Legendary Quorra of TRON: Legacy
For most science fiction fans, though, Olivia will always hold a dear place in their hearts for her sexy portrayal of Quorra in "TRON: Legacy."
Olivia is a New York City girl, and her parents are both journalists. She comes from a long line of British adventurers who lived in exotic spots around the world, including in China, Egypt, Australia, and various other places.
She is a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland and adopted her stage name "Wilde" to honor the Irish writer Oscar Wilde.
Starting out the usual way in Hollywood, with small roles in feature films and on television, Olivia appeared in "The Girl Next Door" and as Kelly in "The O.C."
The parts gradually got better, including her starring role for five years in "House M.D." as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley.
In 2010, Olivia Wilde truly hit the big time with her role as Quorra in Disney's "TRON: Legacy."
Many who saw the film agreed that Olivia was the spice that made the entire film endurable in her tight neon leather/latex/whatever it was deal.
"TRON: Legacy" was a fine film, with excellent acting by the likes of pros Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and Michael Sheen, but films set in computers need that extra-special human touch to be satisfying. Olivia provided it.
Olivia has alternated between television and film in recent years. On the small screen, Olivia played Olivia on "Doll & Em," Charlotte Moore on "BoJack Horseman," and Devon Finestra on "Vinyl."
Olivia's recent films as of this writing included "Christmas with the Coopers" (2015), "Meadowland" (2015), "Life Itself" (2018) and "A Vigilante" (2018).
Olivia made FHM magazine's 2006 list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World."
Olivia also topped Maxim magazine's 2009 list of Hot 100 Women and was on its 2005, 2008 and 2011 lists as well.
Olivia is a big fan of "Star Trek," though she has yet to appear in any of the series or films.
Olivia is a collector of classic cars. At one point or another, she has owned a '58 Chevy, a '66 Lincoln Continental and a '59 Thunderbird.
Olivia has two children as of this writing, son Otis on 20 April 2014 and daughter Daisy Josephine Sudeikis on 11 October 2016. The father of both is fiancé Jason Sudeikis.
Olivia started out as a behind-the-scenes go-fer for casting director Mali Finn, who subsequently cast Olivia in her big breakthrough, "The Girl Next Door" (2004).
Olivia has done some modeling, including being a brand ambassador for Revlon from 2011-2016.
Olivia Wilde was married at 19 to Tao Ruspoli from 16 January 2003 to 29 September 2011. She later said:
It was a great eight years, but it was time for both of us to move on.She also said:
I had grown up with Tao; we had just drifted. I felt I had something to prove. If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter. I hung on for as long as possible, until it was more hurtful to stay. I'm so grateful for the pain and the heartbreak. It gave me the courage to leave and brought me to the great love of my life.
Olivia had a notoriously tight suit in "TRON: Legacy":
It was an effort to get into that suit, but if I was a real astronaut I wouldn't expect that to be easy either. It's all part of the process, it's a challenge and that is what creates the rewards.
I've worked with a lot of the greatest guys in the business, and now I am slowly working with more and more women. We don't really get to work together, the girls, so much.
My parents said marrying was an optimistic thing to do in pessimistic times.
Motherhood is heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.
I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up in Ireland. In summer is when you really grow up. During the year, I would go back to the States, and all year long really couldn't wait to get back to Ardmore. I love the landscape, the cliff walks, the smell, the freezing cold water, the music.
I wanted to be on Saturday Night Live (1975) as a cast member. So I went to my mom at ten years old and said, "This is what I want." And she said, "Great, well, you're going to have to go to Second City and you're going to have to audition." And she took me seriously. And I think that's what always kind of helped propel me and take myself seriously is that I had supportive parents that were in no way pressuring me to do anything. But if I declared that I wanted something, they took me seriously. And that is often what it takes when you decide to be an artist.
Trying to find this industry's tendency to celebrate the physical is a waste of time. So I'm happy to play the game. But I am also thirsty for input. I'm not a dunce whose only skill is knowing how to take a photograph, you know? And at the end of the day, I think it makes me slightly less replaceable.
Olivia has 2.5 million followers on Instagram.
Olivia and Jason Sudeikis have a rescue pup, Elvis, from a shelter. They also have another dog, Paco.
Olivia starred in "1984" on Broadway at the Hudson Theater during 2017. Jennifer Lawrence attended the play and notoriously vomited during the performance. Olivia did not take offense, in fact, she said that she was "honored."
Olivia is a fan of bright colors mixed patterns in her home decor, along with leafy wallpaper, showing off her home to Architectural Digest.
Olivia has over 1.8 million followers on Twitter. On it, she describes herself as a "World champion parallel parker."
Olivia's mother, Leslie Cockburn, is a Democratic politician in Virginia. She is (at the time of this writing) running for the Fifth Congressional District of Virginia.