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Susan Olsen Net Worth

Susan Olsen Net Worth is
$1 Million

Susan Olsen Biography

Susan Marie Olsen, born on the 14th of August, 1961, is an American actress, pop artist and animal care advocate, popularly known for her role as Cindy in the classic television show “The Brady Bunch”.

So how much is Olsen’s net worth? As of early 2016 it is reported to be $1 million, gained mostly from her years in television, her works as an artist and talk show host.

Susan Olsen Net Worth $1 Million Dollars

Born in Santa Monica, California, Olsen came from a family of actors, and three of her other siblings work in front the camera. At the early age of 14 months old, Olsen was already appearing in various commercials, and at the age of 5 she has already a couple of cameo roles under her belt. Some of the projects she did include “Gunsmoke”, “Julia”, “Ironside” and even worked with Elvis Presley in his movie “The Trouble with Girls”. Although these bit roles already helped get her young career going, and her wealth as well, her real break came when she turned 8 years old.

While attending Wilbur Avenue Elementary School, Olsen auditioned for an upcoming comedy television show “The Brady Bunch”. Olsen got the part of the youngest daughter of what would become one of the most well-known families in American television. The show ran for just five seasons, but its theme of family values became a hit among audiences and went into syndication in 1975. The success of “The Brady Bunch” also placed Olsen in the spotlight, now known to be one of the best child actresses of her time. The show also helped her net worth tremendously.

After “The Brady Bunch”, Olsen attended William Howard Taft Charter High School and also honed her acting skills in the Hollywood Professional School. Even though she was studying, because of the popularity of “The Brady Bunch”, Olsen along with the other members of the show went on to create several reunion specials including a spin-off series “The Brady Bunch Hour”, which only lasted for a season, and a number of made-for-television movies like “The Brady Girls Get Married” (1981) and “The Brady Brides” (1981). Her inclusion in these reunion projects also increased her wealth.

After her era of being a Brady, Olsen pursued her passion for the arts. She became a graphic artist working for various designers, until she created her own company, Man In Space, in which she developed a sneaker that glows in the dark for the shoe company Converse. Her works as an artist like “Fluffart” and “The Art of Rescue” have also been featured in various galleries and fund raisers.

In 1995, Olsen became part of a morning radio show with Ken Ober entitled “Ober and Olsen” at the radio station KLSX. She also returned in television and appeared in various shows like “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”, “Larry King Live” and “Gimme My Reality Show” to name a few. In 2009 she also released a coffee table book “Love to Love You Bradys: the Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour”, a satirical look back on the show that made her a star. All of her other endeavours also helped in maintaining her net worth and visibility.

In terms of her personal life, Olsen has been married to comedian Chris Fonseca since 2009. Olsen has one son, a product of her previous marriage to Mitch Markwel(1995-2004). She was also married to Steve Ventimiglia(1988-90). Susan is a known advocate for people who deal with migraine, Asperger syndrome, and also works with Precious Paws, a rescue group for animals.

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Quick Facts

Full NameSusan Olsen
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1961
Place Of BirthSanta Monica, California, United States
Height1.58 m
ProfessionFormer child actor, radio host, creator of pop art, graphic artist
EducationWilbur Avenue Elementary School, William Howard Taft Charter High School, Hollywood Professional School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMitch Markwell (m. 1995–2004), Steve Ventimiglia (m. 1988–1990)
ChildrenMichael Markwell
SiblingsChristopher Olsen, Larry Olsen, Diane Olsen
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Fluffco
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/thesusanolsen
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Olsen
AwardsTV Land Pop Culture Award
NominationsTV Land Most Memorable Mane Award, TV Land Favorite Singing Siblings Award
Movies"The Brady Bunch" (1969-1974), “Julia”, “Ironside”, “The Trouble with Girls”, Gunsmoke (1968-69), "The Boy Who Stole the Elephant" (1970), "Pacific Blue" (1999), "Holiday Road Trip" (2013)
TV Shows"The Brady Girls Get Married" (1981), "The Brady Bunch Hour" (1976-1977), "The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie" (1972), “Ober and Olsen”, “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”, “Larry King Live”, “Gimme My Reality Show”


