Elizabeth Olsen (info)

Elizabeth Olsen (info)

Elizabeth Olsen
was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of Jarnette "Jarnie" (Jones), a personal manager, and David "Dave" Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker. Elizabeth is the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who became famous as TV and movie stars at an early age. Her oldest brother is named Trent Olsen, and she has two younger half siblings as well. The Olsens have Norwegian ancestry on their father's side. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Younger sister of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
Elizabeth was born to Jarnette, a former Dancer with the LA ballet, and David Olsen, a mortgage broker in Los Angeles. She is well known as the little sister of Mary-Kate Olsenand Ashley Olsen and she has an older brother, Trent Olsen.

A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in NYC.

Was cast as the lead in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), just two weeks before shooting.

When she was growing up, her favorite actress and role model was Michelle Pfeiffer. She got to meet Michelle while she was on the set of Yo soy Sam (2001).

She enjoys playing Volleyball.

One of her favorite films, growing up, was Temblores (1990).

Voted #94 n Ask men's 'most desirable' woman of 2012 list.

Elizabeth has a younger brother, Jake Olsen.

Elizabeth has a younger sister, Courtney Taylor Olsen.

Was formerly engaged to Boyd Holbrook from March 2014 to January 2015.

Worked with Aaron Taylor-Johnson on three different films in two years - Capitán América: El Soldado de Invierno (2014), Godzilla (2014) and Vengadores: La era de Ultrón (2015).

Personal Quotes
[on Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)] Sean Durkin really wrote a complex character that really hasn't been written, and that's challenging. It's such a smart way of writing, you totally understand the characters and I was just completely obsessed and in love with "Martha" and the script.
When I was 14 or 15, I was a really good volleyball player, so I thought, 'Well, maybe I'll just get a scholarship to an Ivy League school through volleyball.' Then I quit when I decided to focus on theater.

If you don't like something, talk about something else that's great and maybe someone else will discover it and think it's great too.

I always went to see independent films, they're the movies I'm usually most excited to see.

And I think in theater, people don't really focus on the media unless there's a huge superstar doing a play or something.

I get way too much happiness from good food.

I feel it is obvious when someone has thought too much about what they're wearing.

I don't know about you, but my girlfriends have been my girlfriends forever, and they're my sisters and my family.

I auditioned equally for film and theater. The difference is that theater has seasons, while film, it's always happening.

I had a great drama teacher in high school, and that's when I started to learn about the history of theater.

The tabloids create their own stories about people's lives that don't exist.

"The Sun Also Rises", by Ernest Hemingway, is my favorite book. You feel manly reading it.

My brother knows more about film sets than I do, because he works at New York Film Academy.

I've always loved being a student.

I've always had a complex about being taken seriously.

I just need to figure out how to grow without compromising.

I find acting conservatories really important. I've gone to four different ones, and all of them provided totally different tools for me.

I believe that you are only in control of so much. So whatever you are not in control of you can't worry about.

I also want to go to an Italian island and do cuisine properly with some famous Italian chef and, like, his mother.

And I've been taking acting classes since I was 7.

Everyone is always surprised by how old I am. They think I'm older, but it's always been that way. I'm the youngest of four - maybe you grow up quicker because you just watch the big people.

I would love to date a chef. I'd probably get really fat, but I don't care.

I think every day you try to soak up as much as you can to learn and understand things better.

I really actually enjoy auditioning.

I never wanted anyone to think that I would use my family name to get me anywhere.

I like men-inspired outfits.

It's interesting to watch myself with an audience; I'm trying hard to learn from it.

I've never read a young adult novel, though. I'm sure I would love it, but I've never read one.

I'm the first one who sees every romantic comedy in theaters.

I'm the curvy one of the family.

I'm terrified of improv. Improv in a show or in front of an audience sounds terrifying.

Yes, I don't read books for entertainment.

Well, I'd love to work with Kate Winslet - she's amazing.

Normally I don't feel like having a belly full of pasta.

No, I wouldn't want the paparazzi ever following me in my life.

My friends and I started making films when I was still in kindergarten.

I think a lot of films do themselves a disfavor by putting in way too much information, and everyone knows what's gonna happen next, and no one can actually discover things as they go.

I never understood why anyone would do magazines. Like, why would someone put their face out there so much? It's because those people reading magazines will go see the movie, so you do it.

But I have a list of books that I want to read before I die, and whenever I get time to read something that isn't a script, I'll read something from that.

And at NYU, I went to the Atlantic Theater Company, and they have two main points. One of them is to always be active in something instead of just feeling it. And the other is figuring out your character.

You want everyone to succeed in your family.

What keeps you confident in a healthy way is knowing that everyone else around you is going to support you and teach you and you're going to learn from them. I just feel open to learning from people.

Movies are in a much longer production conversation before an actor is even involved. I always thought of actors as the last piece of the puzzle - so you're a tool.

I've only done one shoot where it's modeling clothes, not like me in my environment. And the stylist, literally, I had her stand behind the photographer and do poses.

I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A., with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer, it was such a cliché.

I've been really interested in how people's physicality can manipulate their emotions, as opposed to emotions manipulating someone's physicality.

It just felt playful, like you're playing make-believe. I can imagine myself during recess or before school on the playground being like, 'I'm Scarlet Witch! Pow!' To think of little girls being like 'I'm powerful and strong and tough!'- that's really cool.

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