Elizabeth Olsen Biography

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen is an American celebrity and the young sister of the famous Olsen Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. She’s also recognized for her critically acclaimed performance in ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ and performing the Scarlet Witch role in the ‘Avengers’ franchise movies.

Who is Elizabeth Olsen?

Elizabeth was born in Sherman Oaks, California, the United States in 1989, and grew up in the film/television industry as the younger sister of twin stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. She started working as an actress in her sisters’ films as a child and was in her 20s when she first began developing her professional career, performing in movies like Silent House and Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (both in 2011).

In the same year, Olsen had a career breakthrough with her critically acclaimed acting in the film Martha Marcy May Marlene. After then, she has performed in many more dramas, including Kill Your Darlings (2013), and in the massive worldwide blockbuster movies Godzilla (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

Earlier Life and Showbiz Background

Famous star Elizabeth Chase Olsen was born on February 16, 1989, in California. She is the 3rd daughter of David Olsen, a mortgage banker, and Jarnie Olsen, a manager. Elizabeth’s older twin sisters are actresses/entrepreneurs Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who first achieved recognition on the family sitcom Full House. Elizabeth, nicknamed “Lizzie,” began acting very young, with appearances in her sisters’ films. Before the age of 11, she had appeared in short roles like; Our First Video, How the West Was Fun, and the straight-to-video series The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley.

From her acting profession and association with her sisters through this period, Olsen stated, “Well, that happened like after-school for me. I’d fix out, and they’d be the same, ‘Hey, you need to be in this one?’ Then they’d cover half my face dark brown or something — ‘Foolish sister, skipped to place sunscreen on half of her face.”


Aside from famous older sisters and twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, Olsen has an older brother Trent and two half-siblings (Taylor and Jack).

How much is Elizabeth Olsen Net worth?

Elizabeth has a net worth of $11 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

What did Elizabeth Olsen study?

Elizabeth studied in Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, California, from kindergarten via grade 12. Following her high school graduation, she joined New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

In 2009, she spent her time studying in Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre School. She said, “I have been taking acting classes since I was seven years old.” “I attended classes, kids auditioning with their mothers, and I didn’t like that, I just loved the classes. I reached my agent for understudying a Broadway play, and I was exploring some secret stuff that nobody observed.”


At the moment when she graduated from Tisch in 2011, Elizabeth Olsen had performed in many films — most prominently Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, which gave her first three important characters. Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene premiered in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, though hardly the following movie was entered into the competition.

‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

Olsen’s achievements started many critics to consider her the festival’s breakout actress that year, particularly for her performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene. According to Olsen, she fell in affection with that series because “the fans take the point of view of Martha’s character. They will understand what’s the present and what was the past by flashbacks. So what happened to her [in the following] is gradually disclosed, but what’s occurring in the present is for the fans to determine whether it’s real or paranoia.”

Silent House, a remake of an Uruguayan horror movie, was done in an only take and was individually befitted to Olsen’s theater experience. In Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, Olsen represented the daughter of actress Jane Fonda’s role. Olsen performed in 2 films during 2012: Red Lights (with Robert De Niro) and Liberal Arts (Josh Radnor and Zac Efron). The next year, she co-starred with Dakota Fanning in the drama Very Good Girls and performed beside Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings.

She was also a leading performer within the period drama In Secret, representing the Emile Zola character Thérèse Raquin, and the severe thriller Old Boy. Olsen spoke about her early acting career, “I have been practicing in theater and dance since I was a child, so standing in front of a camera was a terrifying thing,”  continuing that she looks ahead to extending her on-screen activity for coming future. “I believe I will be ready to begin stage and film production — Because I love it all.”

‘Godzilla’ and ‘Avengers’

Olsen has proceeded to progress forward with her screen work in a significant means. In 2014 she was starred in the worldwide blockbuster remake Godzilla.

The next year, Olsen was seen in another mega-movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which proceeded to obtain more than $1.4 billion globally. In Ultron, Olsen represented Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, a super-powered human who can affect reality’s perceptions of a person. And in a casting twist of fortune, British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson starred opposite Olsen in Godzilla and Ultron, performing her husband in the previous film and her brother in the following. In 2018 Olsen praised her acting being the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Infinity War.

Olsen played Audrey Williams, the first partner of iconic singer-songwriter Hank Williams. In the biopic, I Saw the Light, which was written and directed by Marc Abraham and released on the Toronto Film Festival in 2015. She starred opposite Tom Hiddleston, who played Hank Williams.

Elizabeth Olsen Movies/Dramas List

YearMovie/Drama NameRole
1994How The West Was FunGirl in the car
1995Full HouseGirl with flowers
2011Martha Marcy May MarleneMartha
2011Silent HouseSarah
2011Peace, Love & MisunderstandingZoe
2012Red LightsSally Owen
2012Liberal ArtsZibby
2013Kill Your DarlingsEddie Parker
2013Very Good GirlsGerry Fields
2013In SecretThrese Raquin
2013Old BoyMarie Sebastain/Mia Doucett
2014GodzillaElle Brody
2015I Saw The LightAudrey Williams
2015Avengers: Age of UltronWanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch
2016Captain America: Civil WarWanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch
2016Drunk HistoryNorma Kopp
2017Ingrid Goes WestTaylor Sloane
2017Wind RiverJane Banner
2017KodachromeZoe Kern
2018Avengers: Infinity WarWanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch
2018-19Sorry For Your LossLeigh Shaw
2019Avengers: End GameWanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch

Upcoming Movies/Dramas List

YearMovie/Drama NameRole
December 2020Wanda VisionWanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch
March 25, 2022Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessWanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch

Academy Awards Won By Elizabeth Olsen

2011Martha Marcy May MarleneBest Breakthrough Performance Award from “Alliance of Women Film Journalists”
Most Promising Performer Award from “Chicago Film Critics Association”
Pauline Kael Breakout Award from “Florida Film Critics Circle” Special Mention Award from “Ghent International Film Festival”
New Generation Award from “Los Angeles Film Critics Association”
Best Actress Award from “Vancouver Film Critics Circle”
2013Silent HouseBest Leading Actress from “Fangoria Chainsaw”
2015I Saw The LightHollywood Rising Star Award from “Deauville American Film Festival”
Source: Wikipedia