Quick Facts of Susan Marie Olsen

  • Full NameSusan Marie Olsen
  • Net Worth$2 Million
  • Date of Birth1961 /08 /14
  • NicknameSusan Olsen
  • Marital StatusMarried (Reported)
  • BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, U.S.
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress, Singer, Voice Actress, Animal Welfare Advocate
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1968–present
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseSteve Ventimiglia (m. 1988-1990), Mitch Markwell (m. 1995-2004)
  • Height5 ft 2 in (1.575 m)
  • EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts, Hollywood Professional School
  • Online PresenceInstagram
  • Children1; son, Michael
  • HoroscopeLeo

Have you ever watched the 1969 American sitcom, The Brady Bunch? If not, then we will make sure you know everything about the series at the end of this article. Today’s topic is about one of the famous characters from the series, Susan Olsen who not only served the entertainment industry as an actress but is also active on her career as a singer, voice actress, and animal welfare advocate.

The 58 years old multi-talented, Susan successfully collected a net worth of $2 Million as she is active since 1968. Apart from her professional life, the actress married twice in her life and has a kid from her former husband. There are speculations that Susan is currently married to Chris ‘Crazy Legs’ Fonseca. Let’s find out in detail about her biography.



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Early Life of Susan Olsen

Born in Santa Monica, California to her American parents, Susan Olsen raised along with her three siblings. During the 1960s when the entertainment industry had just started, Susan went out of her surroundings to establish her career in the industry. Her talents and hard work were also appreciated by her family and siblings.


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Her father was DeLoice Olsen and mother was Lawrence Olsen. She grew up with her elder siblings, Larry, Christopher, and Diane. One of her siblings, Christopher has also served as a child actor for a very long time. Due to the support of her family and brothers, Susan went out on a journey of establishing her career as an actress.

Talking about her educational background, Olsen attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and also went to Hollywood Professional School. Moreover, she further studied at Taft Charter High School.



Career Highlights

After engaging with the entertainment industry, Susan Olsen came up with some supporting roles in Ironside, Gunsmoke, Julia, etc. She marked her apperance in the media after playing the role of Elvis Presley in the film, The Trouble With Girls (1968).

The role of Cindy Brady portrayed by Susan Olsen
The role of Cindy Brady portrayed by Susan Olsen
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Susan received a golden opportunity to play a main role of Cindy Brady in 1969 American sitcom, The Brady Bunch that ran for five seasons. She appeared on the sitcom alongside Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Berry Williams, and many other famous star casts. After receiving a huge public appreciation, she came up with The Brady Kids (1972-73) and The Brady Brides (1981).

Currently, Susan is portraying herself in the 2019 TV series, A Very Brady Renovation. Apart from acting, she is active as an animal welfare advocate and created art collection titled The Art of Rescue.

Married Twice In LIfe

Currently 58, Susan Marie Olsen was married two times in her life. At first, she exchanged her wedding vows with her longterm boyfriend turned former husband, Steve Ventimiglia in 1988 in a private marriage ceremony. Her ex-spouse, Steve was a kickboxer. During the time, Susan was not able to go for the shooting of A Very Brady Christmas due to her honeymoon with her then-husband. The role of Cindy Brady was played by the famous actress, Jennifer Runyon.

The former duo never had any children together and ended their marriage in 1990. After her divorce, she tied the wedding knot with her second and ex-husband, Mitch Markwell. Mitch is a medical equipment salesman. They were married in 1995. Also, they shared a son, Michael Markwell who was born in 1997.

During an interview with FOX, Susan explained her marital journey with her former husband, Markwell. She stated that she used to grow marijuana with Markwell. She added:

I have never really enjoyed smoking it, it makes me very paranoid. But it was my husband’s idea. It was really fascinating and I’ve always been into ‘gardening’ and it’s such a complicated, wonderfully fascinating plant. But that was one of the reasons why I did leave my husband, because it just bothered me too much that we were doing something so illegal.

Here Olsen also explains one of the reasons for her separation with Markwell. After nine years of healthy married life, the former duo divorced in 2004.

Son, Michael Markwell

Susan Olsen’s son, Michael Markwell is in his early twenties. He was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome during his birth. Asperger is a developmental disorder that causes difficulties in social interaction.

Susan Olsen with her son, Michael Markwell in an Award Function
Susan Olsen with her son, Michael Markwell in an Award Function
Photo Source: Heavy

However, it seems, Michael is doing alright as he often appears in many awards shows with his mother.

Married To Comedian Chris Crazy Legs’ Fonseca?

If you know or not, there are speculations about Susan Olsen married to the comedian, Chris Fonseca. Olsen once told on the JET 1079 show jokingly:

Chris got  me so wasted last night, and I’m so ready to vomit on the microphone.

However, Chris is suffered from cerebral palsy. Meanwhile, he loves to make people laugh and have very positive thinking about life. When Fonseca got interviewed he told:

I think I’m actually more comfortable onstage, because that’s where I’ve got some authority. I’m in charge of what happens. Once I’m off the stage, real life is a lot more difficult.

As per Heavy, Chris has five children from his previous relationships. Well, what do you think? Are they actually married?

Social Media

Susan Olsen is not active on all social media platforms except for Instagram. She keeps updating her personal life as she also shares the pictures of her son. They spend quality time together and also visit outside for lunch and dinner.

Susan Olsen shares the Christmas special view of HGTV
Susan Olsen shares the Christmas special view of HGTV
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Also, she posts music-related personalities and instruments like a guitar as well. Going through her Instagram profile, she is spending a happy life. These days she is preparing for Christmas to celebrate with her family.

How Much is Susan’s Net Worth?

The 58 years old, Susan Olsen is still active on her career as an actress, singer, voice actress, and animal welfare advocate. From her muti-fields, she gathered a hefty amount as she is present on her career from 1968. According to the Celebrity Net Worth, she enjoys an estimated net worth of $2 Million as of 2019.

Currently, Susan is working in the TV series, A Very Brady Renovation that surely enables her to earn thousands of dollars per episode. Her 1995 film, The Brady Bunch Movie grossed $46.6 Million (US) on the box office. Her TV series has also done well in earnings. With no doubt, she is spending a lavish life with her family and still active on her career. She will surely increase the number of her fortunes through upcoming projects.

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