Olivia Jane d’Abo was born on 22 January 1969, in London, England to Maggie London, a model and actress, and Mike d’Abo, a singer and a member of the band Manfred Mann. She is an English-American actress, singer and songwriter, best known for her roles in the television series “The Wonder Years” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.
So just how rich is Olivia d’Abo? Sources state that d’Abo has a net worth of over $3 million, as of early 2017, accumulated during her acting career which began in the mid-1980s.
Olivia d’Abo Net Worth $3 million
D’Abo moved to the USA when she was 10 years old, attending Los Feliz Hills School in Los Angeles and Pacoima Junior High School in Pacoima, California.
She made her foray into the acting world in 1984, landing the supporting role as Princess Jehnna in the adventure film “Conan the Destroyer”, which she followed with a role in the Bo Derek romantic drama film “Bolero” in the same year. She went on to appear in other big-screen projects, such as “Flying”, “Bullies” and “Beyond the Stars”, while also making a number of television guest appearances, such as in the series “Growing Pains”, “Simon & Simon” and “The Bronx Zoo”, paving her way to recognition and fame; d’Abo’s net worth started to rise.
In 1988 she landed a major television role, being cast in the ABC television comedy/drama series “The Wonder Years”, playing free-spirited hippie Karen Arnold. The show became extremely popular, earning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as numerous other awards. D’Abo’s performance brought her recognition and popularity, and significantly increased her wealth. She remained on the show for six seasons, until it finished in 1993.
That year saw the actress landing the role of Angela in the hit action film “Point of No Return”. She went on to expand her resume by playing leading roles in films such as “The Last Good Times”, “Greedy”, “The Big Green” and “Kicking and Screaming”. She also made many television guest appearances, including in the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “The Single Guy”, “Fantasy Island” and “Party of Five”, and appeared in several TV films, reinforcing her popularity and further expanding her net worth.
D’Abo also did some voice over work during this time, such as voicing the character of Sonya Blade in the cartoon series “Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm”, and work flowed in steadily for the actress during the 2000s as well, I initially providing her voice to several animated films, such as “Tarzan and Jane”, two “Ultimate Avangers” films and “Justice League: Doom”, as well as for animated series “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. All contributed to her wealth.
She had a recurring role as Elizabeth Hitchens/Nicole Wallace in the popular police procedural series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, while also appearing in a number of television films, further increasing her fortune.
D’Abo made her Broadway debut in 2005, playing one of the Pidgeon sisters in a revival of “The Odd Couple”, and later Kath in the play “Entertaining Mr. Sloane”, winning a Broadway World Los Angeles Award and a StageSceneLA Award.
Her most recent television appearance was in the 2017 TV film “Secs and Execs”, and her most recent film involvement is in the upcoming “Unbeliavable!!!!!” and “The Circuit”, set to be released in 2017.
Aside from her acting career, d’Abo has earned additional income in other sectors. She has been an established singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist, who has released an album entitled “Not TV”, and has composed various soundtracks. She sang back vocals for Julian Lennon’s song “Help Yourself”, and co-wrote Laura Pausini’s song “Love Comes from the Inside”.
In addition, as of 2015 d’Abo has co-hosted “Every Friday with Dan and Olivia”, a weekly podcast.
In her private life, d’Abo married music producer and songwriter Patrick Leonard in 2002, however, the couple separated in 2011 and filed for divorce the following year. They have one child.
Her son, Oliver William D'Abo, was born November 11, 1995.
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.
I've been writing and composing songs since I was 5 years old.
With thrillers, there's such a fine line between what's good and what's cheesy and corny.
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.
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.
Doing Broadway was always a dream of mine since I was a little girl.
I've always wanted to play 'Lady Macbeth' and Strindberg's 'Miss Julie'.
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.