Date of Birth : Jun 13th 1986
American actress, best known as half of the acting duo Mary-Kate and Ashley alongside her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen.
Ashley announced in 2004 (along with Mary-Kate) that she would be attending college at New York University after graduating high school. Most child and teenage actors usually choose to pursue acting full time after graduating from high school, with few, such as Brooke Shields, Jodie Foster, Julia Stiles, and Natalie Portman, choosing to further their education. In 2005, Mary-Kate moved back to California however Ashley did not.
Olsen begun her career at the age of six months, when both twin sisters were hired for the role of Michelle Tanner on the popular television series Full House in 1987. To comply with strict child labor laws regarding child actors, both Ashley and Mary-Kate took turns during taping to film. During Ashley’s time on the television series there was some public confusion as to her true name, as both girls were credited as “Mary Kate Ashley Olsen” in an attempt to deter audiences from coming to the realization that girls were in fact twins.
They starred in the video series The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley and You’re Invited To Mary-Kate and Ashley’s…, the ABC show Two of a Kind, and ABC Family’s So Little Time. However, So Little Time was panned by critics and disappointed fans. Despite this, they were ranked number three on the VH1 program 100 Greatest Child Stars.