While the journey to season eleven has been mostly paved with success, the gang’s backstory is an interesting one.
From cast couples to on-set injuries, here are some things you might not have known about Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Mac (Rob Mc Elhenney), and Frank (Danny De Vito).
Olson studied theatre at the University of Oregon, graduating with a B. Career Olson was a part of improvisational group the Groundlings.
She toured with the USO to Bosnia, Kosovo and Norway.
Early life Olson was born in Portland, Oregon, and lived on Vashon Island in Puget Sound, west of Seattle, Washington, until the age of eight.
She also voiced Ethel in the first season of the Comedy Central animated series Brickleberry.
Her father, Donald Olson, worked as the publisher of the Portland Tribune.
At age twelve, Olson was involved in a serious bike accident that resulted in a fractured skull, which required reconstructive surgery. After college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally.
“I don’t know,” Olson says, laughing at the word relaxed, “because I’m definitely not.” The biggest role in Olson’s career to date remains the 10 years she’s spent on Sunny as Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds, a horrifying example of a human whose self-centered streak is often a driving force in the storyline.
Such as in the Season 8 episode “The Gang Gets Analyzed,” when Dee’s therapist calls her out for lying about being the first choice as the female lead in The Notebook, and the episode ends with Dee repeating, “Tell me I’m good,” until her therapist finally relents.