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Elizabeth Chase Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles in the films Silent House, Liberal Arts and the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which she was nominated for numerous awards. She is the younger sister of actresses and fashion designers Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
Early life and education
Olsen was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of Jarnette "Jarnie" (née Jones; b. 1954), a personal manager, and David "Dave" Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker. Elizabeth is the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who became famous as TV and movie stars at an early age. Elizabeth's oldest brother is named Trent Olsen, and she has two younger half siblings as well. The Olsens have Norwegian ancestry on their father's side.
In 1995, Olsen's parents filed for divorce proceedings. Her father remarried McKenzie. From her father's second marriage to McKenzie, Elizabeth has a younger half-sister, Courtney "Taylor" Olsen, and a half-brother, Jake.
As a child, Elizabeth received ballet and singing lessons. Lizzie Olsen began acting at a very young age, with appearances in her sisters' films. Before the age of eleven, Olsen had small roles in How the West Was Fun and the straight-to-video series The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley. Having appeared in her sisters' videos, when she was in the fourth grade, Elizabeth Olsen began to go on auditions for other projects.
She attended Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, California from kindergarten through grade 12. After graduation, she enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2009, Olsen spent a semester studying in Moscow, Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre School.
Olsen began acting when she was four years of age and co-starred in six of Mary-Kate and Ashley's productions; she also auditioned for the film Spy Kids.
She has acted in Silent House, in which she played the role of Sarah, and appeared in the music video "The Queen" by Carlotta. Lizzie Olsen filmed the movie Red Lights during mid-2011, and the movie was released in the US on July 13, 2012. She starred in Josh Radnor's film Liberal Arts, which was released on January 22, 2012. She and Dakota Fanning starred in Very Good Girls, a 2013 release.
Olsen co-starred in the 2013 American remake of the 2003 South Korean film Oldboy; She played Marie, a young social worker who developed a relationship with the protagonist, played by Josh Brolin. Olsen played Edie Parker, Jack Kerouac's first wife and the author of the Beat Generation memoir "You'll Be Okay" in Kill Your Darlings.
Olsen almost quit acting in 2004 due to the media frenzy surrounding Mary-Kate's eating disorder.
In January 2013, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
In October 2013, Samuel L. Jackson confirmed in an interview that Olsen had been cast as the Scarlet Witch in the 2015 film, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Olsen attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company and graduated in March 2013 after six years of intermittent study. Her sisters' clothing line Elizabeth and James was named after her and her older brother.
Full Name at Birth
Elizabeth Chase Olsen
Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen
Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Hugh Dancy, Lily Collins, Shailene Woodley
Mackenzie Olsen (step mother)
Jake Olsen (half-brother)
Courtney Taylor Olsen (half-sister)
Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Silent House (2011), Liberal Arts (2012), Godzilla (2014) and the Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). For her role in the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), she was nominated for numerous awards including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. She is the younger sister of actresses and fashion designers Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
Claim to Fame
Martha in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Campbell Hall School,North Hollywood
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Moscow Art Theatre School
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
The Gersch Agency
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Tiffani Thiessen, Taylor Momsen, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Ella Rae Peck, Katrina Bowden, Christine Teigen(Fashion Idol), Anna Kendrick
Favorite TV Shows
Shiloh Fernandez, Skylar Astin
Rocsi Diaz, Gabrielle Anwar, Madchen Amick, Alicia Silverstone, Alicia Quarles
Mean Girls, Clueless
Favorite TV Shows
Atlantic Theater Company
Roman Holiday, Tremors, Pal Joey, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Gone With the Wind
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
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