Kaitlin Olson

Kaitlin Olson Biography

Kaitlin Willow Olson (born August 18, 1975) is an American actress known for her role as Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which she has starred in since 2005.

Early life

Olson was born in Portland, Oregon, and lived on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, west of Seattle, Washington, until the age of eight. Olson later relocated with her family to the Tigard and Tualatin area outside Portland, where she grew up on a farm. Her father, Donald Olson, worked as the publisher of the Portland Tribune. At age twelve, Olson was involved in a serious bike accident that resulted in a fractured skull, which required reconstructive surgery. Olson studied theatre at the University of Oregon, graduating with a B.S. in theatre arts in 1997. After college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally.


Olson was a part of improvisational group the Groundlings. She toured with the USO to Bosnia, Kosovo and Norway. She made several guest appearances in films and television series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Drew Carey Show, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Out of Practice, Miss Match, Family Guy, and Punk'd. She had a minor role in the film Coyote Ugly. In 2004, she was cast as Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds in the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She also voiced Ethel in the first season of the Comedy Central animated series Brickleberry. She had a recurring role as Hartley Underwood, the "one-armed" neighbor in the FX series The Riches.

Personal life

Olson married her It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-star, Rob McElhenney, in California on September 27, 2008. The couple started dating secretly during the second season of the series. They had their first child, a boy named Axel Lee, on September 1, 2010. Olson went into labor at a Philadelphia Phillies game, and Axel was born in their home as planned. Their second son, Leo Grey McElhenney, was born on April 5, 2012.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Eyes to Heaven
2000 Jacks Jocelyn
2000 Coyote Ugly Bidding Customer
2001 Fugly Cha Cha Short film
2002 Meet the Marks Kaitlin Marks
2003 Scapegoats Jeannie Short film
2009 Weather Girl Sherry
2010 Leap Year Libby
2010 Held Up Rocky 2
2013 The Heat Tatiana
2015 Vacation Arizona Cop
2016 Finding Dory Destiny Voice


Year Title Role Notes
2000-2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Becky 6 episodes
2002-2004 The Drew Carey Show Traylor 12 episodes
2003 Miss Match Jillian Episode: "Who's Sari Now?"
2004 Significant Others Lauren Episode: "The First Time"
2004 George Lopez Janet Episode: "Home Sweet Homeschool"
2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show Various Characters
2005-present It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds 123 episodes
2006 Out of Practice Debbie Episode: "Model Behavior"
2007 The Riches Hartley Underwood 5 episodes
2011 Family Guy Brenda Quagmire Voice
Episode: "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q"
2012 Unsupervised Carol / Danielle Voice
7 episodes
2012 Brickleberry Ethel Voice
10 episodes
2014-2015 New Girl Ashley 2 episodes
2015 Bob's Burgers Helen Voice
Episode: "Housetrap"
2016 Cassius & Clay Ordwood Cassius Voice
2016 The Simpsons Quinn Voice
Episode: "The Girl Code"

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