Olivia Wilde life and biography

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Olivia Wilde biography

Date of birth : 1984-03-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, New York, US
Nationality : Irish-American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-12-08
Credited as : Actress and model, roles: The O.C. , House M.D.,

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Olivia Wilde, born Olivia Jane Cockburn is an Irish-American actress and model. She began acting in the early 2000s, and has since appeared in a number of film and television parts, including roles in the series The O.C. and The Black Donnellys. She portrays Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley in the TV drama House M.D. .

On many an occasion, Olivia Wilde's sleek hair (which alternated between blonde and coal black), sultry figure, and haunting blue eyes typecast her in the mold of an evil seductress and vamp. The D.C.-born Wilde -- not a blood relation to the famous writer Oscar Wilde, as is commonly assumed, but one inspired by him, who borrowed his surname -- launched into show business with a portrayal of Jewel Goldman, the female lead of Jerry Bruckheimer's short-lived Fox drama Skin (2003). The series constituted an update of Romeo and Juliet and depicted the romance between a porn producer's daughter and a district attorney's son. It folded not long after it premiered, but provided a convenient showcase for Wilde's talents. After key roles in two drug-themed features -- the Nick Cassavetes-directed Alpha Dog and director John Herzfeld's Bobby Z -- Wilde catapulted sensationalism-hungry viewers to their television sets when she portrayed a lesbian bartender who attempts to seduce lovely Mischa Barton on The O.C. She then received regular billing as Jenny Reilly on The Black Donnellys (2007), an NBC series about the exploits of an Irish crime family residing in Hell's Kitchen, which didn't make it past its first season. Wilde rebounded quickly with a coveted role on the smash-hit Fox medical series House, joining the cast during the show's fourth season.

She won the 2006 US Comedy Arts Festival Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actress for Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006) and in 2008 at the Teen Choice Awards she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star Female for House M.D. and won the Rising Star Award at the Vail Film Festival.

On October 7, 2008, Wilde appeared in a video on funnyordie.com showing how much she enjoys registering early for the 2008 Presidential election, "Olivia Wilde Does It Early". Wilde appeared alongside Jack Black and Michael Cera in the 2009 comedy Year One.

She is set to be featured in Disney's Tron: Legacy, opening on December 17, 2010.


2004 The Girl Next Door
2005 Conversations with Other Women
2006 Alpha Dog
2006 Camjackers
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
2006 Turistas
2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z
2008 Fix
2009 In NorthWood
2009 Year One
2009 The Ballad of G.I. Joe
2010 Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
2010 The Next Three Days
2010 Tron: Legacy
2011 Butter
2011 Cowboys & Aliens
2012 Now
2012 The Change-Up

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