Elizabeth Olsen

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Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress

InformationDetail
BirthdayFebruary 16, 1989
NationalityAmerican
FamousNew York University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, ENTP
City/StateCalifornia
SiblingsAshley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Trent Olsen
Known asElizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen
Universities
  • New York University
  • New York University Tisch School of the Arts
  • Asia
  • 2007 - Campbell Hall School
  • Atlantic Theater Company
  • Tisch School of the Arts
  • New York University
Notable Alumnis
  • New York University
Birth PlaceSherman Oaks
Height168
GenderFemale
FatherDavid Olsen
MotherJarnett Olsen
Net Worth$5 million
Sun SignAquarius
Born inSherman Oaks
Famous asActress

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Who is Elizabeth Olsen?

Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress best known for her role in the critically acclaimed film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ for which she earned much appreciation. She is also known for her role in films like ‘Silent House’ and ‘Godzilla’. She is the younger sister of actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and was introduced to the show business at an early age. She began acting when she very young, with appearances in her sisters' films. Sensing her talent, her parents also had her enrolled for ballet and singing lessons. Growing up, there was no doubt in her mind that she was destined to be a performer. After completing high school, she enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts to hone her skills and spent a semester studying at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. An ambitious young woman, she had appeared in several movies even before she graduated from Tisch. Pretty, confident and talented, she successfully made the transition from being a child star to an adult actress. Her career received a big boost when she appeared in the film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ and touched even greater heights when she was cast as Sarah in the horror movie remake ‘Silent House’. She continues to mature as a performer and is exploring versatile and challenging roles.

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Childhood & Early Life

Elizabeth Olsen was born on February 16, 1989 in Sherman Oaks, California, to Jarnette, a personal manager and former dancer with the LA ballet, and David Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker in Los Angeles. Her parents divorced in 1996.

She has two elder twin sisters, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen who became celebrities at a young age. She also has an older brother named Trent Olsen, and two younger half siblings, Jake Olsen and Courtney Taylor Olsen.

She received singing and ballet lessons in her childhood and started acting at a very young age. She occasionally appeared in her elder sisters' movies and by the age of eleven, she had enacted minor roles in ‘How the West Was Fun’ and the straight-to-video series ‘The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley’. These earned her some experience in acting and she started auditioning for other projects while still in fourth grade.

She was a student of Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, California right from Kindergarten t oclass 12.

For graduation, she enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2009, she travelled to Moscow, Russia to study a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre School, through the MATS program at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Centre. She finally graduated in March 2013 after almost six years of discontinuous study.

Career

Elizabeth Olsen started her professional acting career when she was only four years old and appeared in six of Mary-Kate and Ashley's productions. She also auditioned for the film ‘Spy Kids.’

In 2011, she acted in her first major role in the film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’. She received critical acclaim for her performance and won several critics awards. In the film she enacted the protagonist role; a girl called Martha who suffered from hallucination and paranoia after she escaped from an abusive cult and returned to her family.

Next, she appeared in the psychological horror movie ‘Silent House’ as Sarah. Although the film got mixed response, her performance was greatly appreciated. She also appeared in Carlotta’s music video ‘The Queen’.

She was next seen in the movies ‘Liberal Arts’by director Josh Radnor and ‘Red Lights’ by director Rodrigo Cortés. Both the films were released in 2012.

In 2013, she was seen in the movie ‘Very Good Girls’ in which she starred alongside Dakota Fanning.The same year, she co-starred in the American remake of the South Korean film ‘Oldboy’ in which she played the role of a young social worker, Marie. Later that year, she starred in ‘Kill Your Darlings’ in which she essayed the character of author Edie Parker.

In 2014, she acted in ‘Godzilla’ opposite Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

In 2015, she played the role of ‘Scarlet Witch’ in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the sequel to ‘The Avengers’ (2012).

She will again play the role of Scarlet Witch in ‘Captain America: Civil War’. The film is scheduled to release in 2016.

Major Works

Her performance in the film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ was highly appreciated and her sensitive portrayal of the lead character Martha, a girl suffering from delusions and paranoia, won her several awards.

Her films 'Godzilla' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' became international blockbusters and made big money at the box office. The movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' earned $1.4 billion.

