Ashley Olsen has Norwegian, English, German, 1/8th Italian, and distant French ancestry.
Ashley Olsen was born on June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California, the United States, to a mortgage banker, David Olsen, and a manager, Jarnie Olsen. She has a twin sister named Mary-Kate who was born two minutes after her. She also has an elder brother named Trent Olsen and a younger sister named Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth also went on to become an actress. Ashley's parents divorced in 1996. She has two younger half-siblings, Taylor and Jake, from their father's second marriage.