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Carnie Wilson

Biography

Actress, talk display host, reality display star, and vocalist Carnie Wilson was destined to maintain display business: she’s the girl of legendary Seaside Boys frontman/music genius Brian Wilson and his wife Marilyn (a vocalist in her own ideal ). Down the road she teamed with her sister Wendy and Chynna Phillips to create soft rock and roll/pop very trio Wilson Phillips. The group liked several chart-topping strikes making use of their eponymous debut, but their follow-up was significantly less than effective as well as the trio known as it quits soon thereafter. Wilson continuing to create and record with Wendy, including focus on a cooperation making use of their superstar dad. Down the road she continued to sponsor her own chat display — Carnie! — that was a short-lived effort because of the oversaturation from the evening talk display circuit by additional Hollywood superstars. Wilson was also among the 1st superstars to publicly discuss her gastric bypass medical procedures, a move which helped her overcome her lifelong struggle with weight problems. However this success was temporary, as she gradually begun to regain fat; especially following the delivery of her initial child. Her fight is still a drama the general public can stick to: in 2006 she became a cast person in VH1’s reality display Celebrity Fit Membership. Wilson regrouped with her sister and Chynna Phillips to record a fresh record in 2004; she proceeds to create and record music, performs live at Seaside Boys concerts being a singer throughout their countless summer travels and, lately, she documented an record of lullabies on her behalf newborn daughter.

Quick Facts


Full Name Carnie Wilson
Date Of Birth April 29, 1968
Height 1.6 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Television presenter
Nationality American
Spouse Rob Bonfiglio
Children Luciana Bella, Lola Sofia Bonfiglio
Parents Brian Wilson, Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford
Siblings Wendy Wilson
Music Groups Wilson Phillips
Music Songs Jingle Bell Rock, A Mother’s Prayer, Hey Santa!, Wings of Dreams, Love Me Tender, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, You Are So Beautiful, When You Dream, The Little Drummer Boy, Lola Sofia, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, With The Sun, Fantasy Is Reality / Bells of Madness, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Warm Lovin' Christmastime, Warmth of the Sun, Medley: We Three Kings/Silent Night/The First Noel, Merry Christmas Darling, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Santa Baby, Winter Wonderland, Silver Bells, Forever, Heaven, What a Wonderful World, Over The Rainbow, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Sleigh Ride, Blue Christmas, I'll Be Home for Christmas, The Christmas Song, Silent Night
Albums Hey Santa!, Christmas with Carnie, A Mother's Gift: Lullabies From the Heart
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host
Movies The '60s
TV Shows The Newlywed Game, Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, Celebrity Fit Club, Gone Country, Outsiders Inn, Celebracadabra, The Talk, Karaoke Battle USA, Carnie Wilson: Unstapled, Carnie!


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#Fact
1 Release of her autobiography, "Gut Feeling: From Fear and Despair to Health and Hope". [2001]
2 Host of an infomercial for Bottom Line Health's "Secret Food Cures". [2006]
3 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 41, a daughter Luciana Bella Bonfiglio. Child's father is her husband, Rob Bonfiglio.
4 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Lola Sofia Bonfiglio on April 22, 2005. Child's father is her husband, Rob Bonfiglio.
5 Diagnosed with Bell's palsy. [March 2013]
6 Stepdaughter of Daniel Rutherford.
7 Sister-in-law of Danny Knutson.
8 A strict vegan and health food activist.
9 Both Carnie and her sister Wendy claim that their father's psychiatrist intentionally kept him away from them. Brian Wilson finally made peace with his daughters in early 2004.
10 Her parents divorced when she was 11.
11 17 months after her gastric bypass surgery, she has lost 150 pounds. [2001]
12 Carnie, along with former bandmates sister Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips, is writing songs for a reunion album--their first album since their break up 9 years ago. [2001]
13 Her father almost named her Carnation but decided to shorten it to Carnie.
14 She, along with her sister Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips, had their own short-lived music group Wilson Phillips.
15 Older sister of Wendy Wilson.
16 Underwent radical stomach surgery to help her lose weight in August, 1999, which was broadcast on the Internet. 50,000 people viewed the operation.
17 Married Rob Bonfiglio, guitarist for Blush, in 2000.
18 Daughter of Marilyn Wilson and Brian Wilson.
19 Niece of Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson.
20 Niece of Diane 'Dee Dee' Rovell, who with Carnie's mother, Marilyn Wilson and their cousin, Ginger Blake, were members of the 60s girl-group, "The Honeys".


