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D'Abo, Olivia 1969(?)–

D'Abo, Olivia 1969(?)–

PERSONAL

Surname is pronounced "dah-bo"; born January 22, 1969 (some sources cite 1967 or 1971), in London, England; immigrated to the United States, c. 1977; daughter of Mike (a singer, musician, lyricist, composer, and radio presenter) and Maggie (a model and actress; maiden name, London) d'Abo; married Patrick Leonard (a composer); children: Oliver William.

Addresses: Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Special Artists Agency, 345 North Maple Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Sam Maydew, The Collective, 12200 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 490, Los Angeles, CA 90064; Pop Art Films and Management, 9615 Brighton Way, Suite 426, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress, voice performer, and singer. Appeared in commercials, including a commercial for McDonald's restaurants at age thirteen.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Paloma, Bolero (also known as Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy), Cannon, 1984.

Princess Jehnna, Conan the Destroyer, Universal, 1984.

Rebel girl, The Mission … Kill (also known as Mission: Kill), Action International Pictures, 1985.

Becky Cullen, Bullies, Universal, 1986.

Robin Crew, Flying (also known as Dream to Believe and Teenage Dream), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1986.

Liette, Into the Fire (also known as Legend of Lone Wolf), Moviestore Entertainment, 1987.

Mara Simons, Personal Choice (also known as Beyond the Stars), Moviestore Entertainment, 1988.

Another Chance, Moviestore Entertainment, 1989.

Chanel-6, The Spirit of '76, Castle Rock, 1990.

Betty Jo, Wayne's World 2, Paramount, 1993.

Angela, Point of No Return (also known as The Assassin), Warner Bros., 1993.

Selina, Bank Robber, IRS Releasing, 1993.

Judy, Clean Slate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994.

Molly Richardson, Greedy, Universal, 1994.

Charlotte Zwicki, The Last Good Time, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994.

Jane Hayworth, Kicking and Screaming, Trimark Pictures, 1995.

Chris, Live Nude Girls, Republic, 1995.

Miss Anna Montgomery, The Big Green, Buena Vista, 1995.

Lynn, Hacks (also known as The Big Twist and Sink or Swim), Rigorous Productions, 1997.

Veronica, The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name) (also known as The Velocity of Gary), Columbia TriStar, 1998.

Tracy Meltempi, It Had to Be You, Regent Entertainment, 1998.

Hannah, Seven Girlfriends, Castle Hill, 1999.

Title role, Jonni Nitro, Eruptor Entertainment, 2000.

Voice of Jane Porter, Tarzan & Jane, Buena Vista, 2002.

Voice of Rox, "Matriculated," The Animatrix (animated short film), Warner Bros., 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Karen Arnold, The Wonder Years, ABC, 1988–92.

Voice of Sonya Blade, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (also known as Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series), USA Network, 1996.

Marie Blake, The Single Guy, NBC, 1996–97.

Voice of Jane Porter, The Legend of Tarzan (also known as Disney's "The Legend of Tarzan"), UPN and syndicated, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Not My Kid, 1985.

Tippy, "All's Well that Ends Strange," Really Weird Tales, HBO, 1987.

Consuela (some sources cite Maria) Abea, Crash Course (also known as Driver's Ed, Driving Academy, and Driving School), NBC, 1988.

Anna Bergman, Midnight's Child, Lifetime, 1992.

Emily Doyle, For Love and Glory (also known as Elysian Fields and Shenandoah), CBS, 1993.

Laura (some sources cite Cherice), Dad's Week Off (also known as National Lampoon's "Dad's Week Off"), Showtime, 1997.

Elena, Soccer Dog: The Movie, HBO, 1999.

Charlotte, A Texas Funeral, Starz!, 1999.

Voice of Ten/Melanie Walker, Batman Beyond: The Movie (animated), 1999.

Sergeant Penny Johnson, The Enemy (also known as Toedliche Formel), HBO, 2001.

Charlotte "Charlie" Duval, The Triangle, TBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Wendy, "Super Dad!," Growing Pains, ABC, 1985.

Terry, "Employee of the Month," Growing Pains, ABC, 1986.

Joy Fairbanks, "Joy to the Hattons," One Big Family, 1987.

Alison Tyner/Angel, "Shadows," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1988.

Leslie, "Soldiers," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1988.

Terry Avila, "Behind Closed Doors," The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1988.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1989.

Voice of Vesta, "The Tree," The Legend of Prince Valiant, 1991.

Amanda Rogers, "True Q," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1992.

Voice of Tak's computer, "Drivers from Beyond the Stars," Invader ZIM (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997.

Florence Jenkins, "Secret Self," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1998.

Voice of Anne Sullivan, "Patience," Adventures from the Book of Virtues, 1998.

Voice of Jao, "Only Child," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), 1998.

Voice of Ten/Melanie Walker, "Dead Man's Hand," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 1999.

Voice of Ten/Melanie Walker, "Once Burned," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 1999.

Perry Marks, "Fragile," Party of Five, Fox, 1999.

Perry Marks, "I'll Show You Mine," Party of Five, Fox, 1999.

Perry Marks, "Haunted," Party of Five, Fox, 1999.

Andrea, "Dick Solomon's Day Off," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 2000.

Voice of Ten/Melanie Walker, "King's Ransom," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 2000.

Allison Wright, "The Arrival," Spin City, ABC, 2001.

Allison Wright, "A Tree Falls in Manhattan," Spin City, ABC, 2001.

Allison Wright, "Wife with Mikey," Spin City, ABC, 2001.

Guest, "The Wonder Years: Comedy Coming of Age," TVography, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Voice of Tak, "Tak: The Hideous New Girl," Invader ZIM (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Voice of Star Sapphire, "Fury: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Voice of Star Sapphire, "Injustice for All: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Voice of Morgaine Le Fay, "A Knight of Shadows: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Elizabeth Hitchens Haynes/Nicole Wallace, "AntiThesis," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2002.

Shannon, "The Lineman," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002.

Emma Wallace, "Double Agent," Alias, ABC, 2003.

Elizabeth Hitchens Haynes/Nicole Wallace, "A Person of Interest," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2003.

Elizabeth Hitchens Haynes/Nicole Wallace, "Great Barrier," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2004.

Voice of Morgaine Le Fay, "Kid Stuff," Justice League (animated; also known as Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Appeared as waitress at World of Burgers in an episode of Growing Pains, ABC; voice of Tak's ship and Skoolbus driver, "Dibship Rising," Invader ZIM (animated), Nickelodeon.

Television Appearances; Other:

ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars XIX (special), ABC, 1988.

Deliah, The Single Guy (pilot), NBC, 1995.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Voices of Marie Jerwan, Edith Brown, Edwina Trout, and Dorothy Cross, Titanic Explorer (video game; also known as James Cameron's "Titanic Explorer"), 1997.

Albums:

Turku, 2004.

Background vocalist for From the Inside by Laura Paussini and Help Yourself by Julian Lennon; also performed the song "Living on a Prayer" for the album This Left Feels Right by Bon Jovi.

WRITINGS

Songwriter:

Main title song, Jonni Nitro, Eruptor Entertainment, 2000.

"From the Inside," Laura Paussini, From the Inside (record album), 2002.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Interview, May, 2000, p. 60.

Mademoiselle, January, 1991.

Movieline, May, 1999, p. 20.

People Weekly, May 21, 1990, pp. 133-134; June 26, 2000, p. 94.

TV Guide, April 30, 1999, p. 76.

Electronic:

Olivia d'Abo Official Site, http://www.oliviadabo.net, July 8, 2005.

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