OLIVIA THIRLBY (Cassandra) will star star in "Nobody Walks," opposite Rosemarie
Dewitt and John Krasinski; which circles around an artist (Thirlby) who disrupts
the daily routine of a Los Angeles family. The film debuted at the 2012 Sundance
Film Festival and will be distributed by Magnolia on October 12th.
Thirlby was most recently seen in Paul Weitz's "Being Flynn," opposite Robert De
Niro, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano. The film is about a young man in his
twenties, working at various homeless shelters in Boston (where he often
intersects with his brilliant but troubled father). The film was distributed by
Focus Features and released in March 2012. This spring, she also starred in Paul
Weitz's play, "LONELY, I'M NOT," directed by Trip Cullman and co-starring Topher
Grace. Thirlby played the role of 'Heather,' an ambitious young business woman
who has to overcome her own obstacles in order to achieve emotional success.
In 2006, Thirlby gained national attention by appearing in Paul Greengrass'
award-winning film, "United 93;" a real-time account of the events of one of the
September 11th hijacked planes that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Thirlby made her feature film debut in "The Secret," produced by Luc Besson and
directed by Vincent Perez (in which she starred opposite David Duchovny and Lili
Taylor). The film was distributed and released in France in 2007.
Thirlby's other film credits include Jason Reitman's Oscar nominated film,
"Juno," opposite Ellen Page, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner; Jonathan
Levine's Sundance award winning film, "The Wackness," opposite Sir Ben Kingsley
and Josh Peck; David Gordon Green's, "Snow Angels," opposite Sam Rockwell and
Kate Beckinsale; "No Strings Attached," opposite Natalie Portman and Ashton
Kutcher; "What Goes Up," with Molly Shannon, Amanda Peet, and Steve Coogan; "The
Answer Man," opposite Jeff Daniels, Kat Dennings, Lou Taylor Pucci and Lauren
Graham; Kenneth Lonnergan's "Margaret," with Anna Paquin, Matthew Broderick,
Mark Ruffalo, Allison Janney and Matt Damon; "Uncertainty," opposite Joseph
Gordon-Levitt and Lynn Collins; "New York, I Love You," opposite Anton Yelchin
in the segment directed by Brett Ratner; Daryl Wein's, "Breaking Upwards;" Brian
Koppelman and David Levien's, "Solitary Man," alongside Michael Douglas and
Jesse Eisenberg; and the short film, "Eve," written and directed by Natalie
Her television credits include a recurring role opposite Jason Schwartzman and
Zach Galifiniakas on the HBO series, "Bored to Death," and a voice role in the
MTV series, "Good Vibes."
Thirlby made her off-Broadway debut in the Atlantic Theater Company production
of "Farragut North," written by Beau Willimon and directed by Doug Hughes,
starring alongside John Gallagher, Jr. and Chris Noth. She later reprised this
role in the West Coast premiere of the production at the Geffen Playhouse. Prior
to that, Thirlby had extensive credits in classical Shakespeare, as she studied
at both the American Globe Theatre and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in
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