Ashley Olsen
Actress, fashion designer, producer, author
Ashley Olsen
Ashley Fuller Olsen is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, and author. She co-founded luxury fashion brand The Row and the more affordable line Olsenboye with her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen and started her own fashion company called Elizabeth and James. Ashley is the older sister of Elizabeth Olsen.
Biography
Ashley Olsen's personal information overview.
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News
News abour Ashley Olsen from around the web
Ashley Olsen Pays Nearly $7M for Greenwich Village Condo
Fox News - 4 months
Ashley Olsen, half of the child-star-fashion designer twin set, has bought a full-floor unit in Greenwich Village. The third-floor unit is chic and private.
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Ashley Olsen in Contract to Buy Greenwich Village Condo
Wall Street Journal - 10 months
The former child actress and fashion designer is in contract to purchase a roughly 3,000-square-foot full floor unit at 37 East 12th Street.
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First Words: Who’s ‘They’?
NYTimes - 11 months
As English changes to accommodate people with nontraditional gender identities, the plural pronoun used as a singular is becoming more acceptable — but that doesn’t mean it’s always the right word.
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Social Capital: Visiting the World of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: On The Row’s Instagram
NYTimes - 11 months
The only social media presence for the previously ubiquitous pair is through the Instagram account for their fashion line.
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This, That Or The Other
NPR - about 1 year
Is Holiday in the Sun an Agatha Christie novel or a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie? Those are the categories in this installment of "This, That or the Other."
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Suspect in slaying of U.S. woman faces judge in Italy
CBS News - about 1 year
Senegalese man suspected of killing Florida woman Ashley Olsen last week in Florence
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Man May Stay Jailed in American's Slaying in Italy, Lawyer Says
abc News - about 1 year
Cheik Tidiane Diaw suspected of killing Ashley Olsen.
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Florence funeral begins for slain American, Ashley Olsen
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Family and friends of Ashley Olsen, the American woman slain in her Florence apartment, allegedly by a Senegalese illegal immigrant, arrive for her funeral. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Ashley Olsen death: Man reportedly arrested in Italy
CNN - about 1 year
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U.S. woman, Ashley Olsen, slain in Florence, Italy
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Italian police officers stand outside an apartment where 35-year-old American woman Ashley Olsen was found dead, in Florence, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Italian police say the woman has been found slain in her apartment with bruises and scratches on her neck, but wouldn’t comment on Italian news reports that the woman had been strangled until an autopsy is performed. (Maurizio Degl'Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
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American Woman Ashley Olsen, Found Murdered in Italy, Was Strangled: Autopsy - NBCNews.com
Google News - about 1 year
NBCNews.com American Woman Ashley Olsen, Found Murdered in Italy, Was Strangled: Autopsy NBCNews.com The American artist and fashionista found dead in her apartment in Italy last week was strangled, according to autopsy results announced by Italian investigators Tuesday. The body of 35-year-old Ashley Olsen was discovered in her Florence home on ... An ?Eat, Pray, Love? Story Ends in MurderDaily Beast American woman found dead in Florence was strangledFox News Italian Police View Video In Florida Woman's Death CaseCBS Local New York Post -The Guardian -ANSA (registration) all 220 news articles »
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Watch: Young American Artist Found Dead in Italy
ABC News - about 1 year
Police are searching for clues after Ashley Olsen, 35, was found dead in her Florence apartment.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ashley Olsen
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 28
    Ashley with her twin was nominated for Council Of Fashion Designers in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wrote Influence, a book featuring interviews with fashion designers that have inspired the Olsens' fashion lines.
  • 2014
    Age 27
    As of January 2014, Olsen has been dating film director Bennett Miller.
    More Details Hide Details Olsen, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, with Damon Romine. Mary-Kate and Ashley: Our Story: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen's Official Biography. HarperEntertainment 2000. ISBN 0061075698.
  • 2013
    Age 26
    The Olsens released an Elizabeth and James perfume in early 2013.
    More Details Hide Details StyleMint is now available in the UK. In October 2012, Ashley and Mary-Kate won the WSJ magazine Innovator of The Year Award. Ashley and Mary-Kate won the top prize at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards.
