Olivia d'Abo in July 2010
Olivia Jane d'Abo
22 January 1969
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter|
(m. 2002; div. 2012)
Olivia Jane d'Abo (//; born 22 January 1969) is an English-American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her role as Karen Arnold, Kevin Arnold's rebellious teenage hippie sister in the ABC comedy-drama series The Wonder Years (1988–93), and recurring villain Nicole Wallace in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Early life and education
D'Abo was born on 22 January 1969 in London, England, the daughter of Maggie London, an English model and actress primarily active in the 1960s, and Mike d'Abo, an English singer and member of 1960s musical group Manfred Mann. She has an older brother, as well as two half-brothers and one half-sister: elder brother Ben, younger half-brother Bruno, and younger sibling twins Ella and Louis (born July 2007) on her father's side. Olivia and Ben both attended high school in the United States at Los Feliz Hills School (formerly "The Apple School") in Los Angeles and d'Abo attended Pacoima Junior High School in Pacoima, California.
She is the first cousin once removed of her father's cousin Maryam d'Abo, the actress best known for her performance as Kara Milovy in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights. Olivia and Maryam bought a house together in Los Angeles when Olivia was 19 years old.
D'Abo's film debut was the supporting role of Princess Jehnna in Conan the Destroyer, released on 29 June 1984. Two months later, she appeared in the supporting role of Paloma the peasant girl in Bolero (1984). She performed a nude scene in Bolero (filmed in April 1983)[unreliable source] at age 14, standing in a tub while bathed by Bo Derek.
D'Abo held the contract role as Karen Arnold in the ABC comedy-drama series The Wonder Years for the show's first four seasons, from 1988 to 1991, with two guest star appearances in the show's final two seasons. In 1992, she guest starred in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled "True Q" as Amanda Rogers.
D'Abo made five appearances as a recurring villain Nicole Wallace in the NBC police procedural drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent between 2002 and 2008. She reprised the character in the 2013 episode "The Catacombes" in the French police procedural drama series Jo, a show created by René Balcer, who also created Criminal Intent.
In 2007, D'Abo played Abby Carter, the ex-wife of Sheriff Jack Carter, in the Sci-Fi Channel series Eureka for two episodes. She has had numerous supporting roles in other television series and films, such as The Spirit of '76 (1990), Greedy (1994), The Big Green (1995), and The Twilight Zone (2002). On stage, she appeared in the 2005 Broadway theatrical production of The Odd Couple alongside Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.
In animation, D'Abo is the voices of Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (1996); Melanie Walker/Ten in Batman Beyond (1999–2000); Star Sapphire in Justice League (2001); and Morgaine le Fey in Justice League Unlimited (2004); Tak in Invader Zim (2001–2002); Jane Porter in The Legend of Tarzan; Jedi Master Luminara Unduli in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008); Carol Ferris in Green Lantern: First Flight (2009); and Natalia Romanoff in Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther (both 2006).
In February 2013, D'Abo began filming for Project Fedora (working title), a video game that combines live-action footage with 3D graphics.
D'Abo is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. She has composed and performed for various soundtracks. Her single "Broken" is from the movie Loving Annabelle. Her debut album Not TV was released in July 2008.
D'Abo also performed backing vocals for Julian Lennon's Help Yourself, and a duet with Seal's "Broken". She also co-wrote the song "Love Comes from the Inside" with Italian singer Laura Pausini, which was featured on Pausini's English language debut album From the Inside.
In October 2015, d'Abo started a weekly podcast called Every Friday with Dan and Olivia co-hosting the show with Dan Miles of the Friends of Dan Music Podcast.
D'Abo was engaged to actor Thomas Jane from 1998 to 2001. They worked in several projects together, including The Velocity of Gary and Jonni Nitro, the last two episodes of which Jane directed. She later married music producer and songwriter Patrick Leonard in August 2002. Leonard filed for divorce at Los Angeles County Superior Court in November 2012, citing irreconcilable differences, revealing the couple had separated in August 2011. She has one child, born in 1995. D'Abo also wrote and performed the title theme to Jonni Nitro. She was formerly engaged to singer Julian Lennon.
