Who is Jarnette Olsen?

Jarnette ‘Jarnie’ Jones was born in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California USA, on 22 February 1954 – her zodiac sign is Pisces, and she holds American nationality. She’s a TV personality, but is probably known best for being the mother of Ashley Fuller Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, the twins who are famous fashion designers and former actresses.

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Jarnette nowadays prefers to spend her time at her home in Los Angeles, away from the media’s attention.

Early life and education

Jarnette was raised in Toluca Lake by her father David Jones and mother Mary Jones; not a lot is known about her parents, because she respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her father was a high school teacher, and that her mother was an accountant. It’s widely thought that Jarnette’s an only child, as she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings.

She had a rather normal childhood, spending most of her spare time outdoors with her friends, while a couple of her main interests were practicing dancing and playing soccer. Jarnette studied at a local high school and was a member of its drama club, appearing in a couple of plays performed at the school.

She matriculated in 1972, and as she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she didn’t attend college.

Jarnette’s career

Jarnette hasn’t shared many details concerning her career with the public, and it’s said that she has been focused on raising her children and being a housewife, rather than pursuing a career.

She received special thanks for the 1993 short family film “Our First Video”, directed by W. L. Boyd and Rick Friedberg, and which starred her twin daughters and Joyce Audley; it’s a compilation of girls’ seven music videos. In the same year, Jarnette was featured in the TV special “The Olsen Twins Mother’s Day Special”.

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She then went on to make a guest appearance in an episode of various talk-shows, including “Celebrity Profile”, “Driven” and “Biography”.

Love life and husband

Jarnette prefers not to share the details of her love life with the public, but a lot about it is still known, mostly because her daughters have become celebrities.

She exchanged vows with American actor and stuntman David ‘Dave’ Olsen on 6 August 1977, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Jarnette hasn’t spoken about how the two met, but it’s believed that they were high school sweethearts.

She gave birth to their son Trent on 6 May 1984, and then the twins Mary-Kate and Ashley followed on 13 June 1986; their fourth child Elizabeth was born on 16 February 1989.

Jarnette and David divorced in 1995, and he re-married; he has two children from that marriage, Courtney Taylor and Jake.

Jarnette hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, she seems to be single, was married to David ‘Dave’ Olsen, and has four children with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Jarnette was physically highly active during her 20s, 30s and 40s, as she had multiple training sessions at the gym every week, while she also followed a strict diet; it doesn’t seem that she’s working out today.

She’s into travelling, and has been all around the US, mostly to look after her daughters while they were shooting for their movies and TV series; Jarnette has also travelled overseas, and some of the European countries which she has been to include France, England and Spain.

She’s a huge dog-lover, and has two pet dogs.

Jarnette’s a fashionista, and keeps up with all of the latest fashion trends by reading fashion magazines.

She likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are George Clooney and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Runaway Bride”, “Pretty Woman” and “Notting Hill”.

Age, height and net worth

Jarnette’s age is 68. She has long brown hair and light blue eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of May 2022, Jarnette’s net worth stands at a modest $100,000, while her twin daughters’ combined net worth has been estimated at over $500 million.

Who are her twins Mary-Kate and Ashley?

Mary-Kate and Ashley were born in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles – their zodiac sign is Gemini, and they hold American nationality. The girls have appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, but retired from acting in 2011; they are perhaps still known best for their roles in the 1995 romantic family comedy movie “It Takes Two”, directed by Andy Tennant, and which starred Kirstie Alley and Steven Guttenberg. It follows identical girls Amanda and Alyssa who have accidentally met, and it won one of the four awards for which it was nominated.

Ashley and Mary-Kate were only six months old when they were cast to play Michelle Tanner and Melina Katsopolis in the critically acclaimed family comedy series “Full House”. It was created by Jeff Franklin, starred Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier, and follows a broadcaster who has to raise his three daughters on his own now that his wife has passed away; the series aired from 1987 to 1995, and won 16 of the 36 awards for which it was nominated. They appeared in a couple of movies during those eight years that they were shooting for “Full House”, such as the romantic family comedy “The Little Rascals”, the short family comedy “The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of Thorn Mansion” and the family western “How the West Was Fun”, all in 1994

In 2001 and 2002, the girls starred in the popular family comedy “So Little Time”, created by Eric Cohen and Tonya Hurley, and which also starred Eric Lutes; it follows the lives of teenagers Chloe and Riley, and for her performance, Mary-Kate was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series.

A couple of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s final roles were in the romantic comedy movie “The Wackness”, the  episode “Help!” of the romantic mystery comedy series “Samantha Who?” both in 2008, and the 2011 romantic fantasy movie “Beastly’.

The girls launched their own clothing line sometime in the second half of the ‘90s, made for girls aged between four and 14. They then launched their beauty line Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real Fashion for Real Girls, and attracted a lot of attention in 2004, when they allowed full maternity leave to all the women who sew their clothes in Bangladesh. Today they also have their own couture fashion label The Row, and their contemporary collection Elizabeth & James.

Mary-Kate and Ashley are also authors, having published their book “Influence” in 2008.

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