Olivia Wilde Net Worth

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde is an American filmmaker and actress who is most recognized for her role as Remy Hadley, referred to as “Thirteen,” on the popular Fox television drama series House. Today, Olivia Wilde’s net worth, movie credits, and career are continuing to climb as she has already appeared in over 60 projects.

With roles in films such as Tron, The Lazarus Effectand The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Wilde has shown the ability to shine on the big and small screen. Wilde has also appeared on Broadway and has directed two films as of 2022. The latest of those is 2022’s Don’t Worry Darling.

Young Olivia Wilde
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Early Life

Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn on March 10, 1984, in the Big Apple, New York City. She adopted the surname Wilde, from writer Oscar Wilde, as a tribute to the author and her family’s writing heritage. She spent her formative years in Georgetown, a Washington D.C. suburb, where she attended school.

Following her studies at the private school Georgetown Day, she attended and graduated in 2002 from the Phillips Academy boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts. Olivia’s mother, Leslie Cochran, works as a producer on the television news series 60 Minutes. She is also a journalist, like Olivia’s father, Andrew Cockburn. Her father is the son of an acclaimed British novelist, Claud Cockburn.

Although she was offered enrollment at Bard College , she opted to defer three times. Her hesitancy to enroll in college was the result of her desire to pursue acting. Those ambitions led her to study at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland.

Olivia Wilde GQ
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Acting Career

It didn’t take long for Olivia Wilde’s net worth to grow as she hit the ground running and dove into her acting career. Her first television role was in a short-lived series called Skin, but her career quickly found footing with her role in The O.C.

Olivia Wilde on The O.C.
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The O.C.

Wilde appeared in 13 episodes of the hit TV series The O.C. – where she played Alex Kelly. Wilde starred in the series during its second season, which ran from 2004 to 2005. Her character had been expelled from numerous schools. She was emancipated from her parents and dropped out of high school, getting a job at The Bait Shop, a music club where the characters frequently hung out.

Later in the Season, she would date Mischa Barton’s character, Marissa Cooper. Their on-screen kiss was a big deal at the time. But Wilde still looks back on the kiss as a really responsible moment the show had, showing two young and sweet girls in a real relationship.

Olivia Wilde on House
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House

From 2007 until 2012, Olivia Wilde starred in the medical drama television series House. Her role in the Fox series gained her household recognition, as she appeared in 81 episodes. 

The Hugh Laurie-fronted series was a massive success for the network, winning 5 Primetime Emmy Awards among 52 other awards and 140 nominations over the show’s run.

Olivia Wilde at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards
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Early Movies

Before Olivia Wilde’s small screen success, she appeared in several films, including 2004’s The Girl Next Door. It was her second acting job, and she starred alongside Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch, and Timothy Olyphant in the film. With a $25 million budget, the film went on to gross $30 million worldwide.

Her next notable film was 2006’s star-packed dark comedy/crime drama, Alpha Dog. Wilde played Angela Holden alongside Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, and Sharon Stone. With a budget of $6.4 million, the film made $32.3 million worldwide.

Olivia Wilde in 2010
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2010 Onwards

Tron: Legacy

To date, Olivia Wilde’s highest-grossing film is 2010’s Tron Legacy, where Wilde played the female lead, Quorra. With a $170 million budget, the film went on to earn $400 million worldwide.

Cowboys & Aliens

Wilde’s third highest-grossing film is this 2011’s action adventure sci-fi film, Cowboys & Aliens. She starred alongside Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in the film, which made $174,822,325 worldwide on its $163 million budget.

Olivia Wilde
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The Lazarus Effect

In 2015, Wilde starred in the thriller, The Lazarus Effect. With a budget of just $3.3 million, the film went on to gross $38 million worldwide.

Olivia Wilde arriving to In Time Los Angeles Premiere
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Richard Jewell 2019

Playing the role of Atlanta reporter Kathy Scruggs, Wilde played a role in the 2019 biographical movie Richard Jewell. With a budget of $45 million, the film earned $45 million globally.

The film had seven award season wins that year, and 19 nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Kathy Bates’ performance in the movie.

Olivia Wilde at the 88th Academy Awards
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Directing Work

While Olivia Wilde’s net worth has seen most of its impact from her acting work, it’s also affected by her work as a director and producer. Wilde directed her first film in 2011, Free Hugs. She also wrote and starred in the short film, which additionally starred Justin Long and Aziz Ansari.

She directed a couple of music videos in 2016 and then 2019’s Booksmart.

Booksmart
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Booksmart

Starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, as well as Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, and Will Forte, Booksmart was a hit with critics and audiences.

The film, which cost $6 million to make, went on to gross $24 million worldwide. And during the 2020 award season, the film won 29 awards and had 60 nominations. One of those included the award for Best Female Director from the Hollywood Critics Association.

Don't Worry Darling

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Don’t Worry Darling

2022 brought Don’t Worry Darling, which Wilde directed, co-produced, and co-starred in. This psychological thriller, about a 1950s housewife, is set to be released in late September 2022.

The film has had no shortage of drama, from rumors of issues between Wilde and lead actress Florence Pugh to Harry Style’s spitting scandal at the Venice Film Festival, not to mention all the memes of Chris Pine doing press for the film. Nevertheless, the buzz will likely benefit the movie when it releases, helping it to recoup its $20 million budget.

Olivia Wilde arrives for the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2020
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Other Ventures

2017 marked Olivia Wilde’s Broadway debut. Performing at the Hudson Theatre in New York City, she played the role of Julia in the stage production of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984.

Wilde also co-founded Conscious Commerce, a company that pairs brands with different causes in order to help them become better global citizens. The brand has partnered with numerous brands, including H&M, Lexus, and Anthropologie, just to name a few.

Olivia Wilde attends the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
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Real Estate

Also adding to Olivia Wilde’s net worth is her real estate portfolio. In 2019, Wilde and Jason Sudeikis bought a home in Silver Lake for $3.5 million. The 2,800-square-foot property was designed by Frankie Faulkner, one of Los Angeles’ first female architects.

Additionally, in 2014, the former couple also bought a mansion on Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn for $6.5 million. And currently, Wilde is living with her boyfriend, Harry Styles, in their new Los Angeles rental, which is owned by Spanish singer Lourdes Hernández and her husband Zach Leigh. The property, which is worth $2.45 million according to property records, was recently renovated with a new minimalist industrial style.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis attends the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
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Personal Life

At 19 years old in 2003, Wilde married Tao Russell, an Italian filmmaker. Eight years later, the couple split, ending their marriage. 

After her divorce was finalized, Wilde became involved with actor Jason Sudeikis. While the couple got engaged in 2013, they never actually married. And they eventually separated in late 2020.

Wilde and her former fiancee Sudekis have two children, a son and a daughter, between them. Currently, Wilde is dating actor Harry Styles, whom she met in 2021 while filming her most recent movie, Don’t Worry Darling.

Olivia Wilde Net Worth
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Olivia Wilde’s Net Worth 2022

As of 2022, Olivia Wilde’s net worth is estimated at $25 million. Most of Wilde’s net worth comes from her movie and television acting earnings. However, it is also impacted by her producing and directing work as well as her real estate investments.

Fans of Olivia Wilde can see her in Don’t Worry Darling, which releases on September 22, 2022. And next, she’ll star in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon alongside Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. The film is set for release on January 6, 2023. But it will likely go into limited release in December 2023, so it is eligible for the 2023 award season.

Additionally, Wilde will be directing a currently untitled project for Sony/Marvel. After that, she’s got three additional projects in various stages of development, including The New World and Perfect, based on American gymnast Kerri Strug.

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