Blond stunner Kaitlin Olson was born on August 18, 1975. This Portland, Oregon native went to the University of Oregon, where she had a theater degree. She moved to Los Angeles after graduation to pursue a legitimate acting career. She was starting out at the Groundlings Theater when she was spotted by comedian Drew Carey, who cast her on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show. Since then, she has appeared on several television series and films.
In 2000, Kaitlin Olson got roles in Eyes to Heaven, Jacks, and the film Coyote Ugly. Later on, she was credited for her performance in Fugly, Meet the Marks, Scapegoats, and an episode of Miss Match. In 2004, she landed a role in the series Significant Others, as well as ended her stint on The Drew Carey Show. Also that year, she was seen on George Lopez, which was followed by a part in Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show.
Kaitlin Olson rose to fame for her role in the FX sitcom , It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Her character is that of Diandra Reynolds or Dee, the twin sister of Dennis and the co-owner of the Irish bar Paddy's Pub, where she works as a bartender. She shares her brother's strong vanity, and tends to be defensive towards any criticism directed at her. Her teenage years were unfortunately uneventful, for she suffered a severe case of scoliosis. This condition proved to be a setback in her ability to attract men. Her difficulty with men and relationships carried on to the present, because Dee usually finds herself entangled in romantic dilemmas with men she cannot possibly have.
Olson has since been cast on other television shows. She was in Out of Practice in 2006, played Hartley Underwood in several episodes of The Riches, and was Becky in Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2008, she landed the role of Sherry in the film Weather Girl.
- He enjoys watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Intervention and American Dad.
- Her favourite bands/artists are Johnny Cash, The Beatles, DJ Quik, Otis Redding, Ray LaMontagne, Cypress Hill, House of Pain, Hall and Oates, Pearl Jam and The Pharcyde.
- At the age of 12, she needed to shave her hair off in order to have reconstructive surgery from a skull fracture after she was involved in a bicycle accident.
2005-2010: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV series) - Dee Reynolds/Deandra Reynolds
2010: Held Up (video) - Rocky 2
2010: Leap Year - Libby
2009: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas (video) - Dee Reynolds
2009: Weather Girl - Sherry
2008: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3: Meet the McPoyles (video short) - Dee Reynolds
2008: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3: Sunny Side Up (video short) - Dee Reynolds
2008: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Sunny Side Up (video short) - Dee Reynolds
2000-2007: Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series) - Becky/Cheryl's Sister Becky
2007: The Riches (TV series) - Hartley Underwood
2006: Out of Practice (TV series) - Debbie
2005: Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (TV series) - Various
2004: George Lopez (TV series) - Janet
2002-2004: The Drew Carey Show (TV series) - Traylor
2004: Significant Others (TV series) - Lauren
2003: Miss Match (TV series) - Jillian
2003: Scapegoats (video short) - Jeannie
2002: Meet the Marks (TV series) - Kaitlin Marks (Daughter)
2001: Fugly (short) - Cha Cha
2000: Coyote Ugly - Bidding Customer
2000: Jacks - Jocelyn
2000: Eyes to Heaven
(On choosing the right roles)
-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.
On breaking her foot while shooting It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
-It is a very exciting story. I was running up my stairs and... that's it! I slipped on a stair and broke my foot. It was those damn hardwood floors. It wasn't my fault. It wasn't the wine that I was drinking [laughs].
(On working with Danny DeVito)
-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.
(On choosing the role of Deandra 'Sweet Dee' Reynolds in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
-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.