The daughter of British musician Michael d'Abo (of Manfred Mann), London-born actress Olivia D'Abo is most widely known as Kevin Arnold's hippie sister, Karen, on The Wonder Years.The beloved nostalgic show ran from 1988 to 1992 on ABC and continues to live on in syndication. However, D'Abo had already made her film debut back in 1984 with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Destroyer as a damsel in distress. Other than the monumentally bad Bolero, her other films have mostly been forgettable until 1994 when she cemented her position in Generation X by starring in Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming. She played Jane, the girl who chose to study abroad rather than date Josh Hamilton's character. Around the same time, she wore very little clothes around the aging Kirk Douglas in Jonathan Lynn's Greedy and she played opposite aging Armin Mueller-Stahl in Bob Balaban's The Last Good Time. In the late '90s, she found a place for herself as a voice actor on animated TV shows. Starting with Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series, her voice credits have grown to include Justice League, Batman Beyond, and the Titanic video game. In 2001, she provided the voice of Jane in Disney's The Legend of Tarzan and its subsequent feature-length film. In 2003, she did the voice of Rox in The Animatrix: Matriculated.
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