Olivia Wilde is an American actress best known for her roles as Doctor Remy "Thirteen" Hadley in the Fox medical drama House M.D. (2007-2012) and Quorra in the 2010 movie Tron: Legacy.
Since the age of two, Olivia Wilde wanted to act. Her family moved a lot and as such, she went to schools across America and even Ireland. These include the Georgetown Day School, Philips Academy and the Gaiety School of Acting. She has American and Irish citizenship, and is married to Italian filmmaker Tao Ruspoli. The two have been married since 2003. She is known for her political opinions, including her membership in Artists for Peace and Justice, a group that has strong opinions about healthcare and education.
Her television career began in 2003 with the Fox Network show Skin, where she played the daughter of a pornographer. The show barely lasted two weeks on Fox, and was cancelled before they could finish the first season. Although the show was poorly received, her career only grew from there. By 2004, she had a role in the movie The Girl Next Door, and a supporting role on The O.C. playing Alex Kelly.
Her role as Alex didn’t last long though, and within a year she was once again off TV and back in the movies. In the 2005 movie Conversations with Other Women, Wilde played a bridesmaid, and in 2006’s Alpha Dog she played Angela Holden, a character based on the real life criminal Michelle Lasher.
She had a starring role in the movie Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas opposite Patrick Fugit, who played the titular character, and a starring role in Turistas, which despite it’s poor reception, raised her profile as an up-and-coming actress. By 2007, she would appear in the movie The Death and Life of Bobby Z, get a lead role in the short lived television show The Black Donnellys, and get her true break out role playing Doctor Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, an attractive bisexual doctor on the Fox Network medical drama House. Although The Black Donnellys would fizzle out early on, House proved to have lasting appeal, and she continues to round out that show's cast.
She starred in a 2008 movie called Fix, which was directed by her husband, Tao Ruspoli. The movie was about two documentary filmakers trying to save one of the main characters’ brother from prison. She also appeared in 2009’s Jack Black-Michael Cera comedy Year One in a supporting role.
2010 saw her play Nicole in the movie The Next Three Days, and more famously, Quorra in Tron: Legacy, a sequel to 1982’s Tron. Although the movie’s box office ended up being lower than expected, and the reviews were very polarized, the starring role in such a high profile movie further cemented her role as an important hollywood actress.
In 2011, Olivia Wilde will be appearing in Butter, an ensemble comedy about an orphan who develops a knack for butter carving. She will only have a supporting role in this film. She will also have a starring role in the Jon Favreau directed Cowboys & Aliens opposite such stars as Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Sam Rockwell. She will play Ella Verity, who, like her comic book counterpart, is a tough cowgirl that tries to stop the aliens.In 2012, she will play the mother of the main character (who is played by Justin Timberlake) in the movie Now, which is about a society where people stop aging when they are biologically twenty-five. She will also be in a movie called The Change-Up, which she has promised will be both whacky and hilarious.
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|Credited Name||Olivia Wilde|
|Birthday||March 10, 1984|
|Hometown||New York City, New York|