Olivia Wilde is famously known as an American actress, producer, and director, while Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet, author, and playwright. She grew up spending summers in Ireland, the author’s home country. Are they family?
Olivia Wilde and Oscar Wilde are not related in any way. Olivia’s biological name is Olivia Jane Cockburn; she derived her screen name from the Irish author Oscar Wilde while in high school to commemorate the writers in her family.
Other than their names, both Olivia and Oscar share interesting bits in their lives. Read on to know what those are.
Who Is Olivia Wilde?
Olivia got her start in television playing the role Alex Kelly in the teen drama series The O.C. Her other well-known TV role is “Thirteen” in House, a medical drama starring Hugh Laurie. She steadily transitioned to movie roles and eventually moved to directing and producing.
When did Olivia Wilde debut as an actress?
Who Is Olivia Wilde married to?
Olivia Wilde is not married; she is in a relationship with English singer and actor Harry Styles. She was formerly married to Italian-American filmmaker Tao Ruspoli. In 2003 they secretly got married in an abandoned school bus and later divorced in 2013.
She was also previously engaged to American comedian Jason Sudeikis. The pair later broke off their engagement in 2020.
Does Olivia Wilde have children?
Olivia is a mother of two children from her relationship with her ex-fiance Jason Sudeikis. Their son Otis was born in 2014 and daughter Daisy was born in 2016.
Who was Oscar Wilde?
Oscar Wilde was an Irish author whose reputation rests on his acclaimed novels and plays. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, on the 16th of October, 1854.
He attended Portora Royal School, Trinity College Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford.
While in college, he distinguished himself as a classic poet by winning the Newdigate Prize in 1878. In the final decades of his life, he published most of his works.
In his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, he combined the supernatural elements of Gothic novels with the unspeakable sins of decadent French friction.
In many of his works, exposure to secret sins and resulting disgrace are recurring themes. Oscar Wilde became infamous for his homosexuality, a severe crime in his days; he was sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labor after he was caught.
Who did Oscar Wilde get married to?
Oscar got married to a woman named Constance Lloyd. She was born in 1858 in Dublin, and just like Oscar, she was an author.
The couple got married on the 29th of May 1884 in St. James Church. But after the exposure of Oscar’s true sexuality, his wife was embarrassed and changed her last name to Holland and emigrated to Switzerland with her two sons. Although they never legally got divorced, Oscar was not given a chance to see his sons again.
When did Oscar Wilde die?
Oscar Wilde died on the 30th of November 1900 at age 46.
After his release from prison, he moved to France to regenerate his life and career as an author; he died of meningitis following an acute ear infection in France.
Who were Oscar Wilde’s children?
Oscar had two sons with his wife Constance, named Cyril and Vyvyan.
Cyril Wilde, later Cyril Holland, was Oscar Wilde’s first son; he was born on the 5th of June 1885, a year apart from the second son, who was born on the 3rd of November 1886.
Cyril became the 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery; he fought in the Battle of Festubert in France during World War 1 and was shot and killed by a German Sniper when he was 29.
While Vyvyan became the 2nd lieutenant in the interpreter crops, his job was to translate documents and communication between England allies in World War 1. He spent his last years in England, where he wrote his autobiography, Son Of Oscar Wilde.