She and her twin sister, Ashley 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 television 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 television in the short-lived series, "Two of a Kind" (1998). They made a few more TV movies, appeared on many talk shows, and began to 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, Martha Mackenzie-Olsen and half siblings, Taylor and Jake.IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Twin sister of Ashley Olsen.
When she was young, she and Ashley used to call their "Full House" (1987) co-stars by their characters' names so they wouldn't mess them up during taping.
Enjoys shopping, going to the movies, listening to rock music (ie., Counting Crows), cheer-leading and Tae Bo with her sister.
Has two horses, CD and Star, and has won several prizes with them.
She and Ashley 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.
At age 6, she and Ashley became the youngest producers in history.
Had a bi-monthly magazine called "Mary-Kate and Ashley Magazine" that only ran for three issues.
Had a line of clothing with sister Ashley that was sold at Wal-Mart until 2006.
Enjoys yoga and horseback riding.
In 1993 she and Ashley 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.
Ranked #61 in FHM's '100 Sexiest Women' poll of 2003
On their 17th birthday (June 13, 2003), the US'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.
Has a cousin named Christine
Voted the 20th most wanted young star for the new year by "Access Hollywood" (1996) and The-N networks. Her twin sister Ashley wasn't part of the honor.
Her favorite band is Dave Matthews
She is younger than Ashley by about 2 minutes
She has reportedly entered a program for treatment of an eating disorder. [June 22, 2004]
Her favorite movie from 1986 is Labyrinth (1986).
Her favorite party song is Rock Your Body.
At 17, she and her twin sister Ashley were rated 2003's 2nd hottest teen female stars.
She and Ashley both missed their high school prom to host "Saturday Night Live" (1975). The cast made it up to them by giving them a fake prom when they did their monologue.
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.
Born at 10:28 am PDT.
Ranked #3 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars" with sister Ashley
Parents are David & Jarnette (divorced)
Has a half-sister, Taylor & a half-brother, Jake.
Likes small specialty shops in Soho, South Beach, and Los Angeles.
Majors in Cuisine at New York University.
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.
During the filming of "Full House" (1987), she acted out the comedic scenes while Ashley took on the more serious ones.
While making the film To Grandmother's House We Go (1992) (TV) in Canada, she rode her first horse and became a devoted equestrian.
She and her sister Ashley were both ranked #6 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up.(2005)
Mentioned in the song High School Never Ends by Bowling for Soup.
Is very close to her older cousin Christine.
Hospitalized November 19, 2007 in New York for a kidney infection.
Was ranked #5 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007). with sister Ashley.
In 2004, her wealth was estimated at $137 million.
Close friend of Heath Ledger.
She is of Danish and Norwegian descent.
In May 2000, she and her sister, Ashley Olsen, dedicated the Holland-America Line cruise ship, the "MS Zaandam".
Broke up with boyfriend Nate Lowman [February 24, 2010].
Mary-Kate is shorter than her twin sister Ashley by 1 inch.
Had Anorexia. She was diagnosed in summer 2004.
Mentioned with her twin sister Ashley in Jay-Z's and Kanye West's song, "Paris".
In March 2012 Mary-Kate and Ashley decided to quit acting for good and focus on their fashion careers.
Mary-Kate was supposed to play April in "Story of a Girl", but the movie has been put on hold. "Beastly" was Mary-Kate's final acting project.
Me and Ashley feel like we're totally different.
I get extra time to take the test because of my ADD. Everybody's brains works differently and I just need longer for things to register - Upon taking her SATs.
I like to go to parties where I know everyone. How are you going to have fun with people you don't know? - On going to Hollywood parties.
I am a really bad test taker. I can get straight As in school, but I get nervous on test.
We get along really well, but TV and film aren't reality. We're best friends, but we do have our fights!
We have been roommates our entire lives. We just bought a place together.
I learned how to play the drums. When we were in preproduction, when we were still in LA, I had a couple of drum lessons and then some in Toronto. I got the one beat down and that was it.
I usually do get the tomboy parts in the movies, which is kind of like me, but not totally. I like to shop as much as Ashley, but she is a little more of a girlie-girl than me.
How can you be organized when you're in Times Square?
Any time that we have time to take off, we love being home.
Australia is so cool that it's hard to even know where to start describing it. The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather. Not too crowded. Great food, great music, really nice people. It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago.
I wear weird things sometimes. I like to drink coffee. Neither of those things have anything to do with who I am.
Our relationship is stronger when we don't live together, so we don't live together. We're separate people, and we have separate lives. But we see each other every single day.
I'm a person that has high highs and low lows. A lot of things make me sad. Sometimes it's almost easier to be sad. But you do end up finding a balance and I think that as I get older I am learning what I can do for myself to make me happy.
We have been trying to teach the media that it's 'Mary-Kate' and 'Ashley' Olsen since we were 12 years old. I guess... I guess you just learn to accept it.
Now that I'm older I'm more aware of things that make me feel more complete as a person. I'm trying to concentrate on those things as opposed to things that make me feel empty.
(October 2002) Attending high school in northern Hollywood, California
(October 2003) Filming the movie New York Minute (2004/I) with her sister Ashley.
(December 2003) Will be attending the New York University in the fall of 2004 with sister Ashley
(June 2004) Back in school with sisters Ashley and Lizzie, while preparing to graduate and celebrate her and Ashley's 18th birthday.
(June 2004) Entered a rehab program for Anorexia.
(July 2004) Left rehab program for Anorexia.
(September 2004) Currently attending New York University with sister, Ashley.
(October 2005) Has left New York University.
(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 completing her movie Factory Girl (2006).
(2008) Release of their book, "Influence" by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
(March 2012) New York, NY, USA: Along with Ashley Mary-Kate decided to quit acting for good to focus on fashion.
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