Before she was starring on The O.C. and House, Olivia Wilde was an Abercrombie and Fitch model. Wilde, whose surname at birth was Cockburn, comes from a long line of British Aristocracy. She’s even related to George Cockburn, who burned down Washington D.C. during the War of 1812.
Wilde transitioned from modeling to acting with roles on The O.C. and Skin before landing a role on House in 2007. These days she’s still acting but has also adding directing to her resume. The film Booksmart in 2019 was her directorial debut.