She and her twin sister, Mary-Kate Olsen, were born June 13, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, California to David and Jarnette Olsen. The twins began their acting career in 1987 when they were chosen to play the role of Michelle Tanner on a new TV series, "Full House" (1987). The show became a hit with books, dolls, and other merchandise being sold to promote it, and during the years the show was on the air, the Olsen twins had a TVQ (popularity rating) second only to Bill Cosby. The twins continued to share the role through the show's end in 1995. During the years of "Full House" (1987) they teamed up with Robert Thorne and created Dualstar, their production company. Soon they had recorded an album titled Brother For Sale and a music video called Our First Video (1993) (V). In the years that followed they starred in three straight to video movies, To Grandmother's House We Go (1992) (TV), Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993) (TV), and How the West Was Fun (1994) (TV). They also created their own video series called The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley, in which they were pint size detectives who would "solve any crime by dinner time." They also have another successful video series, You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's and both video series continue to be popular today. In 1995 they made their big screen debut in It Takes Two (1995) and in the next few years they continued to make videos in their series. In 1998 they returned to TV in the short-lived series, "Two of a Kind" (1998). They made a few more TV movies, appeared on many talk shows, and began work on a new TV series titled "So Little Time" (2001). They currently live in California with their mom, older brother Trent and younger sister Lizzie. They visit their dad, step-mom, Mackenzie and step siblings, Taylor and Jake.IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
She and Mary-Kate Olsen were born on June 13, 1986 to David and Jarnette Olsen. They are fraternal twins. They have an older brother named Trent and a younger sister named Lizzie. Their parents have since separated and their dad remarried. They have a step-brother Jake and a step-sister Taylor. Their step-mom is Mackenzie. When David got remarried Ashley did not attend the wedding. When they were 9 months old their mother took them to try out for the part of Michelle Tanner for "Full House" (1987). Sure enough they got the part. They played on the show 'till they were 9 years old. The show went off the air and people thought this was the end of their career. They had other ideas. Mary Kate and Ashley got together with their lawyer/manager and formed a company called Dualstar. Since then they have made 13 movies, put out 169 books, and have 5 TV shows. They are hoping to make many more movies in their time. They have just turned 16 and their presents were Range Rovers - Ashley's is black and Mary Kate's green.IMDb Mini Biography By: Lynda<email@example.com
Twin sister of Mary-Kate Olsen.
Older sister of Elizabeth Olsen.
Enjoys shopping, going to the movies, listening to rock music (i.e. Counting Crows), cheer-leading and Tae Bo with her sister.
Hobbies include dancing and tennis.
At age 6, she and Mary-Kate became the youngest producers in history.
She and Mary-Kate both had to wear fake teeth during the later years of "Full House" because their baby teeth were falling out. However, the director made an exception when the girls lost their two front teeth.
Had a bi-monthly magazine called "Mary-Kate and Ashley Magazine" that only ran for three issues.
Had a line of clothing with sister Mary-Kate that was sold at Wal-Mart until 2006.
When she was young, she and Mary-Kate used to call their "Full House" (1987) co-stars by their characters names so they wouldn't mess them up during taping.
Enjoys playing golf.
In 1993 she and Mary-Kate were supposed to play young Eves (Teena and Cindy) on "The X-Files" (1993), but were eventually replaced by the Krievins twins (Erika Krievins and Sabrina Krievins) from the nearby of Vancouver. The reason were very strict child labor laws.
Younger sister of Trent Olsen.
Ranked #61 in FHM's '100 Sexiest Women' poll of 2003
On their 17th birthday (June 13, 2003), the U.S.'s Cable News Network (CNN) announced not only their birthday but the twins' total financial worth -- $150,000,000 for EACH. The same news source predicted the twins may be billionaires by the time they're 21.
During the earlier seasons of "Full House" (1987), the producers did not want it known that Michelle was played by twins, so Mary-Kate and Ashley were credited as Mary Kate Ashley Olsen.
She and her sister became the youngest self-made millionaires in American history before they were 10 years old.
