Olivia Wilde heats up the cover of the February Angeleno magazine, but Wilde is no product of Los Angeles.
Angeleno has written an extensive profile of the sexy ‘House’ star, whose parents were big time Washington, D.C. journalists back in the day. Here’s a quick excerpt. You can read the rest — and see more photos — at their website.
From Angeleno Magazine:
Born Olivia Jane Cockburn in 1984, Wilde is the daughter of Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, two Washington journalists who have covered national and international politics and policy since the 1980s. They have investigated cover-ups and blowouts for the full gamut of media outlets, penning articles for national newspapers and magazines; writing books (Andrew’s latest in 2007 took Donald Rumsfeld to the woodshed); producing segments for network news and news magazine shows such as 60 Minutes; and making documentaries (their 2009 film, American Casino, explored the housing crisis). “My parents are incredible,” Wilde states, full stop. “They’re passionate about truth-seeking, striving for justice; they’re part of the original crew of investigative journalists.” Peter Jennings was a close family friend and the recently departed Christopher Hitchens was Wilde’s onetime babysitter (she later returned the favor and watched over his daughter).
For Wilde, [her parents’] parties—magnifying her parents’ world, its excitement and its intellectual fecundity—were seminal. And although guests might include a foreign leader or a Rolling Stone named Mick, “there was never any fame-whoring,” Wilde says. “Nobody was ever introduced to me and my sister as a ‘success,’ or as famous; we were told what they had done, what they’re doing, what’s unique about them.” But older sister Chloe, now a civil rights lawyer in New York, was, according to Wilde, “more introverted” and content to listen attentively and remain unobtrusive. Wilde was headstrong, at least as described by the famously headstrong Hitchens. “I was a tyrant,” she says, laughing, “assertive in my opinions and abilities. I made myself very present.”
Read more at Angeleno Magazine.