O'Reilly attending a party at Circa in Jackson, October 2012
February 17, 1985 |
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
O'Reilly began her acting career in 2003 in the film, Bill the Intern. She has appeared in several other movies like Dinocroc, Nancy Drew, Just Add Water and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She also acted in television series like CSI:NY, Unhitched, The Vampire Diaries and Prime Suspect. In 2011, she appeared in the movie The Help based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel of the same name, a period piece set in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s. The film opened to positive reviews and became a box-office success with a worldwide gross of $211,608,112. It also won several ensemble awards including National Board of Review Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Satellite Award. O'Reilly co-starred in the 2013 film Jobs, alongside Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, about the life of technology pioneer Steve Jobs.
O'Reilly graduated from Menlo School in 2003 and attended the University of Southern California for one year before dropping out. She was in a relationship with actor James Franco for five years until they broke up in 2011, as confirmed by Franco in an interview with Playboy.
|2003||Bill the Intern||Actress|
|2007||Succubus: Hell-Bent||Bikini Babe|
|2007||Good Time Max||Girl Jumping on Bed|
|2007||Nancy Drew||'No' Woman|
|2008||CSI: NY||Halie||1 episode|
|2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Leslie|
|2008||Unhitched||Blind Hostess||1 episode|
|2008||Just Add Water||Tammy|
|2009||5 Nights in Hollywood||Maya|
|2010||House Under Siege||Lana|
|2011||0s & 1s||Caitlin|
|2011||Girls! Girls! Girls!|
|2011||The Vampire Diaries||Jessica Cohen||1 Episode; The Descent|
|2011||The Help||Elizabeth Leefolt||Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Nevada Film Critics Society for Best Ensemble Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated — Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Ensemble
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
|2011||Prime Suspect||Emma||1 episode|
|2012||From the Head||Lily|
|2012||I Am Ben||Max|
|2012||The Tournament Challenge Challenged||short film|
|2012||The Time Being||Olivia|
|2012||The Perfect Fit||Goth girl||short film|
|2013||Miss Dial||Concerned Pet Owner||Completed|
|2013||As I Lay Dying||Dewey Dell Bundren||Post-production|
|2014||How I Met Your Mother||Kelly||1 Episode (Season 9, Episode 16 "How Your Mother Met Me")|
|2015||She's Funny That Way||a former prostitute|
- About.com, Emma Stone, Ahna O'Reilly, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Camp in 'The Help'
- Box Office Mojo, The Help
- Cinemablend, Ahna O'Reilly Cast As Female Lead In Steve Jobs Biopic, May 28, 2012
- "Actress returns to Menlo to discuss her career". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
- Magazine, Playboy (2011-07-10). "Playboy Interview: James Franco". Playboy.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
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