Elizabeth Olsen

Quick Summary

Full Name Elizabeth Chase Olsen
Nick Names Lizzie Olsen
Birthday February 16, 1989
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, USA
Country America
Age 30 years
Birth Sign Aquarius
Height 5’ 7” inch
Weight 58 kg
Religion Atheist
Profession Actress
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Home Town Sherman Oaks, California
Marital Status Engaged
Father Name David Oslen
Mother Name Jarnett Oslen
Siblings  Older Sister- Mary-Kate Olsen (Actress, Fashion Designer) Older Sister- Ashley Olsen (Actress, Fashion Designer), Older Brother-Trent Olsen Younger Half Sister- Courtney Taylor Olsen Half Brother- Jake Olsen
Net worth $5 Million (approx.)
Short Biography

Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress best known for her role in the critically acclaimed film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ for which she earned much appreciation. She has portrayed for the roles  in films like ‘Silent House’ and ‘Godzilla. She was born on 16th February 1989 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is currently 30 years old according to his birth-date February 16, 1989. Her birth sign is Aquarius. She is an atheist. Being an ambitious young woman, she appeared in several movies even before graduating from ‘Tisch.’ Pretty, confident, and talented, Olsen successfully made the transition from being a child star to an adult actress.

Elizabeth Olsen

Her career received a major acclaim and the boost when she appeared in the film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ for which she was nominated for the ‘Critics’ Choice Movie Award’ for ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Independent Spirit Award’ for ‘Best Female Lead He currently resides in Los Angeles, California US. She is present in the industry since 1993 and has acted on several movies. She is an actress who is continuously  growing as a performer and is exploring versatile and challenging roles.

Childhood and Early life

Born on February 16, 1989, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, to Jarnette,  Elizabeth Olsen was  a personal manager and former dancer with the ‘LA Ballet,’ .Her dad is a real estate developer and mortgage banker in Los Angeles. Her parents got divorced in 1996.

She has siblings as two elder twin sisters, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who became known celebrities at a young age and  she also has an older brother named Trent Olsen and she also had two younger half-siblings named Jake Olsen and Courtney Taylor Olsen.

At a young age, she received singing and ballet lessons in her childhood and started acting and she occasionally appeared in her elder sisters’ movies and by the age of 11, she had played minor roles in ‘How the West Was Fun’ and the straight-to-video series that is named ‘The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley.’ All these portrayal of these roles helped her gain some experience in acting and she started auditioning for other projects while still in fourth grade.

She used to attend ‘Campbell Hall School’ in North Hollywood, California, right from kindergarten to grade 12. After graduation, she started to study at the ‘New York University Tisch School of the Arts.’ In 2009, she traveled to Moscow, Russia, for a semester at the ‘Moscow Art Theatre School,’ through the ‘MATS’ program at the ‘Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre’ and she graduated in March 2013.


Elizabeth went to Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, California. She then attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and then the Atlantic Theater Company in Manhattan, NYC. She graduated in March 2013.

She spent one semester in the Art Theatre School, Moscow, Russia through the MATS program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Early years as a child actor

At only four years old, Elizabeth Olsen started her professional acting career, appearing in six of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s productions. She also auditioned for the film ‘Spy Kids.’


Oslen played her first major role in the film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ that was released in  2011. With this film and her portrayal, she received critical acclaim for her performance and won several critics’ awards. Oslen played the protagonist role; a girl called Martha who suffers from hallucination and paranoia after escaping from an abusive cult to return to her family.

She starred as  Sarah in the psychological horror movie ‘Silent House.’ Although the film got mixed responses, her performance was greatly appreciated. She also appeared in Carlotta’s music video ‘The Queen and Olsen also filmed the movie Red Lights in mid-2011, and it was released in the U.S. on July 13, 2012.She was next seen in the movies, ‘Liberal Arts’ by director Josh Radnor and ‘Red Lights’ by director Rodrigo Cortés. Both the films were released in 2012.

Oslen next acted and starred in the movie ‘Very Good Girls’ in which she starred alongside Dakota Fanning in 2013.The same year, she co-starred in the American remake of the South Korean film  named ‘Oldboy’ .In the film she played the role of a young social worker, Marie. Later that year, she starred in ‘Kill Your Darlings’ in which she essayed the character of author Edie Parker. In the later 2013, she portrayed the leading role in ‘In Secret’an adaptation of Emile Zola’s 1867 classic novel .


In 2014, she acted in ‘Godzilla’ opposite Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson which was a legendary reboot.

In the beginning of 2015, Olsen played the role of ‘Scarlet Witch’ in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the sequel to ‘The Avengers’ (2012). She first appeared as the character in a mid-credits scene of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier alongside her Godzillaco-star Taylor-Johnson, who portrayed her brother Quicksilver. She reprised the role in the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War, the 2018 sequel Avengers: Infinity War and the 2019 sequel Avengers: End Game, which ended up becoming the highest grossing film of all time. The  films ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’  of her became international blockbusters and made big money at the box office. The movie ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ earned $1.4 billion. Olsen next starred portraying Audrey Williams, Hank Williams’s wife, in the 2015 biographical drama film ‘I Saw the Light’ which was directed by Marc Abraham.

Olsen starred alongside her Avengers: Age of Ultron co-star Jeremy Renner in Taylor Sheridan’s directorial feature film debut, Wind River. Later that year she starred in Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes Westopposite Aubrey Plaza.\ Both films were released in August 2017. She next starred in the 2018 sequel ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the 2019 sequel ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ ‘Disney’ confirmed a ‘Marvel’ television series starring Olsen and Paul Bettany. The title of the show was confirmed as ‘WandaVision’ in April 2019.

Personal Life and Legacy

Elizabeth Olsen studied at New York University’s Tish School of the Arts and Atlantic Theater Company and graduated in March 2013 after six years of intermittent study. The clothing lines of her sisters  “Elizabeth and James” was named after her and her older brother.

Olsen and actor Boyd Holbrook  became engaged in March 2014, but later ended their engagement in January 2015. Olsen became engaged to musician Robbie Arnett of Milo Greenw in 2019 after three years of dating.

Olsen claims and has been an atheist since the age of 13.

Elizabeth Olsen
Awards and Achievements

In 2011, Elizabeth Olsen received nominated for 18 different awards for her performance in the critically acclaimed film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene.’ She won six awards: ‘Most Promising Performer’ by the Assocation ‘Chicago Film Critics Association,’ ‘Pauline Kael Breakout Award’ by ‘Florida Film Critics Circle,’ ‘Special Mention Award’ at ‘Ghent International Film Festival,’ ‘New Generation Award’ by ‘Los Angeles Film Critics Association,’ the  ‘Best Actress Award’ by ‘Vancouver Film Critics Circle,’ and ‘Best Breakthrough Performance Award’ by ‘Alliance of Women Film Journalists.’

In 2013 she received another  nomination for ‘BAFTA Rising Star Award’ and she also won the ‘Best Leading Actress Award’ at ‘Fangoria Chainsaw Awards’ for her performance in ‘Silent House.’In 2015, she won the award for the ‘Hollywood Rising Star Award’ at ‘Deauville American Film Festival’ for her performance in the movie ‘I Saw the Light.’

In 2016, she received another nomination for a ‘Teen Choice Award’ for the movie ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ In 2019, she was nominated for ‘Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series’ for portraying Leigh Shaw in the movie ‘Sorry for Your Loss’. The list of awards and achievements are given below:

Year Nominated Work Association Category Result
   2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance Winner
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Winner
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Florida Film Critics Circle Pauline Kael Breakout Award Winner
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Los Angeles Film Critics Association New Generation Award Winner
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actress Winner
2013 Silent House Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Leading Actress Winner
2015 I Saw the Light Deauville American Film Festival Hollywood Rising Star Award Winner
Net Worth

Being an actress since her very young age, Elizabeth Olsen has an estimated net worth of US$7 million as of 2017. She is described as one of the finest actresses of Hollywood, who has been associated herself in high-profile films, thus making herself a high-profile actress. She is one of the richest actresses in the business.

Salary $20 million(approx.)
Net Worth $5 million
Elizabeth Oslen Favorites
  • Favorite Movie – Tremors (1990), Pal Joey (1957), Roman Holiday (1953), Manhattan (1979), Annie Hall (1977), Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • Favorite Actress – Michelle Pfeiffer
Interesting Facts about Elizabeth Olsen
  • The Olsen siblings are of mixed ethnicity as their mother is of English descent, while their father is of Norwegian descent.
  • Elizabeth Olsen’s elder sisters’ luxury fashion brand ‘Elizabeth and James’ was partly named after her.
  • She claims to be an atheist.
  • She auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen for the fantasy drama television series ‘Game of Thrones
  • She enjoys playing Volleyball.
  • She almost quit acting in 2004 due to the media frenzy surrounding Mary-Kate’s eating disorder.
  • She landed her agent by herself and did not need to use her older sisters connection to break into the Hollywood scene.
  • Elizabeth didn’t always like being in front of a camera. In fact, cameras used to make her incredibly nervous. She thinks that is probably why she focused so much on theatre early in her career.

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