Susan Olsen Biography
Susan Olsen is an American actress, singer, voice actress, and former radio host who is best known for her role as Cindy Brady, the youngest Brady child in the sitcom The Brady Bunch for the full run of the show, from 1969 to 1974. In 1995, Olsen had a minor role in The Brady Bunch Movie as a reporter.
Susan Olsen Age | How Old Is Susan Olsen?
Susan Marie Olsen was born on August 14, 1961 in Santa Monica, California, United States. She is 58 years old as of 2019.
Susan Olsen Family
Olsen is the daughter of Lawrence & DeLoice Olsen, the youngest of four children. Olsen’s siblings are: Larry (23 years older), Christopher (14 years older), and Diane (5 years older).
Her brother Christopher was also a child actor, perhaps best known for his role in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).
Susan Olsen Husband
Olsen has been married twice before. She married Steve Ventimiglia in 1988. They divorced in the year 1990. After that, in 1995, Olsen married Mitch Markwell and gave birth to Michael Markwell together. Unfortunately, this couple divorced in the year 2004.
Susan Olsen Son
Olsen has a son named Michael Markwell who was born in 1997. He has Asperger syndrome, which is a mild form of autism. Michael was diagnosed with the mild form of autism in 2004.
Susan Olsen Net Worth
Olsen has an estimated net worth of approximately $3.2 million which she has earned through her career as an actress and radio host.
Susan Olsen Career
Olsen landed a number of supporting roles in television, most notably in Ironside, Gunsmoke, and Julia, and appeared in the Elvis Presley movie The Trouble With Girls (1968) as a squeaky-clean singer in a singing contest.
Susan Olsen The Brady Bunch
At age eight, Susan was cast as Cindy on The Brady Bunch. As an adult, she has said that portraying Cindy made friendships difficult for her as a child.
Olsen most disliked the season two “tattletale” episode, in which Cindy incessantly snitches on her siblings. Because of the episode, Olsen was shunned by her real-life peers, who did not understand the difference between actors and their characters.
She has appeared in all Brady Bunch reunion movies with the exception of A Very Brady Christmas (1988), which was filmed when she and her first husband, Steve Ventimiglia were on their honeymoon. In that movie, Cindy Brady was played by actress Jennifer Runyon.
Susan Olsen reprised her role as Cindy Brady in the short lived CBS spin-off series The Bradys.
In 2005, VH1 ranked Olsen No. 34 in The 100 Greatest Kid Stars of television and film.
In 2007, she and her fellow cast members were honored with the TV Pop Culture Award on the TV Land Awards. This is the only award The Brady Bunch has ever won.
Olsen is the creator of Marshmallow Fluff-inspired art. Her work, called “Fluffart,” has been curated into a collection made available in limited editions. As an animal welfare advocate, she has created another art collection, entitled “The Art of Rescue”. She donates the proceeds to assist animals in rescue organizations until they are able to be adopted.
In July 2012, she was one of a limited number of artists invited to show in “Art with an Agenda: An Exhibit Inspired by Kelly Thomas”, at the PAS Gallery in Fullerton, California.
All the art on display was inspired by the life and circumstances surrounding the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless, schizophrenic, 37-year-old man who was beaten by members of the Fullerton Police Department on July 5, 2011. Olsen’s piece, titled “Still Life,” shows a half-eaten donut in a puddle of blood beside a lit flashlight.
Susan Olsen Movies and TV Shows
Susan Olsen Movies
- 1969 The Trouble with Girls
- 1995 The Brady Bunch Movie
- 2009 Zombo
- 2015 Mama Claus, Deck the Halls with Guts
Susan Olsen Tv Shows
- Holiday Road Trip (TV Show)
- Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Marathon (TV Show)
- Pacific Blue (TV Show)
- The Bradys (TV Show)
- Gunsmoke (TV Show)
- Pop-Up Brady (TV Show)
- Brady 500 (TV Show)
- The Eagle: The Trace of Crime
- Bio Classics (TV Show)
- Living in TV Land (TV Show)
- Biography (TV Show)
- Still Brady After All These Years (TV Show)
- Intimate Portrait (TV Show)
- ET in TV Land (TV Show)
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