Elizabeth Olsen Career Milestones
Born: Elizabeth Chase Olsen
Birth Date: February 16, 1989
Birth Place: Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Elizabeth Olsen 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 in 2011.
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.