mary kate olsen
Born: June 13, 1986
Sherman Oaks, California
New York Minute (2004)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) [See the Image Gallery]
The Challenge (2003)
Olsen Twins: Around The World Collection (2003)
So Little Time: Gift Set (2003)
So Little Time, Vol. 4: Hangin' Out (2003)
So Little Time, Vol. 3: About A Family (2003)
So Little Time, Vol. 1: School's Cool (2002)
Olsen Twins: Mary-Kate & Ashley In Action Vol 1 (2002)
Olsen Twins: Getting There (2002)
When In Rome (2002)
Olsen Twins: Mary-Kate & Ashley In Action Vol 2 (2002)
So Little Time, Vol. 2: Boy Crazy (2002)
Olsen Twins: Favorite Parties (2001)
Olsen Twins: Vacation Parties (2001)
Olsen Twins: Holiday In The Sun (2001)
Olsen Twins: The Favorite Adventures (2001)
Winning London (2001)
Switching Goals (2000)
Our Lips Are Sealed (2000)
Passport To Paris (1999)
Billboard Dad (1998)
Mary-Kate & Ashley's Christmas Party (1997)
It Takes Two (1995)
How The West Was Fun (1994)
Double, Double, Toil And Trouble (1993)
Olsen Twins: To Grandmother's House We Go (1992)
Mary-Kate Olsen Being Treated for Eating Disorder
Teen actress Mary-Kate Olsen, who with her twin sister Ashley has grown into an American pop icon and fashion brand, has entered a program for treatment of an eating disorder reported to be anorexia.
The 18-year-old co-star of last month's film "New York Minute" recently "entered a treatment facility to seek professional help for a health-related issue," publicist Michael Pagnotta said on Tuesday.
"She is thankful for the encouragement and support of her friends and family, who are with her every step of the way," he added.
A person familiar with the situation told Reuters that Olsen was suffering from an eating disorder. Olsen entered a facility during the past week or 10 days and was expected to remain in treatment for about a month, the person said.
Us Weekly magazine, in the cover story of its upcoming issue, identified the disorder as anorexia.
Speculation about Olsen's rail-thin figure has been the subject of tabloids, gossip columns and the Internet for weeks. The actress herself poked fun at the issue during the twins' recent appearance on "Saturday Night Live," shouting to an extra playing herself, "You're too skinny! Eat a sandwich!"
Pagnotta said both sisters, who turned 18 on June 13, were going ahead with plans to attend New York University together in the fall.
But Ashley Olsen will be making a planned trip later this month to Australia and New Zealand without Mary-Kate to launch overseas promotion of "New York Minute" -- the sisters' first theatrical feature, he said.
The twins have been in the public eye since they were 9 months old, starring in the television sitcom "Full House." Since then, they have sold millions of videos, DVDs and books and have launched their own fashion line.
But director-producer Michael Kruzan, who has worked with the twins for years, was quoted in Us Weekly as describing Mary-Kate as the "more competitive" of the two girls.