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Elizabeth Chase Olsen

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About Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Olsen by Gage Skidmore.jpg Olsen at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International Born Elizabeth Chase Olsen February 16, 1989 (age 25) Sherman Oaks, California, U.S. Alma mater New York University Occupation Actress, Singer Years active 1994–present Relatives Mary-Kate Olsen (sister) Ashley Olsen (sister) 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.[1][2][3] She is the younger sister of actresses and fashion designers Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.

Contents [hide] 1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links Early life and education[edit] Olsen was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of Jarnette "Jarnie" (née Jones;[4] b. 1954), a personal manager, and David "Dave" Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker.[5] Elizabeth 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. The Olsens have Norwegian ancestry on their father's side.[6][7]

In 1995, Olsen's parents filed for divorce proceedings.[8] Her father remarried McKenzie. From her father's second marriage to McKenzie, she has a younger half-sister, Courtney "Taylor" Olsen, and a half-brother, Jake.

As a child, Olsen received ballet and singing lessons.[9] She 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.[3] Having appeared in her sisters' videos, when she was in the fourth grade, 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 through the MATS program at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.[10]

Career[edit]

Olsen at the Toronto International Film Festival debut of Martha Marcy May Marlene in 2011 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.[11] She almost quit acting in 2004 due to the media frenzy surrounding Mary-Kate's eating disorder.[12]

Olsen's breakout role came in 2011, when she appeared in the critically acclaimed film Martha Marcy May Marlene. 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 movie remake Silent House, in which she played the role of Sarah, and appeared in the music video "The Queen" by Carlotta.[13] Olsen filmed the movie Red Lights during mid-2011, and it was released in the U.S. on July 13, 2012.[14] She starred in Josh Radnor's film Liberal Arts, which was released on January 22, 2012.[15] She and Dakota Fanning starred in Very Good Girls, a 2013 release.[16][17]

In January 2013, Olsen was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.[18] She 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.[19] 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 (2013).

Olsen starred in the 2014 Godzilla remake, opposite Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.[20][21] Olsen signed on to play the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the 2015 sequel to The Avengers.[22][23] She first appeared as the character in a mid-credits scene of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[24]

Personal life[edit] 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.[25][26] Her sisters' clothing line "Elizabeth and James" was named after her and her older brother.[10]

Olsen has been dating fellow actor Boyd Holbrook since 2012 after meeting on the film Very Good Girls. In March 2014, the couple became engaged.[27][28]

