• Olesya Yurivna Rulina is an actress best known for her role in the "High School Musical" franchise.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.
• She won a modelling contest at the age of 12 and gained representation from four different agencies.
• She starred in the "High School Musical" franchise, as well as other movies such as "Family Weekend" and "Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous".
• She is active on social media and is an advocate for environmental projects and nature.
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|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Date Of Birth||March 17, 1986|
|Fact||Like Kelsi, her character in High School Musical, she can play the piano.|
Who is Olesya Rulin?
Olesya Yurivna Rulina was born on 17 March 1986, in Moscow, Russia, and is an actress, best known for being a part of all three films of the “High School Musical” franchise, playing the character Kelsi Nielsen. She’s also appeared in other films such as “Family Weekend” and “Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous”.
The Riches of Olesya Rulin
How rich is Olesya Rulin? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career as an actress.
She’s been active in the industry since the early 2000s, and has appeared as a guest in numerous shows. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Olesya grew up in Moscow though at the age of eight, she decided to immigrate to the United States to join her father who had moved to the country two years prior. She lived in Texas for a while before moving to Utah. Over the next few years, she would start training in ballet and was encouraged by her mother to also try her hand at a modelling career.
She entered a modelling contest at the age of 12 and won, gaining representation from four different agencies. Her career didn’t take-off immediately, however, and in the meantime she took on numerous jobs while waiting for her big breakthrough, working for stores such as Nordstrom and Victoria’s Secret. She attended West Jordan High School which is located near Salt Lake City, Utah. It has over 1,700 students and is known for its music program, having the largest choir program in the state. During her time there, she was cast in the first “High School Musical” film.
Rise to Fame
“High School Musical” was released in 2006, and is a modern take on “Romeo & Juliet”. The story features two high school juniors from rival cliques, who together try out for a lead part in their high school musical. This in turn leads to a division among school students, with several people wanting to stop them from fulfilling their roles in the musical. The film proved highly successful, and became the most commercially successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever produced. The success of the original film would create a series of sequels.
Rulin on the other hand continued her studies, moving to Paris to study for a degree in economics. During that time, she was invited to the sequel “High School Musical 2” which managed to surpass its predecessor, breaking numerous records, including for the most commercially successful set by the original. She also reprised her role in the third film, which was no released theatrically, but grossed over $252 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film of the franchise.
After Olesya’s run with the “High School Musical” franchise, she continued her career by appearing in several other Disney Channel Original movies such as “Halloweentown High”, and “Hounded”. She then co-starred in the film entitled “Major Movie Star”, also known as “Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous”, alongside Jessica Simpson, which follows the story of an actress who enlists into the US Army. In 2009, Olesya was then cast in the drama film “Flying By” alongside Billy Ray Cyrus and Heather Locklear; the film is known to be the final film of actress Patricia Neal.
In 2010, she starred in another film called “Expecting Mary”, which also starred Elliot Gould and Linda Gray, and was premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Three years later, she worked on “Family Weekend” alongside Kristin Chenoweth, and in 2014 was then cast in the PlayStation Network series entitled “Powers”, playing the character Calista Sector. It is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name published by the Marvel Comics imprint, Icon Comics; it was cancelled after its first season. A few of her latest appearances are in guest roles in shows such as “The Night Shift”, and “SEAL Team”.
Bundled up and full of joy. Thank you 2018 for your lessons here we come 2019. Time to bloom. Xx pic.twitter.com/4VtEP5CJJu
— Olesya Rulin (@olesyarulin) December 31, 2018
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Rulin’s romantic relationships. She has not talked about this aspect of her life, nor has been open about it. Many believe that she is single as there is nothing pointing to her being in a relationship. During her free time, she pursues other passions such as travelling, fashion and art. She also recently started creative writing, and released her first novel. According to her, some of her friends call her the conservation girl due to her enjoyment of nature, and advocating environmental projects.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she has almost 200,000 followers, and uses the platform to give updates on her current endeavors, posting modelling work and some other projects she’s been doing. She also communicates with the fans through her videos and posts. Another account she has is on the website Twitter, on which she has close to 30,000 followers. She promotes several products she uses on the site, while also promoting some of her advocacies. She mentions that she is a big lover of nature and art. She also posts photos there not available on Instagram.
