Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn; March 10, 1984) is an American actress and filmmaker. She is known for her role as Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on the medical-drama television series House (2007–2012), and her roles in the films Conversations with Other Women (2005), Alpha Dog (2007), Tron: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Butter (2011), Drinking Buddies (2013), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), Rush (2013), The Lazarus Effect (2015), Love the Coopers (2015), and Meadowland (2015).
In 2017, Wilde made her Broadway debut, playing the role of Julia in 1984. In 2019, she directed her first film, the critically acclaimed teen comedy Booksmart, for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
Wilde is widely known as a feminist. In 2013, she appeared in a video clip for Gucci’s “Chime for Change” campaign that aims to raise awareness and funds of women’s issues in terms of education, health, and justice. She participated in the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles, California. She is a supporter of Planned Parenthood and Time’s Up. Wilde’s mother, Leslie, was the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th congressional district in the 2018 U.S. midterm election.
Wilde began dating actor, comedian, and screenwriter Jason Sudeikis in November 2011. They became engaged in January 2013. The couple has two children: a son, Otis, born in 2014, and a daughter, Daisy, born in 2016. In November 2020, they announced that they had separated.