A dual citizen of the country, Wilde would later adopt her stage name after Irish playwright Oscar Wilde.
Following high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, Wilde was accepted to Bard College in upstate New York, but instead moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
She began working at a casting agency for casting director Mali Finn in 2002.
Eventually, after a short time spent executing menial tasks as an office assistant, Finn suggested that Wilde audition for her.-esque drama, Wilde portrayed a porn star producer's daughter who was star-crossed lovers with a district attorney's son.
The show was short-lived, but showcased Wilde's talents.
The actress went on to famously play the controversial role of a bisexual teenager on the hit television series .
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She also participated in the 2012 documentary Half the Sky, which explored the oppression of women around the world.
In 2013, Wilde co-launched Conscious Commerce with Barbara Burchfield.
Wilde's summers were spent in Ireland with her grandparents, who were also journalists.
She was fond of the performing arts and attended summer courses at the Gaiety School of Acting while in Ireland.