Mary-Kate Olsen

Actress + Fashion Designer + Author + Producer + Businesswoman
Born Jun 13, 1986

Mary-Kate Olsen is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brand The Row and the more affordable line Olsenboye alongside her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen, Olsen pursued acting independently as an adult until 2012. Mary-Kate is younger than Ashley by two minutes.… Read More

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1986 Birth Born on June 13, 1986.
1987 1 Year Old Along with Ashley, Olsen was cast at the age of nine months to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House. The Olsen twins portrayed Michelle throughout the series' 1987–95 run. … Read More
1995 9 Years Old The Olsens continued to release direct-to-video films up to the early 2000s, along with starring in the 1995 feature film It Takes Two.
1996 10 Years Old …  Olsen's parents divorced in 1996.


1997 11 Years Old In 1997, the Olsen twins guest starred in an episode of Sister, Sister, alongside rival twin actresses Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. … Read More
2004 18 Years Old In 2004, Olsen's wealth was estimated at $137 million.


2006 20 Years Old Olsen and her sister became co-presidents of Dualstar upon their eighteenth birthday. Olsen's first solo acting appearance was in the movie Factory Girl, released in December 2006. … Read More
In 2008, she appeared in The Wackness. … Read More
2012 26 Years Old In May 2012, Olsen began a relationship with Olivier Sarkozy, half brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
2014 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2014, photos were published showing Olsen wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring.
2015 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Nickelodeon acquired the rights to the Olsen twins' video library in 2015. In 1993, following Mary-Kate and Ashley's success on Full House, a limited liability company, Dualstar was created to produce Mary-Kate and Ashley-branded products. In 2004, both Mary-Kate and Ashley took control of Dualstar, becoming joint-CEOs and presidents of the company, which at the time had its merchandise being carried in over 3,000 stores in America and 5,300 stores worldwide. … Read More
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