Olivia Wilde Biography
Olivia Wilde (Olivia Jane Cockburn) is an American actress, model, producer, director and activist. She is best known for her role as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on the medical-drama television series House (2007–2012).
Olivia Wilde Age | How Old Is Olivia Wilde?
She was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City, New York, United States. She is 39 years old as of 2023.
Olivia Wilde Height | How Tall Is Olivia Wilde?
She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) weighing 52 kg (115 pounds).
Olivia Wilde Nationality
Wilde holds dual citizenship with Ireland and the United States.
Olivia Wilde Family | Olivia Wilde Parents
She was born in New York City and grew up in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., while spending summers at Ardmore in County Waterford, Ireland.
She is the daughter of Andrew Cockburn (father) and Leslie Cockburn (mother). Both her parents were prominent in the Washington, D.C. social scene, hosting dinner parties. Her mother is an American-born 60 Minutes producer and journalist. Her father also a journalist, was born in London to a British family and raised in Ireland.
For a short time her family also had a house in Guilford, Vermont. Wilde has a sister five years older and a brother nine years younger.
Her uncles, Alexander and Patrick Cockburn, also worked as journalists and her aunt, Sarah Caudwell, was a writer. Her half-cousin, Stephanie Flanders, is a journalist and her paternal grandfather, Claud Cockburn, was a novelist and journalist. Writer Christopher Hitchens served as her babysitter.
Wilde’s ancestry includes German, English, Irish, Manx, and Scottish. She is also of 1/64th Sephardi Jewish descent through her ancestor, Ralph Bernal (1783–1854), a British Whig politician and actor.
Her paternal Scottish ancestors were upper-class and lived in several places at the height of the British Empire, including Peking (where her paternal grandfather was born), Mumbai, Kolkata, Cairo, and Tasmania. One of Wilde’s paternal great-great-grandfathers, Henry Arthur Blake, was Governor of Hong Kong.
Her other paternal ancestors include politician George Arbuthnot; abolitionist and Anglican minister James Ramsay; lawyer, judge, and literary figure Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn; Lord Provost of Edinburgh Sir William Arbuthnot; and Sir Thomas Osborne.
Through her father’s family Wilde is related to Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet, who was responsible for burning down Washington, DC in the War of 1812.
Olivia Wilde Husband
On June 7, 2003, when Wilde was 19 years old, she married Prince Tao Ruspoli, an Italian filmmaker and musician, and member of the aristocratic Ruspoli family that owns a famed palazzo in Italy. They couple were married in Washington, Virginia on a school bus with only a pair of witnesses. Wilde later said the marriage occurred in an abandoned school bus because it was the only place where they could be completely alone, as the marriage was a secret at the time.
On February 8, 2011, Wilde and Ruspoli announced that they were separating. She filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 3, 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The divorce was finalized on September 29, 2011. Wilde did not seek spousal support, and the pair reached a private agreement on property division.
Olivia Wilde Jason Sudeikis | Olivia Wilde Dating | Olivia Wilde Kids
In November 2011, Wilde began dating actor, comedian, and screenwriter Jason Sudeikis. The couple became engaged in January 2013 and they have two children: a son born in 2014, and a daughter born in 2016.
In 2021 she started dating Harry Styles but they later called it quits in November 2022.
Olivia Wilde Pregnant
Wilde is not pregnant at the moment.
Olivia Wilde Net Worth
Wilde has an estimated net worth of about $25 million.
Olivia Wilde Education
Wilde attended private school at Georgetown Day School, in Washington, D.C. and boarding school at Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating in 2002.
She was accepted to Bard College, but deferred her enrollment three times in order to pursue acting. Wilde then studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.
Wilde is also known for her roles in the films Conversations with Other Women (2005), Alpha Dog (2007), Tron: Legacy (2010), Butter (2011), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), Her (2013), Rush (2013), Love the Coopers (2015), The Lazarus Effect (2015), and Meadowland (2015). In 2007, she made her Broadway debut, playing the role of Julia in 1984.
She derived her stage name from Irish author Oscar Wilde. She changed her surname while in high school, to honor the writers in her family, many of whom used pen names.
Olivia Wilde House
Wilde joined the cast of the FOX medical-drama television series, House in September 2007. She played a role as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, a secretive and bisexual young internist with Huntington’s disease, who was handpicked by House out of a number of applicants to join his medical team. Her first appearance was in the episode, “The Right Stuff.”
In August 2011, it was announced that Wilde would be leaving House to further pursue her film career; she left a few months later, in the episode “Charity Case.”
In May 2012, her character, Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, returned for the series finale of House for two episodes, “Holding On” and “Everybody Dies.”
Olivia Wilde Tron
In 2010, Wilde starred in Disney’s Tron: Legacy as Quorra, the trusted friend and protector of Kevin Flynn played by Jeff Bridges.
Olivia Wilde The Oc | Olivia Wilde Bisexual
Wilde became known for her recurring role as Alex Kelly on the teen-drama television series, The O.C. from 2004–2005. She plays a role of a bisexual, dating both Seth Cohen and Marissa Cooper in the second season of the series.
Olivia Wilde Vinyl
Wilde seemed to be okay with baring it all on the show Vinyl because quite honestly she didn’t have to really bare it ALL. The best part was that Wilde got to wear a merkin, which is a covering that is used to simulate pubic hair and thereby cover up a woman’s privates.
She stated that the merkin was kind of odd to wear and the hair was a bit difficult to get used to, but she did it for the show and for a chance at furthering her career, as is wise for any actor.
Olivia Wilde Vegan
Wilde considered herself a pescetarian in 2011, although she has also claimed to be both vegan and vegetarian at different times in her life. In 2010, she was voted PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity.
Olivia Wilde Salad Dressing
Wilde’s recipe is to: “Mix 2 tablespoons Grey Poupon mustard with 2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar. Then, whisking constantly with a fork, slowly add 6 tablespoons olive oil until the vinaigrette is thick and creamy.” That’s it.
Olivia Wilde Activism
In 2008, Wilde campaigned with her then-current House castmate Kal Penn and actors Justin Long in support for the Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama. She was a supporter of the youth voter organization, 18 in ’08. Wilde serves on their advisory council and appeared in a public service announcement that debuted June 30, 2008 which encouraged youth to vote at the 2008 election.
Wilde appeared in the MoveOn.org mock-PSA “supporting” the rights of the healthcare insurance industry.
She was praised by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a farmworkers’ union, for supporting the Fair Foods campaign.
In 2013, Wilde appeared in a video clip for Gucci’s “Chime for Change” campaign that aims to raise awareness and funds of women’s issues in terms of education, health, and justice.
She is one of the Board of Directors at Artists for Peace and Justice, which provides education and health services in Haiti, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.
She is a celebrity influencer/activist for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company. On June 30, 2015, Wilde introduced Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in New York City.
Wilde starred in a PSA released on March 21, 2016 for World Down Syndrome Day where she stars alongside 19-year-old AnnaRose from New Jersey who has Down Syndrome.
She is widely known as a feminist. Wilde participated in the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles, California. She is a supporter of Planned Parenthood and Time’s Up.
Her mother, Leslie, was the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th congressional district in the 2018 U.S. midterm election. She lost to businessman Denver Riggleman.
Olivia Wilde Movies And Tv Shows
Olivia Wilde Movies | Olivia Wilde Films
TBA: Richard Jewell playing a role as Kathy Scruggs
2018: A Vigilante playing a role as Sadie
2018: Life Itself playing a role as Abby Dempsey
2016: Black Dog, Red Dog playing a role as Sunshine
2015: The Lazarus Effect playing a role as Zoe McConnell
2015: Unity playing a role as Narrator
2015: Love the Coopers playing a role as Eleanor Cooper
2014: Better Living Through Chemistry playing a role as Elizabeth Roberts
2014: The Longest Week playing a role as Beatrice Fairbanks
2013: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone playing a role as Jane
2013: Drinking Buddies playing a role as Kate
2013: Rush playing a role as Suzy Miller
2013: Third Person playing a role as Anna Barr
2012: Deadfall playing a role as Liza
2012: People Like Us playing a role as Hannah
2011: Cowboys & Aliens playing a role as Ella Swenson
2011: The Change-Up playing a role as Sabrina McKay
2011: On the Inside playing a role as Mia Conlon
2010: The Next Three Days playing a role as Nicole
2009: Year One playing a role as Princess Inanna
2009: The Ballad of G.I. Joe playing a role as Baroness
2007: The Death and Life of Bobby Z playing a role as Elizabeth
2006: Alpha Dog playing a role as Angela Holden
2005: Conversations with Other Women playing a role as Bridesmaid
2004: The Girl Next Door playing a role as Kellie
Olivia Wilde Tv Shows
2017: Son of Zorn playing a role as Radiana (voice)
2016: Vinyl playing a role as Devon Finestra
2015: Doll & Em playing a role as Olivia
2014–2015: BoJack Horseman playing a role as Charlotte (voice)
2014–2015: Portlandia playing a role as Brit
2014: American Dad! playing a role as Denise (voice)
2013: The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange playing a role as Rainbow Fairy (voice)
2012: Half the Sky playing a role as Herself
2012: Robot Chicken playing a role as Various voices
2012: Tron: Uprising playing a role as Quorra (voice)
2007–2012: House playing a role as Remy “Thirteen” Hadley
2004–2005: The O.C. playing a role as Alex Kelly
2003: Skin playing a role as Jewel Goldman
Olivia Wilde Awards
The Comedy Festival
Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas
Vail Film Festival
Rising Star Award
Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas
Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV Breakout Star Female