If you ever saw an eight-season TV show “House”, then you must know who Olivia Wilde is. She is an American actress, producer, director as well as an activist.
Olivia Jane Cockburn was born on March 10, 1984, in NYC, USA. She has both American and Irish citizenship. She grew up in Georgetown, Washington D.C.
Her parents, Leslie and Andrew, were journalists. Apart from Olivia, the two had two more children; a girl five years older than Olivia, and a boy nine years younger than the actress.
She attended a private school called Georgetown Day School and after that, a boarding school at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts. Then, she studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, where she spent most of her summers as a child.
She changed her surname to Wilde while she was in high school. She got the inspiration to this from Oscar Wilde, the Irish author.
Most of her cousins and other family members were either journalists or novelists. Her ancestors were upper- class; some even living in Tasmania and Hong- Kong.
After his debut role on “House” in which she portrayed Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, many other films followed. She appeared in the comedy “Year One”; starred in Disney movie “Tron: Legacy” in 2010. You may also know her from “Cowboys and Aliens”, in which she joined Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig on the screen. She teamed up with Ryan Reynolds to create a comedy from 2011 called “The Change-Up”.
Her mainstream career launched after “Drinking Buddies”, “Rush”, and “Better Living Through Chemistry”. Many roles followed. She even became a spokesperson for H&M and directed music videos. She acted in several Broadway plays.
Her partition in the documentary-making scene must be noted out; this was the way she chose to follow in her parents’ footsteps. Olivia Wilde even wrote an article for Glamour Magazine.
She is also an activist. Olivia supported the rights of women in terms of education and health, as well as the Fair Foods campaign. She took part in the 2017’s and 2018’s Women’s March. She also supports Parenthood and Time’s Up.
She is very active on social media. Her Instagram profile has over 3 million followers.
She married Prince Tao Ruspoli, an Italian movie director and musician, on a school bus in Virginia. Supposedly, the bus was the only place where they could be alone, as the marriage was held a secret at the time. Their divorce was finalized in 2011.
A little over a month after the separation, she started dating Jason Sudeikis. He is an actor and comedian. The two are married and have two children; a five-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl.
Olivia Wilde Net Worth 2020
Olivia’s net worth in 2020 is $20 million. No wonder when she is involved in so many different parts of the movie-making process such as acting, directing, and screenplay.