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Olesya Rulin



Bright-eyed Olesya Rulin may have found tremendous success as an actress and singer at a young age, but her beginnings were decidedly humble. Born in a destitute village in Russia, she immigrated to the United States with her family in 1994, at the age of eight, and subsequently began studying singing and ballet. At 12, she started modeling, and within a few years she was appearing on shows like Touched by an Angel. In 2006, she was cast as Kelsi Nielsen in High School Musical, a project that would become a major phenomenon and make her a familiar face to legions of fans. Rulin would go on to appear in the film's sequels, but she had no plans to abandon her education, studying economics in Paris and enrolling at Columbia College Chicago, majoring in musical theater. She returned to both High School Musical sequels, and also appeared in the projects Forever Strong, Flying By, and Apart.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
36% Family Weekend
  • Emily Smith-Dungy
2013
11% Apart
  • Emily
2012
No Score Yet A Thousand Cuts
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Expecting Mary
  • Mary
2010
No Score Yet Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous
  • Private Petrovich
2009
No Score Yet Flying By
  • Ellie
2009
65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Kelsi Nielsen
2008
29% Forever Strong
  • Emily's Friend
2008
57% High School Musical 2
  • Kelsi
2007
56% High School Musical
  • Kelsi Nielsen
2006
75% Mobsters and Mormons
  • Actor
2005
40% Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
  • Mindy
2005
No Score Yet Halloweentown High
  • Actor
2004

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Andrea Williams
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Sam Starks
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Kim Troutman
No Score Yet Greek
2007-2011
  • Abby
52% Powers
2015-2016
  • Calista

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