d'Abo in July 2010
Olivia Jane d'Abo|
22 January 1969
Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter, voice artist|
|Spouse(s)||Patrick Leonard (m. 2002; div. 2012)|
Olivia Jane d'Abo (//; born 22 January 1969) is an English-born American actress, singer and songwriter. She is known for her role as Karen Arnold, Kevin Arnold's rebellious teenage hippie sister on The Wonder Years (1988–93), and recurring villain Nicole Wallace in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
D'Abo was born in London, England, the daughter of Maggie London, a model and actress, and Mike d'Abo, a singer and member of 1960s 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 U.S. 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.
D'Abo's film debut was the supporting role of Princess Jehnna in Conan the Destroyer, released in June 1984. Two months later, she appeared in the supporting role of the peasant girl Paloma in Bolero (1984). D'Abo held the contract role of Karen Arnold on the ABC television series The Wonder Years for the show's first four seasons, from 1988 to 1993. In 1992, she guest starred in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "True Q" as Amanda Rogers.
D'Abo made five appearances recurring villain Nicole Wallace on the NBC police procedural Law & Order: Criminal Intent between 2002 and 2008. She reprised the character in the 2013 episode "The Catacombes" of the French crime series Jo, a show created by René Balcer, who also created Criminal Intent.
D'Abo played Abby Carter, the ex-wife of Sheriff Jack Carter, in two 2007 episodes of the Sci-Fi Channel series Eureka. She has had numerous supporting roles in other television programmes 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 production of The Odd Couple with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.
In animation, D'Abo is the voices of 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); Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (1996); and Natalia Romanoff in Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Black 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 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 appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on July 8, 2016.
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, of which Jane directed the last two episodes. 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, and revealing the couple had separated in August 2011. She has one child, Oliver, born in 1995. D'Abo also wrote and performed the title theme to Jonni Nitro. She was formerly engaged to the singer Julian Lennon.
|1984||Conan the Destroyer||Princess Jehnna|
|1986||Mission Kill||Rebel Girl|
|1988||Into the Fire||Liette|
|1989||Beyond the Stars||Mara Simons|
|1990||Spirit of '76, TheThe Spirit of '76||Chanel-6|
|1993||Point of No Return||Angela|
|1993||Wayne's World 2||Betty Jo|
|1994||Last Good Time, TheThe Last Good Time||Charlotte Zwicki|
|1994||Pom Poko||Koharu (voice)|
|1995||Big Green, TheThe Big Green||Miss Anna Montgomery|
|1995||Kicking and Screaming||Jane|
|1995||Live Nude Girls||Chris|
|1998||Velocity of Gary * * (Not His Real Name), TheThe Velocity of Gary * * (Not His Real Name)||Veronica|
|1999||Soccer Dog: The Movie||Elena|
|1999||Texas Funeral, AA Texas Funeral||Charlotte|
|2000||Jonni Nitro||Jonni Nitro|
|2000||It Had to Be You||Tracy Meltempi|
|2001||Enemy, TheThe Enemy||Sgt. Penny Johnson|
|2002||Tarzan & Jane||Jane Porter (voice)|
|2003||Animatrix, TheThe Animatrix||Rox (voice)||Segment: "Matriculated"|
|2006||Ultimate Avengers||Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Ultimate Avengers 2||Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Dante's Inferno||Beatrice (voice)|
|2007||Poor Kid's Guide to Success, AA Poor Kid's Guide to Success||Lisa Maerd|
|2008||Awakening Fire, TheThe Awakening Fire||Narrator||Short film|
|2009||Green Lantern: First Flight||Carol Ferris (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2012||Justice League: Doom||Star Sapphire (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2012||Nuclear Family||Dr. Hughes|
|2013||The Devil's Violinist||Primrose Blackston|
|2014||Presumed Dead in Paradise||Patricia Ashland|
|2014||Sleeping Beauty||Queen Tambria|
|2015||Stolen from the Suburbs||Milena|
|2015||A Christmas Eve Miracle||Sharron Holden||Post-production|
|2016||Blue Weekend||Lisa Crawford||Post-production|
|1985||Not My Kid||Television film; uncredited role|
|1985||Growing Pains||Wendy||Episode: "Superdad"|
|1986||Growing Pains||Terry||Episode: "Employee of the Month"|
|1987||One Big Family||Joy Fairbanks||Episode: "Joy to the Hattons"|
|1987||Really Weird Tales||Tippy||Television film; segment: "All's Well that Ends Strange"|
|1988||Simon & Simon||Allison Tyner / Angel||Episode: "Shadows"|
|1988||Crash Course||Maria Abeja||Television film|
|1988||Tour of Duty||Leslie||Episode: "Soldiers"|
