Ashley Olsen Biography

Ashley Olsen is an American actress, fashion designer and producer. This biography offers detailed information about her childhood, life, works and timeline.

Quick Facts

Birthday: June 13, 1986

Nationality: American

Famous: Child Prodigies Actresses

Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Ashley Fuller Olsen

Born in: Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

Height: 5'1" (155 cm), 5'1" Females


father: David Olsen

mother: Jarnett Olsen

siblings: Elizabeth Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Trent Olsen

Personality: INTP, INTJ

U.S. State: California

More Facts

awards: 2004 - Star on the Walk of Fame
1989 - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor/Actress
1990 - Young Artist Award for Outstanding Performance

1992 - Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance
1994 - Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actress
1996 - Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress
1999 - Kids' Choice Awards forFavorite TV Actress
2003 - DVD Exclusive Awards for Franchise Performers

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Best known as the child star, ‘Michelle Elizabeth Tanner’ from the popular American TV show, ‘Full House’, Ashley Olsen, along with her twin sister, Mary-Kate Olsen became famously known as the ‘Olsen Twins’. After the twin duo rose to fame with the show, they managed to build their own business empire and went on to become one of the wealthiest self-made millionaires in America. Ranked at number three on VH1’s list of ‘100 Greatest Kid Stars’, Olsen began appearing in a number of DVD movies along with her twin sister. In no time, the duo became one of the most popular teenage sensations in America. However, lack of interest in pursuing an acting career made them opt for fashion designing. They launched their own line of clothing, merchandise and make-up. Additionally, Olsen is also the creative director of the company, ‘Dualstar’, which produces a number of movies, DVD films and other media related material. She is also the co-founder of the fashion brands, ‘'Elizabeth and James’, ‘The Row’ and ‘StyleMint’.

