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Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen were born 13 June 1986. They were born in Sherman Oaks, California in USA. Mother Jarnette Olsen is a personal manager, and David Olsen is a real estate developer and mortgage banker. Girls are also known as the OLSEN TWINS. They have an older brother, Trent, a younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen. Olsen's parents divorced in 1996. Their parents have since separated and their father remarried. Ashley and Mary-Kate have a step-brother Jake and a step-sister Taylor from her father's second marriage. Their step-mom is McKenzie. When their father got remarried Ashley did not attend the wedding. Jarnette their Mother, had once danced with the Los Angeles Ballet corps. One day, she met a friend's friend, who was a casting agent, and mentioned that she had twins. The agent asked to see a photograph, and then arranged an audition for the girls for a new ABC sitcom called Full House. So the fraternal twins made their acting debut as infants.

Ashley and Mary-Kate were cast as Michelle Tanner in Full House when they were just 6 months old, and they began filming when they were 9 months old. During the first two years on the air, Full House did not even make it into the Top 30 list of most-watched television shows. By the 1989–90 season, however, it did, and climbed to the No. 14 spot the next year. It peaked at No. 7 by the end of the 1991/1992 season. At the age of six, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen began starring together in TV, film, and video projects, which continued to their teenage years. They have been described as one of just a handful of child stars who managed to maintain their appeal as they grew up. Their access to the media had been strictly controlled, but that began to change after they earned their drivers' licenses and received matching Range Rover sport-utility vehicles for their 16 birthdays. In 2004, Ashley and Mary-Kate graduated from Campbell Hall School and began attending New York University. Both noted that they would concentrate on their academic careers for the next few years, putting their other activities on hold. That same year, they also purchased the minority shares of movie production company Dualstar, taking full control of the company. They became full owners and co-presidents of their company Dualstar which was created in 1993 following the success of Full House. In the lead-up to that, however, the Olsens had a memorable rush of PR buzz in the spring of 2004, both good and bad. Their long-awaited next feature film, New York Minute. They graduated from high school on June 7, and turned 18 birthday only 6 days later. In 2005 both of them withdrew from New York University, a few months apart, and returned to Los Angeles.

Following years the Olsens branched out as adults, asking to be viewed individually in the media, rather than as a pair. First solo acting appearance was in the movie Factory Girl, released in December 2006. Ashley and Mary-Kate indicated their interest to retire as actresses in order to focus on their careers in fashion. Ashley and Mary-Kate felt that their futures were in fashion, and not in acting. The sisters began appearing together in the Badgley Mischka ad campaign. They also made their foray into the world of high-end fashion by launching a line of their own called The Row. In 2007, they co-founded luxury fashion brands, Elizabeth and James, which is named after their sister and brother. They are also known for their more affordable lines StyleMint and Olsenboye.

In 2012 the Olsen Twins won the top prize at the CFDA (Council Of Fashion Designers of America) Fashion Awards and 3 years later for Womenswear Designer of the Year for The Row. In 2015 Netflix announced a reboot of Full House aptly called Fuller House, but after much speculation, the Olsen Twins decided not to participate in the series.

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Ashley Fuller Olsen

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Nickname: Ash

Spouse: George Condo (from 2016)

Height: 5' 1" (155 cm)

Star Sign: Gemini

Hair Color: Blond

Eye Color: Blue-Green

Collects: Teddy Bears and Beanie Babies

Features: Right-Handed, An Inch Taller Than Mary-Kate

Favorite Colors: Yellow, Purple, And Blue

Favorite School Subject: English

Least Favorite School Subject: Math

Favorite Hobby: Dance (ballet, swing and hip-hop)

Favorite Card Game: Spit

Favorite Movie: Ever After

Favorite Books: Mysteries and Historical Fiction

Favorite Animal: Her dog, Lucy

Drink Of Choice: Juice

Favorite Food: Spaghetti

Favorite Veggie: Broccoli

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough

Favorite Gum Flavor: Grape

Holiday Of Choice: Christmas

Instrument: "I used to play the piano."

Rise and Shine: "I like to sleep in!"

Trivia: As a child she took ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop dance lessons.

Personal Quote: We've stayed really normal and down to Earth I think, and haven't let the success thing go to our head.

Mary-Kate Olsen

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Nickname: MK

Husband: Olivier Sarkozy (from 27 November 2015)

Height: 5' 0" (152 cm)

Star Sign: Gemini

Hair Color: Blond

Eye Color: Blue-Green

Collects: Candles And Beanie Babies

Features: Left-Handed, One Inch Shorter Than Ashley

Favorite Colors: Maroon And Blue

Favorite School Subject: Creative Writing

Least Favorite School Subject: Math

Favorite Hobby: Horseback Riding

Favorite Card Game: Spit

Favorite Movie: Titanic

Favorite Books: Adventure And Mystery Books

Favorite Animal: Horse

Drink Of Choice: Juice

Favorite Food: Pizza And Tacos

Favorite Veggie: Broccoli

Favorite Ice Cream: Mocha

Favorite Gum Flavor: Strawberry

Holiday Of Choice: Christmas

Instrument: Violin

Rise And Shine: "I like to wake up early."

Trivia: Enjoys yoga and horseback riding. Mary-Kate is younger than her twin sister Ashley by about 2 minutes (8:24 and 8:26). Her favorite party song is "Rock Your Body".

Personal Quote: How can you be organized when you're in Times Square?