Olivia Wilde

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Olivia Wilde
Olivia Jane Cockburn (March 10, 1984),known professionally as Olivia Wilde, is an American actress who has appeared in a number of television and film productions. Wilde has starred in TV productions such as The O.C., The Black Donnellys and House, and in films such as Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, In Time, and Drinking Buddies.She has appeared in the movies The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, Conversations with Other Women and Turistas. She became known for her role on The O.C. as Alex Kelly, although she originally auditioned for the role of Marissa Cooper. She has also appeared in the Dashboard Confessional music video for “Stolen”, and the French Kicks music video for “So Far We Are”.In 2007, Wilde was a part of the ensemble cast of the short-lived NBC mid-season drama The Black Donnellys. Her character, Jenny Reilly, was a principal female character in the series following the lives of an Irish-American family tied to organized crime in New York City. Also in 2007, Wilde appeared in the play Beauty on the Vine, a political thriller, playing three different characters.She won the 2006 US Comedy Arts Festival Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actress for Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas (2006), and in 2008 at the Teen Choice Awards, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star Female for House. Also in 2008, Wilde was honored alongside Jesse Eisenberg with the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award.On September 24, 2013, Variety and Entertainment Weekly reported that Wilde will guest voice-star in the long-running adult animated series American Dad!, the episode slated to air as part of the show’s 10th season (2013–14).In February 2014, it was announced that Wilde will star and produce in the thriller Meadowland directed by Reed Morano from a script by Chris Rossi.

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