays the victim, she is not fazed by her shape. While she never makes the statment that it is OK to be overweight, Rebel is who she is and her fanbase makes it clear they love her anyway.
Some people believe that Wilson plays too heavy on the ” fat jokes” but this is Rebel’s way. If you cant laugh at yourself, its a pretty sad world.Her friend Kate Jenkinson said” Rebel would mock her appearance whatever she looked like, thats who she is.”
In Hollywood, where it is in to be thin, Rebel is an anomaly which has endeared her to her fans. It is a wonderful thing for young people to see that you should be your best self possible no matter what and Rebel is a great role model for troubled teens. You don’t have to look like everyone else to be successful.