Who is Kaitlin Olson?
Kaitlin Willow Olson, also known as Kaitlin Willow McElhenney, is an American actress. She started her acting career with the Los Angeles’ improvisational group, The Groundlings, and had minor roles in various TV dramas before being cast as Deandra Reynolds in the comedy program ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. Olson is also recognized for playing Traylor and Mackenzie "Mickey" Molng on the shows ‘The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘The Mick’ respectively. She has appeared in a number of films and short films as well; these include ‘Coyote Ugly’, ‘Fugly’, ‘Weather Girl’, ‘Leap Year’, ‘The Heat’, ‘Vacation’ and ‘Scapegoats’, to name a few. The American actress has also provided her voice for the television projects ‘Unsupervised’, ‘Brickleberry’, ‘Bob's Burgers’ and ‘The Simpsons’. Olson, who is an avid fan of Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell, loves to have fun with her co-stars most of the time. She is a simple yet classy woman who always wears a smile on her face.
Kaitlin Olson began her career as a member of the improvisational group, The Groundlings. She then appeared in the flick ‘Coyote Ugly’ in 2000. The same year, she had a recurring role in the drama series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. After this, she did the short film titled ‘Fugly’. The actress then had a recurring role as Traylor in ‘The Drew Carey Show’.
In 2003, she acted in the short film ‘Scapegoats’. Two years later, she stared playing the role of Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds in ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. After this, Olson starred in the drama ‘The Riches’ and the movie ‘Weather Girl’. In the year 2010, she played Libby and Rocky 2 in the films ‘Leap Year’ and ‘Held Up’ respectively.
Two years later, the American beauty voiced the character of Carol / Danielle in the series ‘Unsupervised’. She also lent her voice to the character of Ethel in ‘Brickleberry’ that year. Soon after this, Olson did the flick ‘The Heat’. She then was cast in the movie ‘Vacation’ in 2015. The following year, the actress worked as a voice artist for the movie ‘Finding Dory’ as well as the drama series ‘The Simpsons’. Shortly after, she joined the cast of the series ‘The Mick’.
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Kaitlin Willow Olson was born on August 18, 1975, in Portland, Oregon, USA, and was raised on a farm. Her father Donald Olson was a publisher who worked for the Portland Tribune. Olson attended Tigard High School located in Oregon. She then studied at the University of Oregon and graduated from there with a B.S. in Theater arts in the year 1997.
Coming to the actress’ love life, she got married to actor Rob McElhenney on September 27, 2008. The couple had their first child, Axel Lee, on September 1, 2010. Their second child, a boy who was named Leo Grey McElhenney, was born in April 2012.