Kaitlin Willow Olson was born on the 18th August 1975, in Portland, Oregon USA. She is an actress probably best known for her creation of the character Deandra Reynolds from the sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005 – present), which is the main source of Kaitlin Olson’s net worth. Olson has been active in show business since 2000.
How much is the net worth of Kaitlin Olson? It has been reported that the outright size of the actress’ wealth is as much as $6 million, accumulated during a career now stretching over more than 15 years.
Kaitlin Olson Net Worth $6 Million
At first, Kaitlin grew up in Seattle, Washington, then when she was eight, her family moved to the Tigard and Tualatin area outside Portland. Where her father Donald was the publisher of the free newspaper Portland Tribune. Olson majored in theatre arts at the University of Oregon graduating with a Bachelors degree in 1997. Kaitlin Olson then moved to Los Angeles with a view to pursuing an acting career, which later turned out to be a very profitable move, accounting for the majority of her net worth.
At the beginning of her career she was a member of the improvisational group Groundlings, with whom Olson toured through Europe, visiting such countries as Norway, Bosnia UK etc. In 2000, she debuted on television when she landed a recurring role in the comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000 – 2007). Later, she appeared in 12 episodes of the sitcom “The Drew Carey Show” (2002 – 2004)., and then she showed up in single episodes of such television series as “Miss Match” (2003), “Significant Others” (2004), “George Lopez” (2004) and others. She created various characters in “Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show” (2005). Afterwards, she secured the main role in the sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005 – present). This series received positive reviews and even won a Satellite Award in the category of the Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical. Its high ratings resulted in considerable growth of Kaitlin Olson’s net worth. Meanwhile, the actress also voiced characters in the series of “Family Guy” (2011), “Unsupervised” (2012), “Brickleberry” (2012) and “Bob’s Burgers” (2015).
Another source of Kaitlin Olson net worth is cinema. At first, she appeared on the big screen in small roles in the feature films “Eyes to Heaven” (2000), “Jacks” (2000), “Coyote Ugly” (2000), “Meet the Marks” (2002) and others. Later, she was cast as the star in a number of comedy films including “Weather Girl” (2009) directed and written by Blayne Weaver, “Leap Year” (2010) directed by Anand Tucker, “The Heat” (2013) directed by Paul Feig and “Vacation” (2015) directed and written by Jonathan Goldstein. Currently, she is working as the voice of Destiny in the upcoming animated film “Finding Dory” (2016).
Finally, in the personal life of the actress, she is married to her colleague, the actor Rob McElhenney (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). They married in 2008, and have two sons.
Gave birth to her second child at age 36, a son Leo Grey McElhenney on April 5, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Rob McElhenney.
Gave birth to her first child at age 35, a son Axel Lee McElhenny on September 1, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Rob McElhenney.
Engaged to Rob McElhenney as of December 2007.
Grew up on a farm in Oregon.
They [Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney] have a respect for each other that is amazing. They are able to argue and listen to each other without getting defensive ... and that makes it a really comfortable place to voice your own opinion and offer ideas.
I really like her insecurity. She definitely is despicable, you can't really argue with that. I don't think she's hate-able because it all stems from her raging insecurity and they're so mean to her. I think there is just something really funny about that to me. (On her character of Dee Reynolds)
I wasn't in a hurry to take everything that came along. It's pretty important to me to be proud of the work I do. I didn't want to just be cute and on TV. I wanted to be funny.
I feel happy to be the only girl on the show. We get along really well, we're all really good friends now, I don't feel left out. I think that they were surprised that a girl could hang out and have fun with them, and I was like, "Really? You guys don't know any funny women? That's too bad.
I'm just a giant fan of Will Ferrell and Sasha Baron Cohen. They make me laugh so hard, I make hideous noises and that's a good sign. I also love Michael Cera; I think that kid is hilarious. And Annette Bening. She's one of my heroes. I think she's amazing because she's hysterically funny without trying too hard.
I wish I had some dirt on Danny DeVito, but he is honestly the nicest, sweetest man I've ever met in my life. I love him, I love being around him. He's become like a part of our family. His wife and kids are amazing. Like, he's the happiest man I've ever known. He doesn't really have much to be sad about.