As an actress and activist, OLIVIA WILDE
(Suzy Miller) is a modern-
day Renaissance woman.
Wilde effortlessly transitions
from sharing the screen with
renowned actors to working
alongside devoted doctors
and teachers in Haitian
Wilde was recently seen
starring alongside Jake
Johnson in Joe Swanberg's comedy Drinking Buddies.
The film explores what happens when home life collides
with work-buddy camaraderie. Drinking Buddies,
acquired by Magnolia Pictures after its premiere at the
2013 SXSW Film Festival, garnered all-around positive
reviews from an eclectic mix of critics. In November,
Wilde will be seen in Spike Jonze's romantic comedy
Her, for Warner Bros. Pictures. The film tells the story
of a lonely man who falls in love with the voice of
his computer. Written and directed by Jonze, the film
features an ensemble cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix,
Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson.
Wilde recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate
horror-thriller Reawaking. The film, co-starring Mark
Duplass and directed by David Gelb, centers on a team
of researchers who discover a way to bring the dead
to life, but soon learn the sinister consequences of
their actions. Additionally, Wilde wrapped production
on Paul Haggis' Third Person, filmed on location in
Rome. Wilde plays a writer in the relationship drama
with three interconnecting storylines. Liam Neeson,
Mila Kunis, James Franco and Adrien Brody round
out the ensemble cast. In 2012, Wilde filmed Better
Living Through Chemistry, the story of a straight-laced
pharmacist (Sam Rockwell) whose uneventful life
spirals out of control after beginning an affair with a
trophy-wife customer. Wilde starred opposite Rockwell
and Michelle Monaghan. Wilde also teamed up with
Jason Bateman for a second time in the independent
film The Longest Week.
Earlier this year, Wilde was seen in the Warner
Bros. Pictures comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,
in which she starred as the female lead opposite Steve
Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey. The film tells
the story of a once-successful and legendary Las Vegas
magic duo (Carell and Buscemi) that reunite to face
off against a hotshot up-and-coming street magician
(Carrey). In 2012, Wilde appeared in Alex Kurtzman's
directorial debut, People Like Us, about a businessman
(Chris Pine), whose life is rocked when he learns his
late father has a secret daughter. Wilde portrayed Pine's
girlfriend, Hannah. Also in 2012, Wilde co-starred in
CBS Films' The Words, alongside Dennis Quaid, Bradley
Cooper and Zoe Saldana. The film was directed by Brian
Klugman and Lee Sternthal and explores the price a
writer must pay when he steals another author's work.
Shortly after, she was seen in The Weinstein Company's
quirky political satire Butter, in which she portrays a
competitor in an annual butter-carving contest. The
film also starred Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and
Ty Burrell. Additionally, Wilde starred as Eric Bana's
younger sister in Stefan Ruzowitzky's Deadfall. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in
April 2012, follows two sibling fugitives who collide
with a troubled ex-con during a holiday homecoming.
In 2011, Wilde starred as the mysterious Ella, opposite
Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, in Jon Favreau's Cowboys
& Aliens. She starred in The Change-Up, opposite Ryan
Reynolds and Bateman, as Bateman's co-worker, who is
the impetus for the body switch. Additionally, Wilde is
known for her role in 2010's 3D futuristic blockbuster,
TRON: Legacy, in which she starred as Jeff Bridges'
trusted friend and protector, Quorra.
In the summer of 2011, Wilde made her writing
and directorial debut in Glamour magazine's short film
series with Free Hugs, which received praise at several
film festivals throughout the U.S.
Raised by parents who are award-winning
journalists and documentary filmmakers, Wilde was
inspired to explore the documentary field on her own.
In 2013, she served as executive producer on The Rider
and The Storm, which competed in the 2013 Tribeca
Film Festival. The documentary short follows Timmy
Brennan, a New York iron worker who escapes the
grind of the city through surfing. But when Superstorm
Sandy destroys his home in Breezy Point, NY, Timmy
loses everything, including his surfboard. As Timmy
digs through the ruins of his home day after day, trying
to recover lost possessions, he discovers the kindness
of strangers and finds solace once again on the ocean.
In 2012, she executive produced the documentary
Baseball in the Time of Cholera, which premiered at
the Tribeca Film Festival and received a Special Jury
Mention during judging. The film explores the current
cholera epidemic in Haiti. In 2011, she made her
filmmaker debut at the Tribeca Film Festival when she
executive produced the simultaneously uplifting and
heartbreaking short film Sun City Picture House, which
follows a community in Haiti that rallies to build a
movie theater after the disastrous 2010 earthquake. The
film won the Audience Award at the Maui Film Festival
and was included in the DocuWeeks screening series.
Continuing on the documentary front, Wilde was
featured in the PBS docuseries Half the Sky. The film
was inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's
book of the same title and premiered in October 2012 to
rave reviews and more than five million viewers. In the
series, Wilde learns of the abuse that girls in Nairobi,
Kenya, struggle against, including child prostitution
and genital mutilation. In an effort to gain financial
independence and free themselves from oppression,
women in Kenya have established a women's-only
village and created a micro-financing organization to
help them learn and support themselves with a trade.
In addition to her work on the big screen, Wilde
played Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley in House M.D.
She joined the show in 2007 and was part of numerous
life-saving storylines. House M.D. won five Primetime
Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards during
its eight years on the air.
Wilde's previous film credits include a cameo in
Paul Haggis' drama The Next Three Days, opposite
Russell Crowe; Year One, opposite Jack Black; Alpha
Dog, opposite Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch; Bickford
Schmeckler's Cool Ideas, for which she won Best
Actress at the Aspen Film Festival; and Conversations
With Other Women, opposite Helena Bonham Carter
and Aaron Eckhart.
Her previous television roles include co-starring in
the drama The Black Donnellys, created by Paul Haggis;
Skin, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer; and a recurring
role on the critically acclaimed FOX series The O.C. On
stage, Wilde headlined the Epic Theatre Center's off-
Broadway production of Beauty on the Vine.
Wilde is a board member of Artists for Peace and
Justice and the ACLU of Southern California.
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