Olivia Kendall is a character from NBC TV series, "The Cosby Show".

About herEdit

Olivia Symoné Kendall was born on December 10, 1985, and is the only child of Martin and Paula Kendall. After a few years of marriage, her parents divorced, and Paula gave Martin full custody, as she felt overwhelmed by marriage and motherhood. And when Olivia was almost five-years-old, Martin married Denise Huxtable, whom he met in Africa. The new family moved in with Denise's parents, Clair and Cliff Huxtable, who are Olivia's step-grandparents. Martin is a Naval officer, so he is required to travel a lot, so for a while, Olivia was unable to spend time with him. During his absences, her stepmother, Denise, raised her. While, Martin was stationed in Singapore and Denise went to live with him, they thought that being overseas may have been too much for Olivia, so she lived stateside with the Huxtables. The Huxtables are extremely fond of Olivia and treat her as a member of their blood family, and since she is closest in age to Rudy, she is often made to share accodomations with her, sometimes to Rudy's annoyance. Olivia is well-adjusted for her age and understanding her father has dangerous work that keeps him away from home often, and rarely gets upset over the absence of him or her stepmother because the Huxtables are providing her with a stable home life.


Martin Kendall (father)

Paula Kendall (mother)

Denise Huxtable-Kendall (step mother)

Heathclifford Huxtable (step grandfather)

Clair Hanks-Huxtable (step grandmother)

Sondra Huxtable-Tibideaux (step aunt)

Theo Huxtable (step uncle)

Elvin Tibideaux (step uncle in-law)

Vanessa Huxtable (step aunt)

Rudy Huxtable (step aunt)

Nelson Tibideaux (step cousin)

Winnie Tibideaux (step cousin)
Olivia Kendall

Olivia as a little girl