Olivia Baseman

Olivia Baseman is an actor, singer, writer, makeup artist and producer based in Brooklyn New York. She works in theater, film, television music, and fashion.

Olivia grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where she started working professionally as a singer and actress as a young teenager.  She went on to study drama and voice at The Circle In The Square School in New York City.


In 2002, Olivia met and began a collaboration with her now husband, fashion and celebrity portrait photographer Mark Veltman.  Olivia started working as Mark's makeup artist and producer, clients loved the combination and Mark and Olivia have worked together ever since. Their work can be seen in adds and publications all over the world. www.markveltman.com

In 2008 Mark and Olivia co-founded the critically acclaimed independent art/culture/fashion magazine Joy Quarterly for which Olivia wrote, and served as managing editor.

Olivia has continued to work as a performer appearing in diverse projects including the iconic "Rick James" episode of the Comedy Central Series Chappelle's Show

and director Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar-nominated film 

The Wrestler.  On stage, she has appeared in many plays and musicals in New York as well as regionally.  She is a member of the award-winning experimental theater company Gemini CollisionWorks, and a frequent performer at Brooklyn's acclaimed experimental theater The Brick. She has also worked as a producer with the theater company The Dirty Blondes

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