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Ashley Fuller Olsen was born to David Olsen and Jarnette Jarnie Jones in Sherman Oaks, California. She has a younger, fraternal twin sister named, Mary-Kate, who was born two minutes after her.
  • In 2004, she graduated from the Campbell Hall School, Studio City, California, United States. She attended the New York University for a brief period but dropped out later.
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  • In 1987, nine month old Ashley and her twin sister, Mary-Kate made their acting debut on the popular American TV series, ‘Full House’. She played the role of, ‘Michelle Elizabeth Tanner’ in the series.
  • In 1992, she played the role of ‘Michelle Elizabeth Tanner’ in the ‘Hangin' With Michelle’ episode of the ABC American sitcom titled, ‘Hangin' with Mr. Cooper’.
  • Later in December 1992, she and her twin sister starred in the Christmas TV film, ‘To Grandmother's House We Go’. The film was very successful and it was broadcast on the ABC network.
  • In 1993, she played the role of ‘Lynn Farmer/Young Aunt Agatha’ in the children’s TV movie titled, ‘Double, Double, Toil and Trouble’. The film was directed by Stuart Margolin.
  • In November 1994, she appeared in the TV movie, ‘How the West Was Fun’. In the film she played the role of ‘Jessica Martin’.
  • In 1994, she starred in the 30 minute video series, ‘The Adventures of Mary-Kate &
  • Ashley’ along with her twin sister. This series had a total of eleven episodes.
  • In 1995, she was seen as ‘Alyssa Callaway’ in the film, ‘It Takes Two’, which was directed by Andy Tennant. The film also starred her twin sister, Mary-Kate.
  • From 1995, she played herself on the DVD series, ‘You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Party’. The series also featured her twin sister and had a total of ten episodes.
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  • In 1997, she and her twin sister starred in the ‘Slime Party’ episode of the American television sitcom, ‘Sister, Sister’. It was a teenage family sitcom that was broadcast on the ABC network.
  • In 1998, she appeared as ‘Emily Tyler’ in the DVD comedy film, ‘Billboard Dad’. The film was directed by Alan Metter and the plot was set in Los Angeles, California.
  • She along with her twin sister appeared in a single episode of the 1998-1999 season of the American sitcom, ‘Two of a Kind’. The family sitcom was broadcast on the ABC network.
  • In 1999, she starred in the DVD film, ‘Passport to Paris, which was directed by Alan Metter. That year she also starred in the TV movie, ‘Switching Goals’, in which she played the role of ‘Emma Stanton’.
  • In 2000, she appeared in the ‘Gossip’ episode of the American family drama, ‘7th Heaven’. The same year she also appeared in the DVD movie titled, ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’.
  • In 2001, she starred in the film, ‘Winning London’, which was directed by Craig Shapiro. She was also seen in the American movie, ‘Holiday in the Sun’ the same year.
  • From June 2, 2001 to August 15, 2001 she starred in the American teen-family sitcom, ‘So Little Time’. The series was broadcast on the Fox Family network.
  • In October 2001, she played a voice role in the animated TV series titled, ‘Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!’ A series of books has also been created based on this series.
  • In 2002, she portrayed the role of ‘Taylor Hunter’ in the DVD movie, ‘Getting There’, which was directed by Steve Purcell. She also starred in the Steve Purcell film, ‘When in Rome’ that year.
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  • In 2003, she starred in the DVD film, ‘The Challenge’, which was directed by Craig Shapiro. Same year, she portrayed the character of ‘Future Angel’ in the film, ‘Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle’.
  • In 2004, she played a voice role in the ‘Diatribe of a Mad Housewife’ episode of ‘The Simpsons’. She also starred in the American teen comedy film, ‘New York Minute’ that year.
  • Later in the year 2004, along with Mary-Kate, she became a co-president of their company, ‘Dualstar’. Dualstar, which has been in operation since 1993, produces movies, TV shows, magazines and video games.
  • Along with her sister, she designed a clothing line for girls aged between 4 and 14. The clothing line was available in ‘Wal-Mart’. They also came out with a beauty line, ‘Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real fashion for real girls’.
  • In 2008, along with Mary-Kate she co-authored the book titled, ‘Influence’. The content of the book included interviews of many fashion designers who have inspired them.
  • Along with her sister, she owns and manages a series of fashion labels such as, ‘The Row’, 'Elizabeth and James', 'Olsenboye' and 'StyleMint'. She is the creative director of the Italian shoe brand, ‘Superga’.
  • In 2011, the twin duo designed an ‘Olsenboye Change Purse’ and donated the profits. Same year, they collaborated with ‘TOMS Shoes’, in order to design shoes for underprivileged children across 20 countries in the world.
Major Works
  • She was a child star in the TV series, ‘Full House’ which was one of the most popular American TV shows. The show syndicated in over 25 countries across the world. The series also inspired a series of books.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 1989, she was the recipient of the Young Artist Award for the category of ‘Best Young Actor/Actress - Under Five Years of Age’.
  • In 1996, she was the recipient of the ‘Kids' Choice Award’ for the category of ‘Favorite Movie Actress’ for ‘It Takes Two’
  • In 2012, at the CFDA Fashion Awards, she won a prize along with her twin sister, Mary-Kate.
  • In 2012, she and Mary-Kate were the recipients of the WSJ Magazine Innovator of The Year Award.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • She has been romantically involved with Columbia University quarterback Matt Kaplan, Scott Sartiano and Greg Chait.
  • This actress had to fake teeth while filming for the TV series ‘Full House’ as her original teeth were falling out as it would for any child.

1. The Little Rascals (1994)

  (Romance, Family, Comedy)

2. I'm Still Here (2010)

  (Comedy, Music, Drama)

3. It Takes Two (1995)

  (Family, Romance, Comedy)

4. The Jerk Theory (2009)

  (Music, Comedy, Romance)

5. Our Lips Are Sealed (2000)

  (Crime, Family, Comedy)

6. New York Minute (2004)

  (Crime, Comedy, Family, Romance)

7. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

  (Adventure, Crime, Action, Comedy)

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