Olivia Wilde

Born: March 10, 1984

Occupation: Actress

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In a thousand years, archeologists will dig up tanning beds and think we fried people as punishment.

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Being vegan is not always easy and accessible. But it's a way of life and makes me as a person feel really good and physically look better.

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Do some yoga. I never feel more beautiful than after I've really spent some time breathing.

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I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.

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Let's redefine scandal. Scandal is not who's dating who. Scandal is 1.2 million people living in tents in Haiti.

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Enjoy the pregnancy, not racing ahead and relishing the moment. I think people see pregnancy as something to get over with, but every stage of becoming a mother is really special.

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You're 30: You know stuff now. Your 20s were for 'ducking up,' as my auto-correct would say, and learning from those mistakes. (For instance, never again will I convince myself that sleep is for sissies...

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[We] have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.

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[Motherhood is] 'heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.'

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I know, I've never had boobs before!

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The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working...

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I think what ruins relationships and causes most fights is insecurity.

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But even if I'm left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.

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I think that women are more sensitive to emotional infidelity than men. I think men are more scared of physical infidelity.

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I was a tomboy and I didn't have a bunch of brothers but I always wanted them and so I sort of adopted a few of my great friends to be my brother.

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Only the really young are fearless, have the optimism, the romanticism to take unimaginable risks.

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When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds.

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All actors should experience public failure.

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I am a big music nerd.

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I consider my education to be the first 10 years of my career.

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I do not tweeze my eyebrows. I've been letting them grow out for years. I try to fill them in wherever nature has abandoned me.

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I don't own a scale, and Tao banned the word 'fat' from our house. If we eat too much, we say, 'I feel clogged up.'

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I feel like the luckiest person on the planet. 'Tron' was such a departure for me.

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I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

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I have very high standards for every part of life - my work, my relationships, food, love. I can't just pretend.

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I love yoga and hiking - I think that's the perfect combo.

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I shaved the back of my head once and did the asymmetrical hair.

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I use the PhotoReady Foundation almost every day, and their lip glosses are fantastic.

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I wanted to be on 'Saturday Night Live' since I was ten.

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I was a handful growing up.

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I'm a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette.

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I'm now convinced that I'm a doctor. I mean, if someone says they have a pain, I'm like, 'Well, that's your spleen.'

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I'm pretty low-key; you'll often find me in jeans, a T-shirt and sweatshirt.

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I've always been a fan of science fiction. My family, we all used to watch 'Star Trek' together, which is kind of a nerdy family activity.

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If a woman feels anchored to a man's plans, she may start to resent him for the fun she's worried she's missing.

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If I could play drums like Patrick Carney or Taylor Hawkins, I'd be a really happy person.

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If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter.

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In human years I am 29. In actress years I'm the ripe, promising age of 18 to 35. That's how it works here in Hollyweird.

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Inspiration is the key to everything.

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Many casting directors won't hire aspiring actors because you might be burning some chick's headshot under the table so she doesn't get the part.

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My dad is Irish. I spent my childhood going back and forth between Ireland and America.

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Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.

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Oh God, to think that you only fall in love once in your entire life is such a depressing thought.

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Once, in Australia, I ate 33 pancakes in 20 minutes, and I only did it because they said a girl could never enter the competition.

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People assume actresses are afraid to get older; the truth is the roles get a whole lot more compelling once you're too old to play dumb.

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Seeing the energy of 'SNL' made me want to be a part of it. If that was a job, I thought, that was the job I wanted. That was my plan. Comedy.

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When I first did theatre, I was always doing comedies; it was always my first love. But it wasn't what I was picked for at first, for films and TV.

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A lot of people assume that women of a certain age who are not unattractive have no excuse for not having a perfect life. But you can have emotional baggage that is dragging you down like cement blocks...

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From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers.

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It was helpful to have the confidence of youth that came from a lack of desperation. I thought, 'If I don't succeed, I'll go back to school and study.'

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Believe it or not, I'm a big fan of patchouli oil. I know it's not a universally liked fragrance. I usually combine it with other essential oils - I have many mixtures I like.

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Documentaries are a powerful and effective way of bridging the gap between worlds, breaking through to new audiences that wouldn't otherwise be engaged - in essence, not preaching to the choir.

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I actually happened to be in Haiti right before the earthquake in 2010. I was there already with the organization I work with now, Artists for Peace and Justice, visiting the primary school that I had...

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I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips. Is that a smile or a grimace?

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I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up in Ireland. In summer is when you really grow up. During the year, I would go back to the States, and all year long really couldn't...

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I got an internship with the casting director of The Girl Next Door. I would hold the clipboard and help them in their casting sessions and get them lunch.

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I love kids with a passion I usually reserve for hot cheese, miniature chairs, and Prince concerts, but I feel no stress to reproduce simply because of a fear of withering eggs.

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I remember walking into drugstores when I was younger and seeing all the hair color boxes on the shelves and just being so in awe. Having the control to dye your hair and change your look is such a part...

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I went through a phase when I was 13 where I would only fall in love with people over the age of 19 or 20. I never had a real relationship with any of these people, but it was definitely the guy I wanted...

