Olivia d'Abo
Wallace Frame.jpg
Character
Nicole Wallace
Madeline Haynes
Date of birth
22 January 1969
Place of birth
Paddington, London, England
IMDb profile

Olivia Jane d'Abo (born January 22, 1969)[1] is an English actress who played Nicole Wallace in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes "Anti-Thesis", "A Person of Interest", "Great Barrier", "Grow", and "Frame". She also portrayed Wallace's look-alike Madeline Haynes in the 2013 episode of JO: "Catacombs".

Her first roles were Princess Jehnna in Conan the Destroyer and Paloma in Bolero. Both were filmed in late 1983 while d'Abo was 14,[2][3] and released the following summer. She is also well known for the role of Karen Arnold in The Wonder Years (1988–1993) with Dan Lauria and Fred Savage, Marie Blake on The Single Guy (1995-1997) and Jane Porter in The Legend of Tarzan (2001-2003). She also appears as Veronica in the 1998 film The Velocity of Gary (with Vincent D'Onofrio).

In 2014, she appeared as Dierdre in a episode of Psych with Cary Elwes.

In 2018, d'Abo played a mother named Sarah, whose young son was kidnapped in The Wrong Son opposite Tammy Blanchard.

In 2019, d'Abo appears as Clarissa in Jane the Virgin (with Rita Moreno).

In addition to acting, she does animated voices, d'Abo provided the voices of Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (1996); 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), which she reprised the cameo voice role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019); Carol Ferris in Green Lantern: First Flight (2009); and Natalia "Natasha" Romanoff/Black Widow in Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther (both 2006).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. General Register Office. "England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916–2005" (searchable at Ancestry.com)
    Olivia Jane D'abo's birth date is listed in the index of births registered in January–March 1969.
  2. Associated Press (September 17, 1983) "Names In The News: Schwarzenegger" Daily Times.
  3. Sloan, Robin Adams (August 22, 1983) "The Gossip Column: Bo Derek" Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
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