Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen

Jun. 13th, 1986
Born in
Sherman Oaks, California, USA
5' 1"

Mary-Kate Olsen's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
So Little Time TV Show
So Little Time
Two of a Kind TV Show
Two of a Kind
Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action TV Show
Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Beastly
2008 - The Wackness
2006 - Factory Girl
2003 - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
1995 - It Takes Two
1994 - The Little Rascals

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Michelle Tanner
Tara Lindman
Michelle Tanner
Michelle Tanner
Herself (Voiced)
Carol Murphy
[Complete List]


She and her twin sister, Ashley Olsen, were born June 13, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, California to David and Jarnette Olsen. The twins began their acting career in 1987 when they were chosen to play the role of Michelle Tanner on a new television series, "Full House" (1987). The show became a hit with books, dolls, and other merchandise being sold to promote it, and during the years the show was on the air, the Olsen twins had a TVQ (popularity rating) second only to Bill Cosby. The twins continued to share the role through the show's end in 1995. During the years of "Full House" (1987) they teamed up with Robert Thorne (II) and created Dualstar, their production Company. Soon they had recorded an album titled Brother For Sale and a music video called Our First Video (1993) (V). In the years that followed they starred in three straight to video movies, To Grandmother's House We Go (1992) (TV), Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993) (TV), and How the West Was Fun (1994) (TV). They also created their own video series called The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley, in which they were pint size detectives who would "solve any crime by dinner time." They also have another successful video series, You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's and both video series continue to be popular today. In 1995 they made their big screen debut in It Takes Two (1995) and in the next few years they continued to make videos in their series. In 1998 they returned to television in the short-lived series, "Two of a Kind" (1998). They made a few more tv movies, appeared on many talk shows, and began to work on a new tv series titled "So Little Time" (2001). They currently live in California with their mom, older brother Trent and younger sister Lizzie. They visit their dad, stepmom, Mackenzie and step siblings, Taylor and Jake.

  • Is very close to her older cousin Christine.
  • Has a cousin named Christine
  • During the earlier seasons of _"Full House" (1987)_ (qv), the producers did not want it known that Michelle was played by twins, so Mary-Kate and Ashley were credited as Mary Kate Ashley Olsen.
  • She and Ashley both had to wear fake teeth during the later years of _"Full House" (1987)_ (qv) because their teeth began to look different.
  • While making the film _To Grandmother's House We Go (1992) (TV)_ (qv) in Canada, she rode her first horse and becomes a devoted equestrian.
  • Has a bi-monthly magazine called Mary-Kate and Ashley Magazine
  • Hospitalized November 19, 2007 in New York for a kidney infection.
  • Enjoys shopping, going to the movies, listening to rock music (ie., 'Counting Crows' (qv)), cheer-leading and Tae Bo with her sister.

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