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1An L.A. radio show called "Ober and Olsen" with Ken Ober.
2Her acting mentor was: Florence Henderson.
3Once worked as an illustrator for children's books.
4She is still best known for her role as Cindy Brady, the youngest of three sisters, on The Brady Bunch (1969).
5Olsen launched a coffee table book in 2009 entitled, "Love to Love You Bradys: the bizarre story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour." The publication is a satirical and benevolent look back the Bradys' 1976-1977 variety show that was named to TV Guide's top five 'Worst Shows of All-Time' in 2002.
6Auditioned for Times Square (1980).
7Is portrayed by Carly Schroeder in Growing Up Brady (2000).
8Ranked #34 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
9Graduated from William Howard Taft Highschool in Woodland Hills, California.
10Her son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, in 2004.
11Missed the filming of A Very Brady Christmas (1988) because she was on her honeymoon in Jamaica.
12Younger sister of actors Larry Olsen and Christopher Olsen.
13Her son Michael was named after her TV brother, Mike Lookinland, who portrayed Bobby Brady, on the show.
14Had surgery to correct the lisp that had endeared "Cindy Brady" to millions of TV viewers.
15Appeared on the short-lived series, The Bradys (1990).
16Is spokeswoman for Migraine Awareness Month
17Worked as a graphic designer for 10 years.
18Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Quotes

#Quote
1[Of Robert Reed]: I don't know what one thing Robert Reed had to do to keep calm, but I do know that he was very, very calm, nice and good to us kids, and we were never aware of the problems that he was creating with the producers, he never let that show. Oh, and he did very much, and I got to say that he was really good about that and it's only been [as an adult] that I've learned 'Did you saw all guys?' When I grow up and I did the last carnation of The Brady Bunch (1969), with the original cast, which was called The Bradys (1990), I got to watch Bob have a hissy fit, and I admired the guy so much. He was such a wonderful actor. There are so many reasons to go, 'Well, of course, this wonderful Shakespearean actor is stuck on this wretched sitcom, and it's so silly and stupid', I got to witness some of the dumb stuff he was having a fit about. He had an absolute tirade over Ann B. Davis [who played "Alice"], she had to walk in the door with a lit birthday cake, singing 'Happy Birthday'. OK, well there's a Brady moment for you, 'Well, Bob's going, there's no way he's could light those candles and not have the door blow them out and come in here all by herself, who cares, who cares? And he walked off the set, after that. It was just anything he could find, yeah, but it was the first time I saw him witnessed getting mad.
2[on her on- and off-screen chemistry with Robert Reed, who played Mike Brady]: Robert Reed, for all the complaining he did about The Brady Bunch (1969), this is the man that walked unto the set, refused to do lines about "Strawberry's Smelling Good when they're Cooked", because strawberries don't have an odor, when they're cooked, and this is the guy that's willing to do anything for Sid & Marty Krofft, wearing a bunny suit, wear dresses, sing and dance. Well, if you watch, there's one segment where he gets to play a retarded Christopher Columbus, and he's in his element, he loved broad comedy, loved it, and nobody knew that he did that. That was the reason why he wanted to do the show, I think it was for the comedy sketches.
3[When asked if Robert Reed was very uncomfortable with his own personality]: No. He was uncomfortable, probably in the same way that I was uncomfortable, this annoying that I wasn't good at it, and he knew, he kind of had 2 left feet, and he couldn't sing, but he wanted to do it. So, he was finding it very interesting. He took it on like another performance adventure. He was a real actor, so he thought it'd be fun, and certainly, when it come to doing the comedy and particularly, the broad sketch comedy, he was having a ball!! He was having more fun than anybody on the set, etc. for when he was dancing --- it looked like he was enjoying it, but was in pain.
4I think in order to have eternal life, you have to have a soul, and the soul of the show is that we all really did love each other. I think that really came across.
5[Of her autistic child]: We went swimming last night and my son did so well, socially, we're making a habit of this.
6[on working on various The Brady Bunch (1969) reunion specials]: We missed each other. I think the idea of working together again was appealing.
7I would rather be at Reggae Sunsplash, which happens once a year, than doing some horrible Brady Bunch reunion.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Pop Culture AwardTV Land AwardsThe Brady Bunch (1969)Ann B. Davis

