Olivia Edward plays “Duke,” Sam's adorable and forgivably mischievous youngest daughter.
Edward, a 12-year-old seventh grader and native of Long Island, NY, began her professional career at the age of two after signing with a management team, and has been steadily working ever since. Edward currently stars opposite Pamela Adlon in the Peabody Award-winning FX series Better Things. The critically acclaimed show has also received a Critics’ Choice Award for Most Exciting New Series, as well as a Gotham Film Award nomination for Breakthrough Series. Edward has appeared in numerous guest spots on TV series such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Mysteries of Laura and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Edward can also be seen alongside Brian Tyree Henry in the upcoming Brooklyn-based indie feature The Outside Story.
Edward has been an accomplished competitive dancer since the age of four. She has competed with her team in hip hop, jazz and tap, but most loves to ballroom dance with her father. Edward is also a talented vocalist. She has been training with some of the best vocal coaches in New York since the age of six, and in 2016 made her New York theater debut as “Minnie” in Annie Get Your Gun at the City Center alongside Megan Hilty. Edward also had the honor of singing the duet “For Good” with the legendary Kristin Chenoweth at the Tilles Center Gala Benefit.
In addition to acting, Edward is a Wildlife Warriors Ambassador, spreading the word of conservation to help educate people about the threats facing wildlife. In her free time, Edward enjoys simulated skydiving, baking cupcakes, playing the drums, playing with her three adorable dogs and jumping on the trampoline with her best friend and older brother Justin.