Filmography[edit] Year Title Role Notes 1994 How the West Was Fun Girl in car Cameo 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Martha 2012 Peace, Love and Misunderstanding Zoe 2012 Silent House Sarah 2012 Red Lights Sally Owen 2012 Liberal Arts Zibby 2013 Very Good Girls Gerry 2013 Kill Your Darlings Edie Parker 2013 Oldboy Marie Sebastian 2014 In Secret Thérèse Raquin 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Wanda Maximoff Cameo (mid-credits) 2014 Godzilla Elle Brody 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch Filming Awards and nominations[edit] Year Nominated work Award Result 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer Won 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Florida Film Critics Circle—Pauline Kael Breakout Award Won 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Ghent International Film Festival—Special Mention Won 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Indiana Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Won 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Los Angeles Film Critics Association—New Generation Award Won 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Won 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Breakout on Camera Won 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Won 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakout Star Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Performance Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Saturn Award for Best Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated References[edit] Jump up ^ Wilson, Stacey (January 21, 2011). "Olsen twins' little sister makes Sundance debut". Reuters. Archived from the original on October 18, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2012. Jump up ^ "Elizabeth Olsen: 5 Things You Need to Know". The Hollywood Reporter. January 24, 2011. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2011. ^ Jump up to: a b Bierly, Mandi (September 3, 2010). "Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley, makes name for herself". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2011. Jump up ^ "The Birth of Elizabeth Olsen". Californiabirthindex.org. no date. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Jump up ^ "Mary-Kate Olsen Biography (1986- )". Filmreference.com. no date. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2011. Jump up ^ "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen". Ethnic Celebs. no date. Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. Jump up ^ Briodagh, Kenneth (April 2013). "Mobile Marketing Gets Cool". Eventmarketer.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013. "JCPenney for four days in October last year hit the streets of New York City with a mobile ice cream truck filled with goodies and samples of its Olsenboye collection, a new line of junior apparel designed by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for sale at its stores this spring. The name, Olsenboye, derives from the twins’ Norwegian ancestry." Jump up ^ Tauber, Michelle (May 3, 2004). "Two Cool". People. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2012. Jump up ^ Bakker, Tiffany (January 15, 2012). "Elizabeth Olsen admires her sisters". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. ^ Jump up to: a b Connor, Katie L. (November 21, 2011). "Lizzie Olsen: Miss Independent". Marie Claire. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013. Jump up ^ Grady, Pam (October 23, 2011). "Elizabeth Olsen, character caught between 2 worlds". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. Jump up ^ Malkin, Marc; Malec, Brett (October 6, 2011). "Elizabeth Olsen Almost Quit Acting Because of Sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley (Thankfully, She Didn't!)". E!. Archived from the original on September 22, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013. Jump up ^ Balser, Erin (June 27, 2007). "Lizzie Olsen is the Queen!". Crushable.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2011. Jump up ^ "Elizabeth Olsen Joins Red Lights". Empire. January 24, 2011. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2011. Jump up ^ Kit, Borys (March 23, 2011). "Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen Teaming for Indie Liberal Arts". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Jump up ^ Gallagher, Brian (May 12, 2011). "Very Good Girls Lands Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen". MovieWeb.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2011. Jump up ^ Fleming, Mike (May 12, 2011). "Cannes: Ealing Metro/Prescience To Finance Very Good Girls With Dakota Fanning And Elizabeth Olsen". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on November 17, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2011. Jump up ^ Lankester, Mark (January 7, 2013). "BAFTA 2013 Rising Star Award: nominees announced". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on November 17, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013. Jump up ^ Rosen, Christopher (September 11, 2012). "Elizabeth Olsen: Oldboy Role Is 'Really Exciting'". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on November 17, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2012. Jump up ^ Kroll, Justin (February 6, 2013). "Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston circling 'Godzilla'". Variety. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. Jump up ^ Gettell, Oliver (February 25, 2014). "'Godzilla' trailer: Bryan Cranston panics, destruction rains down". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. Jump up ^ "Official: Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson Join 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'". Marvel. November 25, 2013. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2013. Jump up ^ Ryan, Mike (November 15, 2013). "Oldboy's Elizabeth Olsen On Her 'Damaged' Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on November 17, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013. Jump up ^ Milly, Jenna (March 14, 2014). "'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' premiere: Crossover is the word". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. Jump up ^ "Elizabeth Olsen and Eric Ripert Prepare Wild Boar Ragu". YouTube. March 21, 2013. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013. Jump up ^ Rozen, Leah (October 11, 2011). "An Olsen Sister Finds a Spotlight All Her Own". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 17, 2013. Jump up ^ D'Zurilla, Christie (13 March 2014). "Elizabeth Olsen reportedly engaged to fellow actor Boyd Holbrook". L.A. Times. Jump up ^ Maresca, Rachel. "Elizabeth Olsen engaged to boyfriend Boyd Holbrook: report". New York Daily News. Retrieved 18 March 2014. External links[edit] Wikimedia Commons has media related to Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth Olsen at AllMovie Elizabeth Olsen at the Internet Movie Database Elizabeth Olsen at the TCM Movie Database Elizabeth Olsen at the Notable Names Database Authority control WorldCat VIAF: 232505986 LCCN: no2012023015 GND: 1025833430 BNF: cb16623696p (data) Categories: 1989 births21st-century American actressesActresses from Sherman Oaks, Los AngelesAmerican child actressesAmerican film actressesAmerican people of Norwegian descentLiving peopleTisch School of the Arts alumni

