Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Born: Mar. 10, 1984 New York, New York, USA

Olivia Jane Cockburn was born on March 10th, 1984 in New York City, New York. While attending the Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, Olivia was constantly involved in performing in and creating various productions. After her mother suggested she use a stage name that inspired her, she chose “Wilde” after Irish playwright Oscar Wilde.

She moved to Los Angeles after graduation and soon landed a small role in the 2004 Elisha Cuthbert flick The Girl Next Door. Before that film was released, she also landed a role on the Fox series Skin, which was canceled after only three episodes.

She’d have better luck on her next series, when she worked with Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson on The O.C. She then went on to work with Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter in Conversations with Other Women.

A busy 2006 saw Wilde in Alpha Dog with Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake, Camjackers, Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas with Patrick Fugit and Turistas with Josh Duhamel.

In 2007, Olivia had a role in the series The Black Donnellys before joining the cast of House. That same year, she was in The Death and Life of Bobby Z starring Paul Walker. In 2008, she was seen in the film Fix and worked with Michael Cera and Jack Black on 2009’s Year One.

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