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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.
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.
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.
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.
Actress Olivia Wilde Has Laughed Off Tabloid Reports Suggesting She Is Pregnant With Her Second Child.
The TRON: Legacy beauty and her fiance, Jason Sudeikis, are already parents to son Otis, who turns two in April (16), and the couple hit the headlines on Wednesday (27Jan16) after sources told America's Star magazine Olivia is preparing to welcome a new member to the family.
"They started talking about having another baby as soon as their son, Otis, was born, and it looks like it's finally happening," the insider said. "Olivia knows life would be a lot crazier with two kids, but she and Jason can't wait to become parents again."
Star editors pointed to the fact Olivia appeared to be covering her stomach while attending the New York City premiere of her new show Vinyl earlier this month (Jan16), while she also reportedly shunned alcohol at the party, indicating she may be pregnant. They further fuelled the speculation by publishing "Bump or burger?" across a photo of the stars at the event.
Continue reading: Olivia Wilde Brushes Off Pregnancy Speculation
Actress Olivia Wilde Has Credited Rapper Kanye West With Imparting "A Good Sense Of Rhythm" To Her 20-Month-old Son Otis.
The 31-year-old shares the little boy with her fiancé Jason Sudeikis and the parents have done everything in their power to expose the little one to as much great music as possible.
"We played a lot of vinyl and (Otis) went to a lot of live shows (during my pregnancy)," Wilde told reporters at a TCA panel while promoting her forthcoming HBO show Vinyl. "We went to see Kanye's tour that year and the bass was so strong, I think that's why Otis has such a good sense of rhythm. We can thank Kanye."
Wilde and Sudeikis believe music plays a very strong role in character development, which is why they hope Otis will grow to become a song connoisseur.
Continue reading: Olivia Wilde: 'Kanye West Provided My Son With Good Rhythm'
Actress Olivia Wilde Raced Home To See Her Son Every Evening While Shooting Her New Movie, As It Made Her So Relieved He Was Alive And Well.
The American star gave birth to her little boy Otis with her fiancé Jason Sudeikis in April 2014, not long before she began filming drama Meadowland. It follows a couple, Phil (Luke Wilson) and Sarah (Olivia), who fall into despair after their son is kidnapped. Being a new mother at the time, Olivia found the story a lot more intense than she expected.
"I found myself going home at the end of the night and feeling incredibly grateful to be alive, and to have my son, and for him to be alive," she told Deadline. "People have asked me after every single screening how I could possibly work on this film while having a new child and did I go home depressed every day? But of course, it’s the opposite. I went home so elated because I had recognised my good fortune. Sometimes it takes the exploration of darkness to recognise light."
She praised her co-star Luke for doing a "tremendous job" of playing a father without actually having a child present, as she felt his performance contributed to hers. Overall Olivia found it hard to fully depart her personal life while shooting the tragic tale. To keep her going, the brunette beauty focused on those less lucky than herself.
Continue reading: Olivia Wilde: 'Movie Made Me Thankful For Family'
Olivia Wilde , Otis Alexander Sudeikis - Olivia Wilde arrives on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) carring son Otis in her arms - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016
Actress Olivia Wilde Headed To A Homeless Shelter In Los Angeles On Wednesday (09dec15) To Hand Out Parcels Of Socks.
The Tron: Legacy star teamed with sock company Bombas and retailer The Gap to give parcels to the needy at The Los Angeles Mission.
Pictures show the actress wheeling a trolley with Bombas socks co-founder David Heath and handing out pairs to homeless men and women at the shelter.
"Such an honor working with @gap and @bombassocks on this fantastic project," she wrote in a post on her Instagram.com page. "We just dropped off a care package of socks, the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters, at @TheLAMission to kick off a one million pairs of socks donation for this holiday season. #socksforall."
This may look like it's going to be a zany Christmas romp, but it's really a warm exploration of family connections, essentially an American take on Love Actually's multi-strand comedy-drama. At least it has an unusually strong cast and moments of hilarity scattered throughout the story. And while it's never very deep, the themes are strongly resonant.
The Cooper family is gathering for what Charlotte (Diane Keaton) hopes will be one last perfect Christmas together. She knows that her 40-year marriage to Sam (John Goodman) is on the brink, but is ignoring that to plan a massive dinner. Their son Hank (Ed Helms) is stinging from divorce and unemployment, while daughter Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) has picked up a hunky soldier (Jake Lacy) in the airport and asks him to pose as her boyfriend so her family will stop asking about her love life. Meanwhile, Charlotte's father Bucky (Alan Arkin) is trying to cheer up his favourite waitress (Amanda Seyfried), and Charlotte's sister Emma (Marisa Tomei) is delayed when a cop (Anthony Mackie) arrests her for shoplifting.
