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Karen Esther Olivo is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Satine in the musical adaptation of the jukebox musical film Moulin Rouge.

Biography[]

Olivo was born on August 5, 1976, in South Bronx, New York City, New York. The names of Olivo's parents are not known, as is why she wanted to be an actress. What is known is that Olivo grew up in Bartow, Florida, and attended both the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts and the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music. Although Olivo has been acting on stage since 1997, Olivo got her first on-screen role in 2005, when she was cast as Natasha for one episode of the romantic soap opera series All My Children. Long got her first major recurring role in 2011, when she was cast as Cassie Reynolds, a lawyer hired by Harriet Korn after expanding her law firm, for 22 episodes of the comedic courtroom drama series Harry's Law. Long has since appeared in TV shows, movies, and musicals such as Hamilton, Moulin Rouge!, Rent, Hair, Great Performances, The Broadway.com Show, Dancing with the Stars, Generation Um..., The Orphan Killer, The Electric Company, The New Twenty, Shanghai Hotel, Conviction, The Good Wife, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

On Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior[]

Olivo portrayed Vivian Solis, a Detective assisting the Red Cell team in solving a series of murders, in the episode "See No Evil".

Filmography[]

  • Rise (2016) - Robot Mother
  • The Broadway.com Show (2014) - Performer
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - 2 episodes (2007-2013) - Yelina Muñoz/Jennifer Benitez
  • Holiday Spin (2012) - Emily
  • The Good Wife - 3 episodes (2010-2012) - Giada Cabrini
  • Generation Um... (2012) - Carrie Hines
  • Harry's Law - 22 episodes (2011-2012) - Cassie Reynolds
  • Shanghai Hotel (2011) - Carmen
  • The Orphan Killer (2011) - Angie (uncredited)
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - "See No Evil" (2011) TV episode - Detective Vivian Solis
  • Chase (2011) - Maria Blanco
  • Great Performances - 2 episodes (2009-2010) - Performer
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2010) - Sierra Brandis
  • The Electric Company (2010) - Herself
  • Late Show with David Letterman (2009) - Anita
  • Dancing with the Stars (2009) - Anita
  • The New Twenty (2008) - Bethany
  • Make Yourself at Home (2008) - Police Woman (uncredited)
  • Adrift in Manhattan (2007) - Ana/Isabel's daughter
  • Conviction - 2 episodes (2006) - Norma Pimental
  • Law & Order (2005) - Isabella Perez
  • All My Children (2005) - Natasha

Theatere[]

  • Rent (1997-1999) - Mimi Marquez/Swing
  • Brooklyn (2003-2005) - Faith
  • Children of Eden (2004) - Yohah
  • Miracle Brothers (2005) - Jeca
  • In the Heights (2007-2008) - Vanessa
  • Hair (2007) - Sheila
  • West Side Story (2009-2010) - Anita
  • By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (2011) - Anna Mae/Afua Assata Ejobo
  • Murder Ballad (2012) - Sara
  • tick, tick... BOOM! (2014) - Susan/Karessa
  • Public Works: The Odyssey (2015) - Penelope
  • West Side Story (2016) - Anita
  • Hamilton (2016-2017) - Angelica Schuyler
  • Chess (2018) - Florence
  • Fun Home (2018) - Alison Bechdel
  • Moulin Rouge! (2018-2020) - Satine

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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