Kaitlin Olson: Actress, Singer, Dancer
Kaitlin Olson launched her career at The Groundlings, an improv and sketch comedy group and school. Since then she has made appearances on such television programs as Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Drew Carey Show as well as lending her voice for Ethel’s character in Brickleberry and appearing in Vacation.
Kaitlin Olson’s Biography
Kaitlin Olson was born August 18, 1975, in Portland, Oregon in the United States of America to Donald Lee Olson- a publisher who worked at The Portland Tribune- and Melinda Leora Olson- both publishers for The Portland Tribune. Kaitlin spent her childhood years growing up at her family farm near Tualatin in Oregon.
Tigard High School in Oregon was her starting point and after graduating she studied theatre arts at the University of Oregon – earning herself a Bachelor’s Degree. When graduating she moved to Los Angeles where she pursued acting professionally. Starting at The Groundlings (an improvisational theater), where she honed her comedic abilities.
After graduating, she made appearances in multiple television shows and movies such as Coyote Ugly in 2000. Additionally, she appeared as Becky on Curb Your Enthusiasm as well as Traylor for two seasons on The Drew Carey Show; guesting appearances included Out of Practice and Punk’d as well as staring in The Jamie Kennedy Experiment movie.
Kaitlin Olson is married to Rob McElhenney and is a mother to two children. Kaitlin Olson is best known for playing Deandra ‘Sweet Dee’ Reynolds on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia since 2005, also voice acting Carol and Ethel in Brickleberry comedy film as well as appearing in movies The Heat and Vacation. In 2012 she and Rob established McElhenney Productions together.
Kaitlin Olson’s Education
Kaitlin Olson began her acting career at The Groundlings improv comedy theatre and school, established by Gary Austin and drawing its inspiration from Chicago’s Second City. Established by Gary Austin in 1974 and taking its inspiration from this legendary troupe’s roots at Second City Chicago, The Groundlings offers classes to learn improvisational scenes together with peers; its alumni include Lisa Kudrow, Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz, Cheryl Hines Jim Rash Ana Gasteyer Kristen Wiig and Taran Killam among many other notable comedians and actors whose careers started here!
After graduating from the University of Oregon, she moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of her acting career. She quickly landed several minor roles on television before landing a recurring role on Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Drew Carey Show as well as guest spots on Punk’d, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Out of Practice, Family Guy as well as guest spots on Punk’d, Punk’d: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Out of Practice Family Guy Punk’d Punk’d The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Out of Practice Family Guy as well. Now most renowned for playing Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia while voice acting Ethel in Brickleberry Season 1 alongside acting appearances in films like Leap Year The Heat and Vacation.
Recent roles include Mackenzie Murphy in the Fox sitcom The Mick and Cricket Melfi in the Quibi comedy series Flipped. She will also make an appearance in the forthcoming film The Art of More and voice-act as Destiny from Disney’s Finding Dory as well as Coyote Ugly from Coyote Ugly.
Kaitlin Olson’s Acting Career
Kaitlin Olson began her acting career performing improvisational stage shows. Her success on these platforms ultimately earned her a lead role on the FX comedy show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia where she portrays bar co-owner Dee “Sweet Dee” Reynolds has brought critical acclaim and numerous awards. Olson’s character perfectly complements the mischievous antics of her male co-stars for maximum comedic effect – creating a unique balance of chemistry and comedy between them all.
The show’s anti-Hollywood attitude and refusal to shy away from unsavory characters attracted a dedicated following, while Olson’s iconic portrayal of foul-mouthed, would-be cosmopolitan slackers running a neighborhood bar in Philadelphia became instantly iconic and set the scene for modern pop culture. Her character brought the show to national audiences while giving her the chance to showcase her comedic talents.
Olson has also appeared in various films, such as Libby, and action flicks The Heat and Vacation. She starred in It’s Always Sunny as well as having recurring roles on The Mick and Flipped television series.
Olson has proven herself an accomplished singer and dancer as well as an actor, winning several awards for her performances and appearing in TV commercials. She is married to Rob McElhenney and they share one son. Filming recently concluded for its 16th season which will air on FX and Hulu starting June 7.
Kaitlin Olson in The Mick
Kaitlin Olson, known for her roles on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Mick on FXX keeps herself busy juggling both roles while raising two children of her own. But she is adept at managing multiple responsibilities at once.
Olson can currently be seen starring as Morgan on an ABC series called High Potential, which is loosely based on a French show with Daniel Sunjata as Karadec, an upstanding detective partnered with Morgan.
Olson plays Mickey, a broke woman of questionable morals juggling an ever-growing number of responsibilities this season on The Mick. Season two continues its legacy of outrageous, dysfunctional family comedy while simultaneously pushing its limits further than before.
Olson has made her mark as one of the finest TV actresses at portraying rude, indecorous characters – whether farting in support of gender equality or making her niece and nephew cry with immature behavior. Her portrayal of Sweet Dee on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia earned an Emmy nomination while The Mick earned several nominations too; additionally, she has appeared in movies such as Vacation and Arizona.
Kaitlin Olson in The Heat
Kaitlin Olson is best known for her role as Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but the actress has also enjoyed an active movie career. Coyote Ugly and Arizona and Leap Year among them; Kaitlin has also appeared recurrently on several other TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David’s sister-in-law Becky as well as New Girl as one-armed neighbor Hartley Underwood among many more!
Olson is beloved by her fans, and her chemistry with co-stars Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, and Danny DeVito is one of its hallmarks. They started secretly dating during Season 2 before marrying later that year; now, the couple have two children together.
McElhenney paid Olson an emotional Instagram tribute on her 44th birthday by sharing an emotional Instagram post, thanking and lovingly remembering her lessons on kindness, patience, forgiveness, and inconceivable resilience he learned every day from being her companion. “Every day you teach me about kindness, patience forgiveness, and inconceivable resilience,” wrote McElhenney.
Olson recently starred in Bobby Farrelly’s Champions, a black comedy about a minor league basketball team. Her performance as the daughter of its coach earned critical acclaim, and now she will soon begin filming Drew Goddard’s drama pilot at ABC which centers around a single mother who helps solve an unsolvable crime after accidentally rearranging evidence during her cleaning shift at a police department cleaning shift. It will feature Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey, and Priscilla Presley among its stars.
Kaitlin Olson’s TV Series
Kaitlin Olson is an esteemed comedy actress. She has appeared on countless television series such as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and New Girl, in the film Coyote Ugly and on Curb Your Enthusiasm as a guest star or regular cast member; plus lending her voice for animated projects; she even guest starred on Fox series Bob’s Burgers as well as Escape from Planet Earth as a guest star!
Olson made her acting debut with an appearance as Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds on the FX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2005. This series follows a group of friends running a bar together; its cast includes Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Danny DeVito among many others.
Olson has made several hit movies, such as New Girl, The Heat, and Vacation. Additionally, she starred on television series like The Drew Carey Show and Punk’d as well as Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show; in addition to performing improv shows for USO troops in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Norway.
Ed Helms and Christina Applegate co-starred with her in Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s family comedy Vacation as its sequel. Steele Stebbins, Beverly D’Angelo, Skyler Gisondo, Nick Kroll, Regina Hall, and Keegan-Michael Key also appear.