Birth Name: Olivia Wilde
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born Olivia Jane Cockburn on March 10, 1984 in New York City, Wilde - who later adopted her acting surname from playwright Oscar Wilde - was raised in Washington D.C. by her father, Andrew, a former National Geographic reporter and author, and her mother, Leslie, a journalist, author and producer for "60 Minutes" (CBS, 1968- ). In fact, many in her family were dedicated to journalism - her sister Chloe was a writer, while her grandfather, James Helvick (a.k.a. Claud Cockburn), and her two uncles, Alexander and Patrick Cockburn, were also journalists. Not interested in the family business, Wilde wanted to do act. After graduating from the Georgetown Day School in D.C., she attended Philips A...
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