Olivia Wilde is an actress, movie director, producer, a model, and an activist. As an actress, she starred in the medical drama television series titled House where she played Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, an incredible performance that ushered her to the limelight.
The actress has featured in a handful of films and TV series with few of the films directed or produced by her while actively advocating for causes in society. Keep reading to learn more about the multi-talented American star below.
Olivia Wilde – Bio And Age
Olivia Wilde was born as Olivia Jane Cockburn on March 10, 1984, in New York City, New York, in the United States of America. She was born to a mother who was a journalist by profession, Leslie Cockburn, and her father, Andrew Cockburn, is a London born journalist. She holds dual American and Irish citizenship.
Olivia was raised in a financially stable family in Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C where her parents were prominent and hosted dinner parties. She had the privilege of traveling to Ardmore in County Waterford, Ireland for her summers. Her trips possibly influenced her choice of stage name as her name, Olivia ‘Wilde’. was derived from an Irish author – Oscar Wilde whom she wanted to honor while she was in High school.
Olivia Wilde had inclinations towards acting early in life no wonder she deferred her admission thrice to Bard College in preference for studying at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.
Her acting career took off in earnest sometime in 2003 after she starred in the FOX television series Skin where she played the role of Jewel Goldman. She later landed another role as Alex Kelly in a teen-drama TV series titled The O.C. Her subsequent works include The Girl Next Door (2004) Conversations with Other Women (2005) Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas (2006), Turistas (2006), Alpha Dog (2006), The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007), as well as the NBC drama TV series, The Black Donnellys (2007). The year 2007 was a remarkable one for Olivia as she landed a role in the FOX medical-drama series House, where she portrayed the character of Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, gaining prominent fame as a result.
Since her rise to stardom, she has featured in numerous films and television series. Theatre plays are not exempted as she has also made her mark on stage with her feature as Lauren Chickering in Beauty On The Vine performed in Theatre Row in 2007. In 2017, she made her Broadway debut and played the role of Julia in 1984.
As a creative writer, director, and producer, some of her noteworthy contributions include Drinking Buddies in 2013 and Meadowland in 2015. Olivia Wilde also directed Booksmart in 2019, which featured Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as its stars. She has worked as a director in a good number of music videos including Dark Necessities, a song from The Getaway album of the American Rock Band – Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Aside from writing films, Olivia also writes articles which have featured in prominent magazines across the United States. She wrote Do’s and Don’ts of Turning 30 which was published in Glamour Magazine.
Olivia Wilde’s impact has also been felt in the art of documentaries and short films as she is the executive producer of Sun City Picture House (2010), a documentary that focused on a community in Haiti which came together to build a movie theater after being ravaged by the 2010 earthquake. Her other documentary films are The Rider and the Storm (2013), Fear Us Women (2017) and many more.
She is equally a remarkable activist who supports 18 in ’08 movement that called for youth participation in elections. Aside from this, she is politically active as she has worked and campaigned for notable politicians like Barrack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2015. Moreso, Olivia Wilde identifies as a feminist, and she took part in the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C as well as 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles, California.
How Much Is Her Net Worth?
With her acting career spanning for over a decade and with a good number of films and TV series under her belt, her net worth is estimated to be $12 million dollars. Her total net worth was accrued from her profession as an actress and other ventures which include music, video games and endorsements from reputable firms. Olivia has surely made an impressive amount from her career.
Family: Children, Relationship With Jason Sudeikis
Olivia Wilde was previously married Tao Ruspoli, an Italian filmmaker and musician for eight years. They secretly tied the knot, on June 7, 2003, in a school bus in Washington, Virginia when she was just 19 years, but sadly their union ended in divorce on September 11, 2011.
She has since moved on and is currently in a relationship with Jason Sudeikis, who she started dating in 2011. The pair got engaged in January 2013 and have since welcomed two children – a son named Otis Alexander Sudeikis who was born April 20, 2014, and a daughter Daisy Josephine Sudeikis who was born on October 11, 2015.
Her Fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, was born on September 18, 1975, in Fairfax, Virginia, US. He is a comedian, actor, and screenwriter with notable works which include SNL (2003-2013), Horrible Bosses film series, Colossal, and The Angry Birds Movie.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
She has a commendable height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m) and her frame is neatly supported by a weight of 52 kg (114.6 lb). Her other body measurements are 33-27-32 inches for her chest, waist, and hips respectively. Olivia Wilde exercises constantly and eats healthily to maintain her figure.