Kaitlin Olson

Kaitlin Olson

Date Of BirthAugust 18, 1975
Age48 years 10 months 2 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthTigard, Portland, Oregon, United State
Zodiac SignLeo
ProfessionsVoice Artist , Comedian , Actress
Birth Name Kaitlin Willow Olson
Nicknames Sweet Dee , Kat , The Bird
Full Name Kaitlin Willow McElhenney
Other Name Kaitlin Olsen

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Language English
Star SignLeo
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height173 CM
5 Feet 8 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Weight53 KG
117 lbs
Shoe Size8 (US)
Dress Size2 (US)
Figure Measurements 33-24-34
Figure TypeRectangle
Body Type Slim
Bra Size 32A
Family Information
Father Donald Lee Olsen (Publisher at Portland Tribune)
Mother Melinda Leora
Sons Leo Grey McElhenney (born on April 5, 2012)
Axel Lee McElhenny (born on September 1, 2010)
Grandfather Harry William Olson (paternal)
Grandmother Alice Virginia Hall (paternal)
Sister In-Law Katie McElhenney
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Bachelor of Science, Theater Arts
Education (High School) Tigard High School, Tigard, Oregon
Alma MaterUniversity of Oregon
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Rob McElhenney (married in 2008)
Career Information
Genres Comedy
Years Active 2000-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesWalking on the beach
Cooking (she is a self taught cook)
Rollerblading
movies
Favorite Actor Ben Stiller (Comedian)
Favorite Foods cupcakes
Parmesan truffle fries
Sushi
Favorite DrinkWine
Favorite TV shows Mad Men
Sesame Street
Boardwalk Empire,
60 Minutes
The Real Housewives
Game of Thrones
Favorite Comedians Will Ferrell
Annette Bening
Michael Cera
Sacha Baron Cohen
DislikesRain (because It messes with hair)
Favorite Characters McPoyles (Game of Thrones)
Charlie (From the show It's always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Favorite Artist Pink
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileKaitlin Olson Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileKaitlin Olson Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileKaitlin Olson Instagram Profile
More Information
Friends Heather Olson (High school)
Tricia O'Kelley (co-star on The Mick)
Net worth$6 Million (in 2014)
$16 million

Biography

Kaitlin Olson is an American TV & movie actress, She is popular for playing the role of Sweet Dee in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia- the longest running live TV show.

 

Childhood- Family

Kaitlin Willow Olson was born on 18th August 1975 in Portland (actually in a town called Tigard, about 15 mnutes outside Portland), Oregon to Donald Olson(Father)- a publisher by profession &Melinda Olson(Mother). She grew up at the family farm in Tualatin.

Kaitlin Olson family: Donald Olson(Father), Melinda Olson(Mother), Rob McElhenney(husband)

Image: Kaitlin Olson family: Donald Olson(Father), Melinda Olson(Mother), Rob McElhenney(husband)

Bicycle Accident: When she was 12 she hit her bicycle to a moving vehicle causing herself severe injury. Part of her skull underwent surgery. Her bike landed on her head, her teeth were shoved back. Her head was bleeding, the handle bar had pressed so hard on her skull that she had a hole in her head. She was bald all through the semester in her junior high.

Education

  • University of Oregon: She has a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon
  • The Groundlings Theatre: after her degree at the University of Oregan, she moved to Los Angeles , she joined "The Groundlings Theatre" in Hollywood, a training institute with popular alumni such as Will Ferrell and Phil Hartman. Her presence in The groundlings "Sunday Company' (Writing and performance of sketch comedy every Sunday night) gave her an opportunity to showcase her talents , which eventually got her role in Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000).

 

Marriage

Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney

Kaitlin was hired by Rob through an audition for the show It's always sunny in Philadelphia. When they met Kaitlin was dating another guy, during the second season of the show, the couple got closer and started dating (they went to Big Bear for their first date) for an year and half before getting engaged in December 2007, the couple got married at Danny Devito's Malibu Beach house on 27th September 2008.

Rob McElhenney & Kaitlin Olson wedding

Image: Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney wedding

Kaitlin & husband Rob have two sons, older son Axel Lee McElhenney born in 2010 & the younger son Leo Grey McElhenney born in 2012.

