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So who is Olivia Wilde? Among other things, she’s a humanitarian who works on projects that bring awareness and give support to people and places in need. Here are a few of her recent philanthropic efforts.


In 2011, Wilde and actress Maria Bello co-­produced Sun City Picture House, a documentary about the first movie theater to be built in a devastated Haitian community following the 2010 earthquake. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Maui International Film Festival Audience Award.


Wilde was featured on Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a PBS docu-series that tells the story of individuals working to reverse the poor treatment of women in impoverished countries. Wilde traveled through Nairobi with author and documentarian Nicholas Kristof in 2011 for the project.


Wilde co-executive-produced Baseball in the Time of Cholera, a 2012 documentary about the cholera outbreak in Haiti and one boy’s struggle to regain normalcy. It received a special jury mention at the Tribeca Film Festival.


Wilde sits on the board of directors of Artists for Peace and Justice, a philanthropic group founded by director Paul Haggis that raises relief money for Haiti and provides free medical care, clean water and education to the region.