Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen's soft, cherubic features belied an undercurrent of ferocious talent first discovered by savvy cineastes in the actress' two break-out roles in the independent movies "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and ... Read more »
Born: 02/15/1989 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

I Saw the Light 2015 (Movie)

Audrey Mae (Actor)

Godzilla 2014 (Movie)

Elle Brody (Actor)

In Secret 2014 (Movie)

Therese (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Oldboy 2013 (Movie)

Marie Sebastian (Actor)

Very Good Girls 2013 (Movie)

Gerri (Actor)

Liberal Arts 2012 (Movie)

Zibby (Actor)

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding 2012 (Movie)

Zoe (Actor)

Red Lights 2012 (Movie)

Sally Owen (Actor)

Silent House 2012 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Biography

Elizabeth Olsen's soft, cherubic features belied an undercurrent of ferocious talent first discovered by savvy cineastes in the actress' two break-out roles in the independent movies "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Silent House," both of which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Her inaugural performances in the two vastly different films - one a drama, the other a horror flick - immediately proved the ingénue's range and officially placed Olsen on the proverbial Hollywood map, wiping out any potential accusations of nepotism, as Olsen was also the younger sister of infamous twin superstars, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The ethereal beauty - whose sea green eyes and bee-stung lips drew comparisons to movie stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Angelina Jolie - won over critics, who promptly crowned her the new "It" girl, a title that landed her in the trade magazines and helped kickstart Olsen's promising feature film career.

Relationships

Ashley Olsen Actor

Sister
Born June 13, 1986; twin of Mary-Kate

Jarnette Olsen

Mother
Managed daughters' careers Divorced from David Olsen in February 1996

David Olsen

Father
Born c. 1953 Divorced from Jarnie Olsen in February 1996 Remarried March 1996

Mary-Kate Olsen Actor

Sister
Born June 13, 1986; twin of Ashley

Trent Olsen Actor

Brother
Born May 6, 1984

EDUCATION

Tisch Schhol of the Arts, New York University

Atlantic Theater Company Acting School

Milestones

2012

Acted opposite Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro in the drama thriller "Red Lights"

2012

Co-starred with writer and director Josh Radnor in romantic comedy "Liberal Arts"

2012

Cast alongside Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener in the comedy-drama "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding"

2012

Starred in the horror film "Silent House"

2011

Cast in a supporting role as Jane Fonda's granddaughter in "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding"

2011

Gave a critically lauded performance as a young woman who escapes a cult in the drama thriller "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

2007

The Olsen twins' clothing line Elizabeth and James was named after her and their brother

1994

Cast in a minor role in her sisters' ABC television movie "How the West Was Fun"

1993

Appeared as herself in her sisters' direct-to-video release "Our First Video"

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