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Also Known As: Olivia J. Thirlby Died:
Born: October 6, 1986 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actress

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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.

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.

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 Phoenix (2015)
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 Red Knot (2014)
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 Nobody Walks (2012)
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 Margaret (2011)
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2006:
Landed small role in Paul Greengrass' docudrama "United 93"
2006:
Made TV debut on the short-lived NBC series "Kidnapped"
2008:
Breakthrough role as Leah, title character's best friend in the surprise hit "Juno"
2008:
Co-starred with Josh Peck and Ben Kingsley in "The Wackness"
2011:
Played a supporting role in the romantic comedy "No Strings Attached"
2012:
Co-starred with Robert De Niro and Paul Dano in "Being Flynn," based on Nick Flynn's book <i>Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City: A Memoir</i>
2012:
Cast opposite Karl Urban in sci-fi action feature "Dredd 3D"
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Education

Friends Seminary: New York , New York -
American Globe Theatre: New York , New York -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -

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