|Full Name||Olesya Rulin|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Date Of Birth||March 17, 1986|
|Profession||Ballet Dancer, Actor, Model|
|Movies||High School Musical, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, High School Musical 2, Family Weekend, Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous, Halloweentown High, Forever Strong, Expecting Mary, Mobsters and Mormons, Flying By, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, A Thousand Cuts, The Poof Point, Apart, American Pas...|
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|1||My friends call me conservation girl.|
|2||I'm a little nervous, actually, because this is my first tour and it's in my home town so I hope people like it. But really, this is a dream job for me because I love animals and I've always been passionate about protecting the environment.|
|3||[about Urban Legends: Bloody Mary] This is my first horror flick, yes. Just a small role. I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't get to die.|
|1||Like Kelsi, her character in High School Musical, she can play the piano.|
|2||She's a trained ballet dancer and model.|
|3||Originally from Russia, she can read, write, & speak fluent Russian.|
|Powers||2015-2016||TV Series||Calista Secor|
|The Night Shift||2015||TV Series||Maya|
|Eye Candy||2015||TV Series||Ann-Marie Halliday|
|NCIS||2014||TV Series||Kim Troutman|
|Family Weekend||2013||Emily Smith-Dungy|
|Underemployed||2013||TV Series||Pixie Dexter|
|Dirty Work||2012||TV Series||Bambi|
|Touch||2012||TV Series||Red Dress|
|A Thousand Cuts||2012||Melanie|
|Drop Dead Diva||2011||TV Series||Mia Dalton|
|The Mentalist||2010||TV Series||Sam Starks|
|CSI: Miami||2010||TV Series||Andrea Williams|
|Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous||2008||Private Petrovich|
|High School Musical 3: Senior Year||2008||Kelsi Nielsen|
|Forever Strong||2008||Emily's Friend|
|High School Musical 2||2007||TV Movie||Kelsi Nielsen|
|American Pastime||2007||Cathy Reyes|
|Vampire Chicks with Chainsaws||2006||Video||Sariah|
|High School Musical||2006||TV Movie||Kelsi Nielsen|
|Mobsters and Mormons||2005||Julie Jaymes|
|Urban Legends: Bloody Mary||2005||Video||Mindy - Samantha's Friend #2|
|Halloweentown High||2004||TV Movie||Natalie the Pink Troll|
|Everwood||2004||TV Series||The Drunk Girl|
|Touched by an Angel||2002||TV Series||High School Student|
|The Poof Point||2001||TV Movie||Annie|
|Hounded||2001||TV Movie||Girl #1|
|High School Musical 3: Senior Year||2008||performer: "A Night to Remember", "Just Wanna Be With You", "Last Chance"|
|High School Musical 2||2007||TV Movie performer: "Work This Out", "You Are the Music In Me"|
|High School Musical||2006||TV Movie performer: "We're All In This Together"|
|Entertainment Tonight||2009||TV Series||Herself|
|The Movie Loft||2009||TV Series||Herself|
|HSM3: It's All in the Dress||2009||Video documentary short||Herself|
|HSM3: Prom - The Night of Nights||2009||Video documentary short||Herself|
|HSM2: In the Kitchen||2008||Video documentary short||Herself|
|High School Musical: Get in the Picture||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|Disney 365||2007-2008||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|HSM2: Anatomy of a Dance Number||2007||Video documentary short||Herself|
|HSM2: Rehearsal Cam||2007||Video documentary short||Herself|
|High School Musical 2 Dance-Along||2007||TV Movie||Herself|
|Hannah Montana DVD Game||2007||Video Game||Herself|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia