Olivia Taylor Dudley

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Olivia Taylor Dudley
Born Olivia Taylor Dudley
c. 1985 (age 32–33)
Morro Bay, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Olivia Taylor Dudley (born c. 1985) is an American actress. She is known for her horror film roles such as Chernobyl Diaries (2012), The Vatican Tapes (2015) and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015), for her television roles such as the Syfy fantasy series The Magicians and for her work in the internet sketch group 5-Second Films.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dudley was born in Morro Bay, California.[2]


Dudley earned her first major film role in the 2012 thriller Chernobyl Diaries.[3][4][5][6] In 2013 she was cast in the 2015 demonic possession drama film The Vatican Tapes playing the possession victim Angela Holmes;[7][8] Dudley's portrayal in the film earned positive notice from The New York Times reviewer Nicolas Rapold.[9] Dudley's other notable movies include Chillerama, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,[10] Dumbbells, The Barber,[11] and Dude Bro Party Massacre III.

Dudley's television roles include appearances on CSI: Miami and Arrested Development. In August 2015 she earned the regular role of Alice in Syfy's drama fantasy series The Magicians[12][13][14] In mid 2016, Dudley guest-starred opposite David Duchovny in the second season of NBC's Aquarius.

Personal life[edit]

Dudley was in a five-year relationship with filmmaker Evan Glodell.[15]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Anna Nicole Smith Story Dancer as Olivia Dudley
2008 Remembering Phil Susie's Girlfriend as Olivia Dudley
2011 Birds of a Feather Reality Girl #5 as Olivia Dudley
2011 Chillerama Nurse Unger / Laura Segments: "Wadzilla" / "Zom-B-Movie"; as Olivia Dudley
2012 Chernobyl Diaries Natalie
2014 Dumbbells Heather as Olivia Dudley
2014 Transcendence Groupie
2014 The Barber Kelli as Olivia Dudley
2015 Appleton Gracie as Olivia Dudley
2015 Dude Bro Party Massacre III Motherface
2015 The Vatican Tapes Angela
2015 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Skyler
2016 Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins Trash Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 NCIS Jancey Gilroy Episode: "Freedom"
2011–2012 CSI: Miami Elizabeth Clark Episodes: "Look Who's Taunting", "Dead Ringer", "Rest in Pieces"
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Katarina Episode: "A Weekend in the Hamptons..."
2013 The Mindy Project Tattoo Girl Episode: "The One That Got Away"; as Kolivia Taylor Dudley
2013 Arrested Development Rose Episode: "It Gets Better"
2013–2014 Uproxx Video Various Web series; 8 episodes
2015 The Comedians Barista Episodes: Pilot, "Celebrity Guest", "Charity"
2015–present The Magicians Alice Quinn Main role
2016 Aquarius Billie Gunderson 5 episodes
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Female Swinger Episode: "Fatwa!"


  1. ^ "About Us · 5-Second Films". 5secondfilms.com.
  2. ^ "Olivia Taylor Dudley". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  3. ^ Rebecca Keegan (March 21, 2012). "'Chernobyl Diaries' mines nuclear disaster for horror thrills". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-06-04. "Ever heard of Chernobyl?" an American tourist (Jonathan Sadowski) asks his friends in the new trailer for the upcoming horror movie "Chernobyl Diaries." "It's where the nook-yoo-ler disaster happened," answers a fellow traveler (Olivia Dudley).
  4. ^ Rebecca Keegan (May 25, 2012). "'Chernobyl Diaries': Horror movie and travel book depict extreme tourism". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  5. ^ Claudia Puig (May 25, 2012). "'Chernobyl Diaries': Skip the trip to toxic wasteland". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-06-04. His brother Chris (Jesse McCartney) has come to visit him, along with Chris's girlfriend Natalie (Olivia Taylor Dudley) and her pal Amanda (Devin Kelly).
  6. ^ Joe Leydon (May 25, 2012). "Review: 'Chernobyl Diaries'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  7. ^ Dave McNary (June 28, 2013). "Michael Pena, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott On 'The Vatican Tapes'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  8. ^ Justin Chang (July 23, 2015). "Film Review: 'The Vatican Tapes'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-04. That’s our cue to meet Angela Holmes (Olivia Taylor Dudley), an attractive, well-adjusted Los Angeles resident who’s just turned 27 when she inexplicably starts to unravel...
  9. ^ Nicolas Rapold (July 23, 2015). "Review: In 'The Vatican Tapes,' the Sinister Stare of Possession". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-06-04. In the routine role, Ms. Dudley works up an expressive arsenal of gestural detail and shades of mood that are worth watching amid the film’s rigmarole of satanic possession.
  10. ^ Andrew Barker (October 23, 2015). "Film Review: 'Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  11. ^ Scott Roxborough (November 8, 2014). "AFM: 'The Barber' Goes to ARC Entertainment". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  12. ^ Debi Moore (August 4, 2015). "The Magicians Cast Expands and Production Kicks Off". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  13. ^ Tim Goodman (January 25, 2016). "'The Magicians': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-06-04. ...one of them introduces a dark, malevolent force accidentally summoned through the Brakebills security by Quentin and Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), a magician with a family history of magic...
  14. ^ Alex McCown (August 5, 2015). "Syfy's The Magicians conjures up new female lead, gets underway". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  15. ^ "The Mad Scientist: How The Visionary 'Bellflower' Director is Risking All At Cannes After Six Years of Hollywood Battles". Indiewire. May 17, 2017.

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