Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1969
SpousePatrick Leonard
FactHer son, Oliver William D'Abo, was born November 11, 1995.


Who is Olivia d’Abo?

Olivia Jane d’Abo was born on 22 January 1969, in Paddington, London, England, and is an actress, songwriter and singer, perhaps best known for her role as the rebellious hippie Karen Arnold in the television show “The Wonder Years”. She was also a recurring villain in the show “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.

The Net Worth of Olivia d’Abo

How rich is Olivia d’Abo? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She’s been active in the industry since 1984, during which she has also become known for doing various voice acting projects. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Olivia is the daughter of the Manfred Mann singer Mike d’Abo, and her mother is actress and model Maggie London. She grew up with an older brother, younger twin half-siblings, and a younger half- brother. She attended Loz Feliz Hills School located in Los Angeles with her older brother, and also Pacoima Junior High School, after which, she began to pursue an acting career.

She made her film debut in a supporting role in 1984’s “Conan the Destroyer”, in which she played Princess Jehnna in the film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu, reprising their roles from “Conan the Barbarian”. A few months later, she had a supporting role as a peasant girl in “Bolero”, in which she appeared fully nude standing in a tub while being bathed – she was aged 14 at the time. The film focuses on the sexual awakening of the protagonist starring Bo Dere, and was critically panned, earning numerous nominations during the Golden Raspberry Awards.

Olivia d’Abo

Rise to Fame

d’Abo gained her next role in the television series “The Wonder Years” during its first four seasons, and later reprised her role in the final two seasons of the show. She then had a guest role in an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in which she played Amanda Rogers, and her next notable role would be in the series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, in which she played the recurring villain Nicole Wallace, appearing in five episodes from 2002 to 2008, and subsequently reprised her role in the French series “Jo”.

Simultaneously she had other projects, including playing the ex-wife in the series “Eureka” for a few episodes, and other projects she had during this period included “The Twilight Zone”, “The Big Green”, and “Greedy”. She also appeared alongside Matthew Broderick in a stage production of “The Odd Couple”, and ventured into voice acting, and voiced Sonya Blade in “Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm”. She also worked on “Batman Beyond”, “Justice League”, and “Invader Zim”, and well as providing the voice of Jane Porter in the series “The Legend of Tarzan”, and Jedi Master Luminara Unduli in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”.

Other Projects and Recent Endeavors

After more voice roles in “Green Lantern: First Flight” and “Ultimate Avengers”, Olivia filmed live action sequences for “Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure”, which is known for combining live action with 3D.

Aside from her acting projects, she is also an established singer and musician. She has composed and performed several singles for various soundtracks she’s worked on, and performed a duet with Seal in “Broken”, as well as providing backing vocals for Julian Lennon, plus co-writing the single “Love Comes from the Inside” by Laura Pausini.

In 2015, she started a weekly podcast entitled “Every Friday with Dan and Olivia” which she co-hosted alongside Dan Miles, and became a guest in the podcast “TV Guidance Counselor”.  During the same year she worked on the Hallmark film “When Duty Calls” which starred Daniella Monet and Kelly Blatz, and did voice work in the video game entitled “Infinite Crisis” as the character Gaslight Catwoman; however, the game was shut down within a year. She has also done independent film work, including projects such as “Blue Weekend”, “Robo-Dog”, “Stolen from the Suburbs”, and ‘A Christmas Eve Miracle”.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that d’Abo was engaged to Julian Lennon in the early 1990s, and the two worked together on a few music projects before they broke up. She was then engaged to actor Thomas Jane in 1998, staying together for three years before calling things off, meantime working on several projects including “The Velocity of Gary”. A year later, she married music producer Patrick Leonard who is known for his longtime collaboration with Madonna, and with several other high profile artists such as Pink Floyd, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, and Jewel. They stayed together for a decade until Leonard filed for divorce at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. It was then revealed that the two had separated a year earlier. They have a child together.

Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through an account on the major social media website Twitter, on which she promotes a lot of her recent projects including her podcast. She also shares some of her daily thoughts through the platform. She mentioned in an interview that music is one of her biggest passions, and it has been with her even as she found numerous acting projects.

