Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, and author. She co-founded luxury fashion brand The Row and the more affordable line Olsenboye with her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen and started her own fashion company called Elizabeth and James. Ashley is the older sister of Elizabeth Olsen.
Olsen began her career at the age of nine months, when she and Mary-Kate were hired to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the popular television series Full House in 1987. To comply with child labor laws regarding child actors, Ashley and Mary-Kate took turns during taping of the show. Both girls were credited as "Mary Kate Ashley Olsen" in an attempt to keep audiences from realizing that two children played the role. Following Full House, Olsen released a string of successful straight-to-video movies and became a popular figure in the preteen market during the late '90s and early 2000s. She became a household name, with her likeness seen in clothes, books, fragrances, magazines, movies, and posters, among others. There were fashion dolls of her made by Mattel from 2000-2005.
She starred in the video series The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley, the...
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