Birth Name: Melanie Elisabeth Bownds
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Birth: c. 1980
Ethnicity: English, Irish, possibly other
Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress, entrepreneur, writer, and comedian.
Rebel was born Melanie Elisabeth Bownds. It is not clear if “Rebel” was part of her birth name. Rebel has said that her parents gave her the name “Rebel” after a girl who sang at their wedding.
Rebel has said that her ancestors include “Bad Irish people that were sent to Australia” (as convicts).
Rebel’s maternal grandparents are Robert Stopford and Betty.
Her great-aunt was said to be Lillian Marie Bounds, an American actress from Idaho who married entrepreneur Walt Disney. Lillian was the daughter of Willard Pehall Bounds and Jeanette “Nettie” Short. If Lillian is Rebel’s great-aunt, then Willard and Jeanette are Rebel’s great-grandparents.
Source: Genealogy of Lillian Marie (Bounds) Disney – http://www.geni.com
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