With roles in such well-known TV series as The O.C. and House, Olivia Wilde is laying down the foundation for a long and successful career. Born Olivia Jane Cockburn on March 10, 1984 in New York City, Olivia comes from a journalism background - her father Andrew is an Irish journalist and her mother Leslie is a producer for 60 Minutes. Going against the grain, Olivia has wanted to be an actress since the age of two. The family moved around quite a bit during Olivia's youth, taking up brief residences in Guilford, Vermont, Washington, D.C. and ending up Dublin, Ireland, where Olivia attended The Gaiety School of Acting. She landed her first TV role on the short-lived FOX drama Skin in 1993 and went on to play the bisexual 'Alex Kelly' on the second season of the hit series The O.C. In 2006, she starred on the big screen in Alpha Dog with Justin Timberlake and Turistas with Josh Duhamel. In addition to keeping herself on every mens' magazines 'Hot' list since 2005 - most recently squeaking in at number 97 on Maxim's Hot 100 list for 2008, Olivia continues to work on some of television's most popular shows. She starred on the short-lived series The Black Donnellys in early 2007, which was a critical (and fan) favorite but was canceled by NBC after a 13 episode run. Later that year, she landed the role of the enigmatic 'Thirteen' on the medical drama House with Hugh Laurie. This actress definitely has a career 'gone wild.'
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