Olivia Wilde

Biography

Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn, 3.10.1984)

Olivia Wilde is an American actress and model. She started acting in the early 2000s and has worked in film and television, including roles in The O.C. and The Black Donnellys. She is perhaps best known for her role in the US TV drama House, as well as starring as Ouorra in Tron: Legacy.

Olivia Wilde: Childhood

Olivia Wilde was born in New York City. Her mother, Leslie Cockburn, is a journalist and a producer of 60 Minutes. Her father was born in London and is also a journalist, as are his brothers Alexander and Patrick Cockburn. Olivia's sister, Chloe Cockburn, is an attorney.

Wilde wanted to be an actress from a very young age. She attended Georgetown Day School, as well as Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where she graduated in 2002. She then attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Ireland for some time. Wilde herself has cited Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep and Frances McDormand as her acting inspirations.

Olivia Wilde: Acting Career

Before taking on her prominent role in The O.C., Olivia Wilde appeared in The Girl Next Door with Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert. She also landed a role in the Justin Timberlake film Alpha Dog, which also featured Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone. In 2006, she appeared in Turistas with Josh Duhamel and Beau Garrett. Later that year, she won the US Comedy Arts Festival Best Actress award for her role in Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas.

Olivia Wilde originally auditioned for the role of Marissa Cooper in The O.C. but ended up playing Alex Kelly. Other actors in the series include Mischa Barton, Tate Donovan and Kelly Rowan. She narrowly missed out on playing Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, when the role went to Eva Green.

Wilde was part of an ensemble cast in the NBC drama The Black Donnellys. Other cast members included Jonathan Tucker and Thomas Guiry. In autumn 2007, she joined the cast of House, a medical drama on the Fox network. The series also stars Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein.

In 2009, Olivia Wilde appeared in the comedy Year One with Jack Black and Michael Cera.

In late 2010, she then played the role of Quorra in the Disney film Tron: Legacy, which also starred Jeff Bridges and Michael Sheen.

Olivia Wilde: Personal Life

Olivia married the Italian-American documentary maker Tao Ruspoli in 2003, when she was 19 years old. They announced their separation in February 2011.

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Here's Why Olivia Wilde Breastfeeding In Glamour Helps Prove A Big, Fat, Feminist Point

6th August 2014 -

 News

Things that qualify Olivia Wilde to be a spokesperson for breastfeeding:A. She is a feminist.B. She owns breasts.C. She has a baby, whichD. she breastfeeds.The shoot might not be an accurate representation of breastfeeding, but...

Olivia Wilde Photographed Breastfeeding Son Otis For Glamour's September Issue

5th August 2014 -

 News

Olivia Wilde is proud to be a new mother and she wasn't afraid to show this off in a recent photo-shoot for Glamour's September issue. The 30 year-old actress posed with her 3 month-old son,...

Rihanna Bares (Nearly) All In Sheer Dress At 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Part 2

11th June 2014 -

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Rihanna stole the show at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in a sparkling mesh dressunder which her modesty was preserved solely by a G-string. She teamed it with a fur boa and sparkling head-piece that...

'Third Person': Check Out The Trailer For Paul Haggis' "Russian Doll" Drama

22nd May 2014 -

 News

The release of Paul Haggis' unique new drama, Third Person, is looming and fans can finally check out the trailer for the movie that had critics' heads spinning at the Toronto International Film Festival last...

Third Person

22nd May 2014 -

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Love is never uncomplicated and when a third person gets involved, it can make things even more difficult. Michael is an award-winning novelist who has left his wife for a much younger lover. He is...

Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Welcome Baby Otis Into The World

24th April 2014 -

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Babies, babies everywhere! The latest addition to the Hollywood brood is little Otis, the newborn son of powerhouse couple Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. The 30-year-old reportedly gave birth on Sunday. A twitter announcement followed...

Olivia Wilde And Fiancé Jason Sudeikis Welcome Baby Boy, Otis Alexander Sudeikis

24th April 2014 -

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Olivia Wilde has given birth to a healthy baby boy.The 30 year-old actress welcomed her newborn, with fiancé Jason Sudeikis, on Wednesday (April 23rd).The acting duo announced the arrival of Otis Alexander Sudeikis via Twitter."Ladies...

Olivia Wilde Claims Her Baby Bump Is A "Badge of Honor"

23rd April 2014 -

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Olivia Wilde is only a month away from giving birth to her first child with Husband Jason Sudeikis, and she has plenty to say about her pregnancy experience.Although the 30 year-old's Lucy Magazine cover shows...

L'Wren Scott Death: Bianca Jagger Leads Tributes To Fashion Designer And Mick Jagger Girlfriend

17th March 2014 -

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L'Wren Scott has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment this morning after what is believed to have been a suicide. The 49 year-old fashion designer and girlfriend of The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger...

Her

13th February 2014 -

 Movie Review

With only a hint of a futuristic setting, Spike Jonze takes a remarkably honest look at human emotions as a man and his computer's intelligent operating system fall madly in love with each other. Utterly...

Pregnant Olivia Wilde Reveals Baby's Due Date And Gender At 2014 Golden Globes

14th January 2014 -

 News

Olivia Wilde is pregnant with her and fiancé Jason Sudeikis's first child together.The 29 year-old was on the red carpet at the 71st annual Golden Globes, Sunday night (Jan 12th), when she revealed the gender...

