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Karen Olivo stars in "Harry's Law" on NBC as Cassie Reynolds.

Karen Olivo starred as Anita in the acclaimed Broadway revival of "West Side Story," directed by Arthur Laurents, a role which garnered her the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Olivo also earned Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations for her portrayal of the iconic character.

Olivo originated the role of Vanessa in both the off-Broadway and Broadway productions
Karen Olivo in "Harry's Law"
Karen Olivo Harry's Law
of the Tony Award-winning musical, "In the Heights." Exploring three days in the lives of a group of Dominican-American characters living in Washington Heights, "In the Heights" was also the recipient of the 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding off-Broadway Musical, the 2007 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble. Olivo was also the recipient of the 2008 Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer for her role in the show. Furthermore, Olivo joined Lin-Manuel Miranda and the rest of the multi-ethnic cast in "In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams," a televised documentary highlighting their road to the New York stage.

Olivo made her Broadway debut in Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical "Rent." Additionally, she also originated the role of Faith in the Broadway production of "Brooklyn the Musical," directed by Jeff Calhoun. 

Olivo's additional theater credits include the off-Broadway production of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" by Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and co-starring Sanaa Lathan; "The Miracle Brothers," directed by Tina Landau, at the Vineyard Theatre, the Public Theatre's 40th Anniversary concert production of "Hair," directed by Diane Paulus, and The Ford Theatre's production of "Children of Eden."

Olivo's many television credits include recurring and guest-starring roles on "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," "Chase," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Conviction," and "Law & Order."

Olivo will soon be seen opposite Keanu Reeves in the Mark Mann film, "Generation Um," scheduled to open in theaters in 2012. Additional film credits include roles in "The New Twenty" and "Adrift in Manhattan" opposite Heather Graham, which was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. Olivo was also featured in both "Sibling" and "Shanghai Hotel."

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Birthplace: South Bronx, NY
Husband: Matt Caplan

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