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Olivia d'Abo (1969)

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Olivia d'Abo is an English actress and singer-songwriter, best known for portraying Karen Arnold in The Wonder Years and Nicole Wallace, the recurring villain in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.


 acting career
D'Abo's film debut was in the supporting role of Princess Jehnna in Conan the Destroyer, released in June 1984. Just two months later, she also appeared topless aged 15 in the supporting role of the peasant girl Paloma in Bolero.

From 1988, d'Abo was in the main cast of The Wonder Years in the first four seasons. Her character Karen Arnold was the hippie sister in the family. In 1992, she guest starred in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "True Q" as Amanda Rogers. As the recurring villain Nicole Wallace, she made five appearances over a six-year period on television crime-drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent. On the Sci-Fi Channel series Eureka, she has the recurring role of Abby Carter, the ex-wife of Sheriff Jack Carter.

She has had numerous supporting roles in television programs and movies, such as Spirit of '76 , Greedy , The Big Green, and The Twilight Zone . On stage, she appeared in the 2005 Broadway production of The Odd Couple with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.

In animation, she dubs the voices of Star Sapphire and Morgaine le Fey in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited ; Tak in Invader Zim (2001–2002); Jedi Master Luminara Unduli in Star Wars: The Clone Wars ; Carol Ferris in Green Lantern: First Flight and Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm .

 personal life
Olivia D'Abo was born in London, United Kingdom, the daughter of Maggie London, a model and actress, and Mike d'Abo, a singer and member of Manfred Mann. She has three brothers and one half-sister: elder brother Ben, younger half-brother Bruno, and younger sibling twins Ella and Louis on her father's side. Olivia and Ben both attended high school in the US at Los Feliz Hills School (formerly "The Apple School") in Los Angeles and Olivia attended Pacoima Jr High School in Pacoima, California.

She is the first cousin once removed of Maryam d'Abo, the actress best known for her performance as Kara Milovy in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights.

Olivia was married to music producer and songwriter Patrick Leonard. She has one child, Oliver William D'Abo, born 11 November 1995. She 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. D'Abo also wrote and performed the title theme to Jonni Nitro. She was engaged to the singer Julian Lennon.

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