Born in Christchurch, New Zealand; Cal has two brothers.
Mostly Credited As: Cal Wilson (3)
Birth Name: Cal Wilson
Date Of Birth: October 05, 1970 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: New Zealand
Birth Place: Christchurch, Canterbury
Cal started her performing career back in 1988 when she was still at school (Burnside High, North Division), playing Theatresports at the Court Theatre in Christchurch.
After attending high school in Christchurch, Cal completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Canterbury.
In 1990 she co-founded a professional improv company, "The Court Jesters," doing a regular late night improv show (which is still running). And she was part of the New Zealand Team that won the World Theatre Sports Title, held in Los Angeles, California, in 1994.
In Wellington she worked on two series of "Skitz" a sketch comedy show that can still sometimes be seen on New Zealand television. She also worked with another fine improv company "The Improvisors," and continued to dabble in stand up.
She could resist moving to the big smoke of Auckland no longer and became a semi unemployed actor in Ponsonby. Stints writing for, and voicing, Comedyfests radio shows "News in Briefs," "Starship Cortina," and "Caffeine Comedy Hour," kept her entertained and paying rent.
Work started to take off.
Suddenly, she was playing Alice in "Alice in Wonderland," caught in a whirlwind of social activity, and a rather unpleasant flying harness. Then came "the Drum," a tv4 magazine show hosted by Cal, musician Nick Atkinson and the incomparable Jennifer Weather-Centre. Sadly, "the Drum" was laid to rest after two seasons, a victim of funding and the lack thereof.
She wrote for magazines, and did voice overs for ads (She specialise in animals, dolls and small children).
In 1997 Cal won the inaugural ‘BILLY T’ award, New Zealand’s most prestigious comedy award.
From 1997 to 2000 she’s performed her solo stand up comedy shows at the International LAUGH! Festival:
1997 Dirty Bitch
1999 Cal Wilson is the Auntichrist
2000 "Hell Kitty," combining stand up with characters she’s currently working on a drama series called "Street Legal," playing a slightly odd receptionist.
In 2001 Wilson won the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
She has appeared to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Her 2006 show, 'Up There, Cal Wilson' sold out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Wilson has appeared on the Australian Television comedy shows SkitHOUSE, Rove Live, Spicks and Specks and Thank God You're Here (Appearing in Episodes 1, 7 & 10 of the 3rd Series).
In 2007, Wilson was part of the ensemble cast of the Australian sketch comedy TV show, ‘The Wedge’.
Currently, Cal lives in Melbourne, Australia and is the co-presenter of ‘The Akmal Show’ (now called 'The Wrong Way Home with Akmal, Cal and Ed') on NOVA 100, a syndicated radio show in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, with co-hosts and fellow comedians, Akmal Saleh and Ed Kavalee.
Prior to taking the job, she had been a regular guest on the Triple M’s radio program, ‘Get This’.
As of August 2008, Wilson is also involved in series 8 of the Australian version of "Dancing with the Stars", paired with series 7 winner Craig Monley.
On November 10th, 2008, Cal announced that she was expecting her first child.
Information credited to tgyh.com.au, calwilson.com.nz and wikipedia.com