ELIZABETH OLSEN is a vivacious and engaging young actress who
recently graduated from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the
She is an actress that continues to challenge herself, and her audiences,
with a range of roles that have afforded her the opportunity to work with some
of Hollywood's most influential filmmakers and actors. She has garnered
attention for a string of breakout dramatic roles in the last three years,
including her award-winning turn as an escaping cult member in Martha Marcy May
Olsen recently wrapped production on the Warner Brothers and Legendary
Pictures reboot of Godzilla, starring opposite Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Bryan
Cranston, and the film is scheduled to be released on May 16, 2014. This fall,
Olsen will kick-off Classic Stage Company's 2013-2014 season as the lead role,
Juliet, in the Off-Broadway play, Romeo and Juliet, opposite Julian Cihi. Later
this year, Olsen will also appear in the film Therese, opposite Jessica Lange
and Oscar Issacs. Therese is set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris and
centers on Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, who is
trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her
domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. After she meets her husband's alluring friend,
Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
This past year, Olsen starred in Very Good Girls, opposite Dakota Fanning, which
premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The Naomi Foner-directed film is
about two New York City girls that make a pact to lose their virginity during
their first summer out of high school.
Additionally, Olsen had two previous films premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film
Festival: Liberal Arts opposite Josh Radnor, John Magaro, Zac Efron and Richard
Jenkins; and Red Lights opposite Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney
Weaver. 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 Martha Marcy May
Marlene, from Fox Searchlight. Martha Marcy May Marlene was also selected in the
Un Certain Regard as part of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
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.
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