Ashley Olsen

Ashley (right) and Mary-Kate Olsen in 2011, Debby Wong /

Birth Name: Ashley Fuller Olsen

Place of Birth: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 13, 1986

Ethnicity: Norwegian, English, German, one eighth Italian, distant French

Ashley Olsen is an American actress, businessperson, fashion designer, producer, and author.

She is the daughter of Jarnette “Jarnie” (Jones), a dancer, and David “Dave” Olsen, a real estate agent. Actresses Mary-Kate Olsen and Elizabeth Olsen (Elizabeth Chase Olsen) are her sisters. Ashley and Mary-Kate, who are twins, have worked since infancy, starring on the show Full House and in the film New York Minute, as well as other programs, films, interviews, and commercial endorsements. Although they are virtually identical in appearance, they are genetically different fraternal twins.

Ashley is married to artist Louis Eisner. Louis is the son of entertainment lawyer Eric Eisner.

Ashley’s maternal grandfather likely was Daniel David Jones (the son of Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones and Rose Marie Sisto). Ashley’s likely great-grandfather Daniel was the son of Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones and Augusta Sophia Manshardt, who was born in Ohio, to German parents. Rose was born in California, to Italian parents, Donato F. Maria/Mario Sisto, Sr., who was born in Ruvo del Monte, Provincia di Potenza, Basilicata, and Celeste Lucia Rubino, who was also born in Potenza.

Ashley’s maternal grandmother is Mary Rose Fuller (the daughter of Arthur Louis Fuller and Nell Esther Rose).

Sources: Genealogy of Ashley Olsen (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Likely Ashley’s maternal great-grandfather, Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Likely Ashley’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose Marie Sisto, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of likely Ashley’s maternal great-grandparents, Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones and Rose Marie Sisto –

Information about likely Ashley’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Donato F. Maria/Mario Sisto and Celeste Lucia Rubino –

Ashley’s maternal grandmother, Mary Rose Fuller, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

29 Responses

  1. cwm85 says:

    She married a guy old enough to be her father….

  2. Daczman says:

    What about their little sister Elizabeth Olsen? She is her fullblood sister and now she is an actress:

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