Kaitlin Olson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Aug, 2019
Facts of Kaitlin Olson
Date of Birth: 1975 , August-18
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Kaitlin Olson
Birth Name Kaitlin Wilson Olson
Father Donald Lee Olson
Mother Melinda Olson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Portland, Oregon, the United States of America
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress, Comedian
Net Worth $16 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Body Measurements 33-24-34
Breast Size 33 inches
Waist size 24 inches
Hip Size 34 inches
Weight in KG 55
Famous for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Married Yes
Married to Rob McElhenney
Children Axel Lee, Leo Grey McElhenney
Divorce No
Education Tigard High School, University of Oregon
Online Presence Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Movies Coyote Ugly, Weather Girl, Leap Year, Vacation, Finding Dory, Arizona
TV Show Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Drew Carey Show, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,
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Kaitlin Wilson Olson aka Kaitlin Olson is a popular actress and comedian best known for her role Sweet Dee on the FX series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Similarly, the actress is also popular for her works in Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Drew Carey Show. Besides that, she is a part of the sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings.

Early Life, Bio & Education

Kaitlin Olson was born on August 18, 1975, in Portland, Oregon, the United States of America. She holds American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Olson was born to father Donald Lee Olson and mother Melinda Olson. Her dad is a publisher while her mom is a nurse. Olson shares a beautiful bond with her family, and she frequently goes on vacation with her family. On Valentines Day 2019, Olson shared a photo of her family remembering her childhood and the love she received from her parents and sibling.

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That’s me on the bottom. Nobody loves me more than those three on the top. Happy Valentine’s day! And call your mom.

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Her family frequently relocated to different areas between Oregon and Washington during her childhood, however, they later settled back in their hometown Portland. When Olson was 12 years old, she got into a severe bicycle accident engaging a vehicle in which she had her skull fractured. Olson underwent immediate reconstructive surgery following the accident.

She attended Tigard High School. Also, the actress went to the University of Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in theatre arts.

Professional Career

After completing her college, Kaitlin Olson moved to Los Angeles and began her career in acting. She started her career in 2000 when she worked in the movies like Eyes to Heaven, Jacks, Coyote Ugly, and the TV series Scruff.

After a year, she appeared in the short film Fugly and from 2002 to 2004 she starred in a recurring role in the television series The Drew Carey Show. Moreover, the talented actress Olson is a part of other television series like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Simpsons, and The Mick.

Additionally, Kaitlin also worked in films such as Weather Girl, Leap Year, The Heat, Vacation, and Arizona. Besides that, she gave her voice to the character Destiny in the animated film Finding Dory.

Net Worth & Salary

The versatile figure Kaitlin Olson has a net worth of $16 million. Back in 2013, her net worth was reported to be $6 million. Similarly, she has a combined net worth of $50 million as of Celebrity NetWorth.

The main source of Kaitlin's earnings is her acting career. Additionally, the actress also earns a few amounts from her endorsements deals, commercials, and advertisements.

Olson has appeared in various movies and TV series. Some of her notable films along with its box office collections and budget are listed below: 



Box Office Collections

Cast Members

Finding Dory

$175–200 million

$1.029 billion

Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton


$31 million

$104.9 million

Ed Helms, Leslie Mann, Ron Livingston, Chris Hemsworth, Chevy Chase

The Heat

$43 million

$229.9 million

Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport

Leap Year

$19 million

$32.6 million

Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow

Coyote Ugly

$45 million

$113.9 million

Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, John Goodman, Izabella Miko, Tyra Banks, Melanie Lynskey

House & Assets 

Katlin along with her husband Rob purchased a house in Sherman, Oaks, California. The couple paid $2.1 million for the brand new 4-bedroom gated home and later, they sold for $2.5 million in November 2018. 

Additionally, life partners added Skinner's bar at 226 Market Street in Philadelphia in 2009, and after buying it, they named it as Mac's Tavern.

Personal Life

Kaitlin Olson married actor Rob McElhenney on September 27, 2008, in California. Her husband is best known for his performance in the series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They started dating secretly when the duo was shooting for the second season of the series.

Kaitlin Olson with her husband Rob McElhenney and sons Axel Lee McElhenney and Leo Grey McElhenney SOURCE: PopSugar

American actress Kaitlin Olson shares two children with her spouse, Rob McElhenney. On September 1, 2010, the pair welcomed their first child, Axel Lee. They gave birth to their first boy at their house in California as they had planned. Olson gave birth to her second son, Leo Grey McElhenney on April 5, 2012.

Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Kaitlin Olson is 44 years old.
  • Height:  Olson stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches or 171 cm.
  • Weight: Olson weighs 55 kg or 122 lbs. 
  • Body Measurements: Kaitlin has maintained an hourglass-shaped body with the body measurements of 33-24-34 inches.


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