Olivia Burnette, born March 24, 1977 in San Clemente, California, is an American actress who played the role of Homeless Woman on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Making her debut on the episode "The Sleep of Babies" in the series' first season, Olivia played the role of woman living on the streets. Playing a recurring role through the series' first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons, she usually appears when Gemma or Jax are going through an emotional decision making process, and was last seen in the series' finale episode, "Papa's Goods", in the series' seventh, and final, season.


Olivia Burnette began her acting career at the age of 6. The most notable of her first acting jobs was in Planes, Trains & Automobiles opposite comic superstar Steve Martin. After several television appearances, Olivia was cast as the lead in the down-home series The Torkelsons, playing Dorothy Jane. Olivia continued her television career with a few television movies, before being cast in The Quick and the Dead, which allowed her to work with such actors as Gene Hackman, Sharon Stone and Russell Crowe. Olivia continued her work on the big screen in Eye for an Eye, and got the opportunity to play Sally Field's daughter as well as be brutalized in a controversial scene by Kiefer Sutherland.

Determined to obtain a college degree, Olivia left Los Angeles to attend the prestigious NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. She graduated with not one but two majors: Film and English. After school, she was inspired to buy the rights to a novel and adapted it into a screenplay. Most recently, Olivia has been seen in the hit television show CSI: NY along with Oscar nominated Gary Sinise and Emmy nominated Melina Kanakaredes, and in the naval drama NCIS with Mark Harmon. Her most recent feature film entitled Flourish, which also stars Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer from the hit Fox drama House M.D., premiered at the world renowned Cinequest Film Festival 2006, as well being screened at the Cannes Film Market in 2006. She is currently married to Paddy Wolff.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles as Marti
  • The Quick and the Dead as Katie
  • Eye for an Eye as Julie McCann
  • The Torkelsons as Dorothy Jane Torkelson
  • Hard Promises as Beth
  • Almost Home as Dorothy Jane Torkelson
  • Jekyll Island as Savanah Goodyear
  • Flourish as Bridget Burnham



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Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Seeds" "Fun Town" "Patch Over" "Giving Back"
"AK-51" "Old Bones" "The Pull" "Hell Followed" "Better Half"
"Capybara" "The Sleep of Babies" "The Revelator"
Season 2 appearances
"Albification" "Small Tears" "Fix" "Eureka" "Smite"
"Falx Cerebri" "Gilead" "Potlatch" "Fa Guan" "Balm"
"Service" "The Culling" "Na Trioblóidí"
Season 3 appearances
"SO" "Oiled" "Caregiver" "Home" "Turning and Turning"
"The Push" "Widening Gyre" "Lochán Mór" "Turas" "Fírinne"
"Bainne" "June Wedding" "NS"
Season 4 appearances
"Out" "Booster" "Dorylus" "Una Venta" "Brick"
"With An X" "Fruit For The Crows" "Family Recipe" "Kiss" "Hands"
"Call of Duty" "Burnt and Purged Away" "To Be, Act 1" "To Be, Act 2"
Season 5 appearances
"Sovereign" "Authority Vested" "Laying Pipe" "Stolen Huffy" "Orca Shrugged"
"Small World" "Toad's Wild Ride" "Ablation" "Andare Pescare" "Crucifixed"
"To Thine Own Self" "Darthy" "J'ai Obtenu Cette"
Season 6 appearances
"Straw" "One One Six" "Poenitentia" "Wolfsangel" "The Mad King"
"Salvage" "Sweet and Vaded" "Los Fantasmas" "John 8:32" "Huang Wu"
"Aon Rud Persanta" "You Are My Sunshine" "A Mother's Work"
Season 7 appearances
"Black Widower" "Toil and Till" "Playing with Monsters" "Poor Little Lambs" "Some Strange Eruption"
"Smoke 'em if You Got 'em" "Greensleeves" "The Separation of Crows" "What a Piece of Work is Man" "Faith and Despondency"
"Suits of Woe" "Red Rose" "Papa's Goods"

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