KILL YOUR DARLINGS
ELIZABETH OLSEN (Edie Parker) 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.
In addition to her role in KILL YOUR DARLINGS, Olsen just completed production on 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. The film is set to
release in October of 2013.
Olsen was recently seen in Liberal Arts in which she stars as 'Zibby' opposite Josh Radnor, John
Magaro, Zac Efron and Richard Jenkins. The film follows a thirty-something guy (Radnor) and a
coed (Olsen) who spark a connection due to their mutual love of books and music, though their
age difference complicates their fledgling relationship.
Olsen had two films premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: Liberal Arts and Red Lights, in
which she stars opposite Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver, centers on a
psychologist, and her assistant, whose study of paranormal activity leads them to investigate a
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. Olsen also began production on two films; Therese Raquin and Very Good Girls. In
Therese Raquin, Olsen stars opposite Glenn Close. The film is directed by Charlie Stratton, who
also wrote the screenplay adaptation. In Very Good Girls, Olsen stars opposite Dakota Fanning
in the Naomi Foner-directed film about two New York City girls that make a pact to lose their
virginity during their first summer out of high school.
In 2011, Olsen received a Gotham Award, Critics Choice, and Independent Spirit Award
nomination for Lead Actress for her performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene from Fox
Searchlight. 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. Olsen currently resides in New York.
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