In March 2012, both Mary-Kate and Ashley officially indicated their interest to retire as actresses in order to focus on their careers in the fashion industry.
She and her twin sister co-founded luxury fashion brands, The Row, Elizabeth and James, and more affordable fashion lines, Olsenboye and Style Mint.
In the 1990s, she and her twin sister founded a production company, Dualstar Entertainment Group, which produced a successful long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls.
They starred in Passport to Paris (1999), Our Lips Are Sealed (2000), Winning London (2001), Holiday in the Sun (2001) and in the television series, So Little Time (2001-2002).
“I dated an Olsen twin because I was in love with an Olsen twin,” he told New York magazine when promoting his directorial debut in 2011.