Kaitlin Olson

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Quotes (13)

  • Kaitlin: (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.

  • Kaitlin: (On co-stars Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney) They 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.

  • Kaitlin: (On what drew her to comedy) I don't know. My dad's really funny... that's sort of how I coped growing up; I would just make fun of myself. I was really shy, and it kind of just turned into that, I think. It goes back to why I like the characters on our show; they're just so damaged, and there's something really funny about turning that around and making fun of it.

  • Kaitlin: (On being the only girl on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) 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.

  • Kaitlin: (On Myspace and being shy at school) I was really, really shy. It's funny, because we all have MySpace pages for the show, and I get contacted a lot now by people that I went to high school with, and every single one of them is like, "What? I can't believe that you're doing that! You were so quiet!" I think inside I just had a quiet plan to do it, but I certainly never shared that with anybody. I was scared of everything, so I didn't open my mouth very much.

  • Kaitlin: (On who she would like to work with in the future) 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.

  • Kaitlin: (On preferring stage of television acting) Wow, that's a good question. I really love stage. When I moved here, I did the Groundlings and the Sunday Company and so we were performing every week, and it was a new sketch-comedy show every Sunday. And there's just something so fun and exciting about that, and it's just much more fast-paced and much more instant gratification because you have an audience right there. I really love that, and I miss it. But you make money in TV [laughs].

  • Kaitlin: (On what she does when not acting) In my downtime….I play with my dog. I go to the movies. I live right at the beach, so I spend a lot of time on walks on the beach. Just stuff like that…I cook! I'm totally into cooking. I'm trying to teach myself how to cook. I just got a juicer, so I've been juicing like crazy. You have to be careful with vegetable juice because it'll give you diarrhea.

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Trivia (7)

  • At the age of 12 Kaitlin needed to shave her hair off in order to have reconstructive surgery from a skull fracture after she was involved in a bicycle accident.

  • Kaitlin enjoys watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Intervention and American Dad.

  • Kaitlin's 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.

  • Kaitlin's height is 5'8" (1.73 m).

  • Kaitlin attended the University of Oregon, she graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre.

  • Kaitlin is engaged to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-star Rob McElhenny. They have been engaged since December 2007.

  • She had her first big break in a the 2005 TV series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as the character Deandra 'Sweet Dee' Reynolds. Before that, she was a guest star on a few shows and was on a reality show in 2002 called Meet The Marks as Kaitlin Marks.