Olivia Burnette

Olivia Burnette (born March 24, 1977) is an American actress who began her career as a child actress at the age of six.[1] She is perhaps best known for her role in the NBC sitcom The Torkelsons (1991–1993) and Homeless Woman in Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014). and her role in Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987). Burnette was nominated for eleven Young Artist Awards.

Olivia Burnette
Born (1977-03-24) March 24, 1977
EducationNew York University
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Patrick Wolff (2015-present)
FamilyJustin Burnette (brother)


Burnette began her career at age six. Perhaps her most famous role was that of Dorothy Jane Torkelson on the NBC sitcom The Torkelsons, later renamed Almost Home. She also played two roles on the NBC series Quantum Leap. She made a guest appearance in the episode "Another Mother" before later appearing as Sam's sister Katie in the episode "The Leap Home." She has had a number of film and TV appearances since then, including appearances on both JAG and its spin-off, NCIS (though playing different characters).

In 1991, Burnette co-starred in the TNT drama Final Verdict.[2]

Burnette also produced the short film, Mountain Cry.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Planes, Trains and Automobiles Marti Page
1992 Hard Promises Beth
1995 The Quick and the Dead Katie
1996 Eye for an Eye Julie McCann
1997 Fatal Encounters Julie McCann
1997 Pay Back For a Bully Jennifer Stable
1998 Jekyll Island Savannah Goodyear
1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Lily Video
2006 Flourish Bridget Burnham


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Riptide Lulu Flynn Episode: "Robin and Marian"
1986 Webster Carol Episode: "McGruff"
1986, 1988 Our House Joanie Episodes: "See You in Court", "Artful Dodging"
1987 Celebration Family Ellie TV film
1988 Designing Women Hannah Shackelford Episode: "Great Expectations"
1988 A Stoning in Fulham County Rachel TV film
1988 Disaster at Silo 7 Jennifer Fitzgerald TV film
1990 Paradise Edith Episode: "Dangerous Cargo"
1990 Jake and the Fatman Holly Episode: "My Buddy"
1990 Why, Charlie Brown, Why? Janice Emmons (voice) TV short
1990 Casey's Gift: For the Love of a Child Mickey Bolen TV film
1990 Quantum Leap Susan Bruckner, Katie Beckett Episodes: "Another Mother", "The Leap Home: part 1"
1990 Charles in Charge Melanie Colfax Episode: "Fair Exchange"
1991 Wings Becky Episode: "Duet for Cello and Plane"
1991 Final Verdict Nora Rogers TV film
1991 Backfield in Motion Betsy Dooley TV film
1991–1993 The Torkelsons Dorothy Jane Torkelson Main role
1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Kristan Solomon TV film
1992 Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Shanna Harper TV film
1994 The Gift of Love Louise TV film
1996 The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years Justine O'Neill TV miniseries
1998 JAG Marie Wetzel Episode: "Father's Day"
1999 Mercy Point Val Episodes: "Battle Scars", "C.J."
2000 Up, Up, and Away! Nina TV film
2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Annie Flagg TV film
2001 A Mother's Testimony Dede Carlson TV film
2003 Peacemakers Molly Episode: "No Excuse"
2004 CSI: NY Madison Haynes Episode: "Grand Master"
2004 Halo 2 ILB: Rani Sobek (voice) Video game
2005 NCIS Sarah Lowell Episode: "SWAK"
2008–2014 Sons of Anarchy Homeless Woman Recurring role
2009 Dexter Pam Episode: "Dirty Harry"
2010 The Closer Ann Weber Episode: "Off the Hook"


  1. "Olivia Burnette". TV Guide.
  2. McGaw, Steven Alan (September 6, 1991). "'Final Verdict' recalls great lawyer". Abbeville Meridional. Louisiana, Abbeville. p. 11. Retrieved September 27, 2020 via Newspapers.com.
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