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Olivia Wilde Bio
Olivia Wilde (born March 10, 1984) is an American actress, producer, and activist. She is well known for her television role as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on House (2007–12), and for her roles in Tron: Legacy (2010), Her (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), Rush (2013), and her upcoming role in HBO’s rock n roll drama, Vinyl (2016).
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.
Wilde joined the cast of the Fox medical drama House in September 2007, making her first appearance in the episode “The Right Stuff“. She played Dr. Remy Hadley, nicknamed Thirteen, a secretive and bisexual young internist with Huntington’s disease, who was handpicked by House out of a number of applicants to join his team. In August 2011, it was announced Wilde would be leaving House to pursue her film career. She left House a few months later, in the episode “Charity Case“. In May 2012, Wilde returned to House for the final two episodes, “Holding On” and “Everybody Dies“. Wilde also appeared in the 2009 comedy film Year One as Princess Inanna, alongside Jack Black and Michael Cera.
In 2010, she starred in Disney‘s Tron: Legacy as Quorra, the trusted friend and protector of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). In 2011, Wilde played Ella Swenson in the science fiction Western film Cowboys & Aliens. Her character works with Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) and Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford) to save the Earth from evil aliens. Wilde also starred alongside Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in the comedy The Change-Up (2011). Her additional films that year include In Time, On The Inside and Butter.
Wilde starred alongside Chris Pine in the film People Like Us, released in June 2012. She also starred as Liza in Deadfall in 2012, a thriller about two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family’s Thanksgiving celebration. Wilde can be seen in 2012’s The Words as a curious amateur reporter named Daniella who interviews the film’s main character, played by Dennis Quaid. In 2013, she starred in and executive produced Drinking Buddies, which also stars Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick. She also starred in the multi-strand drama Third Person (2012) as Anna, an author’s muse who begins to mercilessly complicate his life. Wilde had a supporting role as a Blind Date in the Spike Jonze drama/romance/sci-fi film Her as well as a supporting role as Jane, a magician’s assistant, in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” in 2013. She also played Suzy Miller in the biographical drama Rush, about James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
In 2014, Wilde starred as Elizabeth Roberts, a trophy-wife customer who enters a straight-laced pharmacists’s life and takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder in Better Living through Chemistry. She also starred as Beatrice Fairbanks in The Longest Week alongside Jason Bateman and Billy Cruddup in a love triangle between and affluent drifter and his best friend.
In 2015, she starred in the thriller The Lazarus Effect (2015), as the film’s main antagonist, Zoe. Wilde also stars in and produced the thriller Meadowland, directed by Reed Morano from a script by Chris Rossi. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 17, 2015.
Wilde’s writing and directing debut was the film Free Hugs (2011) for Glamour Magazine’s short film series.Free Hugs captures the “rock bottom” moment of post-breakup wallowing, when friends lose their patience, and the pitiless world moves on without you. The short screened at various festivals across the country.
Inspired by her parents, who are award-winning journalists and documentary filmmakers, Wilde has served as executive producer on several documentary films. Her most recent documentary short, Body Team 12, follows the team tasked with collecting the dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak and went on to win Best Documentary Short at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Wilde also executive produced The Rider and the Storm, a documentary short about Timmy Brennan, a New York iron worker who lost everything he owned during Superstorm Sandy in Breezy Point, Baseball in the Time of Cholera which explored the cholera epidemic in Haiti and Sun City Picture House, which is about a community in Haiti that rallies to build a movie theater after the disastrous 2010 earthquake.
Continuing on the documentary front, Wilde was featured in the PBS docu-series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which was inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book of the same name. The docu-series follows Wilde as she learns of the struggles women face in Nairobi, Kenya.
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