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.