Olesya Rulin

Whether you hated it or loved it, we can not deny that we grew up when High School Musicals was all the rage. 90s kids know what we are talking about. If you are familiar with it, then Olesya Rulin might not be someone new for you guys.

The Russian-born American actress starred in all three films of the High School Musical franchise as Kelsi Nielsen. You know the nerdy piano girl who assisted Troy and Gabriella on many occasions.

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Olesya Rulin, 34, Actress

As we go down memory lane, we will be talking more about this beautiful actress. She might not have been the protagonist; then, she sure is of this one. Let’s get started.

Olesya Rulin: Quick Facts

Full Name: Olesya Yurivna Rulina(Oлeся Юрьевна Pулина)
Age: 34 years
Birth Date: March 17, 1989
Horoscope: Pisces
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Education: West Jordan Middle School
Nationality: Russian-American
Height: 5 feet 1 inch(155 cm)
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde
Build: Slim
Profession: Actress
Active years: 2001-present
Net Worth: $1 million

How Old Is Olesya Rulin?- Age and Height

The cute girl who loved playing the piano has seen then grown to be a beautiful woman. As a matter of fact, Rulin is 34 years old. She was born on March 17, 1989, under the sun sign of Pisces. Also, the sign is known to be creative and artistic for all we know.

Likewise, the Russian-American actress stands at the height of 5 feet 1 inch(155 cm) while she weighs around 50 kgs(110 lbs). She may not be tall, but Rulin’s slim figure gives her a tall appearance.

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Olesya Rulin looking radiant

Not to mention, her slender figure measures 32-24-35 inches. On top of that, the beautiful actress has got short blonde hair and stunning blue eyes that just light up her whole face.

Early Life and Education- Can Olesya Rulin Play Piano?

Taking a look at her childhood, we can find that Olesya Rulin was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, the Soviet Union, to her parents. Her full name is Olesya Yurivna Rulina(Oлeся Юрьевна Pулина). But to this date, the actress has not revealed much about her parents, including their names and whereabouts.

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Likewise, Rulin spent most of her early childhood in Moscow before moving to the states at the age of eight. They first lived in Texas and then finally settled in Utah. There she attended West Jordan Middle School and graduated in 2005.


Aside from the necessary education, Rulin also learned piano and ballet. Moreover, at the age of 12, Olesya entered a model search contest and won representation by four agencies. Similarly, the Russian born Olesya can read, write, and speak Russian fluently.

Olesya Rulin Professional Career: Movies

It is a known fact that Rulin came into prominence thanks to the success of High School Musicals movies. Before being an actress, the young Olesya worked as a certified nursing assistant and even worked at Victoria’s Secret stores.

In fact, when the first High School Musical came out, she was working at a store in Nordstorm. Olesya’s part in the first movie was significantly small compared to her role in part 2. There she even snagged a solo in “You Are The Music In Me” and a few lines in “Work This Out.

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Everything about Olesya Rulin is aesthetic. 

Nonetheless, Rulin managed to reprise her role as Kelsi Nielsen in High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Just like in part 2, Olesya has a more significant part and even performed in three songs, one being a duet with Lucas Grabeel.

Along with her work in all three movies of the High School Musical franchise, Rulin has also appeared in other Disney Channel Original Movies such as Halloweentown High, The Poof Point, and Hounded.

Likewise, Olesya’s other movie credits include Everwood, Forever Strong, Mobsters and Mormons, and The Dance. Despite everyone’s belief, Rulin was active in the entertainment industry before the High School Musicals hit the box office.

Not to mention, the young actress made her debut from the 2001 television show, Hounded, where she played a minor part. Also, her first movie debut was from Urban Legends: Bloody Mary as Mindy.

Moreover, some of her other silver screen appearances include American Pastime(2007), Foreover Strong(2008), Flying By(2009), Expecting Mary(2010), Apart(2011), Family Weekend(2013), and a few more.

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Aside from this, Olesya is also active on a small screen. Some of her notable performances can be witnessed in productions like Greek(2009-2011), CSI: Miami(2010), The Mentalist(2010), Drop Dead Diva(2011), Touch(2012), Dirty Work(2012), NCIS(2014), The Night Shift(2015), Family Guy(2017), SEAL Team(2019), and many more.

Net Worth and Income

Despite her work in the entertainment industry since the beginning of 2001, High School Musicals is still the highest point in her acting career. But that does not mean she has not worked for these years. If not, Olesya Rulin would not have accumulated a net worth of $1 million.

Yes, thanks to her work on both small and silver screen, a Russian-born American actress has accumulated a hefty amount under her name. Not to mention, she has yet to disclose her full income and assets for the public to know.

Personal Life: Who Is Olesya Rulin Dating?

Aside from her career in the movie industry, Olesya’s personal life, especially her love life, is also something viewed with great interest by her fans. It seems the actress is single and has yet to find someone to walk down the aisle.

However, it does not mean that she has never been in a relationship. Olesya has been in two failed relationships so far. First, she was in a relationship with Andre Gray McDonnell, an American actor, and fashion model.

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Olesya Rulin enjoys little things in life.

Sadly, their relationship lasted only months before they parted ways. After that, Rulin was seen dating business professional Nico Tortorella. But looking at her present status, it seems that the relationship also did not work as well.

Despite being single, Olesya has managed to live a blissful life. She enjoys the time with her pets and loved ones. Rulin is a pescatarian and loves animals.

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Likewise, over the 34 years, the old actress has spent hours cleaning several beaches and even took part in many charities.

Social Media Presence

Instagram–  216k Followers

Twitter–  29.5k Followers

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