Olstead has worked tirelessly on her new music and is excited to share her classy country record with the world. The song is a cover from legend Sammi Smith, written by Kris Kristofferson in 1970. Listen to the song “Help Me Make It Through The Night” here. It is now available iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms. You can also view Olstead’s music EPK here and her website. Olstead was recently nominated for a 59th Annual Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for the song “Do You Want to Know a Secret.” She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture and a Grammy for Best Arrangement for “Summertime” from her self-titled debut album (produced by 16-time Grammy Award Winner David Foster). Olstead also recently starred as the love interest of Evan Peters in The Grand Southern’s latest music video “Traded Heaven.” It premiered exclusively on Billboard and you can view it here. She is currently back in the studio finishing her third studio album which can be described as “alternative country”. You can view some her recent performances at The Grove here and here
Olstead is no stranger to Hollywood. Her breakout role was playing Madison Cooperstein on ABC Family’s hit show The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The show ran for five seasons and boasts several People’s Choice & Teen Choice Award nominations. Her dedicated fan base has earned her a large social media presence with a verified Twitter of over 81,000 Twitter followers, and an verified Instagram of over 68,000 followers.
Olstead has also had huge success on the big screen. She played Jess Felton in the hit Universal Pictures film, UNFRIENDED which grossed over $42 million worldwide with only a budget of $1 million. The popularity and fan following earned the film a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Thriller Movie.
Despite her busy schedule, Olstead is dedicated to leading a healthy and active lifestyle. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, musician Tommy King, and their two amazing rescue dogs. In her free time Olstead dedicates her time to various animal shelters and charities. Olstead holds several other charity organizations close to her heart including: Lambda Legal, Planned Parenthood, UNICEF Next Generation and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
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- Has amassed over 9 seasons of television appearances as a regular on CBS Still Standing and ABC Family’s office comedy Work Mom.
- Attended A-List events such as: Elton John’s Oscar Party, Giorgio Armani Honors The Revenant Oscar Party, InStyle/WB Golden Globes Party, Variety’s Power of Youth, Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood Party, The Emmy’s Television Advocacy Awards, NY Fashion Week Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter Collection, Wondercon 2015, W & Guess Celebrate 30 Years of Fashion, Nylon Magazine Parties, Audi Prime-Time Emmy Party, Logo’s NewNowNext Awards, The Advocate’s 45th Anniversary.
- Has previously presented at the Movieguide Awards
- Photo: from the 25th Annual Elton John Oscar Party: http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Renee+Olstead/25th+Annual+Elton+John+AIDS+Foundation+Oscar/w06LcxhPL2M