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The Olsen Twins

Actor / Twins

Born: 13 June 1986
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, California
Best known as: The twins from TV's Full House

The Olsen Twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, have been on TV since infancy, when they began sharing the role of the baby Michelle on the syndicated comedy Full House (1987-95). Fraternal twins who look remarkably alike, they were born on June 13, 1986. The twins created their own little empire of TV movies, videos, books, magazines and a fashion line -- all by the age of fifteen. Their work includes two video series, The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley and You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's, films such as How The West Was Fun (1994) and Getting There (2002) and the short-lived television series Two of a Kind (1998-99) and So Little Time (2001). Their first big-budget feature as grown-up teens, New York Minute, was released in 2004. In 2004 they moved to New York City to attend New York University; both left school without graduating. They have since focused on fashion, launching their own high-fashion line called The Row, and (in 2011) a T-shirt line at StyleMint.com.

Extra credit:

Ashley is slightly taller and a few minutes older than Mary-Kate... Mary-Kate is the one who had the much-publicized eating disorder.

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