Mary-Kate Olsen
Actress, fashion designer, author, producer, businesswoman
Mary-Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen is an American actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. Having risen to fame as a child star alongside her fraternal twin sister Ashley, Olsen has since pursued acting independently as an adult. She and her sister are also known in the fashion field as both designers and trendsetters.
Biography
Mary-Kate Olsen's personal information overview.
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Mary-Kate Olsen: 'I’ve Never Purchased Anything Online'
Huffington Post - 9 months
The Olsen twins are a lot of things; multi-millionaires, esteemed fashion designers, business moguls -- but relatable is not one of them (as evidenced by their $39,000 alligator backpacks and most recently, Mary-Kate's remarks in a sit-down with Vogue).  In a rare interview that appeared on Vogue.com, the twins chatted about the opening of their first New York City store for their clothing label, The Row. The interview primarily focused on the lavishly minimal interiors and impressive art inside their new retail location (which is housed in a three-story townhouse on the Upper East Side). However, toward the end of the conversation, Mary-Kate dropped a bomb.  When Vogue's Fashion News Director Mark Holgate asked the twins about the importance of physical retail spaces in an increasingly digital world, Mary-Kate replied, "I’ve never purchased anything online."  If it were any other celebrity who made the remark, we might not believe them. But somehow it makes perfect sense th ...
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The Faithful Shopper: New Year, New Stores
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's time to pop the champagne and celebrate the new shopping landscape that is on the horizon in 2016.   I am certainly excited for the high-end luxury on Madison Avenue that is headlining the news of the new.....   Sonia Rykiel - 816 Madison Ave This store will showcase the French brand's ready-to-wear collections, fur, leather, shoes, and children's lines. There will also be specialty items designed specifically for the location by Sonia Rykiel creative director Julie de Libran.     Aquazzura - 935 Madison Avenue The Italian brand's first standalone store in the United States for his high-end shoe retailer. Cult following currently available in: Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Matchesfashion, Moda Operandi, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Saks and Shopbop.     Moynat - 935 Madison Avenue French luxury leather goods to open here in time for the next New York Fashion Week in February. It's the brand's first freestanding store in the US (it previously popped up at D ...
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The Best 'Full House' Reunion Of 2015 Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Families that star in a sitcom together stay together.  In the latest of many "Full House" reunions that have hit social media since Netflix reboot "Fuller House" was announced last April, Bob Saget, aka Danny Tanner, posed with Candace Bure and Ashley Olsen, aka TV daughters DJ and Michelle Tanner, at "Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine," a benefit Tuesday for the Scleroderma Research Foundation at New York comedy club Carolines on Broadway.  Saget shared a photo from the event on his Instagram on Thursday.  Ashley and Candace at my 35th Scleroderma Research Foundation event #CoolComedyHotCuisine @CarolinesOnBway. Means so much to me. A photo posted by Bob (@bobsaget) on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:53pm PST Though this is the second time Olsen has been spotted with Saget in recent months, it's been confirmed that she and sister Mary-Kate Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner, will not appear in the reboot. According to Us Weekly, the show will explain Mic ...
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The Best 'Full House' Reunion Of 2015 Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Families that star in a sitcom together stay together.  In the latest of many "Full House" reunions that have hit social media since Netflix reboot "Fuller House" was announced last April, Bob Saget, aka Danny Tanner, posed with Candace Bure and Ashley Olsen, aka TV daughters DJ and Michelle Tanner, at "Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine," a benefit Tuesday for the Scleroderma Research Foundation at New York comedy club Carolines on Broadway.  Saget shared a photo from the event on his Instagram on Thursday.  Ashley and Candace at my 35th Scleroderma Research Foundation event #CoolComedyHotCuisine @CarolinesOnBway. Means so much to me. A photo posted by Bob (@bobsaget) on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:53pm PST Though this is the second time Olsen has been spotted with Saget in recent months, it's been confirmed that she and sister Mary-Kate Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner, will not appear in the reboot. According to Us Weekly, the show will explain Michelle ...
