If you think the Olsen sisters are just Mary-Kate and Ashley, they have an older sister named Courtney Taylor Olsen, who has been in the industry longer than her famous twins but doesn’t get quite as much attention because she has led something of a more private life. But even if Courtney Taylor isn’t quite as famous as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, that doesn’t mean she isn’t just as talented or beautiful!
Brief History of Mary-Kate and Ashley
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are twin sisters who have been in the public eye for their entire lives. They first rose to fame in 1987 when they played Michelle Tanner on Full House. In 1991, they co-founded a successful fashion line called The Row with their mother.
The twins launched a clothing line called Elizabeth and James in 2006. Mary-Kate retired from acting in 2004 while Ashley continues to act. She also released her first album Some Kind of Wonderful last year under her stage name of Ashlee Simpson.
Ashley Elizabeth Olsen
Courtney Taylor Olsen is an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She is best known for co-creating and launching The Row with her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen in 2006. The brand focuses on high-end designs that are carried in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Courtney is also one of the designers behind Elizabeth and James, a collection of luxury denim. As a designer, Courtney’s ideas have been influenced by such designers as Azzedine Alaïa and Christian Dior. She has also been recognized for her ability to translate trends into wearable clothing without sacrificing quality or style.
Mary Kate Olsen
Born in 1986 as Courtney Taylor Olsen and nicknamed Court by her parents, she is one of the six children of Lynn and David Olsen. Like her sisters she entered show business at a young age when at 7 years old she was cast in Full House.
She has since appeared on many television shows and films including So Little Time (2002), New York Minute (2004) and Billions (2016). Now Courtney is branching out into new career paths outside of Hollywood.
Where Are They Now?
Courtney Taylor Olsen is one of the lesser-known members of the famous Olsen family. She has been out of the spotlight for most of her life, but in recent years she has stepped back into a more public role with her fashion and lifestyle blog ‘A Little Bit Closer’.
Courtney’s blog features her design work, including clothes and jewelry she designs herself. Recently she announced that she was pregnant with twins on Instagram.
Awards and Nominations
Courtney Taylor Olsen was nominated for a Golden Globe for her leading role in Thirteen (2003). In 2004 and 2006, she won two Emmy Awards: one as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for HBO’s Angels in America (2003), and the other as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Special again for HBO’s Deadwood (2004).
In 2006 and 2007, she was also nominated for two more Golden Globe awards: one as Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for A Love Song For Bobby Long (2004), and another as Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. She has been nominated three times.
Courtney has received four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations from 2003 to 2007.
Social Media Activity
I’m a little surprised that I don’t know who Courtney is, to be honest. However, when I first heard about her I was in disbelief and didn’t know if this was a legit story or not. It turns out that she’s one of the Olsen twins who people just don’t know much about! Courtney was born on July 19th 1994 which makes her 25 years old. She’s known as the quieter sister and apparently she’s married to Peter James Cook as well!
I always thought it would be cool if one of them were gay because then they could marry each other on TV like Will & Grace but alas…it doesn’t seem that way for now.
Questions Answered by Courtney Taylor Olsen
1. Where are you from originally?
2. Why did you decide to start your own company?
3. What is your favorite color and why?
4. Do you have any tips for being an entrepreneur that have helped you along the way?
5. What advice would you give someone who wants to start their own business someday but is not sure where to start or how to do it without quitting their job?
The Last Word
The youngest of the three sisters, Courtney is not as well known as her older sisters but she has made a name for herself. Unlike her two older sisters who started out in show business at an early age, Courtney had to wait until she was 18 before she could join them on set. She has only been acting for about five years now but she has already acted in four movies and has starred in three TV series.
She just finished filming her newest movie Zoe Gone which is due to be released later this year. When it comes to being a role model for young girls looking up to their female idols, Courtney doesn’t really feel that responsibility. With that said though she does take pride in being a role model for her younger sister Miley.