Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brand The Row and the more affordable line Olsenboye with her fraternal twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen and started her own fashion company called Elizabeth and James. Ashley is two minutes older than Mary-Kate. Ashley and Mary-Kate were born in Sherman Oaks, California to David Olsen and Jarnette 'Jarnie'. They have an older brother, Trent, a little sister, Elizabeth Olsen who is also an actress, and two younger half siblings Taylor and Jake from their father's second marriage. Mary-Kate and Ashley's parents divorced in 1995. Olsen began her career at the age of nine months old, when she and Mary-Kate were hired to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the popular television series Full House in 1987.