Rob McElhenney & Kaitlin Olson with sons-Axel Lee McElhenney(Elder), & Leo Grey McElhenney(young)

Image: Kaitlin Olson & husband Rob McElhenney with their sons- Axel Lee McElhenney & Leo Grey McElhenney.

When Kaitlin was carrying their first child, she went into labor while watching the Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers game, they went to the hospital in the middle of the game, the baby boy was born healthy and weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Coivd Times: During the Covid times when going out was not allowed, she and children enjoyed playing video games together. [5]

 

Career

Kaitlin Olson started her career at 'The   Groundlings',   an improv & sketch comedy group & school in Los Angeles.

She made her debut with the movie   Eyes to Heaven(2000), he first TV series was   Curb Your Enthusiasm(2000-2007).

She has appeared in movies like   Coyote Ugly(2000), Weather Girl(2009), Leap Year(2010), The Heat(2013), Vacation(2015). She lent her voice to the character named Destiny in the animation movie Finding Dory(2016).

she has had recurring roles in TV series like-  Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Drew Carey Show,  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,  The Riches,  Unsupervised(voice), Brickleberry(voice), The Mick. 

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia &  The Mick are the highlights of her career.

Follow You

Rob and Kaitlin appear together in the Imagine Dragons official music video "Follow You". The video has garnered more than 75 Million views

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2023 Champions Alex  
2022 It's A Wonderful Binge Mayor Spengler  
2018 Arizona Vicki  
2016 Finding Dory Destiny (voice)  
2015 Vacation Arizona Cop  
2013 Escape from Planet Earth 3D Movie Girl (voice)  
2013 The Heat Tatiana  
2012 Trading Up Barbara Manzer Short film
2010 Leap Year Libby  
2010 Held Up Rocky II  
2009 Weather Girl Sherry  
2003 Scapegoats Jeannie Short film
2001 Fugly Cha Cha Short film
2000 Eyes to Heaven    
2000 Jacks Jocelyn  
2000 Coyote Ugly Bidding Customer  

 

TV Series

Year Movie Character Notes
    Morgan Remake of French Belgian comedy srime series HPI. In Main role, also as producer
2023 Agent Elvis CeCe Ryder (voice) Main role
2021-2022 Hacks  DJ Recurring role, 6 episodes
2020 Space Force Edison Jaymes 1 Episode; "Edison Jaymes"
2020 Flipped  Cricket Melfi 11 Episodes
-2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Becky 7 Episodes
2018 Mean Jean Birdie  
2017-2018 The Mick Mackenzie Molng Lead role; 37 episodes; also as executive producer
2016 Cassius & Clay Ordwood Cassius (voice)  
2016 The Simpsons Quinn (voice) Episode: "The Girl Code"
2015-2019 Bob's Burgers Helen (voice) 2 episodes
2014-2015 New Girl Ashley 2 episodes
2012 Unsupervised Carol / Danielle (voice) 7 episodes
2012 Brickleberry Ethel Anderson (voice) Main role; 10 episodes
2009-2011 Family Guy Brenda Quagmire (voice) 2 episodes
2007 The Riches Hartley Underwood 5 episodes
2006 Out of Practice Debbie "Model Behavior"
2005- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds Main role
2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show   6 episodes; also as writer
2004 Significant Others Lauren "The First Time"
2004 George Lopez Janet "Home Sweet Homeschool"
2003 Punk'd Field Agent 2 episodes
2003 Miss Match Jillian "Who's Sari Now?"
2003 The Man Show Crazy Hot Girl in the Bar Season 5, Episode 20
2002-2024 The Drew Carey Show Traylor 12 episodes
2002 Meet the Marks Kaitlin Marks Main role; 7 episodes

 

