Olivia has played in a movie adaptation of Jane Austen's novels before: as Jane Fairfax opposite Kate Beckinsale's Emma. She also played Bruce Willis' widow in The Sixth Sense and Kevin Costner's love interest in The Postman. The mother of two girls, Olivia began her acting career on the stage. She vowed to work until the age of 30 or until she hit it "big." She accomplished this when Kevin Costner hired her for his Apocalyptic movie. The role in this bomb did not end her career as an actress and she's worked steadily ever since.
- Go to Jane Austen's World for my review of Miss Austen Regrets on Jane Austen's World.
- Emma photo from Jim and Ellen Moody's blog.