General Info

Full NameOlivia d'Abo
Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1969
Height1.68 m

Family

SpousePatrick Leonard
ChildrenOliver William D'Abo

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1Music has always been a huge passion in my life. I've just had such success with my acting that it's really been right alongside of it, and I've always been writing and playing and singing.
2I've been writing and composing songs since I was 5 years old.
3With thrillers, there's such a fine line between what's good and what's cheesy and corny.
4You want to find out what it is about you or what it is about your past and your lineage that's in you now, and whether you carry those traits and maybe what one's mission is to take it to the next level.
5I like roles of people who can overcome things because there's strength in that and an arc - and roles where they start in one place, and toward the end of the script they end up in a completely different place, so you've seen this growth and some humanity in the role.
6Doing Broadway was always a dream of mine since I was a little girl.
7I've always wanted to play 'Lady Macbeth' and Strindberg's 'Miss Julie'.
8I think one's history and past is important at a certain time in your life, especially as an artist, just to try to hone in on that.

Facts

#Fact
1Sister-in-law of Annabel Purkis, (Bruno's wife).
2Was formerly engaged to musician Julian Lennon.
3Was formerly engaged to Thomas Jane from 1998 to 2001.
4Born on Wednesday.
5Attended Los Feliz High School and Pacoima Junior High School.
6Won a Broadway World Los Angeles Award (Best Leading Actress in a Play and Best Play) and a StageSceneLA Award for her performance in "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" for Best Leading Actress.
7Has appeared with Dana Carvey and Kevin Pollack in two comedy films: Wayne's World 2 (1993) and Clean Slate (1994).
8Made her Broadway debut playing one of the Pidgeon sisters in the 2005 Broadway revival of "The Odd Couple" starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
9Her British mother, model/actress Maggie London, made an appearance in The Beatles' classic film A Hard Day's Night (1964).
10Has performed as a singer in both New York and Los Angeles clubs.
11Her CD, "Turku" (2004), consists of ten narrative songs and songwriter/composer husband Patrick Leonard contributed to it.
12She has three brothers and one sister: elder brother Ben d'Abo, younger brother Bruno, the younger siblings, twins Ella and Louis (born July 2007).
13Sings with Jon Bon Jovi in an acoustic version of "Livin' on a Prayer".
14Dated Julian Lennon in the early 1990s; has a background-vocals credit on his 1991 album "Help Yourself".
15Daughter of model and actress Maggie London and Mike d'Abo, vocalist and keyboard player for Manfred Mann from 1966, played King Herod in "Jesus Christ Superstar" from 1970, etc.
16Father, Mike d'Abo, was a presenter on BBC Radio Bristol in the United Kingdom.
17First cousin once removed of Maryam d'Abo.
18Her last name is pronounced Dah-bo.
19Her son, Oliver William D'Abo, was born November 11, 1995.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Weekend2017post-productionLisa Crawford
Secs & Execs2017TV Movie post-productionLeslie Mulligan-Ross
Unbelievable!!!!!2016completedFemale Larrisha
A Christmas Eve Miracle2015Sharron Holden
Robo-Dog2015Miranda Austin
A Most Peculiar Man2015ShortShelley
Stolen from Suburbia2015Milena
Infinite Crisis2015Video GameGaslight Catwoman (voice)
When Duty Calls2015TV MovieCommander Kathryn Chapman
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham2014Video GameStar Sapphire (voice)
Presumed Dead in Paradise2014TV MoviePatricia Ashland
Sleeping Beauty2014/IIQueen Tambria
Elder Scrolls Online2014Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Psych2014TV SeriesDierdre
Elementary2013TV SeriesNigella Mason
The Devil's Violinist2013Primrose Blackstone
Impirioso2013Luccia Rosso
Jo2013TV SeriesMadeleine Haynes
Nuclear Family2012TV MovieDoctor Hughes
Justice League: Doom2012VideoStar Sapphire (voice)
We Have Your Husband2011TV MovieOlivia
Generator Rex2011TV SeriesFive
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters2011Video GameQueen Aga'po (voice)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2010TV SeriesElasti-Girl
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2008-2009TV SeriesLuminara Unduli
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes2009Video GameLuminara Unduli (voice)
Green Lantern: First Flight2009VideoCarol Ferris (voice)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2002-2008TV SeriesNicole Wallace Elizabeth Hitchens
The Awakening Fire2008ShortNarrator
A Poor Kid's Guide to Success2007Lisa Maerd (as Olivia D'Abo)
Eureka2007TV SeriesDr. Abby Carter
Dante's Inferno2007Beatrice (voice)
