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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 18 August 1975Portland, Oregon, USA
Birth NameKaitlin Willow Olson
Nickname Sweet Dee
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in a small town outside of Portland, Oregon, Kaitlin cultivated her passion for acting at the University of Oregon, where she got her Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. After her stint on stage, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally. She began at The Groundlings Theatre in Hollywood, training ground to comic greats such as Will Ferrell and Phil Hartman. Kaitlin secured a coveted spot in The Groundlings Sunday Company, which proved to be an amazing showcase, leading to recurring roles on both Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999), where Kaitlin plays "Becky", Larry's sister-in-law, and The Drew Carey Show (1995), where she played "Traylor", Mimi's nemesis, for two seasons.

Olson also had the honor of joining Drew Carey and several cast members of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998) on a USO tour, performing improv shows for US troops in Bosnia, Kosovo and Norway.

Soon after The Drew Carey Show (1995) ended, Olson was cast as a series regular on the Fox series Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005).

Previously, Olson has been a series regular on the Fox improv/hidden camera series Meet the Marks (2002) and recurred on Punk'd (2003) and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (2002). She has also had notable guest starring roles on Out of Practice (2005) and Miss Match (2003), opposite Alicia Silverstone.

Olson currently stars as "Sweet Dee" on the FX breakout sitcom, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Rob McElhenney (27 September 2008 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Grew up on a farm in Oregon.
Engaged to Rob McElhenney as of December 2007.
Gave birth to her first child at age 35, a son Axel Lee McElhenny on September 1, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Rob McElhenney.
Gave birth to her second child at age 36, a son Leo Grey McElhenney on April 5, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Rob McElhenney.

Personal Quotes (6)

I wish I had some dirt on Danny DeVito, but he is honestly the nicest, sweetest man I've ever met in my life. I love him, I love being around him. He's become like a part of our family. His wife and kids are amazing. Like, he's the happiest man I've ever known. He doesn't really have much to be sad about.
I'm just a giant fan of Will Ferrell and Sasha Baron Cohen. They make me laugh so hard, I make hideous noises and that's a good sign. I also love Michael Cera; I think that kid is hilarious. And Annette Bening. She's one of my heroes. I think she's amazing because she's hysterically funny without trying too hard.
I feel happy to be the only girl on the show. We get along really well, we're all really good friends now, I don't feel left out. I think that they were surprised that a girl could hang out and have fun with them, and I was like, "Really? You guys don't know any funny women? That's too bad.
I wasn't in a hurry to take everything that came along. It's pretty important to me to be proud of the work I do. I didn't want to just be cute and on TV. I wanted to be funny.
I really like her insecurity. She definitely is despicable, you can't really argue with that. I don't think she's hate-able because it all stems from her raging insecurity and they're so mean to her. I think there is just something really funny about that to me. (On her character of Dee Reynolds)
They [Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney] have a respect for each other that is amazing. They are able to argue and listen to each other without getting defensive ... and that makes it a really comfortable place to voice your own opinion and offer ideas.

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