MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
ELIZABETH OLSEN (Martha) is not only a vivacious and engaging young actress, but
she is also a full time student at New York University's prestigious Tisch
School of the Arts.
Last January, THE SILENT HOUSE, which Olsen starred in, showcased at the 2011
Sundance Film Festival. THE SILENT HOUSE is the re-imagining of the successful
Uruguayan psychological horror-thriller, LA CASA MUDA. The movie is based on a
true story which occurred during the late 1940's in a small village in Uruguay.
It focuses on a girl (Olsen), who second by second intends to leave the house
unharmed, but ends up discovering the dark secret it hides. The film was
directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, the team behind the terrifying shark
tale OPEN WATER.
Recently, Olsen began filming LIBERAL ARTS starring as Zibby opposite Josh
Radnor. The film follows a thirty-something guy (Radnor) and a coed (Olsen) who
spark a connection due to their mutual love for books and music, though their
age difference complicates their fledgling relationship.
This past spring, Olsen finished filming RED LIGHTS starring opposite Robert De
Niro, Cillian Murphy, and Sigourney Weaver. The film centers on a psychologist
and her assistant, whose study of paranormal activity leads them to investigate
a world-renowned psychic. The film will be released in 2012.
Next, Olsen will begin filming VERY GOOD GIRLS co-starring Dakota Fanning, Peter
Sarsgaard, and Dustin Hoffman. The film is about two New York City girls (Olsen
and Fanning) who make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer
out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, they find
their friendship tested for the first time.
Olsen can also be seen in the film PEACE, LOVE, AND MISUNDERSTANDING co-
starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Chace Crawford.
The film is about a conservative lawyer who takes her two teenage children to
meet their estranged, hippie grandmother in Woodstock. The film will be released
Olsen is also very familiar to the stage as she understudied on the Off-Broadway
play Dust and the Broadway play Impressionism while attending college. Other
workshops include Bottom of the World by Lucy Thurber (Atlantic Theatre Company)
and The Living Newspaper (DRD Theatricals). Her training includes attending the
Atlantic Acting School and Moscow Art Theatre School.
Olsen currently resides in New York.
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