As an actress and an activist, OLIVIA WILDE is a modern-day
renaissance woman. She effortlessly transitions from sharing the screen with
renowned actors to working alongside devoted doctors and teachers in Haitian
Audiences will see Wilde in a range of roles in 2014. In addition to her
leading role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, Wilde recently
wrapped production alongside Anna Kendrick in the comedy Drinking Buddies, which
explores what happens when the worlds of home life and work-buddy camaraderie
collide. Earlier in the year, Wilde finished shooting Better Living Through
Chemistry opposite Sam Rockwell and Michelle Monaghan; and she also teamed up
for a second time with Jason Bateman in the independent film The Longest Week.
Wilde will next be seen in Warner Bros.' upcoming staple comedy The Incredible
Burt Wonderstone, as the female lead opposite Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and
Jim Carrey. On the dramatic front, she will star as Suzy Miller in Ron Howard's
Rush, a Formula One drama about the rivalry between drivers Niki Lauda (Daniel
Bruhl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).
In 2012, Wilde appeared in Alex Kurtzman's directorial debut People Like Us
with Chris Pine; as well as the CBS Film The Words alongside Dennis Quaid,
Bradley Cooper, and Zoe Saldana and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal.
She was also seen in the Weinstein Company's quirky political satire Butter with
Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and Ty Burrell. Additionally, she starred as Eric
Bana's younger sister in Stefan Ruzowitzky's Deadfall which premiered at the
TriBeCa Film Festival in April and will be released in the US December 2012.
Previously, Wilde starred as the mysterious 'Ella' opposite Daniel Craig and
Harrison Ford in the Jon Favreau-directed film, Cowboys & Aliens; and in The
Change Up opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. She is also well-known with
audiences for her role in 2010's 3D futuristic blockbuster, TRON: LEGACY,
starring opposite Jeff Bridges.
In the summer of 2011, Wilde made her writing and directing debut for Glamour
Magazine's short film series with Free Hugs, which received praise at several
film festivals throughout the US.
Raised by parents who are award-winning journalists and documentary
filmmakers, Wilde was inspired to explore the documentary field on her own as
well. Her most recent effort was the PBS docu-series Half the Sky: Turning
Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof
and Sheryl WuDunn's book of the same, Half the Sky introduces women and girls
living in unimaginable circumstances and their brave fight to change them. In
the series Wilde learns of the struggles women face in Nairobi, Kenya, from
child prostitution to genital mutilation. Other topics include building a haven
in a women-only village and creating micro-financing in an effort to gain
financial independence and free themselves from oppression. The docu-series
aired in October to rave reviews. Additionally, 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. Last year she made her filmmaker mark at
the TriBeCa Film Festival when she executive produced the simultaneously
uplifting and heartbreaking short 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 also included in the Docuweeks screening series.
In addition to her work on the big screen, in 2007 Wilde joined the Emmy and
Golden Globe Award-winning House as standout characters, Dr. Thirteen, in the
most watched television program in the world.
Wilde's previous film credits include a cameo opposite Russell Crowe in the
Paul Haggis' drama The Next Three Days, opposite Jack Black in Year One; she
co-starred with Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch in the Universal film Alpha Dog,
Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas, for which she received Best Actress at the
Aspen Film Festival, and Conversations With Other Women, opposite Helena Bonham
Carter and Aaron Eckhart.
Her previous television roles include 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 Beauty On
The Vine in the Epic Theatre Center's Off-Broadway production.
Wilde is a board member of Artists For Peace and Justice and sits on the
foundation board of the ACLU of Southern California.