Ashley Fuller Olsen is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, and former actress.
Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen were born in Sherman Oaks, California, on June 13, 1986. As we already mentioned, they began acting at the age of nine months and made their television debut in the ABC sitcom Full House.
The sisters became accustomed to working in front of the camera as this TV series continued for the following six years. In numerous movies and TV shows, these two sisters both collaborated and worked independently.
Together, they worked on a variety of projects. In addition, they run a cosmetics company. It is estimated that its products bring in roughly $1 billion annually.
Ashley Olsen’s Early Life
The daughter of Jarnette “Jarnie” Olsen, a personal manager, and David “Dave” Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker, Ashley was born in Sherman Oaks, California.
They also have a younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen, who is also an actress, an identical twin named Mary-Kate, an older brother named Trent Olsen, and two younger half-siblings from their father’s second marriage named Taylor and Jake.
In 1996, Olsen’s parents got divorced. The mother is of French, German, and Italian lineage, while the twins and their siblings are of Norwegian descent.
In Los Angeles, she went to Campbell Hall School. Beginning in 2004, Mary-Kate and Ashley enrolled in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
Ashley Olsen’s Personal Life
Olsen sued tabloid publication National Enquirer for $40 million in February 2005 after it falsely claimed that she was involved in a drug scandal. The tabloid ultimately apologized to Olsen and said it never meant to imply that she was connected to the incident in October of that year.
Since at least October 2017, Olsen has been dating artist Louis Eisner, with whom she is currently in a relationship.
Eisner is the son of Eric Eisner, a well-known philanthropist and former president of The Geffen Company who established the Young Eisner Scholars. Olsen ignited engagement speculations in July 2019 when she was pictured with a ring on her finger.
Former Columbia University quarterback Matt Kaplan, who is now a producer, restaurateur Scott Sartiano, actor Jared Leto, cyclist Lance Armstrong, actor Justin Bartha, and investor Richard Sachs are among the men Olsen has dated.
Ashley Olsen’s Career Life
She made her acting debut in the television series Full House (1987–1995) with her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen when she was just nine months old, playing the part of Michelle Tanner. Additionally, they co-starred in a lot of movies.
The girls appeared in a plethora of TV movies and direct-to-video releases thanks to the 1993 founding of the production company Dualstar Entertainment Group.
They appeared in Passport to Paris (1999), Our Lips Are Sealed (2000), Winning London (2001), Holiday in the Sun (2001), and the television series So Little Time (2001–2002).
They appeared in the films Getting There (2002) When in Rome (2002), The Challenge (2003), and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) as well as in supporting roles (2003).
Her most recent movie with her twin sister was called New York Minute (2004). She carried on with her acting career on her own, making a few cameo appearances in movies and a music video.
Mary-Kate and Ashley both formally expressed their desire to stop acting in order to concentrate on their careers in the fashion industry in March 2012.
She co-founded The Row, a high-end fashion label, along with her twin sister. They also co-founded Elizabeth and James, a lifestyle company, and the more budget-friendly Olsenboye and StyleMint brands.
Influence, a book they co-authored, features interviews with fashion designers who served as inspiration for their clothing collections. They belong to the Council of American Fashion Designers.
Ashley Olsen’s Business and Philanthropy Work
When Ashley Olsen set out to design the ideal T-shirt as a personal project in 2005, the concept for The Row first emerged. In an effort to identify a “commonality in fit and attitude,” she tried the design on a wide range of women with various body types and ages.
The sisters’ 7-piece collection, which featured the T-shirt, a pair of cotton sateen leggings, and a cashmere wool tank dress, was finished by 2006. The entire first collection was purchased by Barneys New York. In addition to ready-to-wear, resort, purses, sunglasses, and shoes, the company has grown.
They were chosen to represent the high-end clothing brand Badgley Mischka in 2006.
Influence, a book by Mary-Kate and Ashley that includes interviews with fashion designers who served as inspiration for their clothing lines, was published in 2008. The sisters teamed up with TOMS Shoes in 2011 to provide footwear for kids without shoes in more than 20 different nations around the world.
The twins have focused a lot of their adult emphasis on the fashion industry. They are in charge of the Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye, and StyleMint retail lines in addition to the couture fashion company The Row.
In 2011, Mary-Kate and Ashley created an Olsenboye coin purse and gave the proceeds to “Pennies From Heaven.”
The Olsens received the WSJ magazine’s Innovator of the Year Award in October 2012. The sisters released an Elizabeth and James fragrance at the beginning of 2013. Best-dressed lists have included Ashley Olsen.
The Olsen family is a part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a not-for-profit trade group representing over 450 eminent American fashion and accessory designers. The Italian designer shoe company Superga currently employs Olsens as its creative director.
Ashley Olsen’s Net Worth
American actress, producer, and businesswoman Ashley Olsen is worth $250 million. Acting, producing, merchandising, and fashion design are just a few of the ways Ashley Olsen made money. She continues to be most recognized for co-starring in “Full House” with her twin sister Mary-Kate as Michelle Tanner.
Mary-Kate and Ashley worked together to create a number of clothing lines that are available to the public as a result of the significant amount of public interest in their wardrobe choices.
They launched a beauty brand called Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real Fashion for Real Girls as well as apparel for girls aged 4 to 14 at Walmart shops all throughout America.
By pledging to grant complete maternity leave to all Bangladeshi seamstresses for their apparel line in 2004, they made headlines. The twins’ dedication to worker rights was later recognized by the National Labor Committee, which spearheaded the vow.