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Olesya Rulin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Olesya Rulin Quick Info
Height 5 ft 1 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth March 17, 1986
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Eye Color Blue

Olesya Rulin is a Russian-American actress who is best known for portraying roles such as Kelsi Nielsen in the High School Musical franchise, Mary in Expecting Mary, and Calista Secor in Powers. She has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, Mobsters and Mormons, American Pastime, Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous, Family Weekend, Touched by an Angel, Greek, CSI: Miami, The Mentalist, Drop Dead Diva, NCIS, Family Guy, The Night Shift, NCIS: Los Angeles, and many more.

Born Name

Olesya Yurivna Rulin

Nick Name

Conservation Girl (Her friends call her so), Mouse

Olesya Rulin at TV Guide Magazine and Starz Celebration of Outlander in March 2016
Olesya Rulin at TV Guide Magazine and Starz Celebration of Outlander in March 2016

Sun Sign


Born Place

Moscow, Russia




Olesya attended West Jordan Middle School in Utah.

Rulin has studied economics from Paris for 6 months and graduated from West Jordan High School in 2005.








5 ft 1 in or 155 cm


50 kg or 110 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Olesya Rulin dated –

  1. Andrew Gray McDonnel (2013) – From January 2013 to May 2013, Olesya and Andrew were an item.
  2. Nico Tortorella (2013) – In November 2013, Olesya was RUMORed to have had a fling with actor Nico Tortorella.
  3. Joseph Pauline – On November 11, 2021, Olesya tied the knot with the co-founder of The Laundry Room, Joseph Pauline. In March 2022, it was revealed that the couple was expecting their first child together.
Olesya Rulin and Nico Tortorella at "The Truth About Emanuel" premiere in December 2013
Olesya Rulin and Nico Tortorella at “The Truth About Emanuel” premiere in December 2013

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Short stature


34-24-35 in or 86-61-89 cm

Dress Size

4 (US) or 36 (EU)

Bra Size


Olesya Rulin in bikini in 2008
Olesya Rulin in bikini in 2008

Shoe Size

7 (US)

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in a Samsung Galaxy S5 commercial.

Best Known For

Appearing in all the 3 High School Musical films as Kelsi Nielsen.

Olesya is also known for appearing in Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), Expecting Mary (2010), Family Weekend (2013).

First Film

In 2005, she was seen in the supernatural slasher horror film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary for her role as Mindy. It was a direct-to-video film.

But before that, she had already appeared in 3 Disney Channel original movies.

First TV Show

In 2002, Olesya appeared in just 1 episode of the CBS supernatural drama series Touched by an Angel for her role as a high school student.

Personal Trainer

Olesya is a pescatarian (eats fish but not any other meat).

For the 2013 film Family Weekend, she had to train for 4 straight months. At that time, she did lots of jump rope workout. Though she enjoyed doing it, but she also got fed up of it and decided not to do it again in the future.

Regarding diet, Olesya ate protein, whole chicken, etc.

Olesya Rulin Favorite Things

  • Color – Gray

SourceBrainy Quote, MTV

Olesya Rulin at Rogue Magazine Launch Party in February 2016
Olesya Rulin at Rogue Magazine Launch Party in February 2016

Olesya Rulin Facts

  1. Olesya grew up in Likhoslavl, Likhoslavlsky District, Tver Oblast, Russia. At 8, she relocated to America.
  2. Olesya is a shark protector.
  3. Olesya is skilled in ballet dancing.
  4. She knows how to play the piano.
  5. At the age of 12, she participated in a model search contest and as a result, signed a contract with 4 agencies.
  6. Before starting her acting career, she used to work as a certified nursing assistant.
  7. Rulin has worked at stores such as Victoria’s Secret, and Nordstrom.
  8. In 2006, when High School Musical was released, she was working at Nordstrom.
  9. As she spent some time in Russia, she can now read, write and speak fluently in the Russian language.
  10. Rulin has also done lot of charity work like cleaning of beaches, spending time with homeless dogs, and donating her dresses to several charities.
  11. Olesya has also started her own not-for-profit organization called “Project Orphanage.”
  12. If she wasn’t acting, she would have been working for UN or Greenpeace.
  13. She likes oranges more than apples.
  14. With her very first paycheck, she upgraded her Beverly Hills house to a 2-story condo and even purchased a new BMW car.

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