Elizabeth Olsen Biography Showing all 63 items Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Trivia (12) | Personal Quotes (46) Overview (4) Date of Birth 16 February 1989 , Sherman Oaks, California, USA Birth Name Elizabeth Chase Olsen Nicknames Lizzie Liz Height 5' 7" (1.7 m) Mini Bio (1) Elizabeth Olsen was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of Jarnette "Jarnie", 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. Her 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. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (12) 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 Pahud ud Muv'it (1990). Voted #94 n Ask men's 'most desirable' woman of 2012 list. Elizabeth has a younger brother, Jake Olsen. Elizabeth has a younger sister, Courtney Taylor Olsen. Engaged to Boyd Holbrook. Worked with Aaron Taylor-Johnson on three different films in two years - Captain America: Khayal ha'khoref (2014), Godzilla (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Personal Quotes (46) [on Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)] Sean Durkin really wrote a complex character that really hasn't been written, and that's challenging. It's 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. When I was 14 or 15, I was a really good volleyball player, so I thought, 'Well, maybe I'll just get a scholarship to an Ivy League school through volleyball.' Then I quit when I decided to focus on theater. If you don't like something, talk about something else that's great and maybe someone else will discover it and think it's great too. I always went to see independent films, they're the movies I'm usually most excited to see. And I think in theater, people don't really focus on the media unless there's a huge superstar doing a play or something. I get way too much happiness from good food. I feel it is obvious when someone has thought too much about what they're wearing. I don't know about you, but my girlfriends have been my girlfriends forever, and they're my sisters and my family. I auditioned equally for film and theater. The difference is that theater has seasons, while film, it's always happening. I had a great drama teacher in high school, and that's when I started to learn about the history of theater. The tabloids create their own stories about people's lives that don't exist. "The Sun Also Rises", by Ernest Hemingway, is my favorite book. You feel manly reading it. My brother knows more about film sets than I do, because he works at New York Film Academy. I've always loved being a student. I've always had a complex about being taken seriously. I just need to figure out how to grow without compromising. I find acting conservatories really important. I've gone to four different ones, and all of them provided totally different tools for me. I believe that you are only in control of so much. So whatever you are not in control of you can't worry about. I also want to go to an Italian island and do cuisine properly with some famous Italian chef and, like, his mother. And I've been taking acting classes since I was 7. Everyone is always surprised by how old I am. They think I'm older, but it's always been that way. I'm the youngest of four - maybe you grow up quicker because you just watch the big people. I would love to date a chef. I'd probably get really fat, but I don't care. I think every day you try to soak up as much as you can to learn and understand things better. I really actually enjoy auditioning. I never wanted anyone to think that I would use my family name to get me anywhere. I like men-inspired outfits. It's interesting to watch myself with an audience; I'm trying hard to learn from it. I've never read a young adult novel, though. I'm sure I would love it, but I've never read one. I'm the first one who sees every romantic comedy in theaters. I'm the curvy one of the family. I'm terrified of improv. Improv in a show or in front of an audience sounds terrifying. Yes, I don't read books for entertainment. Well, I'd love to work with Kate Winslet - she's amazing. Normally I don't feel like having a belly full of pasta. No, I wouldn't want the paparazzi ever following me in my life. My friends and I started making films when I was still in kindergarten. I think a lot of films do themselves a disfavor by putting in way too much information, and everyone knows what's gonna happen next, and no one can actually discover things as they go. I never understood why anyone would do magazines. Like, why would someone put their face out there so much? It's because those people reading magazines will go see the movie, so you do it. But I have a list of books that I want to read before I die, and whenever I get time to read something that isn't a script, I'll read something from that. And at NYU, I went to the Atlantic Theater Company, and they have two main points. One of them is to always be active in something instead of just feeling it. And the other is figuring out your character. You want everyone to succeed in your family. What keeps you confident in a healthy way is knowing that everyone else around you is going to support you and teach you and you're going to learn from them. I just feel open to learning from people. Movies are in a much longer production conversation before an actor is even involved. I always thought of actors as the last piece of the puzzle - so you're a tool. I've only done one shoot where it's modeling clothes, not like me in my environment. And the stylist, literally, I had her stand behind the photographer and do poses. I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A., with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer, it was such a cliché. I've been really interested in how people's physicality can manipulate their emotions, as opposed to emotions manipulating someone's physicality.

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Elizabeth Olsen's Timeline

1989
February 16, 1989
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States