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Elizabeth Olsen Biography

Birth Name:
Elizabeth Chase Olsen
Birth Place:
Sherman Oaks, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and spent a good deal of time on the sets of her sisters' TV and film projects while growing up
  • Studied ballet as a child
  • Earned her New York State real-estate license in 2008
  • Trained with the Atlantic Theater Company
  • Spent a semester abroad in college studying theater in Moscow
  • Has won accolades for her leading role in 2011's Martha Marcy May Marlene


  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Cable TV Actress: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2011L.A. Film Critics Association-New Generation Award: winner
  • 2011Detroit Film Critics Society-Breakthrough Performance: nominated