Kaitlin Olson

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Kaitlin Olson
Kaitlin Olson by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Born (1975-08-18) August 18, 1975 (age 39)
Tigard, Oregon, U.S.
Alma mater University of Oregon
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Rob McElhenney
(2008–present)
Children 2

Kaitlin Olson (born August 18, 1975) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Early life[edit]

Olson was born in Tigard, Oregon.[1] Her father, Donald Olson, worked as the publisher of the Portland Tribune.[2] She studied theatre at the University of Oregon,[3] and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally.

Career[edit]

Olson was a part of the improvisational group the Groundlings.[1] She toured with the USO to Bosnia, Kosovo, and Norway. She made 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. She had a minor role in the film Coyote Ugly.[4]

Olson at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2011

In 2004, she was cast as Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds in the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.[5] She also voiced Ethel in the first season of the Comedy Central animated series Brickleberry. She had a recurring role as Hartley Underwood, the "one-armed" neighbor in the FX series The Riches.

Personal life[edit]

Olson married her It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-star, Rob McElhenney, in California on September 27, 2008.[6][7][8] The couple had their first child, a boy named Axel Lee, on September 1, 2010. Olson went into labor at a Philadelphia Phillies game, and Axel was born in their home as planned.[9] Their second son, Leo Grey McElhenney, was born on April 5, 2012.

Popularity[edit]

Olson was named the 2008 "Mailbag Crush" by Sports Illustrated writer Stewart Mandel in his College Football Mailbag SI.com column.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Eyes to Heaven
2000 Jacks Jocelyn
2000 Coyote Ugly Bidding Customer
2001 Fugly Cha Cha Short film
2002 Meet the Marks Kaitlin Marks
2003 Scapegoats Jeannie Short film
2009 Weather Girl Sherry
2010 Leap Year Libby
2010 Held Up Rocky 2
2013 The Heat Tatiana
2016 Finding Dory Killer Whale Voice

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000–2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Becky 6 episodes
2002–2004 The Drew Carey Show Traylor 12 episodes
2003 Miss Match Jillian Episode: "Who's Sari Now?"
2004 Significant Others Lauren Episode: "The First Time"
2004 George Lopez Janet Episode: "Home Sweet Homeschool"
2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show Various Characters
2005–present It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds 103 episodes
2006 Out of Practice Debbie Episode: "Model Behavior"
2007 The Riches Hartley Underwood 5 episodes
2011 Family Guy Brenda Quagmire Voice
2 episodes
2012 Unsupervised Carol / Danielle Voice
7 episodes
2012 Brickleberry Ethel Voice
Season 1
2014 New Girl Ashley Episode: "Julie Berkman's Older Sister

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bartels, Eric (June 27, 2006). "Comedian gets funny in Philly". The Portland Tribune. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  2. ^ Bartels, Eric. "Comedian gets funny in Philly". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Biography". tv.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Seen on the screen". News & Observer. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  5. ^ Cunningham, Amrie (September 13, 2007). "Interview: Kaitlin Olson". TheTVaddict.com. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  6. ^ Gross, Dan (September 4, 2007). "It's Sunny for McElhenney". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  7. ^ "'It's Always Sunny' Stars Wed!". Entertainment Tonight. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  8. ^ "OK! Exclusive: Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney Wed". OK!. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  9. ^ "Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney Welcome Son Axel Lee". People.com. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  10. ^ 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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