Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen is an American actress and fashion designer. She rose to fame in 1987 as Michelle Tanner on Full House, a role she shared with her twin sister Ashley Olsen. In 1993, the Olsen twins co-founded the production company Dualstar Entertainment Group and released 14 films from 1992 to 2004, including It Takes Two and New York Minute. She also starred on the series Weeds and in the 2011 film Beastly before retiring from acting in 2012.

In 2006, she co-founded the luxury fashion brand The Row, which expanded to lifestyle brands Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye and StyleMint. Olsen, along with sister Ashley, has won six awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, including womenswear designer of the year in 2012 and 2015.
Mary-Kate Olsen
Full Name
Mary-Kate Olsen
Los Angeles
Notable Projects
Full House


Why aren't Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen on 'Fuller House?'

The Olsen twins were busy running their luxury fashion brand, The Row, when 'Fuller House' was taping. "Ashley said, 'I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17, and I don't feel comfortable acting,'" 'Fuller House' executive producer Bob Boyett told PEOPLE. "Mary-Kate said, 'It would have to be me because Ash doesn't want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us.'"

How many siblings do Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have?

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have four siblings. The twins have a younger sister, actress Elizabeth Olsen, an older brother named Trent, and two younger half-siblings.

What disease did Mary-Kate Olsen have?

Mary-Kate Olsen was hospitalized for an eating disorder in 2004, shortly after turning 18. Olsen underwent treatment at the Cirque Lodge rehab facility in Sundance, Utah.

Where did Mary-Kate Olsen go to college?

Mary-Kate Olsen briefly attended New York University in 2004. She left NYU after a year and a half to focus on her work at Dualstar Entertainment Group and pursue personal interests.

Is Mary-Kate Olsen married?

No, Mary-Kate Olsen is not currently married. She was previously married to French banker Olivier Sarkozy from 2015 until their divorce in 2021.

Most Recent

16 Celebs Who Ride Horses Competitively
A passion for horses and ponies is no passing phase for these dedicated equestrians, who cite horseback riding as a lifelong love
Elizabeth Olsen Says Older Sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley 'Spoiled' Her Growing Up: 'I Loved It'
Elizabeth Olsen said of sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, "I've always felt that presence, which made me work harder so I could feel like I was earning it"
Dave Coulier Would Do Another Full House Revival 'in a Heartbeat': 'We're Always Raring to Go'
"We talk all the time [about] how much we would love to do a show again," Dave Coulier said
Fashion Flashback: What Stars Wore to the Met Gala 10 Years Ago
Walk down memory lane to see what celebs wore 10 years ago to the 2012 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, themed "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations"
Birthday Twins (and Triplets!): 21 Sets of Celebs Who Blow Out Candles on the Same Day
When it's time to mark another turn around the sun, these stars born on the exact same day are perfectly aligned
Full House Cast Shares How They 'Pull Together as a Family' in Tough Moments: We 'Love Each Other'
"We've pretty much experienced everything that a real family can experience," Dave Coulier told PEOPLE exclusively at the first-ever 90s Con following Bob Saget's sudden death at age 65

More Mary-Kate Olsen

The Full House Cast Could Not Be Closer: Some of Their Most Memorable Reunions Through the Years
Though their series wrapped in 1995, the stars of Full House never stopped hanging out, giving each other a hand to hold onto
10 Times Bob Saget Was Everyone's Favorite TV Dad on Full House
The late actor's beloved character taught us everything from how to love ourselves to when it's appropriate to vacuum the vacuum
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row Unveils First Kids' Line, Which Is Gender Neutral

Former child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen premiered their first children's capsule collection on Tuesday as part of their luxury brand The Row