Narrated with wry joviality by Steve Martin, the interwoven stories are fairly simplistic, but each touches a raw nerve. And the above-average cast brings out the underlying themes without overplaying their scenes. Keaton and Goodman add subtle shades to the slightly undemanding central roles, while Arkin finds a couple of new textures to his usual twinkly grandad persona. Helms and Wilde strike the right balance in their intriguingly unlikeable roles, while Tomei gets the most complex character as a woman who feels like she's merely watched her life drift along. By contrast, the outsiders played by Seyfried, Lacy and Mackie are much less defined, but each actor brings just enough magnetic energy. The most wasted performer is June Squibb, as a ditzy old aunt who's little more than the requisite gross-out relative.
Continue reading: Love The Coopers (aka Christmas With The Coopers) Review
Charlotte Cooper is the family matriarch and all she wants is for her family to be together at Christmas. All her children are now grown up and some have kids of their own. Like most families, their bond over the years might've loosened slightly as day to day life gets in the way but Christmas is different, it's a time to reunite and enjoy the holidays together.
Easier said than done with the Cooper's. Charlotte and her husband have decided to divorce (a secret they plan on keeping from the family as to not destroy the family break) their oldest daughter lives in another state, is out of work and has been dumped by her partner and is hates the idea of going home and facing the family whilst their son is currently dealing with his daughters back-chatting ways. As many problems are there are, there must be a way through in the spirit of Christmas.
Director Jessie Nelson has described The Coopers as The Christmas Von Trapp family commenting: "I like to say The Coopers are The von Trapps of this Christmas. They are the von Coopers,"
The upcoming show stars Olivia Wilde and Bobby Cannavale.
Finally, the premiere date for forthcoming HBO drama 'Vinyl' has been announced, with a feature length pilot episode to kick it all off. Exploring music in the 1970s, the series has been produced by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese and The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger.
Bobby Cannavale stars as Richie Finestra in 'Vinyl'
Created by the Oscar nominated Terence Winter, best known for his work on such shows as 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'The Sopranos' as well as movies like 'The Wolf Of Wall Street', the show has been in production since 2011 but after much waiting, we'll see the finished result for the first time in 2016. 'Vinyl' follows the story of a fictional New York record label called American Century Records and its founder Richie Finestra, tracing music through the decades from punk, through disco, to rock 'n' roll.
Continue reading: HBO To Show Scorsese And Jagger's Music Drama 'Vinyl' On Valentine's Day
Olivia Wilde addresses the possibility of playing Captain Marvel in the upcoming film and discusses female superheroes.
Olivia Wilde, in a recent interview, praised the Marvel Cinematic Universe but also suggested that the female superheroes in their films could be portrayed with a little more complexity. Wilde was responding to a fan’s suggestion on Twitter that she and her Meadowland director, Reed Morano, take up the helm on a Captain Marvel film.
Olivia Wilde at the premiere of Meadowland at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October 2015.
Stars Including Charlie Sheen And Cher Have Condemned A Police Officer In Columbia, South Carolina Following The Publication Of Footage Which Appears To Show Him Pulling A Teenage Student To The Floor In A School Classroom.
The officer from the Richard County Sheriff's Department was on duty in the city's Spring Valley High School as a school monitor on Monday (26Oct15) when he was called to a classroom after a female student refused to leave, according to U.S. reports.
The video, which has been widely shared online, appears to show the officer grabbing the student and pulling her and the desk to the ground, before dragging her across the classroom.
The officer arrested the girl and a male student on suspicion of breaching the peace, according to Columbia's local newspaper The State.
Continue reading: Celebrities Condemn Police Officer After Violent School Arrest
Actress Olivia Wilde Was Honoured For Her Career Achievements At The Savannah Film Festival In Georgia.
The Tron: Legacy star picked up the Spotlight Award at the 18th annual film festival on Saturday (24Oct15) ahead of a screening of her latest movie Meadowland.
A number of other special prizes will be handed out at the festival, which is organised by the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen is to pick up the Rising Star Award, while Hollywood veteran Meg Ryan will receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on Thursday (29Oct15).
Date of birth
10th March, 1984
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