At 17, she and her twin sister Mary-Kate were rated 2003's 2nd hottest teen female stars.
14 February 2005 - she filed a $20M libel suit against the "National Inquirer" for alleging her involvement in a drug scandal.
She donated many signed head-shots to Rocky Stone to be auctioned off to raise money to buy more toys for less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign 2004.
She is of Danish and Norwegian descent.
Born at 10:25 am PDT.
She will be appearing alone on the cover of the July (2005) issue of Harpers Bazaar
Ranked #3 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars" with sister Mary Kate
Parents are David & Jarnette (divorced)
Has a stepsister, Taylor & a stepbrother, Jake
Named #32 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Her film New York Minute (2004/I) earned only $5.96 million during its opening weekend. This was the lowest amount ever earned for any film opening in over 3,000 theaters.
She and her sister Mary-Kate were both ranked#6 in E's 50 most cutest child stars all grown up.(2005)
Ranked #37 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. (She was listed alone, her sister Mary-Kate did not appear anywhere on the list).
Recently launched a clothing line called The Row along with Mary-Kate. 
Was ranked #5 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007). with sister Mary Kate.
In 2004, her wealth was estimated to be $137 million.
She and her sister originally had their ears pierced when they were ten, but the piercings became infected and they had to remove the earrings and let the holes in their ears heal up. They then waited until they were sixteen before having them pierced again.
Ranked #47 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list. (Once again she was listed alone, her sister Mary-Kate was not on the list.).
Abandoning her acting career to pursue her dream of fashion designing full-time [May 13, 2009].
In May 2000, she and her sister, Mary-Kate Olsen, dedicated the Holland-America Line cruise ship, the "MS Zaandam".
Was in a relationship with Justin Bartha [2009-2011].
Ashley is taller than Mary-Kate by 1 inch.
Ashley Olsen is older than her twin sister Mary-Kate by two minutes.
Mentioned with her twin sister Mary-Kate in Jay-Z's and Kanye West's song, "Paris".
Ashley isn't into horseback riding as she doesn't like to get dirty.
As a child she took ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop dance lessons.
In March 2012 the girls decided to retire from acting to focus on fashion.
Mary-Kate and Ashley now run four clothing lines called "The Row", "Elizabeth and James", "Olsenboye", and "StyleMint".
We've stayed really normal and down to Earth I think, and haven't let the success thing go to our head.
(about Mary-Kate) "She's always there for me when I need her; She's my best friend; she's just my everything."
Some twins feel like they need to compare themselves to each other, but we're not that way. That's because of my parents, though, and having six kids in the family.
Lizzie plays club volleball and Trent is an amazing writer. We're lucky our parents didn't stereotype us, so we could figure out who we are for ourselves.
Since we were 9 years old we've been seeing ourselves everywhere. We're so used to it, it doesn't really affect us. - on her world-wide fame alongside her sister Mary-Kate
I am very down to earth and practical.
I'm the type of person who would rather stay home than get my picture taken. I'm the most private person.
I don't think you necessarily need to show off your stomach and boobs to be sexy. I'm just not attracted to that type of dressing.
Never say never.
|"Full House" (1987)||$125,000 per episode|
(August 2003) Finishing last year of high school with sister Mary-Kate at a private school in North Hollywood, California and filming their new movie New York Minute (2004/I) in New York & Toronto.
(December 2003) Will be attending NYU with sister Mary-Kate beginning Fall semester of 2004.
(September 2004) Currently attending New York University with sister, Mary-Kate.
(December 2005) She helped in raising 2,206 toys for the Less Fortunate Kids as part of the 2005 Toy Mountain Campaign with Kids Talent Agent Rocky Stone.
(February 2006) Currently in Sydney, Australia, with her sister to promote their clothing line.
(August 2006) Is continuing college at NYU
(2008) Release of their book, "Influence" by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen.
(March 2012) The girls decided to retire from acting for good and focus on fashion. In 2009 Ashley contemplated quitting fashion and going back to acting. Mary-Kate and Ashley are now living in New York, NY.
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