Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn;March 10, 1984) is an American actress, model, producer, director, activist, and entrepreneur.She is well known for her role as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on the award winning television series House (2007–12) and her roles in Tron: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Her (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), and Rush (2013). She starred in HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama series Vinyl (2016).Wilde was born in New York City and grew up in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.Her mother, Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich), is an American-born 60 Minutes producer and journalist. Her father, Andrew Cockburn,is also a journalist. He was born in London, to English parents, and was raised in Ireland. Wilde’s uncles, Alexander and Patrick Cockburn,
During her early career, Wilde appeared in The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, Conversations with Other Women and Turistas. She became known for her recurring role on The O.C. as Alex Kelly (2004–05). In 2007, Wilde was part of the ensemble cast of the short-lived NBC mid-season drama The Black Donnellys. Wilde played Jenny Reilly, an Irish girl who grew up with the Donnellys and becomes romantically involved with the family’s second son, Tommy. Also in 2007, Wilde appeared in the play Beauty on the Vine, a political thriller, playing three different characters.
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