Aimee Kaitlin Willow Olson aka Kaitlin Olson is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She has worked in multiple movies and TV shows so far. One of her first, and longest-running roles was as Becky, Larry David’s sister-in-law, in the HBOs ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ Kaitlin portrayed the role in seven long seasons in its 10 season run.
As an actress, Olson had done multiple minor roles on television series before she got a break when she was cast as Deandra ‘Sweet Dee’ Reynolds on the long-running FX sitcom ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’
In today’s episode let’s have a look at Kaitlin Olson’s acting career, her married life, her children, and her profession. To know more about Kaitlin, read the full article.
Kaitlin Olson Early Life, Parents, and Siblings
Kaitlin Olson was born on August 18, 1975, in Portland, Oregon, the USA to her parents Donald Lee Olson and Melinda Leora. Her father was a publisher who worked for the Portland Tribune.
Olson has a brother Axel Lee McElhenney. She grew up with her brother at the family farm in Tualatin.
To talk about her education, Olson went to Tigard High School located in Oregon. Afterward, she attended the University of Oregon and graduated from there with B.S in Theater Arts in the year 1997.
Kaitlin Olson Acting Career
Olson started her career with ‘The Groundlings’, an improv and sketch comedy group and school in Los Angeles. She made her debut with the movie ‘Eyes to Heaven’ in 2000. Besides, her first TV series was ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ It ran from the year 2000 to 2007 in which she had a recurring role.
Furthermore, Olson has made several cameos in the films and television series such as The Drew Carey Show, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Out of Practice, Miss Match, Family Guy, and Punk’d.
Kaitlin Olson as Deandra Reynolds
Kaitlin portrayed the character of Deandra ‘Sweet Dee’ Reynolds on the FX television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Sweet Dee is compassionate liberal, self-centered, vain, careless, and often hold the same prejudices as the rest of the gang.
Dee and the rest of the characters like Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Frank are constantly scheming ways to make money illegally. She played 15 seasons as the character Sweet Dee for the show.
Kaitlin Olson is Happily Married to Her Husband Rob McElhenney
Actress Olson is happily married to her husband of more than a decade, Rob McElhenney. The pair tied the knot in September 2008. Olson wore a cotton and lace gown from Les Habitudes while McElhenney donned a Gucci suit. Rustic arrangements of geranium leaves, eucalyptus, hypericum berries, and artichokes lined dinner tables.
Fantasy frosting decorated the four-tier cake with sugar grass leaves and buttercream lily of the valley flowers. Meanwhile, the pair got married less than a year after their romantic wedding. McElhenney proposed to Olson with a 1920s diamond cocktail ring at co-star Danny DeVito’s Malibu beach house on a crisp December evening of 2007.
How did Kaitlin Olson Meet her husband Rob McElhenney?
Olson met her future husband, Rob for the first time on the set of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They started working as co-workers in the popular American sitcom. And slowly and gradually, they fell in love with each other.
Kaitlin revealed that she fell in love with Rob because he made an immediate impression on her when they met. Olson once revealed that it was her who made the first move in their relationship. She said it was during a game night when she made her first move on him.
Meanwhile, Olson’s husband, Rob McElhenney is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is well known for his character as Mac in the sitcom ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ along with his real-life wife Kaitlin.
They dated secretly for a while
Olson and Rob started dating each other from the second season of the hit FX show. But they barely let the media and their fans know that they were seeing each other.
Eventually, Olson disclosed her romantic relationship with her then-boyfriend Rob on the Armchair Expert Podcast with the host Dax Shepard.
Kaitlin explained how he made an immediate impression on her, however, they did not romantically gravitate towards each other at first. She praised Rob on the show saying he had a vision and he was a wonderful boss and collaborator, but at the end of the day he was very comfortable taking in information and making a decision.
Adding more about her relationship, she said,
“It took him a while to realize..it was a very interesting Dynamic. Like, once I fell in love with him, I realized that I was deeply in love with him in a way that I hadn’t been in love with anyone before. And then we started secretly dating, and he just wanted to be casual, but I had this hubristic confidence that this person is completely in love with me, and He has no idea.”
“It wasn’t even a game. It was just like, oh, you don’t know, you have no idea that you are completely in love with me. You want to have it a casual and just date, and yet you’re calling me every Friday night and you’re spending the night on Saturday night and you’re seeing me on Monday morning.”
Olson and McElhenney dated secretly for around two seasons before their It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-stars knew about their relationship.
Do Kaitlin and Rob have Children?
After two years into their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, Axel Lee McElhenney on September 1, 2010.
Two years after they became parents for the first time, the husband-and-wife welcomed their second child Leo Grey McElhenney. Olson and Rob welcomed their little bundle of joy on April 5, 2012.
What about Kaitlin Olson Plastic Surgery?
Olson’s fans started noticing the changes on her face that she was not looking the same as the old Kaitlin in the 13th season of the American sitcom ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’.This became a significant subject on several social media sites, including Reddit where most of them speculated she went under the knives.
But the reasons for her facial surgery are not clear yet and the actress herself hasn’t disclosed it. But we can suspect the differences on her face before and after the surgery that she might have had botox.
Kaitlin Olson has had Several Accidents
Many of Kaitlin Olson’s fans are curious to unravel the nitty-gritty of her personal life before and after she rose to the limelight. One of the least talked about topics about her is her accidents. She has met with several accidents over the years.
The very first one was when she was just 12 when she had a major bike accident. She suffered a fractured skull and to get rid of the deformation, she had to undergo reconstructive surgery.
She disclosed how that horrible accident changed her life in an interview. She said,
“I still have a hole in my head. It was the size of a lime. Now it’s the size of a quarter. It was bad. I had my head shaved, and this was all going into junior high school. I also smashed my face and had to have surgery. It was bad, it was bad. Honestly, probably it’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”
“That was a real serious source of adversity that took years to fight back from that. No 12 or13-year-old girl wants to walk into her first day of junior high with a swollen face and a shaved head and a huge scar. It was so bad.”
Besides, Olson also met with an accident while filming for the comedy series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ She and her husband were filming in an abandoned warehouse when Olson lost her footing on a steel grate and cut her leg badly.
All the crew members helped her to get her to the hospital. She was hospitalized immediately as she broke her back and wounded her leg badly, on 4 July 2013.
Kaitlin Olson Net Worth
She is best known for her role as Sweet Dee in the FX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She has undoubtedly earned a hefty amount of money from her acting career. As of 2022, Kaitlin Olson and her husband Rob have a combined net worth of $50 million.