Michael Learned is an American actress.
She is best known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series The Waltons (1972–1979).
Her post-Waltons work includes appearances on episodes of St. Elsewhere, Murder, She Wrote, Who’s The Boss?, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Scrubs.
Learned has appeared on numerous soap operas, including One Life to Live, All My Children, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless.
She has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series; three for The Waltons (1973, 1974, 1976), and one for the short-lived medical drama Nurse (1982).