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Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1969
SpousePatrick Leonard
FactAttended Los Feliz High School and Pacoima Junior High School.

Olivia d’Abo is an English actress, singer and songwriter. She is best known for her role as Karen Arnold in the ABC comedy series The Wonder Years, and as Lady Jane in the 1995 film Conan the Barbarian.

Born in London, England, on January 22, 1969, d’Abo is the daughter of Maggie London, a former model, and Mike d’Abo, the lead singer of the 1960s rock band Manfred Mann. She has two older sisters, Sophia and Tara.

D’Abo was educated at St. Paul’s Girls’ School in London and later at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.

She began her acting career in the 1980s with roles in the British television series The Bill and Inspector Morse. In 1988, she made her film debut in the action-comedy film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

D’Abo’s breakout role came in the form of Karen Arnold, the older sister of Kevin Arnold (played by Fred Savage), in the ABC comedy series The Wonder Years. The show ran for six seasons from 1988 to 1993.

In 1995, d’Abo starred as Lady Jane in the fantasy film Conan the Barbarian. She has also appeared in the films Wayne’s World 2 (1993), Star Trek: Generations (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Sliding Doors (1998).

More recently, d’Abo has had recurring roles on the television series NCIS (2005-2012) and The Originals (2013-2018).

D’Abo has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Julian Ozanne, a documentary filmmaker, from 2000 to 2006. The couple had one son, Oliver, who was born in 2002.

Her second marriage is to Patrick Leonard, a record producer and songwriter. The couple have two daughters: Ava, born in 2009, and Gia, born in 2012.

D’Abo has a net worth of $4 million.

General Info

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


SpousePatrick Leonard
ChildrenOliver William D'Abo

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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.


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.




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
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
Conan the Destroyer1984Princess Jehnna (as Olivia D'Abo)


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

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


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


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

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


Won Awards

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

1985Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressBolero (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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