Olivia d’Abo
(Actress - The Wonder Years; Conan the Destroyer; Point of No Return; Law & Order: CI; Star Trek: TNG, Voice Actress - Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Green Lantern: First Flight; Ultimate Avengers; Justice League; Batman Beyond)
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Olivia d’AboOlivia d’Abo is a triple threat. In a field where career longevity is rare and versatility even rarer, this performer has seamlessly moved through theatre, film, television and music without a scratch.

Further, the British born actress continues to gain recognition with her ability to shift from comedy to drama with intelligence and grace.

Currently, d’Abo has a lot of new projects on her plate. She just extended her role through June as one of the Pigeon sisters (Gwendolyn) in the sold out run of Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane’s The Odd Couple on Broadway. This marked d’Abo’s Broadway debut.

Following the play, d’Abo will independently release her album, Turku consisting of ten narrative songs, all of which she wrote herself. Patrick Leonard also contributed to the album, and her familial musical influence made it only a matter of time before she explored this new territory in her life and career. d’Abo says: “Music truly defines who I am and is my most personal form of expression.” She previously performed to a sold out audience at the Roxy in Los Angeles and will soon be appearing in clubs in New York. Turku will be released over the summer.

d’Abo is excited to list a “Livin’ On a Prayer” duet with Bon Jovi for his 2003 abum, “This Left Feels Right” as a credit on her discography. Bon Jovi picked her himself when he heard her signing in a recording studio in Los Angeles. He felt “this is the voice I am looking for.” Other notable performances include “Broken” with Seal in 2001, and backup vocals with Julian Lennon for “Help Yourself” in 1997.
On balancing the worlds of acting and music, d’Abo says: “It’s been tricky and quite a challenge for me to balance the two. Ironically, I’ve been given the gifts and talent of both my parents combined.”

Her father, Mike d’Abo, was a lead singer with Manfred Mann. Her mother, model/actress Maggie London d’Abo, appeared in “A Hard Day’s Night.”

In television, d’Abo got rave reviews in the guest-starring role of the controversial and villainous Nicole Wallace on “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” In this character, d’Abo is able to demonstrate the true breadth of her acting ability, in a role she describes as “wonderfully written with some pretty dark twists.” In fact, she participated in a “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” first. The unexpected popularity of her character gave rise to a wonderful publicity stunt where fans were able to vote and decide her character’s fate in an October episode. Unanimously, the fans raved that she should continue on the show and develop her sexually-charged relationship with Vincent D’Onofrio’s character. The date for her return has not yet been set.

d’Abo is probably best and first known for her role as the “favorite older sister” Karen Arnold in the Emmy Award winning telelvision show “The Wonder Years”. Other notable recurring television credits include “The Single Guy” with Jonathan Silverman, Fox’s “Party of Five” in a role of a college student who has a lesbian affair with Neve Cambell’s character, “Spin City” as the fiancèe to Michael J. Fox’s character. d’Abo also guest starred on a famous episode of ABC’s “Alias” with Ethan Hawke and an episode of “3rd Rock from the Sun” and can be heard as Jane in Disney’s animated series “Tarzan” as well as Tak in Nickelodeon’s “Invader Zim.

d’Abo is also best known for her work in independent film. The films “Live Nude Girls” and “Kicking and Screaming” are some of her favorites. Other terrific films she appeared in include “Wayne’s World 2” with Dana Carvey and Mike Meyers, “Greedy” with Michael J. Fox, “The Last Good Time,” “Conan the Destroyer,” “Velocity of Gary,” “The Big Green,” “A Texas Funeral,” “It had to be you,” “7 Girlfriends,” “Point of No Return,” “Spirit of ‘76,” “Beyond the Stars,” “The Mission to Kill,” “A Dream to Believe” and “Bullies.”

Other theater credits include “Scenes From an Execution” at the Mark Taper Forum with Frank Langelia and Juliet Stevenson, and the Los Angeles Theatre’s critically acclaimed musical “It’s a Girl.”

d’Abo currently lives in New York.
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