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I've thought for a long time that my body type would have worked well in the '70s. The idea that you could be a broad-shouldered, small-breasted woman and still wear really great outfits.

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In 2012, I see the potential for people to come together, huge moments of political and social engagement where elections are part of the strategy for change, but not the end goal and not the only thing...

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In my work in Haiti, I've seen the hugely positive effects that happen when people come together to build something in the middle of the most desperate situations.

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It's really kind of a luxury for an actor to have the opportunity to show such different types of characters. I actually left 'Cowboys & Aliens' and went straight into 'The Change-Up.' It was kind...

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Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up.

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People have nervous tics they don't know about, and I would advise asking around. Ask the casting director, 'Is there something I'm doing?' I would see people unconsciously rocking back and forth. I roll...

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When you a darker brunette and have pale skin like I do, it can wash you out a bit, so learning to contour is really helpful. I think you can be a bit more bold with eye makeup to define your eyes, and...

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You really just have to love the process. I can't tell you the amount of film sets I've been on where people are talking about Oscars in the middle of the production. It happens all the time.

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It's boring to play the girl role!

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We fall in love with one version of someone and we expect them to stay that way, but they never do.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building)

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I think there was no other profession for me. I was either going into an insane asylum or to be an actor.

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At one point I thought changing my name might help with privacy, but that was before the Internet.

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I'm a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blond, that I wasn't stupid.

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I could find David Beckham naked in a cardboard box on my doorstep and I would drop him off at the pound.

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When I kiss a girl for a part, people think it's sexy. But if two guys kiss, suddenly there's a backlash. It's a double standard,

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It's really hard to get stories made that are about women. Not just women being obsessed with men, or supporting men. And it's really hard to get men to be a part of films that are about women in a leading...

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It was so fascinating to be a part of this, because as the women took on these central roles that had all the good lines, therefore all the good laughs, all the great moments- the men, who had joined us...

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In Alien, Sigourney Weaver's role was written for a man. In Salt, Angelina Jolie's role was written for Tom Cruise. These things, when reversed, do prove to be just as exciting and entertaining with women...

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Friends, haters, it's Twitter poll time. What do you think most holds back justice and equality for women? All thoughts welcome!

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I admire women who can be feminists and fight for women's rights, who believe in our powers as individuals and yet not apologize for beauty.

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I don't think anyone should apologize for being sexy if it comes from a genuine place, if they're not being forced into an objectifying situation.

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Beyond my desire to boycott the torture factories, I am also way happier when I eat a plant-based diet, and I feel about a thousand times more energetic... I am really honored, and very inspired to continue...

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If I have to draw attention away from some hormone-induced acne on my chin, I put on a lot of mascara.

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It's so important to have that independence. You know it yourself: Everyone needs evenings of their own.

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Weakness is something we don't like to admit we have. We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it.

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People think that young people don't care about things, but I think they do care; they just aren't super interested in conforming to what older people think are the right way to do things.

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Fear of carbs, of gluten, of everything - we've distanced ourselves from the beauty of food, the art of it. It makes me sad when people say, 'Oh, I don't eat gluten. I don't eat cheese. I don't eat this....

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Not everything has to be a couples' event.

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I used to experiment all the time with my hair color.

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Cleanses and products don't make you look more beautiful. They certainly help, but if you reach contentment, you're set. My makeup artist, Melanie Iglesias, couldn't figure out why my skin looks so good....

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I tend to go with a daytime look, pretty natural, but I always fill in my eyebrows - I hate if I leave the gym and my eyebrows aren't done; I'm just very uncomfortable with myself.

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I feel like fashion should not happen in the morning.

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A good litmus test is that you should be comfortable with your significant other being present when you hang out with your friend.

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I have a great pack of female friends, but I also have a lot of guy friends. I believe that platonic relationship is entirely possible.

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I trust work, directors - I don't live in fear. All good experiences have come from trusting the universe. There is no other way to live or love. Otherwise, you create your own prison.

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As you get older, you start to really ask questions like, 'Is this the road I should be walking down?,' because every decision seems more final, as you get older.

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I actually think the subject of young divorce is pretty funny; I'd like to write a movie about it.

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My parents said marrying was an optimistic thing to do in pessimistic times.

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In a relationship I'm a very loving person, emotional and sensitive.

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I'm still a student of fashion, but I like hooking up with the people that really know how to make cool clothes.

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It would be so depressing to be a model and not get to say a word. There's no personality involved.

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I guess for my skin, I clean it and moisturize and try to drink water. How boring is this though? I'm convinced that it comes from within. If you're happy and healthy, it shows.

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I love eye makeup. I really like doing a cat eye, playing with liquid liners and different colors of liners, like emerald and deep blues, combining them with black.

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The trauma of the whole thing has been humbling, and for the first time, I'm a little bit wobbly. I'm a case of arrested development, in a way - from spending your 20s with someone who really loves to...

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I enjoy getting gussied up for an event or date night.

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I'd like to refocus everyone's attention away from the Kardashians and onto Doctors Without Borders or aid workers. Let's redefine scandal. Scandal is not who so-and-so is dating; scandal is the fact that...

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The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.

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