Olivia Wilde is an American actress, model, producer, and director. She is best known for her role as Dr. Remy Hadley on the Fox medical drama television series “House” from 2007 to 2012. She had a brief appearance in the film “Tron: Legacy as Quorra“.
Wilde was born in New York City and raised in the Georgetown area. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (Mother), an award-winning journalist and Filmmaker, and Andrew Cockburn (father), a journalist.
Olivia started her career at the age of 19 with the Fox television series “Skin.” But she gained popularity with her role as “Alex Kelly” in the television series “The O.C” in 2004.
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|Real Name||Olivia Wilde|
|Also Known As (Birth Name)||Olivia Jane Cockburn|
|Profession||Actress & Filmmaker|
Olivia Wilde was born on March 10, 1984, to Andrew and Leslie Cockburn in New York City. Wilde’s mother Leslie Cockburn is American and her father Andrew Cockburn is British. Wilde has dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom.
She was raised in the suburbs of the Georgetown area. Wilde completed her schooling at Georgetown Day School in Georgetown and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
Though she secured admission to Bard College in New York she never joined due to her passion for pursuing acting. She studied 2-year full-time acting and drama course at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland.
Olivia Wilde Personal Info, Age, Birthday, Education
|Date of Birth||10 March 1984|
|Age (as of 2022)||38 years|
|Hometown||New York City, United States|
|School||Georgetown Day School & Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts|
|College/University||Brad College (NY), Gaiety School of Acting (Dublin)|
|Educational Qualification||2 Years Full-Time Course in Acting|
Wilde grew up in Georgetown, a neighborhood of Wahington DC.
After she completed her school she was accepted into Bard College 3 times but did not join because she wanted to pursue her career in acting. Later she joined Gaiety School of Acting, a premier acting school in Dublin, Ireland. Olivia completed a 2 years full-time course in acting.
Olivia Wilde Professional Career
|Debut Show||Television Show “Skin” |
|Awards||The Comedy Festival (2006), Teen Choice Awards (2008), Vail Film Festival (2008)|
Wilde began her acting career on the television drama series “Skin“, which premiered on Fox in 2003. She played the role of Jewel Goldman for six episodes of the show.
Before joining movies she did another stint on a Television series called “The O.C” in 2004. She played the role of Alex kelly a bar owner.
In 2004, Wilde made her film debut in the sports drama film The Girl Next Door. She subsequently had roles in the films Conversations with Other Women (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Turistas (2006), Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas (2006), and Bobby Z (2007).
In 2007, Wilde played the role of Dr. Remy Hadley in the medical drama television series “House“. Wilde gained popularity for her role in “House” and went on to appear in films such as Tron: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), People Like Us (2012), Drinking Buddies (2013), and Rush (2013).
In 2016, Wilde made her Broadway debut as Maeve Doyle in the play Mrs. Warren’s Profession. The play is about a woman who starts a brothel in order to support her family.
Directorial debut – “Free Hugs” in 2011 [short film]
Commercial directorial debut – “Booksmart” in 2019 [comedy film]
In her career, to date, she has directed 4 films including 2 short films. They are Free Hugs (2011), Booksmart 2019), Wake Up (2020), and Don’t Worry Darling (2022).
She directed two music videos “No Love Like Yours” (2016) and “Dark Necessities” (2016). Olivia also appeared in 4 music videos “So Far We Are” (2006), “Stolen” (2007), “Derezzed” (2010), “City of Angels” (2013), and “Nice for What” (2018).
Awards & Recognitions
Olivia Wilde was nominated 13 times and won 4 awards. She won “Best Actress” in the Comedy Festival for Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas in 2006.
Olivia won the Teen Choice Award in the Star Break female Category for her work in House in 2008. She won the Rising Star Award for the film Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas in 2008.
As a Director she won the Independent Spirit Awards in The Best First Feature category for Booksmart in 2020.
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 172 cm
Meters– 1.72 m
in feet inches– 5’7″
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
Who are the Family Members of Olivia Wilde?
|Parents||Father– Andrew Cockburn [Journalist]
Mother– Leslie Cockburn [Filmmaker]
|Siblings||Brother– Charlie Philip Cockburn [younger]
Sister– Chloe Frances Cockburn [elder]
Wilde’s mother, Leslie Cockburn, is an American investigative journalist and author. Her shows have been aired on popular television networks like CBS, NBS, PBS Frontline, and 60-minutes.
She has won many awards for her journalism and filmmaking like Emmy Award, Hillman Prize Award, etc.
Wilde’s father, Andrew Cockburn, is a British-American journalist. After starting a career in Journalism in London, he moved to the US. He is the editor of popular Harper’s Magazine in New York.
Wilde’s father is an author and producer of documentaries, short films, and movies. He co-produced with her wife Leslie Cockburn.
Olivia Wilde has two siblings, an 5 years elder sister, and a 9 year younger brother. Her elder sister, Chloe Frances Cockburn is a journalist. Her younger brother Charles Philips Cockburn was passionate about writing and filmmaking.
#Her Grand Parents:
Olivia comes from a writer’s family, her grandparents and great-grandparents were writers and novelists too. Wilde’s paternal grandfather was Clau Cockburn, a British journalist, and novelist who was born in London and raised in Ireland. Her grandmother Patricia Cockburn was an Irish Writer, artist, and traveler.
Relationships, Husband, Boyfriend & Children
|Ex Husband||Tao Ruspoli [m. 2003–2011]|
|Ex Boyfriend||Jason Sudeikis [2011 – 2020]|
|Current Boyfriend||Harry Styles|
|Children||Son: Otis Sudeikis
Daughter: Daisy Josephine Sudeikis
Wilde married Italian actor and filmmaker Tao Ruspoli in 2003 at the age of 19. The couple divorced in 2011.
Wilde began dating actor Jason Sudeikis in 2011. The couple has two children: Otis Alexander Sudeikis (born April 20, 2014) and Daisy Josephine Sudeikis (born October 11, 2016).
Olivia Wilde is currently dating Harry Styles, an American Singer, actor, and Composer.
Net Worth & Investments
|Net Worth [approx.]||$25 million|
Olivia Wilde’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million which includes two real estate investments in Brooklyn and Silver Lake.