Birth name Olivia J. Thirlby NationalityUSA Birth 6 october 1986 (37 years) at New York City (USA)
Olivia J. Thirlby (born October 6, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Leah in the Oscar-winning film Juno (2007), as Natalie in The Darkest Hour (2011) and as Judge Cassandra Anderson in Dredd (2012). In June 2008, Thirlby was described by Vanity Fair as a member of "Hollywood's New Wave".
Thirlby was born in New York City, New York to an advertising executive mother and a contractor father. She was raised in Manhattan's East Village, attending school at Friends Seminary in the city's Gramercy neighborhood, where she graduated in a class of 57 students. She also attended French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in upstate New York, and Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (the Long Island summer arts camp also attended by Natalie Portman and Mariah Carey). She took classes at the American Globe Theatre, and briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she completed a stage combat course with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC).
Thirlby is a participant in iO Tillett Wright's Self-Evident Truths Project. In an interview with Brooklyn Magazine (with photos shot by iO) in 2011, Thirlby publicly came out as bisexual and stated why she decided to be a part of a photography project that focuses on people who are "anything but 100 percent straight."
, 1h41 Directed byJohn Curran OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Biography, Historical ActorsJason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Taylor Nichols, Jim Gaffigan Roles Rachel Schiff Rating63% Se basant sur des comptes-rendus véridiques, documentés lors de l'enquête en 1969, le film aborde le scandale et les événements mystérieux qui entourent la mort de Mary Jo Kopechne, l'ancienne directrice de campagne de Robert Kennedy, survenue après que Ted Kennedy eut perdu la maîtrise de sa voiture sur le tristement célèbre Dike Bridge (État du Massachusetts). Cet événement a non seulement coûté la vie à une future stratège politique proche de Kennedy, mais elle a en fait changé le cours de l'histoire présidentielle, en amenant au grand jour les rouages intimes du pouvoir politique, l'influence de la plus célèbre famille des États-Unis, ainsi que la fragilité de Ted Kennedy, le fils cadet accusé d'avoir laissé mourir Mary Jo Kopechne, dans l'ombre de son héritage familial.
, 1h41 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romantic comedy ActorsKevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Olivia Thirlby, Affion Crockett, Jorge Garcia Roles Alison Palmer Rating65% Jimmy Callahan provides best man services, through The Best Man Inc., for guys who don't have the friends necessary for a wedding. Doug Harris, a successful tax attorney, and his fiancee Gretchen Palmer are planning for their wedding day. Doug becomes frantic searching for a best man, and is referred to Jimmy's company by his party planner, Edmundo.
, 2h Directed byKyle Patrick Alvarez OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller ThemesFilms about education, Prison films, Films about school violence ActorsBilly Crudup, Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Nelsan Ellis, Tye Sheridan, Michael Angarano Roles Dr. Christina Maslach Rating68% Stanford University psychology professor Philip Zimbardo conducts a psychological experiment to test the hypothesis that the personality traits of prisoners and guards are the chief cause of abusive behavior between them. In the experiment, Zimbardo selects fifteen male students to participate in a 14-day prison simulation to take roles as prisoners or guards. They receive $15 per day. The experiment is conducted in a mock prison located in the basement of Jordan Hall, the university's psychology department building. The students who are guards become abusive, as does Zimbardo himself. Two students who play the role of prisoners quit the experiment early, and Zimbardo abruptly stops the entire experiment after only six days.
, 1h23 Directed byRy Russo-Young OriginUSA GenresDrama ActorsJohn Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jane Levy, Dylan McDermott, Emma Dumont Roles Martine Rating52% 23-year-old Martine (Thirlby) has just arrived in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles when she moves into a wealthy family's pool house, and begins working to complete work on her art film. Meanwhile, Peter (Krasinski), a laid-back father of two, agrees to his wife's request to help their young guest complete the project. The more time Martine spends with her surrogate family, the more apparent it becomes no one will walk away from this situation unchanged.
