July’s Leader of the Month: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were born June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California. While Mary-Kate and Ashley appear to be identical twins, they are fraternal. Ashley is the older twin by two minutes.

By the time Mary-Kate and Ashley were 9 months old in 1987, they had joined the TV show “Full House” in which the twins played the role of Michelle Tanner. In 1990, the Mary-Kate and Ashley books were launched, and are still a huge success today, often listed as bestsellers in USA Today. In 1995, the companion book series to their Adventures videos began to be released under the title Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley.

Mary-Kate and Ashley are famous for their ”Two of A Kind” television series as well as their “So Little Time” series. With each TV series, the twins also produced companion book series under the same titles — Two Of A Kind and So Little Time.

The twins opened their own production company, Dualstar, which has made them the youngest producers in Hollywood. In 2001, the girls had started their own fashion and accessories line. And in 2002 when the twins turned 16, they launched the Sweet Sixteen book series.

Today, Mary-Kate and Ashley are excited to launch their latest books based on their major motion picture release, New York Minute.

Review Titles Below from the Mary-Kate and Ashley Book Series!

  • In Action
  • New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley
  • Two of a Kind
  • So Little Time
  • Sweet Sixteen

Click here to read Mary-Kate & Ashley’s interview with RIF!


References: http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet/expressyourself/olsens.htm


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