Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown

Apr. 10th, 1960
Born in
Frankfurt, Germany
5' 7

Olivia Brown's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Miami Vice TV Show
Miami Vice
For Love and Honor TV Show
For Love and Honor
Shannon's Mob (AU) TV Show
Shannon's Mob (AU)
The Gregory Hines Show TV Show
The Gregory Hines Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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.[1] 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 & 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.

  • Met her ex-husband, 'Mykelti Williamson' (qv), while both were working on the TV movie _Miami Vice (1984) (TV)_.
  • Her brother, Steve Brown, was a cornerback for the Houston Oilers.

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