, 1h42 Directed byPaul Weitz OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama ThemesFilms about writers, Films about families ActorsRobert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Julianne Moore, Eddie Rouse, Lili Taylor Roles Denise Rating63% Nick Flynn (Dano) is an aspiring writer who works at a homeless shelter where his estranged father Jonathan (De Niro) is a client. Jonathan, an alcoholic ex-con and self-proclaimed "master storyteller", left Nick's mother Jody (Moore) years earlier to raise Nick on her own. She eventually committed suicide, for which Nick feels responsible. Jonathan gets into fights with the other clients, and Nick is tempted to throw him out. Nick and Jonathan get into an intense argument, during which Jonathan tells Nick that they are the same. The stress of seeing his father again drives Nick to drink heavily and abuse drugs, costing him his relationship with his girlfriend and coworker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby).
, 2h30 Directed byKenneth Lonergan OriginUSA GenresDrama ThemesChildren's films ActorsAnna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Kieran Culkin, Krysten Ritter, Olivia Thirlby Roles Monica Sloane Rating64% A 17-year-old Manhattan student, Lisa Cohen, shopping on the Upper West Side, interacts with bus driver Gerald Maretti as she runs alongside his moving bus; he allows himself to become distracted, leading to a fatal accident by missing a red light, in which a pedestrian, Monica Patterson, is hit by the bus and subsequently dies in Lisa's arms. Initially, Lisa reports to the police that the driver had a green traffic signal, but later, out of remorse, changes her story. She confronts Maretti, who first pretends to have forgotten the details of the accident, and then reveals to her in anger that he does remember them, but believes he did nothing wrong, causing Lisa to pursue his firing from the company with passion. In collaboration with Monica's best friend, Emily, and cousin, Abigail, Lisa ultimately becomes involved in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transit Authority, seeking the dismissal of the driver (who is revealed to have caused two previous accidents), as well as monetary damages, which would be awarded to the victim's next of kin, her cousin. Meanwhile, Lisa's life takes various turns, including a flirtation with her math teacher, Aaron Caije, her decision to lose her virginity to a classmate, Paul Hirsch, and various vehement debates about politics and terrorism with classmates.
, 1h55 Directed byIvan Reitman OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsNatalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell Roles Katie Kurtzman Rating62% After first meeting at a summer camp as teenagers, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) run into each other a few times as young adults but never keep in touch. Emma becomes a doctor in Los Angeles, Adam a production assistant for a musical television show. Adam's father Alvin (Kevin Kline), the well-known star of a former hit television comedy series, has begun a romance with Adam's ex-girlfriend, Vanessa (Ophelia Lovibond). Adam finds out, gets drunk and calls the women in his phone seeking a hookup. The next morning, he wakes on a sofa wearing nothing but a small towel. It turns out that he texted Emma and then came to the apartment she shares with some other residents—Patrice (Greta Gerwig), Shira (Mindy Kaling), and Guy (Guy Branum). Once there, he took off all his clothes and then passed out. Emma leads Adam to her bedroom to retrieve his missing pants and they end up having sex.
Max Mackenzie (Olivia Thirlby), an over-achieving science student, receives a scholarship by Marston I and Marston II (Woody Harrelson) to study fish on the remote Destiny Island. On the island she meets an array of odd citizens leading her to discover a tragedy that happened on the island years prior. She also falls in love with Sean Splinter (Giovanni Ribisi), the mayor's son.
, 1h47 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy-drama ActorsSteve Coogan, Hilary Duff, Olivia Thirlby, Molly Shannon, Amber Tamblyn, Josh Peck Roles Tess Sullivan Rating53% Upon arriving in Concord, New Hampshire in January 1986 to cover the hometown hooplah for the looming Space Shuttle Challenger launch where Concord teacher Christa McAuliffe is among the mission's crew, reporter Campbell Babbitt (Steve Coogan) decides to call an old college friend, only to discover an apparent suicide. Babbitt, who has his own ethical baggage, gravitates toward his friend's high-school students in hopes of finding an unsung hero story about a teacher who made a permanent impact on the social misfits of the school. Instead, he discovers a group of dysfunctional students, outcasts led by a narcissistic seductress (Hilary Duff), a repressed voyeur (Josh Peck), and a scheming pregnant teen (Olivia Thirlby). In a gradual reversal of roles, Babbitt soon finds himself learning from this unusual group of kids.