Florence Henderson

Christopher Knight

Mike Lookinland

Maureen McCormick

Barry Williams

Lloyd J. Schwartz (producer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Singing SiblingsThe Brady Bunch (1969)Barry Williams

Maureen McCormick

Christopher Knight

Eve Plumb

Mike Lookinland
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Memorable ManeThe Brady Bunch (1969)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Comedy Special1993 MTV Movie Awards (1993)Florence Henderson

Christopher Knight

Barry Williams


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Child of the '70s2013-2016TV SeriesNickel Laundry
Mama Claus, Deck the Halls with Guts2015Mama Claus
Holiday Road Trip2013TV MovieEdna
The Great Halloween Puppy Adventure2012TV MovieRachel
The Young and the Restless2010TV SeriesLiza Morton
Zombo2009ShortFrumpy Woman
Pacific Blue1999TV SeriesCindy Russell
The Brady Bunch Movie1995Reporter for The Daily Tattler (scenes deleted)
The Bradys1990TV SeriesCynthia "Cindy" Martin Brady
Divorce Court1984TV SeriesLitigant
The Brady Girls Get Married1981TV MovieCindy Brady
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1976-1977TV SeriesCindy Brady
The Brady Bunch1969-1974TV SeriesCindy Brady Shirley Temple
The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl1973TV MovieBrady Bunch Kids, The
The Brady Kids1972-1973TV SeriesCindy Brady
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie1972TV SeriesCindy Brady
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1970TV SeriesLucy Owens
The Boy Who Stole the Elephant1970TV MovieLucy Owens
Gunsmoke1968-1969TV SeriesMarianne Johnson
The Trouble with Girls1969Auditioning Singer (uncredited)
Julia1968TV SeriesPamela
Ironside1968TV SeriesTracy Richards

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1976-1977TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Donny and Marie1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Brady Bunch1969-1974TV Series performer - 8 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
F.L.U.I.D.2014Video co-producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Allee Willis Loves DetroitDocumentary filmingHerself
KTLA Morning News2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2015TV SeriesHerself
ABC7 Eyewitness News2015TV SeriesHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself
Forever Home2014ShortHerself
F.L.U.I.D.2014VideoHerself - Co-Host
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHerself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Fox and Friends2009TV SeriesHerself
Today2009TV SeriesHerself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Moguls2004-2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
GSN Live2009TV SeriesHerself
Catch 212009TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Gimme My Reality Show!2008TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Fox Reality Really Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Reality Bites Back2008TV SeriesHerself
The Florence Henderson Show2008TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner ("Pop Culture")
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Brady Bunch Cast Back in Hawaii2006TV MovieHerself
Biography2001-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Greatest2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Larry King Live1999-2005TV SeriesHerself
The Brady Bunch: Coming Together Under One Roof2005Video short documentaryHerself - 'Cindy Brady'
The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years2004TV MovieHerself
Lingo2004TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Living in TV Land2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The John Kerwin Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Discovery Health Celebrity Body Challenge2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Star Dates2003TV SeriesHerself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHerself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHerself
ET in TV Land2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Beat the Geeks2002TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Lifestyle Magazine2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHerself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHerself
USA High1998TV SeriesHerself
Grill Me1996TV MovieHerself -Contestant
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1996TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHerself
1993 MTV Movie Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself
Search for Haunted Hollywood1989TV Movie documentaryHerself - The Brady Bunch
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself
Donny and Marie1976-1977TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Bowling1975TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651970-1972TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Brady Bunch Home Movies1995TV SpecialHerself
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