American actress Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn on March 10, 1984, in New York City but was raised in Washington, D.C. Olivia is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and attended Gaiety School of Acting in Ireland. She made her film debut in the movie "The Girl Next Door," but she is most famous for her role as Alex Kelly on the hit Fox series "The O.C." She has a dog named Paco and she married Tao Ruspoli.
she made her movie debut with a supporting role in "The Girl Next Door" (2004), a coming-of-age comedy about a straight-arrow overachiever (Emile Hirsch) who falls for his neighbor (Elisha Cuthbert), only to find out that she used to be a porn star. Meanwhile, after "Skin" was canceled, Wilde eloped with Los Angeles Filmmaker's Cooperative (LAFCO) founder and documentary filmmaker, Tao Ruspoli. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she was one of the key models in Abercrombie & Fitch's "Rising Stars" campaign in the summer of 2004. But it was her next television role that put Wilde on the map for good.
She also enjoyed a successful television career, having played regular roles in NBC's The Black Donnellys and on the hit medical drama House. The series came to an end in 2012 but it was probably for the best for Olivia, as the film roles just kept pouring in. Some of her big 2012 titles include the brother-sister drama People Like Us with Chris Pine, The Longest Week alongside Jason Bateman, Black Dog, Red Dog with James Franco, Deadfall with Eric Bana, and The Words co-starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid. She's also got a string of films lined up for release in 2013.