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Olivia Wilde

Equally successful in film and television, Olivia Wilde has starred in a wide array of roles. Wilde can be seen on FOX's Emmy- nominated drama House M.D. and appears in Paul Haggis' drama The Next Three Days, due out in November. Showing off her comedic chops, Wilde will appear in the quirky political satire Butter opposite Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman, set to be released in 2011.

Most recently, Wilde wrapped production as the female lead in the DreamWorks fantasy action film Cowboys and Aliens. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and Wilde stars opposite Daniel Craig. Cowboys and Aliens is slated for a 2011 summer release. Currently, Wilde is in production on the comedy The Change Up, opposite Ryan Reynolds, as well as Andrew Niccol's futuristic thriller, currently titled I'm Mortal, opposite Justin Timberlake.

Wilde was seen opposite Jack Black in Columbia Pictures' Biblical-era comedy Year One, which Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis and Owen Wilson produced and Ramis directed. Additionally, Wilde starred in and produced Fix, the story of documentary filmmakers who race all over California to get help for a relative. Fix opened at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival and was released in New York in November 2009.

Wilde previously co-starred opposite Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake in the Universal Pictures' film Alpha Dog, based on the true story of Jesse James Hollywood. She has completed the independent features Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas, for which she won Best Actress at the Aspen Film Festival, as well as Conversations with Other Women, opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart, which received glowing reviews at the Telluride Film Festival.

On stage, Wilde starred in Epic Theatre Ensemble's off-Broadway production of Beauty on the Vine in 2007. On television, she co-starred in the drama The Black Donnellys, created by Paul Haggis. Wilde's television breakout role was in FOX's Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series Skin, but she is perhaps better known for her recurring role on the critically acclaimed FOX series The O.C.

Wilde is a longtime advocate of Power Up Gambia, a nonprofit organization that seeks to create medical clinics in rural Africa using solar panels to supplement electricity. Additionally, she is a board member of Artists for Peace and Justice and the A.C.L.U.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Olivia Wilde Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayMarch 10, 1984 (33)
SignPisces
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
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Selected Filmography

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