Lovely Olivia d’Abo had already spent four years as Karen, the eldest child and “hippie daughter” of the Arnold family featured in the beloved 1980s coming-of-age dramedy The Wonder Years, when she “tested the waters” immediately after with her role as unaware Q being Amanda Rogers in TNG’s “True Q.” Both performances offer no hint of her true accent as a London native, born in 1969, but her first screen role had come at the age of 15 as Princess Jehnna in 1984’s Conan the Destroyer.
More recently, d’Abo’s busy career has included a recurring gig as the nefarious Nicole Wallace on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and on the Sy-Fy’s Eureka as Abby, the ex-wife of Sheriff Jack Carter. Amid a host of TV and film credits, since 2006 she has also voiced the role of Luminara Unduli in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and has been heard as Star Sapphire and Morgaine le Fey in the Justice League features, as Carol Ferris in Green Lantern: First Flight, and as Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm.
Many fans may not realize d’Abo is the daughter of Mike d’Abo of the 1960s band Manfred Mann—and thus no surprise that she’s also a singer-songwriter. Her debut album Not TV was released in late 2011.