22 February 2009

Mary Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California) is a Daytime Emmy Award-nominated American actress, producer, fashion model and fashion designer. She has had a successful acting career beginning at a very young age, in roles with her twin sister Ashley Olsen.

Working as a twin
Mary-Kate Olsen began her career in 1987 at the age of nine months when she and her twin sister Ashley were hired for the role of Michelle Tanner on the popular television series Full House. To comply with strict labor laws regarding child actors, they alternated in the role during the taping of the show. They were credited as "Mary Kate Ashley Olsen" in an attempt to deter audiences from realizing that the role was played by two children.

In 2004, Ashley appeared alongside her twin sister in the theatrical light-hearted romantic hybrid comedy, New York Minute, also starring Eugene Levy.Both Mary-Kate and Ashley work on their fashion line called Elizabeth and James, which is named after their brother and sister. In 2008, Mary-Kate and Ashley released a book titled "Influence", which contained interviews with many creative and influential people including Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, George Condo and many more. The book received positive reviews not only by fans of the twins, but also by critics.

Seeking to establish independent identities for herself and her sister, Mary-Kate has asked the public and the media to refer to them not as "the Olsen twins" but as Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen respectively. Subsequently, Mary-Kate's first solo acting appearance was in the movie Factory Girl, released in December 2006. The short scene was ultimately cut from theatrical release, but made part of the DVD. In addition, she has had a recurring role on Showtime's Weeds as Tara Lindman, a devout Christian who believes it is OK to smoke marijuana, because it grows from the earth.

She appears in the 2008 film The Wackness as Union. At the Sundance Film Festival, co-star and Academy Award-winner Sir Ben Kingsley praised her by saying "Mary-Kate's portrayal of this girl is perfect — she's hysterical. She's a pro. It makes sense. She's been in this business a lot longer than I have. Mary-Kate has been on the set of ABC's comedy Samantha Who? of which she is set to make a one-episode appearance this fall 2008 on the series' second season. She will play the part of a self-destructive, bad girl.

Personal life
In 2005, Mary-Kate Olsen ended her romance with Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III. Mary-Kate said that the breakup was one of the main factors in her leave of absence from New York University. "I miss him and I love him," Olsen said, "It's a hurtful and a painful subject."

Mary-Kate is currently dating New York based artist Nate Lowman. In late 2008, it was widely rumoured that Olsen was expecting her first child with Lowman. The rumours began when Olsen, who once battled an eating disorder, appeared fuller and healthier than she has in years. It was also speculated that Olsen was encouraged to pursue parenthood due to a conversation she had with Ledger. However, rumours were rubbished in a statement made by Olsen's rep.

Health issues
In mid-2004, following a period filled with speculation, shock and concern regarding her weight loss, Olsen announced she had entered treatment for an eating disorder, anorexia nervosa. On November 20, 2007 she was hospitalized for a reported kidney infection. Mary-Kate also stated in a 2003 interview that she suffers from attention deficit disorder. The actress said at the time "I get extra time to take the test because of my ADD. Everybody's brains works differently and I just need longer for things to register".

For productions in which Mary-Kate appeared with her sister Ashley, see Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Weeds (2007) — Tara Lindman
The Wackness (2008) — Union
Samantha Who? (2008) — Karen McNeice
The New Girl (2008-09) - Melanie Laura Shaw (Rumoured)
The Silent Killer (2009) - Christina Moore (Rumoured)
My Story (2009) - Norma Suzanne Ring Christianlie (Rumoured)
A Friend's Secrets (2009) - Sharon Gates (Rumoured)
Back in the Day (2009) - Carrie 'Holls-aay' Hollingson Rumoured)
The Cold Waters Of Ghost Town (2010) - Chloe Samson (Rumoured)
Damn You God (2010) - Sarah (Rumoured)
NYC Living (2010-?) - Darlene Taylor Harris (Rumoured)

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bluedreamer27 said...

i love her innocent look builds up her charm

Uminya Rama said...

Mary Kate and ashley olsen are the beautiful twins with a perfect carier at shows world.
Believe that they are dream girls most of man.

Franklin said...

Have watched the twins grow up from Full house.. what a long way! Great post :)

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