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John Stamos Adorably Congratulates Mary-Kate Olsen On Her Wedding
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Ex-child star Mary-Kate Olsen marries French banker Sarkozy
Reuters.com - about 1 year
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former child star and fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen has married Frenchman Olivier Sarkozy - the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy - in a quiet New York ceremony, her former "Full House" TV co-star said on Monday.
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Ex-child star Mary-Kate Olsen weds
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Mary-Kate Olsen marries Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. John Russell reports.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary-Kate Olsen
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 28
    Olsen and Sarkozy were married on November 27, 2015 at a private residence in New York City.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Mary-Kate and her twin Ashley's success has been marked by their inclusion on every Forbes The Celebrity 100 list since 2002,. In 2007 Forbes ranked the twins jointly as the eleventh-richest women in entertainment, with an estimated combined net worth of $100 million. Following a high volume of public interest in their fashion choices, the sisters began work in collaboration on a string of fashion lines available to the public. Starting as young girls, the Olsen twins 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.
  • 2014
    Age 27
    In 2014, Olsen competed in the Hamptons Horse Show.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, her horse Marvelous competed in and won the 38th Hampton Classic Horse Show. In mid-2004, Olsen announced she had entered treatment for anorexia nervosa. A Got Milk? advertisement featuring the twins was pulled following the announcement. On November 20, 2007, she was hospitalized for a reported kidney infection. Mary-Kate was a close friend of late actor Heath Ledger. After discovering Ledger unconscious in his bed in January 2008, his masseuse called Olsen twice before contacting police. Olsen sent a private security guard to the scene. Responding to a claim by an anonymous law enforcement official that she would not speak to federal investigators without a promise of legal immunity, Olsen's attorney Michael C. Miller said, "We have provided the government with relevant information including facts in the chronology of events surrounding Mr. Ledger's death and the fact that Ms. Olsen does not know the source of the drugs Mr. Ledger consumed".
    In March 2014, photos were published showing Olsen wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring.
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  • 2012
    Age 25
    In May 2012, Olsen began a relationship with Olivier Sarkozy, half brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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  • 2008
    Age 21
    In 2008, the Olsen twins co-authored Influence, a book featuring interviews with fashion designers that have inspired the twins' fashion lines.
    More Details Hide Details Olsen has dated David Katzenberg (son of DreamWorks cofounder Jeffrey Katzenberg), photographer Maxwell Snow and artist Nate Lowman.
    In 2008 Olsen also made a guest appearance on the ABC comedy Samantha Who? as a self-destructive girl that Samantha tries to help.
    More Details Hide Details Olsen appeared in the motion picture adaption of the Alex Flinn novel Beastly. Beastly was Mary-Kate's final acting project. In March 2012, both Mary-Kate and Ashley indicated their interest to retire as actresses in order to focus on their careers in fashion. Mary-Kate and Ashley felt that their futures were in fashion, and not in acting. They discussed wanting to open a store as one of their future fashion-based endeavors. In 2015 it was announced that John Stamos signed on with Netflix to produce and co-star in Fuller House, a spin-off Full House that would reunite the original cast members for a 13-episode series. Mary-Kate and Ashley originally announced in May 2015 that they will not reprise their role as Michelle Tanner.
    In 2008, she appeared in The Wackness.
    More Details Hide Details At the Sundance Film Festival, Academy Award–winner Sir Ben Kingsley, her co-star' praised her.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Olsen's one short scene was ultimately cut from theatrical release, but was included on the film's DVD. In 2007, the sisters said that if they became involved in movies together again it would be as producers. Olsen had a recurring role on Weeds.
  • 2004
    Age 17
    In 2004, Olsen's wealth was estimated at $137 million.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1997
    Age 10
    In 1997, the Olsen twins guest starred in an episode of Sister, Sister, alongside rival twin actresses Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry.
    More Details Hide Details After Full House, the sisters starred in two other sitcoms (Two of a Kind and So Little Time) and an animated series (Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! The former lasted one season while the latter ran for two seasons. These ventures, combined with an array of licensing deals for their names and likenesses, made Olsen wealthy at a young age.
  • 1996
    Age 9
    Olsen's parents divorced in 1996.
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  • 1995
    Age 8
    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 0
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the early 1990s, she and Ashley established a company, Dualstar, which produced a long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls.
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on June 13, 1986.
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