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Elizabeth Olsen
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Also known as:Lizzie, Elizabeth Chase Olsen
Occupation:Actor
Born:February 16, 1989
Birthplace:Sherman Oaks, California, United States Of America
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Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress who made her acting debut at the age of four. She is best remembered for her role in 2011`s Martha Marcy May Marlene, which not only earned her a number of nominations but also won her critical acclaim. She has appeared in movies like Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War.

Early Life
Elizabeth Olsen was born to Jarnette Olsen, a former ballet dancer, and David Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker, on the 16th February, 1996 in Sherman Oaks, California. She is the younger sister of television and movie stars, and fashion designers Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, and has an older brother named Trent Olsen. She also has two younger half-brothers. Her parents were divorced when she was seven years old.

Olsen started with singing and ballet classes when she was a child, and first appeared in her sisters` films such as How The West Was Fun in 1994 at the age of five. While appearing in her sisters` movies, Olsen also auditioned for other roles. Meanwhile, she attended Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood from her kindergarten until her twelfth grade. She attended New York University`s Tisch School of Arts after her graduation, and spent a semester in 2009 in Moscow where she studied at the Eugene O`Neill Theater Center under the Moscow Art Theatre School program. While at the NYU, she also studied at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City.

Personal Life
Olsen was dating her Very Good Girls co-star Boyd Holbrook in 2012. After spending two years together, the couple got engaged in 2014. However, in 2015, the couple called off their engagement and split for reasons best known to them. Olsen has been rumored to be dating or having flings with a number of actors, however, none of the rumors were confirmed by the actor.

Acting Career
Elizabeth Olsen started her acting career at the age of four along with her elder sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, and has appeared in six of their productions between 1993 and 1996. While still a child artist, she auditioned for Spy Kids, however, she did not make the cut.

Upon growing up, she got her breakthrough role in 2011`s Martha Marcy May Marlene, where she played the role of a delusional and a paranoid girl. For the portrayal of Martha, she received critical acclaim, and a number of nominations and awards. She then appeared in horror movie Silent House, the remake of an Uruguayan movie, in 2011. Although the movie didn`t do exceptionally well at the box office, Olsen`s performance was well-received. She then appeared in Red Lights, Liberal Arts and Very Good Girls.

In 2013, she was seen in the 2013 remake of the South Korean movie Oldboy, where she essayed the role of a social worker who tries to help a man who is charged with allegedly murdering his wife after raping her. She then appeared in Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures` science-fiction monster movie, Godzilla alongside Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

She then became a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when she was roped in to play the character of Scarlet Witch in The Avenger`s 2015 sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. After being a part of one superhero movie, she made a cameo in a mid-credit scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and also appeared in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, reprising her character of Scarlet Witch.

Olsen then co-starred with Tom Hiddleston in the biographical drama I Saw The Light, and played the role of country music legend Hank Williams` first wife Audrey Williams. She is also a part of Taylor Sheridan`s directorial feature film debut Wind River and is cast along with Avengers: Age of Ultron co-star Jeremy Renner. Her 2019 release includes Avengers: Endgame.
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Did You Know? (3)

  • Younger sister of the famous Olsen twins, Elizabeth Olsen went by the name of Elizabeth Chase in order to avoid grabbing too much attention.
  • Elizabeth Olsen has a fashion label named after her brother and her. Her elder siblings, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, have named their fashion label Elizabeth and James.
  • At the age of 10, Olsen had auditioned for a part in Spy Kids. She did not manage to get the role, and she was glad that she didn't since she did not want to be a child artist.
  • Personal Quotes (10)

  • "I'm not someone who'll watch myself and be like, 'Oh, I'm so uncomfortable watching myself.' I find that watching yourself is an interesting step in making movies. I'm still very new to everything, but I find it important to go back and learn from what you did, as opposed to avoiding it."
  • "I never had a heart-throb or a band I loved, but I had Michelle Pfeiffer, so I tried to copy what my friends would do and had magazine pictures cut out in frames. She was the reason I wanted to be an actor."
  • "I get way too much happiness from good food."
  • "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."
  • "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 think every day you try to soak up as much as you can to learn and understand things better."
  • "People don’t need careers. People should just exist."
  • "I just need to figure out how to grow without compromising."
  • "I've always had a complex about being taken seriously."
  • "When I was 13, I told my parents I didn't believe in God anymore. Religion should not be about determining women's freedoms."
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