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Olivia Wilde

Full name: Olivia Jane Cockburn

DOB: March 10, 1984

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

Occupation: Actress

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Olivia Wilde Highlights:

Originally auditioned for the role of Marissa in The O.C.  However she lost out to Mischa Barton. Wilde got top play Mischa’s girlfriend instead.

  •      Word has it that Olivia Wilde has a crush on Angelina Jolie.  Does Angelina know this?
  •      She took her stage name for the Irish writer Oscar Wilde.  After all, she is is Irish-American so why not?
  •      She owns a classic Pontiac Thunderbird. I wonder what year, model and colour.


Olivia was born in New York City on March 10, 1984.  Leslie Cockburn (her mother), is a 60 Minutes producer and also a journalist. Andrew Cockburn (her father) is a civil rights attorney in New York.  IN addition, her late aunt was Sarah Caudwell, who was a writer.  Her paternal grandfather was Claude Cockburn who was both a novelist/journalist.

According to Wilde her strong family background in journalism and writing has contributed to her interest in journalism has has contributed to her being really critical and analytical.   It is well known that both her parents were prominent in the Washington social circuit.  They hosed many dinner parties.

One story has it that Wilde at one of her parent’s dinner parties was shooed away by Mick Jagger.  Apparently she was too interested in a conversation he was having with another man.  This really begs the question.  Would Jagger chase this gorgeous woman away now?

Wilde reports that she wanted to be an actor when she was only 2 years old.  Briefly where she graduated in 2002. She also went to “The Gaiety School of Acting” in Dublin, Ireland briefly.