Equally successful in film and television, Olivia Wilde has starred in an array of roles. Wilde can currently be seen on FOX’s Emmy-nominated drama HOUSE. Wilde will be starring in the much anticipated futuristic thriller TRON: LEGACY opposite Jeff Bridges. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, will be released on December 17th, 2010.
Wilde recently wrapped production on Paul Haggis’ drama THE NEXT THREE DAYS, starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. Based on the French film, “Pour Elle,” is centered upon a couple whose life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of murder. Wilde will next star as the female lead in the DreamWorks fantasy action film COWBOYS AND ALIENS opposite Daniel Craig. Both films will be released in 2011.
Wilde was seen opposite Jack Black in Columbia’s biblical-era comedy film YEAR ONE which Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis and Owen Wilson produced, with Ramis also directing. Additionally, Wilde starred in and produced FIX, the story of documentary filmmakers who race all over California to get help for a relative, FIX opened at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival and was released in New York in November of 2009.
Wilde previously co-starred opposite Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake in the Universal film ALPHA DOG, based on the true story of Jesse James Hollywood. She has completed the independent features BICKFORD SCHMECKLER’S COOL IDEAS, in which she won Best Actress at the Aspen Film Festival, as well as CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN, opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart, which received glowing reviews at the Telluride Film Festival.
On Stage, Wilde starred in Epic Theatre Center's Off-Broadway production of BEAUTY ON THE VINE in 2007. On television, she co-starred in the drama THE BLACK DONNELLYS, created by Paul Haggis. Wilde’s television breakout role was in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced series, Skin, for FOX, but she is perhaps better known for her recurring role on the critically-acclaimed FOX series, THE O.C.
Wilde was among the early supporters of President Barack Obama, hitting the campaign trail during the primary season. She is also a longtime advocate of PowerUp Gambia, a nonprofit organization that seeks to create medical clinics in rural Africa using solar panels to supplement electricity. Additionally, she is a board member of Artists For Peace and Justice and the ACLU.