Kaitlin Olson Interesting Facts

  • United Service Organizations Inc: She toured the countries-  Bosnia, Kosovo, Norway with the group performing live entertainment & comedy.
  • Orlando Nightclub shooting victim tribute: She appeared in the video made by Human Rights group which talked of the lives of people who died on that night.
  • Sweet Dee: Her nickname 'Sweet Dee' from the TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been popular among her friends, she gets called Sweet Dee sometimes.
  • On Sports Illustrated: She was selected as the Celebrity Mail bag Crush by the magazine in 2008.
  • She is funny & witty: Her husband Rob thinks she is he funniest contemporary actresses.
  • She loves Mom & Dad: She chose Oregon university because her father when there too, and she did not want to stay away from home.
  • Summer camp Plays: Her experience with acting started when she was in Elementary school at the summer camps. While playing as Alice in 'Alice in wonderland' at the age of 6 she decided she wanted to be an actress.  She studied Shakespeare too, but if it was not funny it was not for her.
  • If she was not an actress she would have liked to be a secretary. Or she would have been doing Hair & Nails. She did acrylic nails of her friends for the prom.
  • While she was studying she would sometimes work two part time jobs and slept very little.
  • Waterboarding Episode: In one of the episodes she was waterboarded on the show, Kaitlin feels it was one of her worst experiences, that it hurt like being really waterboarded. One of her favorites is where the story went back in time to history.
  • Organic food: She prefers eating organic food. 
  • Environmentalist: She is obsessed with recycling things and not wasting stuff. 
  • As a child she was reserved, she did not even talk to people much, she was scared of people outside her family.
  • She had shaved her head in junior High as a way to stand out, she felt like hiding away immediately after that.
  • College life: She was low profile in her Freshman year, she was not popular, however by the end she got into plays and theater, she grew so confident that she was leading the department.
  • She is full time into TV shows, she likes to try theater again sometime.
  • What Kaitlin likes about her character Dee: That she is Insecure, despicable, Stupid, self-involved, Funny.
  • She likes pets, she has a French bulldog named- Luke another dog named Oscar. 
  • 'I will eat your babies, bitch' is what she frequently gets screamed at by the fans of IASIP show.
  • Craziest thing she has seen her fans do: Tattoos of her and her cast from the TV  show It's always sunny in Philadelphia.
  • Knack for getting hurt: She has talent for getting hurt, she often rams into things in the house.
  • The Ellen Show: She appeared on the Ellen Show in January 2017.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: She appeared on the his show in February 2017. She appeared on Seth Meyers in September 2017. 
  • Her first son Axel is quite funny, he likes pranking parents as if its April fools day every day.
  • She is a pro-equality advocate. She identifies herself with democratic party.
  • She once ate 57 pieces of pizza.
  • She appeared on the cover page of Philadelphia Style in April 2016.
  • She is of English, German, Irish, Swedish, Welsh ancestry.
  • Stealing glue from grocery store: Once she and her brother stole the glue and put it on their hands, their mother though made sure they were humiliated by making them confess the crime to the store owner.
  • Turn-off on the first date: Bad breath.
  • Her go-to Excuse to skip work: Sick baby.
  • Recurring Bad dream: She has had dreams of someone turning her room door knob when she is on her bed. 
  • On her husband Rob McElhenney Loving Ryan Reynolds: She roasted her husband Rob for celebrating the (football) goal with Ryan Reynolds instead of her, by hugging him while she was looking to hug Rob. [2]
  • Rob doesn't like Valentine's day: So she makes sure that everything at home is about Valentines day on that day, with her children she would make heart shaped pancakes and eatables, but would leave out Rob form the plans. [3]
  • Making out with Charlie Day: There was a kissing scene for Kaitlin with Charlie Day in an episode of IASIP, written by Rob, when he was asked about it on Conan O’Brien;s show why he chose to, he said that they have been married for a long time, and he thought "let's spice it up a little"

Awards

  • 2020:  She received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy Series for her role as Cricket Melfi in the Quibi comedy series Flipped (2020)
  • 2021: She received an Emmy nomination for her DJ Vance as in "Hacks".

 

Sources

  1. Kaitlin Olson on Wikipedia
  2. Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhanney on Jimmy Kimmel
  3. Kaitlin on Jimmy Kimmel's show
  4. IASIP cast on Conan O'Brien's show
  5. Kaitlin on Andrew Santino show
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Related Celebrities

  1. Glenn Howerton
  2. Charlie Day
  3. Rob McElhenney
  4. Tiffany Haddish

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