Daniela Ruah is happily married to David Paul Olsen in real life, but her on-screen character NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye is in a relationship with Eric Christian Olsen. And given how Eric and David are twin brothers, things are bound to get a tad bit confusing during family reunions. While Ruah has enjoyed a career as a successful actor and is best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in NCIS: Los Angeles, David is a stunt-double who also works on the series in place of his twin brother, Eric Christian Olsen. Given the nature of his work, David doesn’t receive much recognition. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of David Paul Olsen.
David Paul Olsen was born on the 2nd of January 1976, in Moline, Illinois, U.S. Born to Jeanne, a non-denominational chaplain, and Paul V. Olsen, a professor of English, David spent most of his early life with his younger brother, Eric Christian Olsen. On the academic side of things, David graduated from a private school in Illinois before moving on to attend the London Metropolitan University.
David began his career as a stunt performer in one of the episodes of Twenty Good Years. In 2006, David was asked to work on the movie, Deceit, which marked his first work on a big project. He followed his debut role with a few other appearances in The Young and the Restless, The Mentalist, and Bones. Despite giving stellar performances, David could never land his big break and in 2009, David was cast in the movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Following a few appearances later that year in Community, True Blood, and Extant, David landed a role as a stunt double for his brother, Eric Olsen, in NCIS: Los Angeles. David also worked on a few other movies after his appearances in NCIS: Los Angeles including, the Swiss Army Man and The Nun.
David Paul Olsen is happily married to his wife Daniela Ruah and the pair have been together since 2011. The pair first met after Eric Olsen walked in to see that both Ruah and David were going on dates with awful people. Eric became quite the matchmaker and helped the relationship progress. As he admitted on, The Queen Latifah Show in 2014
“When they got together, because he came on to do stunts, I would say something nice about her to him and then say something to him about her. That was enough to kinda get them started in conversation and it became this wonderful relationship.”
Eric’s intervention worked and the pair tied the knot on the 19th of June, 2014 in Portugal. Following the pair’s wedding, Ruah took to Instagram to announce the happy news. The post read,
“Together for over 7 and married 4 years today! Everything is better with you: parenting, traveling, working, building life…. you motivate me to reach farther everyday. I’ll marry you all the time. Oh and you make really cute kids….”
The pair have two children. Their eldest, River, was born in December of 2013 and is followed by a sister, Sierra, who was born in September of 2016.
David Paul Olsen
January 2, 1976
Moline, Illinois, United States
Paul V. Olsen
Eric Christian Olsen
Daniela Ruah (m. 2014)
River Isaac Ruah Olsen, Sierra Esther Ruah Olsen
London Metropolitan University
6 ft 2 inches (1.88 m)
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David Olsen has an estimated net worth of $5 M which he accumulated over the years mostly from working as an actor and stunt double.
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As of 2021, David Paul Olsen is 45 years old. He has an above average American height standing at 6ft 2 inches (188 cm), natural blue eyes, and blonde hair.