Susan Olsen is an American actress, singer, and former radio host who is well known for starring in The Brady Bunch as Cindy Brady and in HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation.
She was born Susan Marie Olsen on August 14, 1961, in Santa Monica, California, the USA to mother DeLoice Olsen and father Lawrence Olsen. Susan has three siblings- older brothers Larry Olsen, Christopher Olsen (a child actor) and older sister Diane Olsen.
She joined Taft High School. After graduation, she went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her ethnicity is multi-ethnic (Norwegian, English, German, Irish) and holds American citizenship.
She debuted her career at a very early age, Susan Olsen’s beginning roles are in TV series Ironside (1968), Gunsmoke (1968-1969), and in films The Trouble with Girls (1969). Finally, in 1969, Olsen was cast in TV series The Brady Bunch as Cindy Brady. She portrayed the character for the entire show, until 1974.
Then she appeared in the film The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Mama Claus, Deck the Halls with Guts (2009), etc.
Her notable TV series include The Brady Kids (1972-1973), The Brady Bunch Hour (1976-1977), The Brady Brides (1981), The Bradys (1990), The Young and the Restless (2010), A Very Brady Renovation (2019).
Also, she started her career at a graphic design business, working in it for 10 years.
As a talk show host, she worked for radio station KLSX from 1995 to 1996. She released the coffee table book Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour on September 1, 2009.
She has an estimated net worth of around $2 million USD but her salary and income are under review.
It was rumored in the 1990s that Olsen had become an adult film star. She explained that the rumors were because she had created space ship sound effects for a porn film Love Probe from a Warm Planet, as a favor for a friend who worked in the technical aspect. Also, the star in the porn film Crocodile Blondee looked very much like and was rumored to be her.
Previously, Susan tied her knot to Steve Ventimiglia in August 1988. However, just after two years of marriage, the couple divorce, which was finalized in 1990.
After that, she married Mitch Markwell on 14 August 1995. The couple was blessed with their son Michael Markwell on August 8, 1996. However, this marriage too did not last and the couple divorced on 5 March 2004. Michael was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism in 20014.
Recently, she is married to comedian Chris “Crazy Legs” Fonseca. The couple had married in 2009 and had first met while both performed at Loonee’s Comedy Corner in Colorado.
Olsen has a height of 5 ft. 2 inches and weighs 56 kg. Moreover, she has blue eyes and blonde hair.
She has over 13.5k followers on Instagram but is absent from Twitter and Facebook.