“Thanks to the amazing staff and masseuses (free daily massages are part of the program)!! Australian magazine Woman's Day and website Mammamia revealed in May 2015 that Wilson, who claimed to be 29 at the time, was actually 36 and her real name is Melanie Elisabeth Bowndes.Woman's Day called all of this into question and claimed that Wilson had, on the contrary, a "very normal, upper-middle-class upbringing" and "added a touch of 'fantasy' to the life she led before becoming a household name." On , Wilson said print and online articles in Woman's Day, the Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK! According to a defamation writ filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Wilson said her reputation and credit had suffered and she had been humiliated and embarrassed.She also sued for special damages, claiming she missed out on roles and other ones were terminated because of the articles. On 15 June 2017, a six-person jury ruled in Wilson's favour, finding that publisher Bauer Media Group had indeed wrongly painted the actress as a serial liar, and that publishing the articles was likely to have caused harm to her career. Wilson's lawyer Richard Leder, said "Today's verdict is a significant record—it's about four times the highest previous verdict in a defamation case in Australia".
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After graduating from the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2003, she began appearing as Toula on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The Wedge.
In 2008, Wilson wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride.
In June 2017, Wilson tweeted "Any dollars I receive will go to charity, scholarships or invested into the Aussie film industry to provide jobs".
Wilson asserted that the producers of Pitch Perfect had refused to let her lose any more weight during filming, as her contract stated she must stay the same size.