Despite starting her career with an improvisational group known as The Groundlings, American actress Kaitlin Olson, has worked her way right to the top and stayed there. She started by taking up minor roles in various TV dramas before joining the cast of the comedy program It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2005 as Deandra Reynolds.
So far, she has played roles in shows like – The Drew Carey Show and The Mick to critical acclaim. Some of the films and short films under her belt include – Coyote Ugly, Fugly, Weather Girl, Leap Year, The Heat, Vacation and Scapegoats, and the list goes on.
Additionally, Olson has also lent her voice for the television projects ‘Unsupervised’, ‘Brickleberry’, ‘Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons’ and voiced Destiny in Finding Dory in 2016. Aside from her acting career, Kaitlin Olson is also a model and comedian and above all, she always wears a charming smile on her face.
Background Information on Kaitlin Olson, Age
The actress who was born on August 18, 1975, in Portland, Oregon was raised by her parents – Donald Lee Olson (publisher of the Portland Tribune 2000-2001) and Melinda Leora on Vashon Island, Washington, in Puget Sound, 13 mi (21 km) west of Seattle. However, the family moved back to Portland in Tualatin when she was eight where she grew up on a farm. She attended Tigard High School in Tigard, Oregon and at some point, she had to spot bald head as a result of a serious bicycle accident which involved a car. The accident occurred when she was twelve years old.
For her tertiary education, Kaitlin Olson majored in theatre arts at the University of Oregon. She got her B.S in 1997 after which she relocated to Los Angeles in a bid to professionally launch her acting career.
The improvisational group known as The Groundlings was her stepping stone. Films and television series like Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Drew Carey Show, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Out of Practice, Miss Match, Family Guy, and Punk’d are some of the ones she made guest appearances in during her early days as an actress. She also starred in a minor role in Coyote Ugly.
Olson appeared in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2004, as Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds, voiced Ethel in season one of the animated series Brickleberry and also got a role in The Heat alongside Melissa McCarthy in 2013.
Kaitlin Olson was one of the narrators in the video released by the Human Rights Campaign in memory of those who fell victim at the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016. The actress also voiced the character, Destiny, in Disney’s Finding Dory.
One of her most remarkable roles comes in The Mick, a Fox sitcom. She starred in the series which premiered in January 2017 and doubled as an executive producer, returning in 2018 to reprise her role in the second season.
Family: Siblings, Husband, Kids
Kaitlin Olsen has quite a simple background and there’s no mention of any siblings. Perhaps she is an only child or she just wants to keep details about her family under wraps. Nonetheless, we can confirm that Olson is married to her co-star in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Rob McElhenney. They made their relationship official in California on September 27, 2008, after dating secretly while working on the second season of the series.
McElhenney is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter born on 14 April 1977.
On September 1, 2010, the couple welcomed their first child, Axel Lee (son). Another son, Leo Grey McElhenney came along on April 5, 2012.
While full details of her body measurements are not available, her height is pegged at 1.73 M and she wears a shoe size of 8. The beautiful actress has blonde hair and always wears an infectious smile on her face.
Starring in a lot of movies over the years really paid off for Kaitlin Olson whose estimated net worth is an impressive $18 million. Her fortune is irrefutably garnered mostly from her acting career.
Other Facts About Kaitlin Olson
Full Name: Kaitlin Willow McElhenney (née Olson)
Date Of Birth: August 18, 1975
Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, USA
Height: 1.73 M
Spouse: Rob McElhenney (M. 2008)
Children: Axel Lee McElhenney and Leo Grey McElhenney (sons)