Biography

​Olivia Margarette Brown (born April 10, 1960) is an American actress.

Brown was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in Livonia, Michigan, United States. Her family eventually moved to California and she is also a graduate of Santa Monica High School. She played Det. Trudy Joplin on Miami Vice and Vanessa Hargraves on Designing Women. She also played a recurring character on 7th Heaven. She also played a recurring character on Moesha which she played Barbara Lee. She has also acted in several films, including Throw Momma from the Train, 48 Hrs., All Tied Up, and Streets of Fire.

She guest starred in an episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as a psychic named Starr

She was married to Mykelti Williamson for two years. Her brother is Steve Brown, who played for the Houston Oilers of the NFL during the late 1980s.

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​Olivia Margarette Brown (born April 10, 1960) is an American actress.

Brown was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in Livonia, Michigan, United States. Her family eventually moved to California and she is also a graduate of Santa Monica High School. She played Det. Trudy Joplin on Miami Vice and Vanessa Hargraves on Designing Women. She also played a recurring character on 7th Heaven. She also played a recurring character on Moesha which she played Barbara Lee. She has also acted in several films, including Throw Momma from the Train, 48 Hrs., All Tied Up, and Streets of Fire.

She guest starred in an episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as a psychic named Starr

She was married to Mykelti Williamson for two years. Her brother is Steve Brown, who played for the Houston Oilers of the NFL during the late 1980s.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Olivia Brown, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 17

Birthday 1960-04-10

Place of Birth Livonia, Michigan, USA

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Also Known As

  • Olivia Margarette Brown
  • Olivia M. Brown

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Fast Lane as Mama
2009 Not Easily Broken as Mrs. Reid
1996 7th Heaven (9 episodes) as Patricia Hamilton
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1996 Moesha (4 episodes)
1994 All Tied Up as Tara
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (3 episodes)
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Lola
1990 Memories of Murder as Brenda
1989 Family Matters (1 episode)
1987 Throw Momma from the Train as Ms. Gladstone
1984 Miami Vice (113 episodes) as Trudy Joplin
1984 Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper as Trudy Joplin
1984 Streets of Fire as Addie
1982 48 Hrs. as Candy
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues (3 episodes)

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