|1988||Bronx Zoo, TheThe Bronx Zoo||Terri Avila||Episode: "Behind Closed Doors"|
|1988–93||Wonder Years, TheThe Wonder Years||Karen Arnold||Regular role (84 episodes)|
|1991||Legend of Prince Valiant, TheThe Legend of Prince Valiant||Vesta / Jasmine / Lady Ilene (voice)||Episodes: "The Tree", "The Secret of Perilous Garde"|
|1992||Midnight's Child||Anna Bergman||Television film|
|1992||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Amanda Rogers||Episode: "True Q"|
|1993||For Love and Glory||Emily Doyle||Television film|
|1995||Single Guy, TheThe Single Guy||Deliah||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1996||Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm||Sonya Blade (voice)||Main role (13 episodes)|
|1997||Dad's Week Off||Cherice||Television film|
|1997||Single Guy, TheThe Single Guy||Marie||Episode: "Vegas Finale"|
|1998||Adventures from the Book of Virtues||Anne Sullivan (voice)||Episode: "Patience"|
|1998||Wild Thornberrys, TheThe Wild Thornberrys||Jao (voice)||Episode: "Only Child"|
|1998||Fantasy Island||Florence Jenkins||Episode: "Secret Self"|
|1999||Party of Five||Perry Marks||Episodes: "Fragile", "I'll Show You Mine", "Haunted"|
|1999||Batman Beyond||Ten / Melanie Walker (voice)||Episodes: "Dead Man's Hand", "Once Burned"|
|2000||Batman Beyond||Ten / Melanie Walker (voice)||Episode: "King's Ransom"|
|2000||3rd Rock from the Sun||Andrea||Episode: "Dick Solomon's Day Off"|
|2001||Triangle, TheThe Triangle||Allison Wright||3 episodes|
|2001–03||Legend of Tarzan, TheThe Legend of Tarzan||Jane Porter (voice)||Regular role (35 episodes)|
|2002||Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone||Shannon||Episodes: "The Lineman": Parts 1 & 2"|
|2002||Invader Zim||Tak (voice)||Episode: "TAK: The Hideous New Girl"|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Elizabeth Hitchens / Nicole Wallace||Episode: "Anti-Thesis"|
|2002||Justice League||Star Stapphire / Morgaine le Fey / Model (voice)||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2003||Alias||Emma Wallace||Episode: "Double Agent"|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Elizabeth Hitchens / Nicole Wallace||Episode: "A Person of Interest"|
|2004||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Elizabeth Hitchens / Nicole Wallace||Episode: "Great Barrier"|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Morgaine le Fey (voice)||Episode: "Kid Stuff"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Nicole Wallace||Episode: "Grow"|
|2006||Invader Zim||Tak's Computer / Ship (voice)||2 episodes|
|2007||Eureka||Dr. Abby Carter||Episodes: "Unpredictable", "Games People Play"|
|2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Nicole Wallace||Episode: "Frame"|
|2008–09||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Luminara Unduli (voice)||Recurring role; 7 episodes|
|2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Elasti-Girl (voice)||Episode: "The Last Patrol!"|
|2011||Generator Rex||Five (voice)||3 episodes|
|2011||We Have Your Husband||Olivia||Television film|
|2012||Nuclear Family||Doctor Hughes||Television film|
|2013||Jo||Madeleine Haynes||Episode: "The Catacombes"|
|2013||Elementary||Nigella Mason||Episode: "The Marchioness"|
|2014||Psych||Dierdre||Episode: "Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire"|
|2014||Presumed Dead in Paradise||Patricia Ashland||Television film|
|2015||When Duty Calls||Commander Kathryn Chapman||Television film|
|2016||Inspired to Kill||Charlie||Television film|
|2005||Medal of Honor: European Assault||Manon du Champs|
|2005||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|
|2014||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||Odd Couple, TheThe 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|
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b. Olivia d'Abo Official Site Bio
- Olivia d'Abo Biography at FilmReference.com
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- Sanz, Cynthia; Sheff, Vicki (21 May 1990). "D'abo, Teen Rebel of Wonder Years, Handles Fame and a Romance with Julian Lennon Just Like a Grown-Up". People. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- Not TV album blurb at Inner Knot Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Stafford, Charity. "Not TV - Olivia d'Abo - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
- Lampert, Nicole (5 November 2011). "John Lennon's son Julian fears Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney are trying to obliterate him from history | Mail Online". Daily Mail. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
- Krome Studios (6 October 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.
- Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.
- "Infinite Crisis Credits".
- Official website
- Olivia d'Abo on Twitter
- Olivia d'Abo at the Internet Movie Database
- Olivia d'Abo at AllMovie