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Olivia resides in New York City where she was born and raised. She has trained extensively in classical Shakespearian acting in New York at the American Globe Theatre, and in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She began acting professionally in 2003, and plans to pursue a career in both theater and film.
Interesting Facts about Olivia Thirlby
- She was among the actresses considered for the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) before Rooney Mara was cast.
- (December 28, 2014) Married her boyfriend of 2 years Jacques Pienaar. They met on the set of Dredd (2012).
- Her mother is of Polish Jewish descent.
- Best friends with Zoë Kravitz.
- Completed stage combat course with British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC) while on the Shakespeare summer school at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
- Was considered to replace Amanda Seyfried in Sucker Punch (2011), but lost out to Emily Browning.
- Attended Friends Seminary in New York City for 12 years.
Personal Quotes by Olivia Thirlby
I can’t give more than I have. It doesn’t matter if I am the most beautiful person in the room. There is inevitably going to be somebody way shinier and more tan than my pasty self.Olivia Thirlby
There’s so much with my character in ‘Dredd’ that I identify with. She’s my favorite character I think I’ve ever played. She’s the most dynamic and fascinating woman that I could even imagine playing, so I love her. What I love about her is that her sensitivity is her greatest strength.Olivia Thirlby
I think we all suffer from acute blindness at times. Life is a constant journey of trying to open your eyes. I’m just beginning my journey, and my eyes aren’t fully open yet.Olivia Thirlby
I am always plagued with ‘I’m not skinny enough, I’m not in shape.’ I am not naturally this super-svelte kind of girl. I’m okay with that in my personal life. But it is kind of hard at times. I feel inadequate, I suppose?Olivia Thirlby
To be honest, I wasn’t a sci-fi geek at all. But I do love a good sci-fi film, especially one that can really take you away. And I read some reality-bending novels growing up, like stuff by Vonngeut, so I already had one part my brain open to the unnatural and unusual, and it’s generally fun to venture into that world and film in it.Olivia Thirlby