Mary-Kate Olsen: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : producer, actress
  • Real name : Mary-Kate Fuller Olsen
  • Sign : Gemini
  • Date of birth : Friday 13 June 1986 (age : 34)
  • Country: United States

Mary-Kate Olsen and her twin sister Ashley were born on June 13, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, California. Daughters of a dancer, Jarnette Jones, and a banker, David Olsen, they have an older brother, James (born in 1984) and a younger sister Elizabeth (born in 1989). The little blondes were barely a year old when they joined the shooting of the cult series Homecoming. Mary-Kate and Ashley alternately play the role of Michelle Tanner and grow up under the public eye. At the age of 3, her career as a child star was taken in hand by Robert Thorne, a popular Hollywood lawyer, who renegotiated the twins’ fees and later created a Dualstar Entertainment Group dedicated to managing their business. The role of the little Michelle becomes more and more important during the seasons until the end of the series in 1995.

As teenagers, the two sisters put their twin-ness on stage and appeared in numerous sitcoms; The Twins get involved, from 1998 to 1999, and Totally Twins from 2001 to 2002. On the big screen, they also played a number of roles (Like father like daughters, Destination London, A summer in Rome). On the red carpet, they coordinate their look and hairstyle, but each is forced to cultivate an image Ashley, the feminine, Mary-Kate, the sports. In 2004, they are on the poster of A Day in New York, the last film they shoot together. Mary-Kate Olsen launches a solo career two years later with Factory Girl. She lands a few roles afterwards (Wackness, Sortilège) but decides to end her acting career in 2011.

Fascinated by fashion, like her twin sister, Mary-Kate Olsen then devoted herself exclusively to styling. As a child she admired the work of the costume designers of the series The Party at Home who made small custom-made outfits. In 2001, at the age of 15, the twins launched a clothing line for the Walmart supermarket. In 2006, they launched their label The Row, and the following year Elizabeth and James. As wise businesswomen, the Olsen sisters develop their business with two new brands; OlsenBoye and an online store. The consecration comes in 2012, the twins win the Designer of the Year Award in the Women’s Fashion category by the CFDA, equivalent to the Oscars of fashion.

On the private side, Mary-Kate Olsen married in the strictest privacy Olivier Sarkozy, November 27, 2015 in New York, after three years of romance. Olivier Sarkozy, half-brother of Nicolas Sarkozy, is the father of two children from a first union; Julien (born ne 2001) and Margot (born in 2003). On April 17, 2020, Mary-Kate Olsen filed for divorce. In January 2021, their divorce is pronounced.