Elizabeth Olsen is a vivacious and engaging young actress, a graduate from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, and a recipient of Hollywood Rising Star Award at the 41st Annual Deauville Film Festival.
Recently, Olsen completed production on “Kodachrome,” alongside Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis, “Ingrid Goes West,” opposite Aubrey Plaza and “Wind River,” opposite Jeremy Renner.
Last summer, Olsen reprised her role as the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel franchise, “Captain America: Civil War,” alongside Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, and Anthony Mackie. The film was released in theaters on May 6, 2016 and earned $1,153,304,495 worldwide. Olsen first made her appearance as the Scarlet Witch in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015 and the film earned $1,398,752,317 worldwide.
Earlier in 2016, Olsen appeared in the Hank Williams biopic titled “I Saw the Light.” She played the role of Audrey Mae Williams, opposite Tom Hiddleston. The Sony Pictures Classics film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2015. This film released in theaters on March 25, 2016.
In 2014, Olsen appeared in the Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures reboot of “Godzilla, opposite Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Bryan Cranston. The film was released on May 16, 2014.
In 2013, Olsen starred in the Spike Lee-directed film, “OldBoy,” opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin. The film centers around an everyday man that has only five days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 15 years without any explanation. “Oldboy” was released on October 11, 2013. Additionally, Olsen also appeared in the film “In Secret,” opposite Jessica Lange and Oscar Issacs. The film was released on February 21, 2013. That same year, Olsen helped kick off the Classic Stage Company’s Fall 2013-2014 season as the lead role, Juliet, in the Off Broadway play, “Romeo and Juliet.”
In spring of 2012 Olsen starred in the independent film “Silent House” from Open Road Films. The film is the re-imagining of the successful Uruguayan psychological horror-thriller, “La Casa Muda.”
In 2011 Olsen received a Gotham Award, Critics Choice, and Independent Spirit Award nomination for Lead Actress for her performance in Fox Searchlight’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” The film is a drama that follows a young woman who is living with her older sister after escaping a cult. Olsen stars opposite Hugh Dancy, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, and Brady Corbet. “Martha Marcy May Marlene” was also selected in the Un Certain Regard as part of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. She has been nominated for her performance from the following critic associations: St. Louis, Las Vegas, Houston, FIND Spirit, San Diego, IPA, and Detroit. She won BEST ACTRESS from the Indiana Critics Association.
Olsen is also very familiar to the stage as she understudied both on the Off-Broadway play “Dust” and the Broadway play “Impressionism” while attending New York University. Other workshops include “Bottom of the World” by Lucy Thurber (Atlantic Theatre Company), and “The Living Newspaper” (DRD Theatricals). Olsen has had formal training at Atlantic Acting School and Moscow Art Theatre School.
Avengers: Age of Ultron • Captain America: Civil War