Olivia Wild caused a flurry of boners recently in the long awaited sequel to Tron – Tron 2. This woman is no Virtual Byte, though she would be welcome in anyone’s computer in today’s world…Enjoy…
Olivia Wilde – Tron 2
Born Olivia Jane Cockburn
March 10, 1984 (age 30)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, writer, director, producer, model
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Tao Ruspoli (m. 2003–11)
Partner(s) Jason Sudeikis
Claud Cockburn (grandfather)
Alexander Cockburn (uncle)
Patrick Cockburn (uncle)
Sarah Caudwell (aunt)
She has appeared in the movies The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, Conversations with Other Women and Turistas. She became known for her role on The O.C. as Alex Kelly, although she originally auditioned for the role of Marissa Cooper. She has also appeared in the Dashboard Confessional music video for “Stolen”, and the French Kicks music video for “So Far We Are”.
In 2007, Wilde was a part of the ensemble cast of the short-lived NBC mid-season drama The Black Donnellys. Her character, Jenny Reilly, was a principal female character in the series following the lives of an Irish-American family tied to organized crime in New York City. Also in 2007, Wilde appeared in the play Beauty on the Vine, a political thriller, playing three different characters.
Wilde joined the cast of the Fox medical drama House in September 2007, making her first appearance in the episode “The Right Stuff”. She played a secretive and bisexual young internist with Huntington’s disease, Dr. Remy Hadley, nicknamed Thirteen, who was handpicked by House out of a number of applicants to join his team. Wilde told Star magazine how she sometimes took cues from her character even when she was not working, saying, “I’m now convinced that I’m a doctor. I mean, if someone says they have a pain, I’m like, ‘Well, that’s your spleen.'” On October 7, 2008, Wilde appeared in a video on Funny or Die showing how much she enjoys registering early for the 2008 Presidential election, “Olivia Wilde Does It Early”. She appeared in the 2009 comedy film Year One.
Wilde at the Tron: Legacy Premiere 2010.
She played Quorra in Disney’s Tron: Legacy, which opened on December 17, 2010. In the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Details Wilde was quoted as saying she panicked the first time she saw her costume for the movie: “I saw the boobs on the suit and I said, ‘Oh hell no. I’m doing kicks and backflips in this thing?'” She also reprised her role as Quorra in Tron: Uprising in the episode “Isolated”. She was seen in flashbacks of Paige’s past, where she befriended Quorra, not knowing that she was an ISO (isomorphic algorithm) at the time.
Wilde played Ella Swenson in the science fiction Western film Cowboys & Aliens. Her character works with Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig), and Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), to save their town from evil aliens. Wilde played Sabrina McKay in the comedy film The Change-Up. Her character is the love interest of Mitch Planko, who was played by Ryan Reynolds. In January 2011, it was announced that Wilde was cast alongside Chris Pine in the film People Like Us, released in June 2012.
In August 2011, it was announced Wilde would be leaving House to pursue her film career. Wilde left House a few months later, in the episode “Charity Case”. In May 2012, Wilde returned to House for the final two episodes, “Holding On” and “Everybody Dies”. The New York Observer has described Wilde as having a “throaty voice” and the “wide, teal-eyed charisma of Hollywood in the days of yore”. She has cited Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Frances McDormand, Catherine Keener and Robin Wright Penn as acting inspirations.
She won the 2006 US Comedy Arts Festival Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actress for Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas (2006), and in 2008 at the Teen Choice Awards, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star Female for House. Also in 2008, Wilde was honoured alongside Jesse Eisenberg with the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award. On September 24, 2013, Variety and Entertainment Weekly reported that Wilde guest voice-starred in the long-running adult animated series American Dad!, the episode slated to air as part of the show’s 10th season (2013–14).
In February 2014, it was announced that Wilde will star and produce in the thriller Meadowland directed by Reed Morano from a script by Chris Rossi.