Olsen's first solo acting appearance was in the movie Factory Girl, released in December 2006.
Olsen's one short scene was ultimately cut from theatrical release, but was included on the film's DVD.
The Olsen twins portrayed Michelle throughout the series' 1987–95 run.
In the early 1990s, she and Ashley established a company, Dualstar, which produced a long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls.
The Olsens continued to release direct-to-video films up to the early 2000s, along with starring in the 1995 feature film It Takes Two.In 1997, the Olsen twins guest starred in an episode of Sister, Sister, alongside rival twin actresses Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry.