17 Superb Secrets Revealed About Olivia Wilde

1. She is well known for her television role as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on House .

2. Wilde was born in New York City. is an American-born 60 Minutes producer and journalist.

3. Her father, Andrew Cockburn, also a journalist, was born in London, to British parents, and was raised in Ireland.

4. Her aunt, Sarah Caudwell, was a writer; her half-cousin, Stephanie Flanders, is a journalist; and her paternal grandfather, Claud Cockburn, was a novelist and journalist.

5. She attended Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C., as well as Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating in 2002.

6. She also studied acting at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.

7. During her early career, Wilde appeared in The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, Conversations with Other Women and Turistas.

8. She became known for her recurring role on The O.C. as Alex Kelly .

9. In 2007, Wilde was part of the ensemble cast of the short-lived NBC mid-season drama The Black Donnellys.

10. Also in 2007, Wilde appeared in the play Beauty on the Vine, a political thriller, playing three different characters.

11. Wilde joined the cast of the Fox medical drama House in September 2007, making her first appearance in the episode “The Right Stuff”.

12. In August 2011, it was announced Wilde would be leaving House to pursue her film career.

13. She 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”.

14. Wilde also appeared in the 2009 comedy film Year One as Princess Inanna, alongside Jack Black and Michael Cera.

15. In 2011, Wilde played Ella Swenson in the science fiction Western film Cowboys & Aliens.

16. Her character works with Jake Lonergan to save the Earth from evil aliens.

17. Her additional films that year include In Time, On the Inside and Butter.

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