Historical records matching Olivia Wilde
About Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn, March 10, 1984) is an American actress and fashion model. Wilde began acting in the early 2000s, and has since appeared in a number of television and film productions, including her roles in the dramas The O.C., The Black Donnellys, and House M.D., and had starring roles in films Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, and In Time.
Wilde was born in New York City. Her mother, Leslie Cockburn (née Redlich), is an American-born 60 Minutes producer and journalist. Her father, Andrew Myles Cockburn, a journalist, was born in London, England, to British parents, and raised in Ireland; her uncles, Alexander Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn, also worked as journalists. Her older sister, Chloe Cockburn, is a civil rights attorney in New York; her aunt, Sarah Caudwell, was a writer, and her paternal grandfather, Claud Cockburn, was a novelist and journalist.
Her father's upper-class British ancestors lived in several countries during the height of colonialism and the British Empire, including Peking, China (where her paternal grandfather was born), Calcutta and Bombay, India, Cairo, Egypt, and Tasmania, Australia (one of her paternal great-great-grandfathers, Henry Arthur Blake, was Governor of Hong Kong). Wilde's father's ancestors include abolitionist and Anglican minister James Ramsay, politician George Arbuthnot, lawyer, judge, and literary figure Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, Lord Provost of Edinburgh Sir William Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet, and Sir Thomas Osborne, 9th Baronet.
Wilde's ancestry consists of English, Scottish, Irish, and German; she is also of more distant Sephardi Jewish descent from a paternal ancestor, Ralph Bernal (1783 – 1854), a British Whig politician and actor.
On June 7, 2003, Wilde married Tao Ruspoli, an Italian filmmaker and musician, whose family owns a famed palazzo in Italy, in Washington, Virginia, on a school bus with only a pair of witnesses, when she was nineteen years old. Wilde filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 3, 2011, citing "irreconcilable differences". The divorce was finalized on September 29, 2011. Wilde did not seek spousal support, and the pair reached a private agreement on property division.
Wilde began dating actor Jason Sudeikis in November 2011, and they became engaged in January 2013.They have one son, Otis Alexander (born April 20, 2014).
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