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Olivia Thirlby

Olivia Thirlby is an eminent American actress. Olivia Thirlby is best known for the character she played as Leah in Oscar-winning film Juno. Her characters are noteworthy in The Darkest Hour, The Secret, Dredd, and many more.

Early Life and Childhood

Thirty-seven years old actress, Olivia Thirlby was born in New York, USA (October 6, 1986). She is the daughter of an advertising executive mother and a contractor father.

However, her parents’ names are unavailable.  Her mother was of Jewish descent. Therefore, she belongs to Ashkenazi-Jewish and English descent. However, she holds American citizenship.

Thirlby was raised in Manhattan’s East Village. Her best friend is Zoe Kravitz.


She attended school at Friends Seminary in the city’s Gramercy neighborhood and graduated from there.

In addition, she also attended the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in upstate New York, and the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (also attended by Natalie Portman and Mariah Carey).


Caption: Olivia-Thirlby and her best friend Zoe Kravitz (Singer) attend the CHANEL Tribeca Film Festival Dinner in support of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Program at Odeon on April 28, 2010, in New York City (Source: Zimbio)

Likewise, she took classes at the American Globe Theatre, and briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and she completed stage combat.

Olivia Thirlby – Net Worth 2024

The talented actress has earned a good sum of fortune. She can fulfill all her needs and has earned a net worth of $ 2 million.

Personal Life

Thirlby has been married to Jacques Pienaar since December 28, 2014. She met him on the set of her 2012 film Dredd. Moreover, there is no other information regarding her personal life.

Further, she is a participant in iO Tillett Wright’s Self-Evident Truths Project. She publicly came out as bisexual in an interview with Brooklyn Magazine in 2011.

She stated why she decided to be a part of a photography project that focuses on people who are “anything but 100 percent straight.”

Body Measurements

Olivia Thirlby has a height of 5 feet and 3 inches and weighs about 52kg. Her body measures 34-24-33. She has beautiful dark brown hair and eyes.

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Caption: Olivia Thirlby attending an event. Source: Twitter

Professional Life

During high school, Olivia Thirlby was offered the role of Samantha Marris in The Secret. However, she debuted in film with United 93 and on television with Kidnapped.

Then, in 2007 came the breakthrough role of Leah in the film Juno. That year, she starred in other films (The Secret, Snow Angels, and Love Comes Slowly) as well.

Likewise, between 2008-2009 she starred in numerous films. By 2011, her notable films like No Strings Attached, Margaret, and The Darkest Hour. The following year sci-fi Dredd was released and her role as Judge Anderson was distinguishable.

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Caption: Olivia-Thirlby with her co-star Karl Urban in Dredd New York Screening (2012) (Source: Karl Urban Kiwi Net)

Similarly, Just Before I Go (2014), The Wedding Ringer (2015), The Standford Prison Experiment (2015), and Damascus Cover (2018) are Olivia’s remarkable movies.

In addition, she has appeared in certain series episodes like Bored to Death (2009), Goliath (2016), and The L Word: Generation Q (2019). She has even given her voice to an animated Good Vibes (Jeena). She also acted in the theatre.


As Olivia Thirlby is a famous actress, she won the Boston Film Festival Prize in the category of Best Actress for ‘Damascus Cover’ in 2017.

Similarly,  nominated for the Critics Choice Award in the category of Best Acting Ensemble for ‘Juno’ in 2008 and was nominated for Gold Derby Award in the category of Ensemble Cast for ‘Juno’ in 2008.

Olivia Thirlby – Social Media

Olivia Thirlby has gained over 15.1k followers on Twitter, more than 34.6k followers on Facebook, and over 29k followers on Instagram. Therefore, we can say that she is active on social media.