Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen by Terri DoughertyThese twins have grown up in front of the camera and have become savvy business women behind the scenes. Their fans have followed them from their days on Full House and they have extended their appeal well beyond television to create a multi-million dollar business. The pair faces new challenges as they enter adulthood and try to build upon their successful childhood careers.
Mary-Kate and Ashley as Babies
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Biography
Mary-Kate Olsen born June 13,  is an American fashion designer , actress and producer. She began her acting career one year after her birth, sharing the role of Michelle Tanner with her twin sister Ashley Olsen in the television sitcom Full House — They also starred in numerous films together. In , the production company Dualstar Entertainment Group was founded, which produced a long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls; they starred in Passport to Paris , Our Lips Are Sealed , Winning London , Holiday in the Sun and in the television series, So Little Time — , for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming. The last film she starred in with her twin sister was New York Minute
Who are the Olsen twins?
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen born June 13, , also known as the Olsen twins as a duo, are American fashion designers and former child actresses. The twins made their acting debut as infants playing Michelle Tanner on the television series Full House. At the age of six, Mary-Kate and Ashley began starring together in TV, film, and video projects, which continued to their teenage years. Through their company Dualstar , the Olsens joined the ranks of the wealthiest women in the entertainment industry at a young age. They have an elder brother, Trent, and a younger sister, actress Elizabeth , as well as a half-sister, Courtney Taylor, and a half-brother, Jake. They began filming at nine months old. In order to comply with child labor laws that set strict limits on how long a child actor may work, the sisters took turns playing the role.
Olsen, Mary-Kate and Ashley. Reproduced by permission. Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been in front of the cameras since before they could walk or talk. With a career that began on television in , the Olsens went on to star in their own series of video movies, which sold millions of copies each and gave them a devoted fan base among American girls aged four to fourteen. They created a brand identity for themselves, and oversaw an empire that ranged from their own magazine to "marykateandashley" toothpaste long before they took their college-board exams. The Olsen twins' birthday is a well-known one: June 13, Ashley was born first, followed a few minutes later by Mary-Kate.