Olivia Wilde (Sarah Witt)
In the short time she has been in Hollywood, Olivia Wilde has managed to build a name for herself, playing an impressive range of both comedic and dramatic roles. Olivia found her first breakout role in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced series, "Skin," for FOX. The series, a modern day "Romeo & Juliet," had Olivia starring opposite Ron Silver. Her work on the series led to a role in the 20th Century Fox feature, Girl Next Door, opposite Emile Hirsch.
Most recently, Olivia has been cast in the 1-hour pilot for NBC called "The Black Donnellys." The show tells the story of the working-class Donnellys, a tight-knit Black Irish family raised on the mean streets of the West Side. Olivia will play ‘Jenny,’ an Irish girl who grew up with the Donnellys, and becomes romantically involved with the family’s second son, ‘Tommy’, to be played by Jonathan Tucker. The story is written by Paul Haggis who will also direct the pilot episode and serve as producer for the show.
Next up for Olivia is the feature film, The Death and Life of Bobby Z in which she will star opposite Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne in a story about a convict (Walker) who is given a second chance when a DEA agent (Fishburne) offers him a ticket out of prison on the condition that he impersonates a recently deceased drug dealer, ‘Bobby Z.’ Olivia will play ‘Elizabeth,’ the true ‘Bobby’s’ girlfriend and the only person to deduce the ruse put forth by the DEA. Principal photography will begin in Baja, Mexico in November.
Olivia has just wrapped production on the independent film Turistas for director John Stockwell. She will play ‘Bea,’ one of a group of young tourists stranded in rural Brazil after their bus breaks down. They are lured to a mad man's home in the jungle unaware that their seemingly safe haven is about to become a nightmare. She stars opposite Josh Duhamel and Melissa George. The film was shot on location in Paradisio, Brazil.
Olivia has also wrapped production on New Line Cinema’s, Alpha Dog, for director Nick Cassavetes. This drama is based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list. The film also stars Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake and Bruce Willis. Olivia plays the infamous outlaw’s love interest. She has also just been cast in Columbia Tristar’s feature, Running With Scissors. The film, being produced by Plan B Entertainment, stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Annette Bening and will be directed by Ryan Murphy.
She can also be seen in director Hans Canosa’s, Conversations With Other Women opposite Helena Bonham Carter & Aaron Eckert. This film just premiered to glowing reviews at the Telluride Film Festival.
Olivia recurred on a critically acclaimed arc on the FOX series, "The O.C.," playing the love interest to Mischa Barton.
Olivia grew up in the Washington D.C. area. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Visit Olivia’s Web site at: http://www.oliviawilde.org/