Rebecca Renee Olstead is an American actress and singer. Active since childhood as an actress, she is best known for her roles on the CBS sitcom Still Standing and on the ABC Family drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Madison Cooperstein. In addition, she has recorded four studio albums, primarily of jazz music.
Years active: 1995–present
Born: June 18, 1989, 34 years old and 5 months, Kingwood, Texas, USA
Sun Sign: Gemini
Hair Color: Dyed Blonde. She has naturally Red hair
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5 ft 2¼ in – 158 cm
Measurements: 37-25-36 in – 94-63.5-91.5 cm
Bra Size: 34C US – 75C EU
Father – Christopher Eric Olstead
Mother – Rebecca Lynn Jeffries
Olstead was born to Christopher Eric Olstead and Rebecca Lynn Jeffries. Olstead is of Norwegian ancestry. She also attended Centre Stage theatrical school and is mentioned on their website’s list of alumni.
As a child actress, she made films and commercials from age eight onwards. From 2002 to 2006, she appeared in the TV sitcom Still Standing as middle sister Lauren Miller. Olstead was presented with the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy) – Supporting Young Actress for Still Standing in 2002. She also had a small part in the 2004 film 13 Going on 30. She co-starred in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, about fifteen-year-old Amy Juergens’s struggle through her unexpected pregnancy and how it affected her peers. Olstead played the character Madison Cooperstein, one of Amy’s best friends.
In 2004, Olstead released a self-titled album of jazz songs and pop standards for Warner Bros. Records to good reviews. Since her previous releases had limited distribution, this album was considered her official debut. She subsequently performed in Berlin during the Live 8 concert on July 2, 2005.
Olstead also recorded with trumpeter Chris Botti on his 2005 album To Love Again: The Duets and appeared on the 2006 DVD Chris Botti Live with Orchestra and Special Guests. Her singing style is influenced by such great jazz vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Reportedly, her musical talent was discovered by composer David Foster, who produced her 2004 album. She later performed with him on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
A follow-up album entitled Skylark, also produced by Foster, was originally announced for release in 2005, but it was subsequently pushed back several times, with release dates in the summer of 2006 and early 2007 being mentioned on online retailers such as Amazon.com. It was then scheduled for a June 2008 release, but was delayed once again. It was finally released on January 27, 2009, nearly four years after it was originally announced.
On November 30, 2020, Renee announced that she was launching an Onlyfans page. Her introductory subscription fee was set at $9.99 per month. She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month in January 2023 and maintains a five-star rating on wikiFeet.
In 2014, Renee was married to pianist Tommy King, and legally took his last name. The two divorced in 2020. As Renee King, she was crowned Ms. West Coast at the Miss West Coast pageant in 2016.
Olstead is a vegan. She appeared in a PETA ad, Fish Are Friends Not Food, urging her fans to become vegan themselves. In 2012, Olstead joined PETA’s campaign to free the elephant Mali from captivity at the Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, where she has been alone for the last three decades.
On September 14, 2011, as the result of a criminal complaint initially made by actress Scarlett Johansson, the FBI announced it was investigating the alleged hacking of celebrity cellphone and email accounts and the dissemination of explicit nude photographs of Johansson and approximately 50 other celebrities, including Olstead. As a result of the investigation, 35-year-old Christopher Chaney of Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested in October 2011. During the trial, Olstead testified that she attempted suicide after the nude photographs were leaked, adding that she had never before considered suicide before the hacking. Chaney was sentenced to 10 years in prison in December 2012.
Her first album was Stone Country in 2000 which had a limited release.
However, her self-titled album Renee Olstead was released in 2004 by Warner Bros. Records as her official debut album.
Renee first theatrical film appearance was in the action-adventure flick, Cadillac Ranch in 1996 in the role of Young Mary Katherine.
First TV Show
Her first TV show appearance was playing Marci Fant in Streets of Laredo in 1995.
Renee Olstead Favorite Things
Food – Garlic Green Beans, Vegan Brown Torte from Hugo (Los Angeles)
Cosmetic Brand – Gerard Cosmetics
Beauty Products – Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, NYX Contour Palette
Renee Olstead Facts
She was born on Father Day.
She won the International Jazz Talent Award at the age of 19 at The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival in 2008.
Renee was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying A Vocalist for her song Summertime from her self-titled album.
She once performed, along with her music producer David Foster, for Oprah, and impressed her with her songs.
On July 22, 2005, she performed at Live 8! concert in Berlin. She participated in this benefit concert to raise money for the eradication of world poverty.
She is a firm supporter of PETA and was featured in an ad Fish Are Friends Not Food urging people to give up eating fish.
She was a child actress who made films and commercials from the time she was 8 years old.
She considers jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan as her inspiration.
Music composer David Foster was the one to discover her musical talent and produced her album in 2004.
Her 2009 album Skylark was announced in 2005 and took 4 years to materialize.
In 2011, her email accounts and cell phone were hacked, along with other celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, by Christopher Chaney. Her personal and n*de photographs were disseminated as a result of it. During the trial, Renee admitted to attempting suicide due to the hacking.
Renee joined PETA campaign in 2012 to free Elephant Mali, who had been alone for three decades, from the Manila Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
She was named Sexiest Celeb Vegetarian By PETA2, PETA official youth program. Also, she has received PETA Libby Award.
She has two rescue dogs.
She works with several charities and raises funds for many of them. Some of the charities that she supports focus on animal cruelty, eating disorder awareness, mentorship to at-risk kids, etc.