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ELIZABETH OLSEN is a vivacious and engaging young actress who recently graduated from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.

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 Marlene.

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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