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee 2015 TV Series Carnie Wilson
Pound Puppies 2011 TV Series Computer Voice / Olaf's Singing Voice
Bridesmaids 2011/I Carnie Wilson
Outsider's Inn 2008 TV Series The Chef
American Dad! 2007 TV Series Cashier / Woman
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 TV Series Mother
That '70s Show 2001 TV Series Carnie
The '60s 1999 TV Movie Mama Earth
Silk Stalkings 1998 TV Series Divine T. Beaureguard
Carnie! 1995 TV Series Hostess

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bridesmaids 2011/I writer: "Hold On"
Whip It 2009 writer: "Hold On"
Spring Breakdown 2009 writer: "Hold On"
The X Factor 2004 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 writer: "Hold On"
Soundstage 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Cats Don't Dance 1997 performer: "Our Time Has Come"
Wilson Phillips: Hold On 1990 Video short writer: "Hold On"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Outsider's Inn 2008 TV Series producer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nail Files 2011 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter 2010 TV Series 2010
RuPaul's Drag U 2010 TV Series Herself - Judge
Carnie Wilson: Unstapled 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
The Newlywed Game 2009-2010 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself - Contestant
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
2009 Game Show Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
GSN Live 2008 TV Series Herself
Celebracadabra 2008 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Gone Country 2008 TV Series Herself
CMT Insider 2008 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2006 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Fit Club 2006 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2006 TV Series Herself
101 Incredible Celebrity Slimdowns 2006 TV Mini-Series Hostess
The Tyra Banks Show 2006 TV Series Herself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Herself (as Wilson Phillips)
Celebrity Blackjack 2004 TV Series Herself
Primetime 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Howard Stern 1995-2004 TV Series Herself
Victoria Wood's Big Fat Documentary 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
I Married... 2004 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Herself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Herself
Fame 2003 TV Series Herself / Judge
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2002 TV Series Herself
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2001 TV Series Herself
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Herself
Happy Hour 1999 TV Series Herself
Brian Wilson, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson: Monday Without You 1997 Short Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Herself
Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself - Brian's Daughter
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Herself
Shadows and Light: From a Different View 1992 Video documentary short Herself
Robert Palmer: Ridin' High 1992 TV Movie Herself
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Herself
Wilson Phillips: The Videos 1990 Video Herself
1990 Billboard Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
Wilson Phillips: Hold On 1990 Video short Herself
The Apprentice 2017 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2017 TV Series Herself
Home & Family 2016 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2011-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest / Herself - Co-Hostess / ...
Celebrity Name Game 2016 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
Beat Bobby Flay 2016 TV Series Herself - Judge / Mentor
Guilty Pleasures 2016 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Medium 2016 TV Series Herself
When the Bough Breaks: A Documentary About Postpartum Depression 2016 Documentary Herself
Celebrity Food Fight 2015 TV Series Herself
Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke 2015 TV Series Herself
Barefoot Contessa 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
2014 Hero Dog Awards 2014 TV Special Herself (as Wilson Phillips)
Chopped 2014 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Candid Camera 2014 TV Series Herself
On Your Marc! 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sing Your Face Off 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off 2013 TV Series Herself - Team Rachael
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Herself
Wilson Phillips Live from Infinity Hall 2012 TV Movie Herself
Marie 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On 2012 TV Series Herself
Kathy 2012 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Celebrity House Hunting 2012 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Celebrity Wife Swap 2012 TV Series Herself
My Family Recipe Rocks! 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2011 TV Series Herself
Karaoke Battle USA 2011 TV Movie Herself - Judge

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Today Live 2017 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Host of 'The Talk'
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself - #93 Carnie Wilson Gets a Tummy Tuck

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Bridesmaids (2011) · Chynna Phillips (music and lyrics by)
· Glen Ballard (lyrics by)
· Wilson Phillips (performed by)
2010 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host The Newlywed Game (2009)


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#Quote
1 "I'm proof that surgery is not a magic potion. There are many ways to sabotage it. I didn't feel like myself, and I turned to alcohol because I couldn't turn to food anymore. Alcohol numbed me out for a while, then it got scary. I needed to get into recovery. It was a very private struggle, Rob (her husband) was pretty scared for me. I was always the one who was strong and in charge, and I let go. I've been clean and sober for almost two years. I stopped, I got healthy, and I got pregnant." (People, May 8, 2006)
2 "Was I a perfect gastric-bypass patient? Yes. Was I the perfect gastric-bypass pregnant woman? No. I made a decision to enjoy my pregnancy....So sue me! But I've learned a lesson: Next time I've got to watch the carbs." (People, May 8, 2006)
3 "...The B. F. Goodrich ad ran during the Rose Bowl. It was the first income I ever made, and my mom put it away for me. It was about $15,000 or $30,000. She said, 'You'll need this one day.' It's long gone, let me tell you!" (from a 1996 interview)
4 "My mother gave me a spiritual perspective. She felt her life was miraculous. She came from a poor background, one pair of shoes, from a loving Jewish family. She was fourteen when she met my dad. She married him at sixteen, and she had me at twenty. She grew up very fast. She taught me about karma: If you do something nice for someone, it'll come back to you. It's the most powerful thing on Earth. That's how I live my life." (from a 1996 interview)


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