Profiles: Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen

Born: February 16, 1989 (age 28)

Height: 5’6 (168cm)

Known For: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Silent House (2011), Liberal Arts (2012), Kill Your Darlings (2013), Godzilla (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), I Saw The Light (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ingrid Goes West (2017), Wind River (2017)

Upcoming Films: Kodachrome (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Untitled Avengers Film (2019)





Early Life


Olsen was born in Sherman Oaks, California. She is the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who became famous as TV and movie stars at an early age. Her oldest brother is named Trent Olsen, and she has two younger half-siblings as well. In 1996, Olsen’s parents were divorced. The Olsen’s have Norweigan ancestry on their father’s side and English ancestry on their mother’s side.

she enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. In 2009, Olsen spent a semester studying in Moscow, Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre School through the MATS program at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre.




Olsen’s breakout role came in 2011, when she appeared in the film Martha Marcy May Marlene in 2011. The film, along with Olsen’s performance, received critical acclaim. Olsen was nominated for and won numerous critics awards for her portrayal of the titular character Martha, a girl suffering from delusions and paranoia after fleeing her life in a cult and returning to her family. She next appeared in the horror film remake Silent House. The film received mixed reviews, although Olsen’s performance was once again praised. She starred in Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts, which was released in January 2012. She and Dakota Fanning stared in Very Good Girls in 2013.

In January 2013, Olsen was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. She co-starred in the 2013 American remake of the 2003 South Korean film Oldboy. She played Edie Parker, Jack Kerouac’s first wife and the author of the Beat Generation memoir You’ll Be Okay, in Kill Your Darlings. In 2014, Olsen starred in Legendary’s reboot of Godzilla, opposite Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Bryan Cranston. It was the biggest Box Office hit for Olsen yet. Olsen joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing the character Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to The Avengers. She first appeared as the character in a mid-credits scene of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, alongside her Godzilla co-star Aaron-Taylor Johnson, who portrayed her brother Quicksilver. She reprised her role as Scarlet Witch in Captain America: Civil War.

In September 2014, it was announced that Olsen would portray Audrey Williams, Hank Williams wife, manager and duet partner in the 2015 biopic I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams. In January 2016, it was announced that Olsen would team up with her Captain America: Civil War co-star Jeremy Renner for their third film together in under three years. The film is Taylor Sheridan’s directoral debut Wind River. Olsen portrays a rookie FBI agent. August 2016, it was announced that she would star in Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West alongside Jason Sudeikis and Aubrey Plaza.


Personal Life

Olsen has lived in New York City since 2007. Olsen attended NYU and the Atlantic Theatre Company and graduated in 2013 after six years of study. Olsen started dating fellow actor Boyd Holbrook in September 2012 after meeting him on the film Very Good Girls. In March 2014, the couple became engaged but they split and called off their engagement in January 2015.



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