Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, producer and fashion designer. She made her career debut in 1987 alongside her twin sister Ashley in the television series Full House. Following the huge success of Full House in America, Mary-Kate, alongside her sister Ashley, was able to establish a successful career starring in television and film roles.
Since 2006, Mary-Kate has been pursuing acting roles independent of her sister and the "Mary-Kate and Ashley" tag.
In 2006, the sisters appeared together in an ad campaign for an upscale fashion line Badgley Mischka. Mary-Kate and her sister have released The Row, a high-end fashion line inspired by London's Savile Row. The clothing is sold at high-end retailers such as Barneys, Maxfield, Harvey Nichols, Brown's, and others around the world.
Ashley and Mary-Kate continued their expansion in the fashion industry with the launch of Elizabeth and James, their contemporary collection inspired by many of their unique vintage finds and pieces in their personal wardrobes.