Olesya Rulin Biography: Age, Height, Net Worth, Movies, Instagram, Husband, Children, Sibling, Parent

February 1, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Olesya Rulin is a Russian-American actress who has enchanted audiences with her versatile and charming performances.

She is best known for her role as Kelsi Nielsen, the shy and talented pianist in the High School Musical franchise.

She is also a trained ballet dancer. She has appeared in several other films and television shows, such as Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous, Flying By, Expecting Mary, Family Weekend, and Powers.


  • Full name: Olesya Yurivna Rulin
  • Date of birth: March 17, 1986
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Moscow, Russia
  • Nationality: Russian-American
  • Profession: Actress
  • Height: 5 ft 1 in (155 cm)
  • Parents: Yuriy Rulin and Natalia Rulina
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Joseph Pauline (m. 2021)
  • Children: One
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $4 million

Early Life & Education

Olesya Rulin was born on March 17, 1986 in Moscow, Russia to Yuriy Rulin and Natalia Rulina.

She is an only child and has no siblings. She moved to the United States with her family when she was eight and settled in Utah.

She attended West Jordan Middle School and West Jordan High School, where she participated in drama and choir.

She also took ballet lessons and learned to play the piano. She graduated from high school in 2005 and later studied economics in Paris for a while.

Personal Life

Olesya Rulin is married to Joseph Pauline, an entrepreneur and founder of Lume Cube. They tied the knot 2021 in a private ceremony and have one child together. She is very close to her parents and often visits them in Russia.

She is also friends with some of her co-stars from High School Musical, such as Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, and Lucas Grabeel.

She is fluent in Russian and English and has dual citizenship in Russia and the United States.


Olesya Rulin started acting in 2001 when she appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Hounded.

She then had minor roles in several other films and television shows, such as The Poof Point, Everwood, Halloween High, and Mobsters and Mormons. She also modelled for Nordstrom and American Eagle Outfitters.

Her breakthrough role came in 2006 when she was cast as Kelsi Nielsen in the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical.

She reprised her role in the sequels High School Musical 2 (2007) and High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008).

She also performed in the High School Musical: The Concert tour in 2006 and 2007. Her role as Kelsi earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special Supporting Young Actress in 2007.

She continued to work in various films and television shows, such as Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), Flying By (2009), Expecting Mary (2010), Family Weekend (2013), and Eye Candy (2015).

She also starred as Calista Secor, a young woman with superpowers, in the PlayStation Network series Powers from 2015 to 2016.

She also appeared in the Netflix film Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) and the Lifetime movie The Wrong Babysitter (2017).

Net Worth

Olesya Rulin has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She has earned most of her wealth from her acting career, as well as from endorsements and sponsorships.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @olesyarulin
  • Twitter handle: @olesyarulin


  • Hounded
  • The Poof Point
  • Everwood
  • Halloween High
  • Mobsters and Mormons
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • Forever Strong
  • Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year

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