|1984||Conan the Destroyer||Princess Jehnna|
|Mission Kill||Rebel Girl|
|1988||Into the Fire||Liette|
|1989||Beyond the Stars||Mara Simons|
|1990||The Spirit of '76||Chanel-6|
|1993||Point of No Return||Angela|
|Wayne's World 2||Betty Jo|
|1994||The Last Good Time||Charlotte Zwicki|
|Pom Poko||Koharu (voice)||English Dub|
|Asterix Conquers America||Additional Voices||English Dub|
|1995||The Big Green||Miss Anna Montgomery|
|Kicking and Screaming||Jane|
|Live Nude Girls||Chris|
|1998||The Velocity of Gary * * (Not His Real Name)||Veronica|
|1999||Soccer Dog: The Movie||Elena|
|A Texas Funeral||Charlotte|
|2000||Jonni Nitro||Jonni Nitro|
|It Had to Be You||Tracy Meltempi|
|2001||The Enemy||Sgt. Penny Johnson|
|2002||Tarzan & Jane||Jane Porter (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2003||The Animatrix||Rox (voice)||Segment: "Matriculated"|
|2006||Ultimate Avengers||Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|Ultimate Avengers 2|
|2007||Dante's Inferno||Beatrice (voice)|
|A Poor Kid's Guide to Success||Lisa Maerd|
|2008||The Awakening Fire||Narrator||Short film|
|2009||Green Lantern: First Flight||Carol Ferris (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2012||Justice League: Doom||Star Sapphire (voice)|
|Nuclear Family||Dr. Hughes|
|The Devil's Violinist||Primrose Blackston|
|2014||Presumed Dead in Paradise||Patricia Ashland|
|Sleeping Beauty||Queen Tambria|
|2015||Stolen from the Suburbs||Milena|
|A Christmas Eve Miracle||Sharron Holden|
|2016||Blue Weekend||Lisa Crawford|
|2019||Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus||Tak's Ship (voice)||Netflix original film|
|1985||Not My Kid||Student||Television film; uncredited role|
|1985–86||Growing Pains||Terry / Wendy||Episodes: "Superdad!" and "Employee of the Month"|
|1987||One Big Family||Joy Fairbanks||Episode: "Joy to the Hattons"|
|Really Weird Tales||Tippy||Television film; segment: "All's Well that Ends Strange"|
|1988||Simon & Simon||Allison Tyner / Angel||Episode: "Shadows"|
|Crash Course||Maria Abeja||Television film|
|Tour of Duty||Leslie||Episode: "Soldiers"|
|The Bronx Zoo||Terri Avila||Episode: "Behind Closed Doors"|
|1988–93||The Wonder Years||Karen Arnold||Main role|
|1991||The Legend of Prince Valiant||Vesta / Jasmine / Lady Ilene (voice)||Episodes: "The Tree" and "The Secret of Perilous Garde"|
|1992||Midnight's Child||Anna Bergman||Television film|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Amanda Rogers||Episode: "True Q"|
|1993||For Love and Glory||Emily Doyle||Television film|
|1995–97||The Single Guy||Marie Blake / Deliah||22 episodes|
|1996||Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm||Sonya Blade (voice)||Main role; 13 episodes|
|1997||Dad's Week Off||Cherice||Television film|
|1998||Adventures from the Book of Virtues||Anne Sullivan (voice)||Episode: "Patience"|
|The Wild Thornberrys||Jao (voice)||Episode: "Only Child"|
|Fantasy Island||Florence Jenkins||Episode: "Secret Self"|
|1999||Party of Five||Perry Marks||Episodes: "Fragile", "I'll Show You Mine" and "Haunted"|
|1999–00||Batman Beyond||Ten / Melanie Walker (voice)||3 episodes|
|2000||3rd Rock from the Sun||Andrea||Episode: "Dick Solomon's Day Off"|
|2001||The Triangle||Allison Wright||3 episodes|
|2001–03||The Legend of Tarzan||Jane Porter||Main voice role; 35 episodes|
|2002||The Twilight Zone||Shannon||Episodes: "The Lineman": Parts 1 & 2"|
|2002–03||Invader Zim||Tak (voice)||3 episodes|
|2002-08||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Elizabeth Hitchens / Nicole Wallace||5 episodes|
|2002||Justice League||Star Stapphire / Morgaine le Fey / Model (voice)||Recurring voice role; 6 episodes|
|2003||Alias||Emma Wallace||Episode: "Double Agent"|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Morgaine le Fey (voice)||Episode: "Kid Stuff"|
|2007||Eureka||Dr. Abby Carter||Episodes: "Unpredictable" and "Games People Play"|
|2008–09||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Luminara Unduli (voice)||Recurring voice role; 7 episodes|
|2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Elasti-Girl (voice)||Episode: "The Last Patrol!"|
|2011||Generator Rex||Five (voice)||3 episodes|
|We Have Your Husband||Olivia||Television film|
|2012||Nuclear Family||Doctor Hughes|
|2013||Jo||Madeleine Haynes||Episode: "The Catacombes"|
|Elementary||Nigella Mason||Episode: "The Marchioness"|
|2014||Psych||Dierdre||Episode: "Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire"|
|Presumed Dead in Paradise||Patricia Ashland||Television film|
|2015||When Duty Calls||Commander Kathryn Chapman|
|2016||Inspired to Kill||Charlie|
|2018||The Wrong Son||Sarah|
|2005||Medal of Honor: European Assault||Manon du Champ|
|Neopets: The Darkest Faerie||Jerdana / Aisha Peasant|
|2009||Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes||Luminara Unduli|||
|2011||Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters||Queen Aga'po|
|2014||Elder Scrolls Online||Additional voices|
|Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham||Star Sapphire|
|2015||Infinite Crisis||Gaslight Catwoman|||
|1990||It's a Girl||Linda Bragg||Odyssey Theatre|
|1993||Scenes from an Execution||Supporta||Mark Taper Forum|
|2005–06||The Odd Couple||Gwendolyn Pigeon||Brooks Atkinson Theatre|
|2010||It's Just Sex||Joan||Two Roads Theatre|
|2010–11||Cyrano de Bergerac||Roxane||Ruskin Theatre|
|2011||Entertaining Mr. Sloane||Kath||The Actor's Company|
a. "England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837–1983 database on-line". Ancestry.com. Archived from the original on 26 May 2007 – via ancestry.co.uk.[dead link] Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. Lists Olivia Jane d'Abo on the index of births registered in Jan–Mar. 1969.
b. "Olivia's Bio". Archived from the original on 22 August 2006.
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