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Olivia Jane d'Abo (born 22 January 1969; age 50) is an English actress and singer who played Amanda Rogers in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth season episode "True Q". D'Abo is probably best known for playing Karen Arnold in The Wonder Years and Nicole Wallace in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. On the former, d'Abo worked frequently with Robert Picardo and her character's grandfather was played by fellow TNG guest star David Huddleston. On stage, she played Gwendolyn Pigeon in the 2005-2006 Broadway revival of the play The Odd Couple with Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Brad Garrett.
In recent years she has also done prolific voice acting for many animated works, including Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm as the Special Forces lieutenant Sonya Blade, Invader Zim as the Irken Tak, The Animatrix, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as several series in the DC Comics Animated Universe. These included Batman Beyond (appearing in episodes with Brian George, Bernie Casey, and Nicholas Guest) and Justice League (with Ashley Edner, Clancy Brown, Efrain Figueroa, Jason Marsden, Stephen McHattie and W. Morgan Sheppard).
In 1984, d'Abo was nominated for the "Golden Raspberry Award" as worst supporting actress for her performance as Princess Jehnna in Conan the Destroyer. The film also featured Jeff Corey and Tracey Walter and a musical score by Basil Poledouris.
- Seven Girlfriends (1999, with Michael Buchman Silver, Stephanie Erb, Scott MacDonald, Steve Vinovich, Georgann Johnson, Lisa Lord and Ivar Brogger)
- Live Nude Girls (1995, with Kim Cattrall and Brian Markinson)
- Greedy (1994, with Ed Begley, Jr. and Kirsten Dunst)
- Beyond the Stars (1989, with F. Murray Abraham, Robert Foxworth and Christian Slater)