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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 January 1969Paddington, London, England, UK
Birth NameOlivia Jane d'Abo
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Olivia d'Abo was born on January 22, 1969 in Paddington, London, England as Olivia Jane d'Abo. She is known for her work on The Wonder Years (1988), Conan the Destroyer (1984) and Point of No Return (1993). She was previously married to Patrick Leonard.

Spouse (1)

Patrick Leonard (August 2002 - 2012) (divorced)

Trivia (18)

Her son, Oliver William D'Abo, was born November 11, 1995.
Her last name is pronounced Dah-bo.
First cousin once removed of Maryam d'Abo.
Father, Mike d'Abo, was a presenter on BBC Radio Bristol in the United Kingdom.
Daughter 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.
Dated Julian Lennon in the early 1990s; has a background-vocals credit on his 1991 album "Help Yourself".
Sings with Jon Bon Jovi in an acoustic version of "Livin' on a Prayer".
She has three brothers and one sister: elder brother Ben d'Abo, younger brother Bruno, the younger siblings, twins Ella and Louis (born July 2007).
Her CD, "Turku" (2004), consists of ten narrative songs and songwriter/composer husband Patrick Leonard contributed to it.
Has performed as a singer in both New York and Los Angeles clubs.
Her British mother, model/actress Maggie London, made an appearance in The Beatles' classic film A Hard Day's Night (1964).
Made her Broadway debut playing one of the Pidgeon sisters in the 2005 Broadway revival of "The Odd Couple" starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
Has appeared with Dana Carvey and Kevin Pollack in two comedy films: Wayne's World 2 (1993) and Clean Slate (1994).
Won 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.
Attended Los Feliz High School and Pacoima Junior High School.
Born on Wednesday.
Was formerly engaged to Thomas Jane from 1998 to 2001.
Was formerly engaged to musician Julian Lennon.

Personal Quotes (8)

I 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.
I've always wanted to play 'Lady Macbeth' and Strindberg's 'Miss Julie'.
Doing Broadway was always a dream of mine since I was a little girl.
I 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.
You 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.
With thrillers, there's such a fine line between what's good and what's cheesy and corny.
I've been writing and composing songs since I was 5 years old.
Music 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.

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