Olson in July 2013.
|Born||Amy Kaitlin Olson
August 18, 1975
Tigard, Oregon, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rob McElhenney (2008–present)|
Olson was born in Tigard, Oregon. Her father, Donald Olson, worked as the publisher of the Portland Tribune. She studied theater at the University of Oregon and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally.
Olson was a part of the improvisational group the Groundlings. Olson toured with the USO to Bosnia, Kosovo, and Norway. She made several guest appearances in films and TV series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm (as Becky, Larry David's sister-in-law) and The Drew Carey Show (as Mimi Bobeck's nemesis, Traylor). She has appeared on The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Out of Practice, Miss Match, Family Guy, and Punk'd. She had a minor role in the film Coyote Ugly. In 2004, she was cast as Deandra Reynolds in the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She also voiced Ethel in the Comedy Central animated series Brickleberry in season 1.
In September 2007, the Philadelphia Daily News reported that Olson and co-star/creator of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Rob McElhenney, had been dating for over a year. They later became engaged and were married on September 27, 2008 in California. The couple had their first child, a boy, Axel Lee, on September 1, 2010. Olson went into labor at a Philadelphia Phillies game. Axel Lee was born in their home as planned. Their second son, Leo Grey McElhenney, was born on April 5, 2012.
Olson was named the 2008 "Mailbag Crush" by Sports Illustrated's sports writer Stewart Mandel in his College Football Mailbag online SI.com column. Previous winners are actresses Jenna Fischer and Jordana Spiro.
|2000||Eyes to Heaven|
|Coyote Ugly||Bidding customer|
|2000–2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Becky||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2001||Fugly||Cha Cha||Short film|
|2002||Meet the Marks||Kaitlin Marks|
|2002–2004||The Drew Carey Show||Traylor||Recurring role; 12 episodes|
|Miss Match||Jillian||Episode: "Who's Sari Now?"|
|2004||Significant Others||Lauren||Episode: "The First Time"|
|George Lopez||Janet||Episode: "Home Sweet Homeschool"|
|2005||Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show||Various|
|2005–present||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds||Main role; 93 episodes|
|2006||Out of Practice||Debbie||Episode: "Model Behavior"|
|2007||The Riches||Hartley Underwood||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|Held Up||Rocky 2|
|2011||Family Guy||Brenda Quagmire||Voice only
Episode: "Foreign Affairs" and "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q"
|2012||Unsupervised||Carol / Danielle||Voice only; 7 episodes|
|2012||Brickleberry||Ethel||Voice only; Season 1|
- Bartels, Eric (June 27, 2006). "Comedian gets funny in Philly". The Portland Tribune. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
- "Seen on the screen". News & Observer. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
- Cunningham, Amrie (September 13, 2007). "Interview: Kaitlin Olson". TheTVaddict.com. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
- Gross, Dan (September 4, 2007). "It's Sunny for McElhenney". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
- "'It's Always Sunny' Stars Wed!". Entertainment Tonight. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- "OK! Exclusive: Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney Wed". OK!. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- "Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney Welcome Son Axel Lee". People.com. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
- Mandel, Stewart (2008-07-02). "Unveiling the Mailbag Crush, my surprise teams for '08 and more". SI.com. Retrieved 2008-07-03.
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