Olivia Thirlby

Actress
In her graduating class of 57 at the Quaker-run Friends Seminary in New York City, Olivia Thirlby was one of just a handful of students who didn't go to college. Instead, she landed her first acting role in "United 93" ... Read more »
Born: 10/06/1986 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

Greta (Actor)

The Stanford Prison Experiment 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Christina Maslach (Actor)

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

Alison Palmer (Actor)

Red Knot 2014 (Movie)

Chloe Harrison (Actor)

The White Orchid 2014 (Movie)

Claire Decker (Actor)

Welcome to Happiness 2014 (Movie)

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Being Flynn 2012 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

Dredd 3D 2012 (Movie)

Anderson (Actor)

Good Vibes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Nobody Walks 2012 (Movie)

Martine (Actor)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

Katie Kurtzman (Actor)

The Darkest Hour 2011 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

Breaking Upwards 2010 (Movie)

Erika (Actor)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

Actress (Actor)

The Answer Man 2009 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Uncertainty 2009 (Movie)

Sophie Montero (Actor)

What Goes Up 2009 (Movie)

Tess Sullivan (Actor)

Love Comes Lately 2008 (Movie)

Sylvia Brokeles (Actor)

Snow Angels 2008 (Movie)

Lila Raybern (Actor)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

Juno 2007 (Movie)

Leah (Actor)

The Secret 2007 (Movie)

Samantha Marris (Actor)

United 93 2006 (Movie)

Nicole Carol Miller (Actor)

Biography

In her graduating class of 57 at the Quaker-run Friends Seminary in New York City, Olivia Thirlby was one of just a handful of students who didn't go to college. Instead, she landed her first acting role in "United 93" (2006); made her TV debut on "Kidnapped" (NBC, 2006-07); and portrayed Ellen Page's wisecracking best friend in the Academy Award-winning "Juno" (2007). Her high school days continued in "The Wackness" (2008), where she portrayed Sir Ben Kingsley's open-minded stepdaughter. Thirlby, who received classical training in both New York and London, appeared on the cult HBO series "Bored to Death" (2009-2011) and later branched out into voice acting with director David Gordon Green's animated series "Good Vibes" (MTV, 2011) before landing back-to-back lead roles in "Nobody Walks" (2012) and "Dredd" (2012). A firm believer in being true to yourself (she came out as bisexual in 2011), Olivia Thirlby brings that same honesty and intensity to every performance.

EDUCATION

Friends Seminary

New York , New York

American Globe Theatre

New York , New York

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Karl Urban in sci-fi action feature "Dredd 3D"

2012

Co-starred with Robert De Niro and Paul Dano in "Being Flynn," based on Nick Flynn's book Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City: A Memoir

2011

Played a supporting role in the romantic comedy "No Strings Attached"

2008

Co-starred with Josh Peck and Ben Kingsley in "The Wackness"

2008

Breakthrough role as Leah, title character's best friend in the surprise hit "Juno"

2006

Landed small role in Paul Greengrass' docudrama "United 93"

2006

Made TV debut on the short-lived NBC series "Kidnapped"

Bonus Trivia

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Came out as bisexual in a 2011 interview with Brooklyn Magazine.

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 "For me personally, it's important to be a part of this because I feel it's a way of me showing gratitude that I live surrounded by a community in which I don't have to hide my sexual orientation. And no one should have to hide their sexual orientation. Loving people is a necessary part of being human, and it is very difficult to love people in secret." - from AfterEllen.com, Dec. 7, 2011

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Was initially cast as Seth Rogen's girlfriend in "Pineapple Express" but was replaced at the last minute with Amber Heard.

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