Walter and Lillie Belle Barber had two daughters who were as different as night and day, and bitter rivals. Older sister Olivia could do no wrong. Younger sister Drucilla could do no right.
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The role was portrayed by Tonya Williams , on contract beginning in June , until agreeing with the show to drop to recurring status in She returned to the role in to In February, , the character appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful for two episodes, when it was revealed that her cousin is that show's Justin Barber. Currently, Olivia is a travelling lecturer for Doctors Without Borders. Olivia, an honest and principled woman, is keenly aware of the importance of doing the right thing and lives by the code words "duty" and "responsibility," however, because of this, she is often quick to judge those who do not live by the same morals. She is, though, also known for her compassion, kindness and forgiveness. Olivia was a popular and central character. She and her sister, Drucilla Victoria Rowell , became lead characters, becoming two of the most iconic African American characters for the daytime genre.
With the return of Nate Hastings Jr. The character was first introduced when Tonya Lee Williams began playing the doctor in She exited in but returned in for sporadic appearances. The sisters were reunited as adults when Drucilla developed a crush on detective Nathan Hastings, who was already dating Olivia. Dru tried to steal him away from her sister, but failed. Dru always felt like she came second to Olivia.
She has one sister, Drucilla Winters. She is the mother of Nate Hastings. Olivia, an honest and principled woman, is keenly aware of the importance of doing the right thing. She lives by the code words 'duty' and 'responsibility', however, because of this, she is often quick to judge those who do not live by the same morals.