Olivia Brown

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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.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2011: Mama - Fast Lane
2018: Noxious
2017: Stephanie Carter - Our Dream Christmas
1990: Brenda - Memories of Murder
1994: Tara - All Tied Up
1984: Trudy Joplin - Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper
1987: Ms. Gladstone - Throw Momma from the Train
2009: Mrs. Reid - Not Easily Broken
1982: Candy - 48 Hrs.
1984: Addie - Streets of Fire

TV CREDITS:
1990: Lola - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1989: Family Matters
1996: Patricia Hamilton - 7th Heaven
1982: T. J. Hooker
1990: Beverly Hills, 90210
1996: Moesha
1996: E! True Hollywood Story
1981: Hill Street Blues
1984: Trudy Joplin - Miami Vice