She is the older sister of actress Elizabeth Olsen.
Along with her twin, Mary-Kate, they have an older brother, Trent Olsen, a younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen who is also an actress, and younger half siblings, Taylor and Jake, from their father's second marriage.
The Olsens continued to release direct-to-video films up to the early 2000s, along with starring in the 1995 feature film It Takes Two.
In 1997, the Olsen twins guest starred in an episode of Sister, Sister, alongside rival twin actresses Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry.
Following the end of Full House, Olsen released a string of successful straight-to-video movies and became a popular figure in the preteen market during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
She became a household name, with her likeness seen in clothes, books, fragrances, magazines, movies, and posters, among others.
Both Mary-Kate and Ashley have decided to steer clear of social media – the pair do not have public profiles on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
But she revealed they have "stayed quite sheltered" as a result.
Later on in the series, they were both seen together revealing that they were in fact twins.
The Olsen twins portrayed Michelle throughout the series' 1987–95 run.