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Elizabeth Olsen is a vivacious and engaging young actress, a graduate from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, and a recipient of Hollywood Rising Star Award at the 41st Annual Deauville Film Festival in 2015.
Next, Olsen will reprise her role as Scarlet Witch in the Marvel franchise, “Avengers: Infinity War” alongside Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, and Anthony Mackie. The anticipated continuation is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 27, 2018. Olsen originally appeared as Scarlet Witch in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015, which went on to earn $1,398,752,317 worldwide. She subsequently appeared in “Captain America: Civil War” on May 6, 2016, which earned $1,153,304,495 worldwide.
Additionally, this year, Olsen will star in “Kodachome” opposite Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis. The film is set during the final days of the still-photo development system known as Kodachrome. The ticking clock to get the rolls of film developed is the backdrop for a father-and-son bonding trip as they try to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good. “Kodachome”, which was acquired by Netflix during the 2017 Toronto Festival, is scheduled to be released on April 20, 2018.
Last year, Olsen starred in “Wind River” opposite her Avengers co-star, Jeremy Renner. The film, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, centers on a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation. “Wind River” released in limited theaters on August 4, 2017 and expanded its release on August 11, 2017.
That same year, Olsen starred in the dark comedy, “Ingrid Goes West,” alongside Aubrey Plaza, Wyatt Russell and O’Shea Jackson Jr. The Matt Spicer directed film follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media influencer with a seemingly perfect life in Los Angeles. When Ingrid decides to drop everything and move to the West Coast to befriend Taylor in real life, her behavior turns unsettling and dangerous. The film opened in limited theaters on August 11, 2017 and expanded its release on August 25, 2017. Additionally, “Ingrid Goes West” has been nominated for a 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award for “Best First Screenplay” and “Best First Feature.”
In 2016, Olsen appeared in the Hank Williams biopic titled “I Saw the Light.” She played the role of Audrey Mae Williams, opposite Tom Hiddleston. The Sony Pictures Classics film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2015. This film released in theaters on March 25, 2016.
In 2014, Olsen appeared in the Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures reboot of “Godzilla, opposite Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Bryan Cranston. The film was released on May 16, 2014.
In 2013, Olsen starred in 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. “Oldboy” was released on October 11, 2013. Additionally, Olsen also appeared in the film “In Secret,” opposite Jessica Lange and Oscar Issacs. The film was released on February 21, 2013. That same year, Olsen helped kick off the Classic Stage Company’s Fall 2013-2014 season as the lead role, Juliet, in the Off Broadway play, “Romeo and Juliet.”
Olsen also 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 DeNiro, 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 Fox Searchlight’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” The film is a drama that follows a young woman who is living with her older sister after escaping a cult. Olsen stars opposite Hugh Dancy, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, and Brady Corbet. “Martha Marcy May Marlene” was also selected in the Un Certain Regard as part of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. 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.