Heather Lauren Olson

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Heather Lauren Olson
Born (1982-11-12) November 12, 1982 (age 34)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990-present

Heather Lauren Olson (born November 12, 1982 in San Jose, California) is an American actress. Olson is probably best known for her recurring role as Jan Spears in the NBC-TV daytime soap opera series Days of Our Lives (2000-2004).


Olson was featured in the crime film thriller Internal Affairs, the made-for-television drama movie Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (1992), and the action film Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992) and had guest roles in episodes of the NBC-TV soap opera series Generations (1990), Lifestories (1990, with Joanna Miles), Quantum Leap, and Sisters.

Further acting work includes the made-for-television drama film Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg (1994), the television biopic Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994, with David Carpenter, Warren Munson, and Marilyn Rockafellow), the thriller Dead on Sight (1994), the television bio-drama movie Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995), the family adventure Storybook (1996), the comedy film Leave It to Beaver (1997), and episodes of Charlie Grace (1996), Mr. Rhodes (1996), and the NBC sitcom series Suddenly Susan starring Brooke Shields (1997).

She also played Abby in The Baby-Sitters Club Friendship Kit software in 1995.


Year Title Role Notes
1997-2004 Days of Our Lives . Jan Spears #1 53 episodes
1997 Suddenly Susan (TV series) Erica in episode "Susan's Minor Complication"
Leave It to Beaver Tammy Feature film; supporting role
1996 Mr. Rhodes Wendy Pilot episode
Charlie Grace Dina in episode "Steal One for the Gipper"
1995 Storybook Young Katarina
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Young Liz #2
1994 Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Teenage Girl Fan TV movie
Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg Alicia (Age 6) TV movie
Dead on Sight Young Rebecca Feature film
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Jil Orra in episode Chain of Command: Part 2
Sisters (TV series) Little Reed in episode "Rivals"
Quantum Leap Violet Adler in episodes "Trilogy: Part 3 (The Last Door)"
& "Trilogy: Part 1 (One Little Heart)"
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying Molly Horror film
Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Shanna (age 8) TV movie
1990 Generations (TV series) Child 1 episode, aired 11/19/90
Lifestories (TV series) Alex in episode Aplastic Anemia"
Internal Affairs Megan Peck Feature film

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