Actress, director, producer and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern-day renaissance woman. Coming off her acclaimed directorial debut Booksmart, Olivia will next direct, star and produce the psychological thriller for the TIME’S UP era, Don’t Worry Darling for New Line.
In May 2019, Olivia premiered her award-winning directorial debut Booksmart starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein to rave reviews. The film won the audience award at the San Francisco Film Festival and appeared atop multiple “Best Films Of 2019” lists. Olivia herself was nominated for a Gotham Award, Independent Spirit Award, Critics’ Choice Award and the film was up for multiple Critics’ Circles, which named it one the best movies of the year and honoring Olivia for her directorial debut. Olivia was also honored at multiple film festivals around the country for her achievements in directing.
Recently, Olivia directed the short film Wake Up, starring Margaret Qualley for HP which premiered at Sundance in January 2020. Previously, she produced and starred in acclaimed drama features A Vigilante and Meadowland. Additional film credits include Oscar-winning drama Her, Golden Globe-nominated Rush and acclaimed indie Drinking Buddies, which she also executive produced.
Additionally, Olivia made her Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, and on the television side starred in HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama series Vinyl from creators Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter. She also previously starred on FOX’s hit medical show House.
Olivia co-founded the philanthropic company Conscious Commerce with the mission to create a guide for conscious living. Olivia was honored by Save the Children with their Advocate Award and was named an artist ambassador focusing on maternal, newborn and child survival. She is also a board member of Artists for Peace and Justice and the ACLU of Southern California.