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Born: March 17, 1986 Likhoslavl, Russia.
Height: 4' 11" (1.50 m).
Olesya Rulin biography (bio):
Olesya Rulin is an American actress who is perhaps best known for starring in High School Musical and High School Musical 2 as Kelsi, and she is set to star alongside with Jessica Simpson in Major Movie Star. Olesya will also be appearing alongside Billy Ray Cyrus in the new drama Flying By.
Olesya spent her early childhood in a poor, 12-house village where her family made hats. Her father emigrated from Russia to the United States in the early 90s, leaving her mother, brother and Rulin behind while he worked in Utah. Two years later, the whole family followed and settled in Texas, where they lived in a trailer for six months before relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah, where her father started a taxidermist business. Although Russian is her native language, she speaks English like a native, without a hint of accent.
She hopes to serve as a role model for youth, encourages them to learn about the world around them and to contribute to making a difference. An advocate for animals, Rulin serves as a "foster parent" for rescued dogs, which led her to her Cocker Spaniel, Charlie, with whom she couldn't part when adoption day came. While attending West Jordan High School in Utah, Olesya founded "Project Orphanage," an organization dedicated to helping unwanted children in developing countries. Friendly and approachable, Olesya regularly involves herself in humanitarian and environmental programs and campaigns.
Olesya hosted a DisneyMania Concert for Conservation, and a quote from her reads that her friends call her "conservation girl". In addition to acting and dancing, she is studying French and loves outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and kayaking, to name a few, she is a trained ballet dancer and model.
Olesya recently moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career. She has now co-starred in High School Musical and High School Musical 2.
In addition to her role in "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2", her other credits include the Disney Channel Original Movies "Halloweentown High", "The Poof Point" and "Hounded," the television series "Everwood" and the feature films "Forever Strong," "Mobsters and Mormons" and "The Dance."
Olesya's part in High School Musical 2 was significantly larger than the first movie, including a solo in "You Are The Music In Me" and a few lines in "Work This Out".
It is rumored that Olesya will reprise her role as Kelsi Nielsen in High School Musical 3, which is scheduled to be released in 2008, Rulin is also set to star alongside with Jessica Simpson in Major Movie Star.
Olesya will be starring alongside Hannah Montana co-star Billy Ray Cyrus in a drama set to begin filming in late November. Rulin will play the supportive daughter of the businessman (Cyrus) alongside Oscar winner Patricia Neal, Robert Gossett (TNT's "The Closer"), Eric Allan Kramer ("American Wedding") and Ted Hutton in the family-friendly indie feature.