  • 2011
    Age 24
    In 2011, the Olsen sisters teamed up with TOMS Shoes to design footwear for kids without shoes in more than 20 countries worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details Mary-Kate and Ashley are now the creative directors for the Italian brand Superga.
    The Olsens designed an Olsenboye Change Purse in 2011 and donated the money to "Pennies From Heaven".
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  • 2008
    Age 21
    In May 2008, Olsen began dating fellow actor Justin Bartha. They split up in March 2011 after almost three years of dating.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 18
    In 2005, Olsen filed a $40 million lawsuit against tabloid magazine National Enquirer for depicting her as being involved in a drug scandal.
    More Details Hide Details Her case was dismissed by a federal court in Los Angeles in November of the same year.
    The idea for The Row started as a personal project in 2005 when Ashley Olsen challenged herself to create a perfect T-shirt.
    More Details Hide Details She tested the design on a variety of women of all body shapes and ages in an attempt to find a "commonality in fit and attitude." By 2006, the sisters had created a 7-piece collection that included the T-shirt, a pair of cotton sateen leggings, and a cashmere wool tank dress. Barneys New York bought the entire first collection. The brand has expanded to include ready-to-wear, resort, handbags, sunglasses, and shoes. In 2006, they were tapped as the faces of the upscale fashion line Badgley Mischka. As adults, the Olsens have devoted much of their attention to the world of fashion. They head a couture fashion label, The Row, as well as the Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye, and StyleMint retail collections. Ashley Olsen has appeared on best-dressed lists.
  • 2004
    Age 17
    In May 2004, Olsen and high school sweetheart Matt Kaplan split up after three years of dating.
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    In 2004, both Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen became co-presidents of their company Dualstar (created in 1993 following the success of Full House), the brand currently selling in over 3,000 stores in America and 5,300 stores worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details Their success has been marked on Forbes The Celebrity 100 list since 2002. In 2007, Forbes ranked the twins as the eleventh-richest women in entertainment, with an estimated combined net worth of $300 million. Following a high volume of public interest in their fashion choices, both worked in collaboration on a string of fashion lines available to the public. They started a clothing line in Wal-Mart stores across America for girls ages 4 to 14 as well as a beauty line called Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real Fashion for Real Girls. In 2004, they made news by signing a pledge to allow all the workers that sew their line of clothing in Bangladesh full maternity leave. The National Labor Committee, which organized the pledge, later praised the twins for their commitment to worker rights.
    In 2004, the twins appeared in the theatrical light-hearted romantic comedy, New York Minute.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, when Mary-Kate and Ashley were 21 they said that if they got involved in movies together again it would be as producers. When asked about acting again in 2009 Ashley said, "Never say never." In 2009 Olsen contemplated returning to acting. She changed her mind and in 2012 the sisters decided to quit acting permanently and focus on fashion. In October 2013, Olsen appeared in the music video for "City of Angels" by Thirty Seconds to Mars. Nickelodeon acquired the rights to Mary-Kate and Ashley's video library in 2015. In 2015, it was announced that John Stamos had signed on with Netflix to produce and co-star in Fuller House, a spin-off Full House that would reunite the original cast members. Mary-Kate and Ashley originally announced in May that they would not reprise their role as Michelle Tanner, however in July, according to Netfix's Ted Sarandos, the Olsen twins were "teetering" on an agreement to join the series.
  • 2000
    Age 13
    There were fashion dolls of her made by Mattel from 2000 to 2005.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in the video series The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley, the ABC show Two of a Kind, and ABC Family's So Little Time. She and her sister were jointly ranked number three on the VH1 program 100 Greatest Child Stars.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 9
    Olsen's parents divorced in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details The twins and their siblings have Norwegian while their mother is of French, German and Italian ancestry.
  • 1987
    Age 0
    Olsen began her career at the age of nine months old, when she and Mary-Kate were hired to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the popular television series Full House in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Following the end of Full House, Olsen released a string of successful straight-to-video movies and became a popular figure in the preteen market during the late 1990s and early 2000s. She became a household name, with her likeness seen in clothes, books, fragrances, magazines, movies, and posters, among others.
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on June 13, 1986.
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