Ultimate Avengers II2006VideoBlack Widow Natalia Romanoff (voice)
Ultimate Avengers2006VideoBlack Widow Natalia Romanoff (voice)
Neopets: The Darkest Faerie2005Video GameJerdana / Aisha Peasant (voice)
Medal of Honor: European Assault2005Video GameManon du Champs (voice)
Justice League2002-2004TV SeriesStar Sapphire Carol Ferris Morgaine le Fey ...
Justice League Unlimited2004TV SeriesMorgaine Le Fey
Matriculated2003ShortRox (English version, voice)
The Animatrix2003Rox (segment "Matriculated") (voice)
The Legend of Tarzan2001-2003TV SeriesJane Porter
Alias2003TV SeriesEmma Wallace
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesShannon
Tarzan & Jane2002Jane Porter (voice)
Spin City2001TV SeriesAllison Wright
The Triangle2001TV MovieCharlotte 'Charlie' Duval
The Enemy2001Sgt. Penny Johnson
Jonni Nitro2000Jonni Nitro
Batman Beyond1999-2000TV SeriesMelanie Walker Ten
3rd Rock from the Sun2000TV SeriesAndrea
It Had to Be You2000Tracy Meltempi
Seven Girlfriends1999Hannah (as Olivia D'Abo)
A Texas Funeral1999Charlotte
Party of Five1999TV SeriesPerry Marks
Soccer Dog: The Movie1999Elena
Batman Beyond: The Movie1999TV MovieTen Melanie Walker (voice)
Titanic Explorer1998Video GameMarie Jerwan / Edith Brown / Edwina Troutt / ... (voice, as Olivia D'Abo)
Fantasy Island1998TV SeriesFlorence Jenkins
The Wild Thornberrys1998TV SeriesJao
The Velocity of Gary1998Veronica
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1998TV SeriesAnne Sullivan
Hacks1997/ILynn
The Single Guy1995-1997TV SeriesMarie Blake / Deliah
Dad's Week Off1997TV MovieCherice (as Olivia D'Abo)
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm1996TV SeriesSonya Blade
Live Nude Girls1995Chris
Kicking and Screaming1995Jane
The Big Green1995Miss Anna Montgomery
The Last Good Time1994Charlotte Zwicki
Pom Poko1994Koharu (English version, voice)
Clean Slate1994Judy
Greedy1994Molly Richardson
Wayne's World 21993Betty Jo
For Love and Glory1993TV MovieEmily Doyle
Bank Robber1993Selina
The Wonder Years1988-1993TV SeriesKaren Arnold
Point of No Return1993Angela
The Legend of Prince Valiant1991-1993TV SeriesVesta / Jasmine / Julianna
Star Trek: The Next Generation1992TV SeriesAmanda Rogers
Midnight's Child1992TV MovieAnna Bergman (as Olivia D'Abo)
The Spirit of '761990Chanel-6
Another Chance1989
Beyond the Stars1989Mara Simons
The Legend of Wolf Lodge1988Liette
The Bronx Zoo1988TV SeriesTerri Avila
Tour of Duty1988TV SeriesLeslie
Crash Course1988TV MovieMaria Abeja
Simon & Simon1988TV SeriesAllison Tyner / Angel
Really Weird Tales1987TV MovieTippy (segment "All's Well that Ends Strange")
One Big Family1987TV SeriesJoy Fairbanks
Growing Pains1985-1986TV SeriesTerry / Wendy
Bullies1986Becky Cullen (as Olivia D'Abo)
Mission Kill1986Rebel Girl
Flying1986Robin Crew
Not My Kid1985TV Movie uncredited
Bolero1984Paloma
Conan the Destroyer1984Princess Jehnna (as Olivia D'Abo)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Relentless Justice2015performer: "Revolution" / writer: "Revolution"
Face 2 Face2013Documentary writer: "Metamorphosis"
Waking Madison2010performer: "All Right" end title track
Loving Annabelle2006performer: "When I Was Bad" / writer: "Broken", "When I Was Bad"
Jonni Nitro2000performer: "Jonni Nitro" / writer: "Jonni Nitro"
The Wonder Years1989TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Relentless Justice2015composer: additional music / musician
Face 2 Face2013Documentary composer: theme music / musician
Waking Madison2010musician

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Relentless Justice2015very special thanks
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary our deepest appreciation
Loving Annabelle2006special thanks
The Whole Wide World1996special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2015 TV Land Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHerself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself - The Wonder Years
Actors Entertainment2010TV SeriesHerself
TVography: The Wonder Years - Comedy Coming of Age2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XIX1988TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2011TV SeriesNicole Wallace
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Justice League2003TV SeriesStar Sapphire
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Wonder Years1991TV SeriesKaren Arnold

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortJustice League: Doom (2012)
2013BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortJustice League: Doom (2012)
1985Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarBolero (1984)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1985Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressBolero (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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