Her

6th January 2014 -

 Video

Theodore Twombley is a reserved man going through the hardest time of his life with his divorce from his childhood sweetheart Catherine. One day, he decides to buy a new kind of OS that has...

Christmas DVD Releases: From Superman To Minions - See What's Out, When

26th November 2013 -

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It’s been a pretty special year for cinema: we had Henry Cavill donning the big S and playing Superman in Man of Steel; Steve Carrell and his Minions sending everyone into raptures, and low budget...

Drinking Buddies

31st October 2013 -

 Movie Review

Small and earthy, this low-key drama simply follows a group of 30-ish characters as they use their friends to sort out their own issues. It's nicely played with a raw openness, although filmmaker Swanberg has...

Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis Are Expecting Their First Child Together!

28th October 2013 -

 News

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are about to be parents! According to a report from People Magazine, the twosome are expecting their first child together after almost two years as a couple. This also marks...

Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Are Expecting Their First Child Together

28th October 2013 -

 News

Olivia Wile (29) and her fiancé Jason Sudeikis (38) are excepting their first child together.People exclusively reported the news and a source close to the couple told the magazine, "They are incredibly happy, they're very...

Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 Movies of 2013 (So Far)

8th October 2013 -

 News

Movie buffs have begun to anticipate Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 movies lists in recent years. The legendary director's run-down of his favorite movies of the year has made for interesting reading in recent years and...

Why Paul Haggis Wants 'Third Person' To Irritate People With Its "Russian Doll" Structure

13th September 2013 -

 News

Third Person has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, challenging audiences with its interwoven storyline and unanswered questions. Paul Haggis directed the romantic drama which employs a star-studded cast and some glamorous locations.Paul Haggis:...

Rush

12th September 2013 -

 Movie Review

Exhilarating racing action punctuates this true story, which sharply traces the rivalry between two Formula One champs. It's superbly well-shot and edited, with engaging performances from the entire cast. And with only one moment of...

A Week In Movies: Rush and Diana premiere in London, Scarlett Johansson stuns Venice, Zac Efron taunts Seth Rogen

6th September 2013 -

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Naomi Watts was on the red carpet in London this week for the world premiere of Diana, about the final years in the life of the People's Princess. There were some touchy moments as she...

Seth Meyers Weds Long-Time Partner Alexi Ashe

2nd September 2013 -

 News

Seth Meyers has married his long-term girlfriend, human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe, in an intimate ceremony this weekend. The couple exchanged vows in front of a select number of family and friends at the small...

Did The 'Drinking Buddies' Cast All Get Hammered While Making The Movie?

22nd August 2013 -

 News

When you’re making a movie about murderers, no one really gets killed. When you’re making a movie about magic, no one’s really casting spells. And when you’re making a movie about alcohol, no one gets...

A Week in News: Tributes For Lee Thompson Young, Samantha Shannon's Bright Future and One Direction Assert Their Dominance

21st August 2013 -

 News

The Only Way Is Up: As if it ever needed confirming that One Direction are the biggest pop group in the world, 80,000 fans turned up at the premiere of the boys' new movie This...

Olivia Wilde's 'Drinking Buddies,' The Smartest Comedy of the Year

20th August 2013 -

 News

Joe Swanberg's new comedy Drinking Buddies is set in a craft brewery, in Chicago. It's not your typical setting or the likes of Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Jason Sudeikis to 'do their...

Joaquin Phoenix Falls In Love With eWoman in 'Her' [Trailer + Pictures]

9th August 2013 -

 News

In Her, Spike Jonze’s highly anticipated new movie, Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodor – a recently divorced man living city life alone until a new piece of technology enters his life: Samantha (Scarlett Johansson).Joaquin Phoenix in...

Her

9th August 2013 -

 Video

Theodore Twombley wasn't exactly having the best time in his life. He never socialised, seldom spoke to his family and he had just been through a distressing marriage separation. That was, until, he met Samantha;...

Jason Sudeikis And His Fiance Olivia Wilde Arrive At 'We're The Millers' NY Premiere - Part 2

7th August 2013 -

 Footage

'Horrible Bosses' star Jason Sudeikis was among the cast who arrived for the New York premiere of crime comedy 'We're The Millers' held at the Ziegfeld Theater. He was joined by his fiancé 'Tron' star...

Ed Helms And Will Poulter From 'We're The Millers' Are Spotted At The NY Premiere - Part 1

7th August 2013 -

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As well as director Rawson Marshall Thurber, cast members including 'The Office' star Ed Helms, and 'Son of Rambow' actor Will Poulter all arrived on the red carpet at the 'We're The Millers' New York...

As Jason Sudeikis Takes His Bow, SNL Is Left In Crisis

25th July 2013 -

 News

Jason Sudeikis, the most high profile member of the Saturday Night Live cast, has confirmed he is leaving the show and will not feature on the new series.The veteran announced the news on Wednesday's The...

Olivia Wilde And Jake Johnson Get Flirty in 'Drinking Buddies' [Trailer & Pictures]

15th July 2013 -

 News

Drinking Buddies comes out on July 25th in America after some pretty serious festivals over the spring. In this trailer, we can see the film’s stars Olivia Wilde (Kate)and Jake Johnson (Luke) getting pretty cute...

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