Not many celebrity actresses and actors today debuted their first movie roles at less than age 1. Ashley Olsen and by extension her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen achieved this feat at 9 months after their birth in the television sitcom, Full House (1987-1995) where they played the role of Michelle Tanner. They went on to do many more movies as well as ventured into other areas of interest in life.
Ashley is an established fashion designer, businesswoman, former actress, producer and book author. Same goes for her sister as well. A lot has happened in her life recently and it has all been captured here. Read all there is to know about her here.
Ashley and her twin sister were born on June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California as daughters to Jarnette and David Olsen- mum and dad respectively. Their mum worked as a personnel manager then while their dad was a real estate developer and mortgage banker. The family of the twins also had as its members, Trent Olsen their elder brother and Elizabeth Olsen, their younger sister who is also an actress. It would later include two younger half-siblings of theirs, Taylor and Jake from their father’s second marriage.
Her father David who had Norwegian ancestry and Jarnette (French, German and Italian ancestry) divorced her mother in 1996, but while they were together, they ran their family as good as they could. They enrolled Ashley and Mary Olsen in Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles, from where they later attended New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Ashley made her acting debut less than a year after her birth as already stated. The series ran for 8 years in the course of which she also did several other movies like To Grandmother’s House We Go (1992), How the West Was Fun (1994), It Takes Two (1995), Billboard Dad (1998) and of course, the TV series Two of a Kind (1998-1999). Every movie or act she participated in was a favourite among TV watchers.
In addition to acting, Ashley became a huge marketing force in girl products at that time. Some products even bore her name, computer games, dolls, girl and women clothing etc. In doing all these, you should have in mind that it was in conjunction with her sister as the two were inseparable.
Ashley Olsen’s Relationship with Mary-Kate
Ashley’s identical twin is Mary-Kate Olsen. Mary was the older while Ashley the younger. The two have come together from a time far beyond what human calendar kept a record of. Perhaps they were twins in the beautiful beyond were babies come from. And yes, they are beautiful.
As most twins do, and as most parents do for their twin kids especially when they are of the same sex, they attended the same school and pursued same career goals side by side with each other. In business and their fashion venture, the two were spectacular.
In 2005, they launched their own line of high-end fashion called The Row. Two years later, they announced another line of more contemporary clothing named Elizabeth and James after their biological sister and brother. In addition to these two, StyleMint and Olsenboye a more affordable line of fashion was also launched and they were very successful in each class of fashion they ventured into.
The hard work and success of the two sisters would not go unnoticed as by 2007 Forbes magazine ranked them as the 11th richest women in entertainment with an estimated net worth of over $100 million then.
The year 2012 saw them winning the top prize at CFDA Fashion Awards (Council Of Fashion Designers of America), in 2015, they won the same award for Womenswear Designer of the Year. In recent times, they have been working as creative directors for an Italian shoe line known as Superga.
Is Ashley Olsen Married Or Does She Have A Boyfriend?
Ashley had many big names as her boyfriends. She has been romantically linked to Matt Kaplan (2001 – 2004), Scott Sartiano (2004 – 2005), actor/singer Jared Leto (2005), Greg Chait (2005 – 2007), cyclist Lance Armstrong (2007). Johnny Depp was more of a rumour in 2012 while Bennett Miller was with her from 2014 – 2015 and it was hugely public. More recently, she dated an over 5 decades old Richard Sachs whom she split with after five months of dating in 2016.
She is known to have a penchant or rather history for dating older men. Her split with Richard was fingered to be largely due to their huge age difference. She is also thought of to have split from Bennett in 2014 due to the 19 years age lacuna between them, just like she called it quits with Lance who was 15 years older than her.
In recent times, she was spotted in Los Angeles with someone dailymail.co.uk described as a “mystery man.”
The chap looked more like someone in her age bracket, unlike her previous dates who look quite advanced. The outing was a rather simple one and details of who the young man is are not yet known. But we can all feel some respite that she probably has a man in her life. This time around a younger man.
Is Ashley Olsen Dead?
Ashley is still very much alive, however since she is a celebrity, anything that pertains to anyone who shares a similar name to hers is often mistaken or hyped to be her.
In 2016, CNN broadcast a report of an American woman who goes by the name Ashley Olsen being found dead in her home in Italy. The woman was 35 as at the time of her death and was formerly an artist. It has however since been clarified that is not the same Ashley Olsen, twin sister of Mary-Kate Olsen that died.