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Elizabeth Olsen Biography
- Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress and singer. She's best known for her roles in the films Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House. Her performance in the former netted her critical acclaim and numerous award nominations. She is the younger sister of actresses and fashion designers Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. She has an older brother named Trent Olsen and two younger half brothers, Taylor Olsen and Jake Olsen, from her father's second marriage.
Olsen was born in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of Jarnette "Jarnie" (b. 1954), a personal manager, and David Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker. Lizzie graduated from Campbell Hall School in 2007. She attends New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company. As a child, she took ballet and singing lessons. She auditioned for Spy Kids. Olsen almost quit acting in 2004 because of the media frenzy surrounding Mary-Kate's eating disorder. Mary-Kate and Ashley gave their little sister some tips for acting. In 2010 the girls' dad filed for bankruptcy.
Elizabeth Olsen Filmography
- (2014) Godzilla as
- (2013) Kill Your Darlings as Edie Parker
- (2013) Oldboy as Marie
- (2013) Therese as Thérèse Raquin
- (2013) Very Good Girls as Gerry
- (2012) 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards as Herself
- (2012) Liberal Arts as Zibby
- (2012) Red Lights as Sally Owen
- (2012) The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards as Herself
- (2011) 55th BFI London Film Festival as Herself
- (2011) Martha Marcy May Marlene as Martha
- (2011) Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding as Zoe
- (2011) Silent House as Sarah
- (2009) Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as Herself - Guest
- (2005) Made in Hollywood as Herself
- (2005) Made in Hollywood as Herself (archive footage)
- (1996) The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the U.S. Space Camp Mission as Herself
- (1995) The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Christmas Caper as Herself (as Lizzie Olsen)
- (1995) The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Mystery Cruise as Herself
- (1994) How the West Was Fun as Herself (as Lizzie Olsen)
- (1994) The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of Thorn Mansion as Herself (as Lizzie Olsen)
- (1993) Our First Video as Herself
- (1992) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Herself - Guest
- (1988) Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as Herself - Guest
- (1984) Cinema 3 as Herself
Elizabeth Olsen Trivia and Facts
- Younger sister of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
- Elizabeth was born to Jarnette, a former Dancer with the LA ballet, and David Olsen , a mortgage broker in Los Angeles. She is well known as the little sister of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen and she has an older brother, Trent Olsen .
- A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in NYC.
- Was cast as the lead in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) , just two weeks before shooting.
- When she was growing up, her favorite actress and role model was Michelle Pfeiffer. She got to meet Michelle while she was on the set of I Am Sam (2001).
- She enjoys playing Volleyball.
- One of her favorite films growing up was Tremors (1990).
- Voted #94 n Ask mens most desirable woman of 2012 list.
- Elizabeth has a younger brother, Jake Olsen.
- Elizabeth has a younger sister, Courtney Taylor Olsen.
Elizabeth Olsen Quotes
- [on Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) ] Sean Durkin really wrote a complex character that really hasnt been written, and thats challenging. Its such a smart way of writing, you totally understand the characters and I was just completely obsessed and in love with "Martha" and the script.
Elizabeth Olsen Other Works
- Appeared in the music video, "The Queen", by 'Carlotta (I)' .