Actress Rebel Wilson has been gaining popularity over the last few years. In 2011, she had a small role in the hit film “Bridesmaids” which has seemed to propel her career forward in America. She has gone on to star in films like “Pitch Perfect”, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”, and most recently “Pitch Perfect 2″. She has also starred in her own show “Super Fun Night”. With her popularity rising, it should come as no surprise that she is facing some controversy as well as was the case in Texas Monthly with Dr. Jennifer Walden.
According to the story on The Huffington Post, a former classmate of Rebel’s has spoken out to the Australian media to say that she is lying about her name and age. The former classmate said that the actress is not 29-years-old as she has said she is, nor is her name Rebel Wilson. She is in fact 36-year-old Melanie Elizabeth Bownds. Rebel took to her Twitter account to claim that she is actually 100-year-old, and a former mermaid who goes by the name “CC Chalice”.
All jokes aside however, some research into her background showed that business records in Australia show a person named Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson who was born in 1980, which would make Rebel 35-years-old. Rebel said that before her career took off that she legally changed her last name to Wilson from Bownds.