Kaitlin Olson is an actress, comedian, and producer from Oregon who is well-famed for her role as Deandra ‘Sweet Dee’ Reynolds in the FX sitcom, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005-Present). Also, she is known for playing the leading role of ‘Mackenzie Molng’ in the comedy TV series, “The Mick” (2017-2018). She is the wife of Rob McElhenney who is an actor, producer, writer, and podcaster.
For her role as Cricket Melfi in the Quibi comedy series “Flipped” (2020), she earned a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Likewise, she has starred in films and TV series including Leap Year as Libby (2010), The Heat as Titiana(2013), Vacation as Arizona Cop(2015), Finding Dory as Destiny(2016) (voice), Arizona as Vicki(2018), The Riches as Hartley Underwood (2007), Family Guy as Brenda Quagmire (2009-2011) (voice), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (himself) (2020), and most recently in Hacks as DJ Vance(2021-2022).
Who are Kaitlin Olson’s parents?
Born on August 18, 1975, Kaitlin Olson is from Portland, Oregon, USA. She is the only daughter born to her parents – Donald Lee Olson (father) and Melinda Olson (mother). Her dad was a publisher of the Portland Tribue (2000-2001) while her mum was a nurse. Her parents gave her the birth name of Kaitlin Willow Olsen. Shortly after her birth, she relocated with her family to Spokane, Washington, then to Vashon Island, Washington, in Puget Sound, 13 mi (21 km) west of Seattle, where she lived until age eight. Her family then relocated back to the Portland area, settling in Tualatin, where Olson grew up on a farm. As per her nationality, she holds American citizenship while she belongs to a mixed ethnical race as she has Welsh, Irish, German, Swedish, and English ancestry.
For her education, Olson went to Tigard High School in Oregon. Then, she attended the University of Oregon. In 1997, she graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Science degree in theatre arts. After college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally. Kaitlin was also a member of The Groundlings Sunday Company. She even toured with the USO in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Norway during her early career time.
How was Kaitlin Olson’s acting career?
- Actress, Kaitlin Olson dived into the entertainment industry making several guest appearances in films and television series such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment”, “Out of Practice”, “Miss Match”, “Family Guy”, and “Punk’d”.
- In the year 2000, Olson made his debut movie “Eyes to Heaven” which was followed by the movie “Jacks” in the same year.
- Likewise, she had a minor role in the 2000 film “Coyote Ugly” as a bidding customer. After four years, she was cast as Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds in the FX sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” in 2004.
- In addition, she voiced Ethel in the first season of the Comedy Central animated series “Brickleberry”. In 2013, she appeared as a Bulgarian druggie in the film “The Heat”.
- Next, Olson appeared in the role of Hartley Underwood in the FX series “The Riches” in 2007. In the year 2016, she provided the voice of Destiny in Disney’s “Finding Dory”. Likewise, she starred and served as an executive producer in the Fox sitcom “The Mick” in 2017.
- In 2018, she starred as Vicki in the film “Arizona”. She made her recent appearance as DJ, Deborah Vance’s troubled daughter in the TV series “Hacks” (2021-Present).
Who is Kaitlin Olson married to?
Kaitlin Olson’s marital status changed to married when she married her husband, Rob McElhenney. In September 2008, they got married in a romantic ceremony. Olson, in past, secretly started dating her “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” co-star in 2006 during the filming of the second season of the show. They kept their relationship secret for some time. Later, their co-stars found out about their relationship during a press junket as Rob and Kaitlin sat them down in the hotel room to make their relationship public.
They are the proud parents of two children. In September 2010, she gave birth to their first son, Axel Lee. She gave birth to Axel at their house in Los Angeles. In April 2012, they welcomed their second son, Leo Grey McElhenney. Today, the happy family is residing in a contemporary house in the Sherman Oaks suburbs of Los Angeles, California.
Who is Rob McElhenney?
Rob McElhenney is an American actor, producer, writer, and podcaster who is best known for his role as Ronald “Mac” McDonald on the FX/FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005–present). He is also known for playing Ian Grimm on the Apple TV+ comedy series Mythic Quest (2020–present), which he co-created with Day and Megan Ganz and executive produces. He became the co-owner of the Welsh association football club Wrexham A.F.C. with Ryan Reynolds in September 2020.
Kaitlin Olson’s Net Worth in 2023
Being an inseparable part of the entertainment industry, Kaitlin Olson has earned much more income from her acting career which is her main source of income. Till now, she has appeared in more than 12 movies including Fugly, Coyote Ugly, Finding Dory, Vacation, Arizona, and more. Likewise, she has appeared in more than 20 TV series including Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Riches, The Mick, and Hacks, among others.
As of 2023, the actress has accumulated a net worth of $50 million from her professional acting career. Her net worth has significantly increased after she appeared in the TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as Deandra Reynolds alias Sweet See. In 2008, Kaitlin along with her husband, Rob, paid $2.1 million for a brand new 4-bedroom gated home in Sherman Oaks, California. They sold the home in November 2018 for $2.5 million. In 2009, the husband-wife purchased Skinner’s bar at 226 Market Street in Philadelphia. They renamed it “Mac’s Tavern”. On the other side, her husband, Rob McElhenney’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million at the time of writing and he is one of the highest-paid actors in the entertainment field.
What is Kaitlin Olson Height?
An ideal personification of brain and beauty, Kaitlin Olson, hasn’t gone through any of the beauty enhancement tips. Many people like her for her charming personality and she has impressed millions of viewers through her amazing acting skills. She has blonde hair color with a pair of blue colored eyes. She has an elongated chin with a broad smile. She regularly works out to keep herself fit and healthy. She even didn’t give up exercising during her pregnancy and credits her workout regime for making the childbirth process easier. Kaitlin Olson, at age 12, was involved in a serious bicycle accident involving a vehicle, resulting in a fractured skull requiring reconstructive plastic surgery. As per various reports, there is still a gaping wound at the back of her head.
Beautiful actress, Olson stands at the perfect height of 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm or 1.73 m. Her well-maintained bodyweight consists of 56 kg or 123.5 lbs. She has an attractive body measurement of 33-24-34 in or 84-61-86 cm. She wears a dress size of 2 (US) or 34 (EU) or 6 (UK) & her shoe size is 8 (US) or 38.5 (EU). Her bra size is 32A.