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Olesya Rulin

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.

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