Olivia Wilde was born in New York City in 1984. She was christened with the name Olivia Cockburn but her family changed her name for acting purposes. Olivia made her debut in 2003 on a TV show called Skin but the show would only last for one season. That same year she married Tao Ruspoli (a prince by Papal title). Wilde was thrust into stardom when she joined the O.C from 2004-2005. At that same time she won roles in the Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, and Running with Scissors. In 2007 Wilde joined the cast of house playing a character nicknamed “13”. She also appears in the movie Year One alongside Jack Black and Michael Cera.