Awards & Achievements

In 2011, Elizabeth Olsen was nominated for 19 different awards for her performance in the critically acclaimed film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’. She finally won five awards: Chicago Film Critics Association’s Most Promising Performer, Florida Film Critics Circle’s Pauline Kael Breakout Award, Ghent International Film Festival’s Special Mention Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award, and Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s Best Actress Award.

In 2013, she was nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award. She also won the Fangoria Chainsaw Best Leading Actress Award for ‘Silent House’ the same year.

In 2015, she won the Deauville American Film Festival’s Hollywood Rising Star Award for the movie ‘I Saw the Light’.

Personal Life & Legacy

She began dating co-actor Boyd Holbrook in September 2012 and got engaged to him in March 2014. However, the couple broke up and called off their engagement in January 2015.

Trivia

The Olsen siblings are of English descent on their mother's side and Norwegian descent on their father's side.

Elizabeth Olsen’s elder sisters' luxury fashion brand ‘Elizabeth and James’ was partly named after her.

She claims to be an atheist.

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Elizabeth Olsen biography timelines

  • // 16th Feb 1989 To 1996
    Elizabeth Olsen was born on February 16, 1989 in Sherman Oaks, California, to Jarnette, a personal manager and former dancer with the LA ballet, and David Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker in Los Angeles. Her parents divorced in 1996.
  • // 2009 To Mar 2013
    For graduation, she enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2009, she travelled to Moscow, Russia to study a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre School, through the MATS program at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Centre. She finally graduated in March 2013 after almost six years of discontinuous study.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she acted in her first major role in the film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’. She received critical acclaim for her performance and won several critics awards. In the film she enacted the protagonist role; a girl called Martha who suffered from hallucination and paranoia after she escaped from an abusive cult and returned to her family.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, Elizabeth Olsen was nominated for 19 different awards for her performance in the critically acclaimed film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’. She finally won five awards: Chicago Film Critics Association’s Most Promising Performer, Florida Film Critics Circle’s Pauline Kael Breakout Award, Ghent International Film Festival’s Special Mention Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award, and Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s Best Actress Award.
  • // 2012
    She was next seen in the movies ‘Liberal Arts’by director Josh Radnor and ‘Red Lights’ by director Rodrigo Cortés. Both the films were released in 2012.
  • // 2012 To 2015
    In 2015, she played the role of ‘Scarlet Witch’ in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the sequel to ‘The Avengers’ (2012).
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she was seen in the movie ‘Very Good Girls’ in which she starred alongside Dakota Fanning.The same year, she co-starred in the American remake of the South Korean film ‘Oldboy’ in which she played the role of a young social worker, Marie. Later that year, she starred in ‘Kill Your Darlings’ in which she essayed the character of author Edie Parker.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she was nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award. She also won the Fangoria Chainsaw Best Leading Actress Award for ‘Silent House’ the same year.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she acted in ‘Godzilla’ opposite Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she won the Deauville American Film Festival’s Hollywood Rising Star Award for the movie ‘I Saw the Light’.

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Elizabeth Olsen's FAQ

  • What is Elizabeth Olsen birthday?

    Elizabeth Olsen was born at 1989-02-16

  • Where is Elizabeth Olsen's birth place?

    Elizabeth Olsen was born in Sherman Oaks

  • What is Elizabeth Olsen nationalities?

    Elizabeth Olsen's nationalities is American

  • Who is Elizabeth Olsen siblings?

    Elizabeth Olsen's siblings is Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Trent Olsen

  • What was Elizabeth Olsen universities?

    Elizabeth Olsen studied at New York University, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Asia, 2007 - Campbell Hall School, Atlantic Theater Company, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

  • What was Elizabeth Olsen notable alumnis?

    Elizabeth Olsen's notable alumnis is New York University

  • How tall is Elizabeth Olsen?

    Elizabeth Olsen's height is 168

  • Who is Elizabeth Olsen's father?

    Elizabeth Olsen's father is David Olsen

  • Who is Elizabeth Olsen's mother?

    Elizabeth Olsen's mother is Jarnett Olsen

  • What is Elizabeth Olsen's sun sign?

    Elizabeth Olsen is Aquarius

  • How famous is Elizabeth Olsen?

    Elizabeth Olsen is famouse as Actress