Olesya Rulin (born Olesya Yurevna Rulinkova on March 17, 1986 in Moscow, Russia) is a Russian-American actress who portrayed the role of Kelsi Nielsen in High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
- Spent her early childhood in the town of Likhoslavl
- Is fluent in Russian; can also write & read in fluent Russian too.
- Emigrated to the United States when she was 8 years old; first resided in Texas and later in Utah
- Is trained in ballet
- Began modeling when she was 12 years old
- Is a certified nursing assistant
- Graduated from high school in 2005
- Worked at a Nordstrom store when the first "High School Musical" film came out.
- Was studying economics in Paris while the casting for "High School Musical 2" was happening
- Is a pescatarian.