the american actress Elizabeth Olsen debuted as an actress at the age of four and until a few years ago was best remembered for her role in Martha Marcy MayMarlene (2011), which not only earned him multiple nominations, but also earned him critical acclaim. She has appeared in films such as Godzilla (2014) and debuted at Marvel Cinematic Universe in a post credits scene from Captain America: Winter Soldieralso from 2014.
Daughter of Jarnette Olsena former ballerina and David Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker, Elizabeth was born on the 16th of February 1996 in Sherman Oaks, California. She is the younger sister of television and movie stars, and fashion designers. Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsenand has an older brother named Trent Olsen. She also has two younger half-siblings. Her parents divorced when she was seven.
Elizabeth Olsen started with singing and ballet lessons as a child, and first appeared in her sisters’ films, Confusion in the Wild West (1994), at the age of five. While appearing in her sisters’ films, Elizabeth also auditioned for other roles.
The sister of famous twins Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, Elizabeth acquired a taste for acting walking around the set of full house. She also chose to learn her craft in a structured environment, enrolling at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and performing with the Atlantic Theater Company.
Eventually turning her attention to acting in front of the camera, Elizabeth Olsen made her film debut playing a woman trying to live a normal life after living under the tenets of a religious cult in the drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. The performance earned the actress many accolades as well as numerous award nominations.
Subsequently, the actress then appeared in the horror film the silent house (2012), remake of a Uruguayan film. Although the film did not do exceptionally well at the box office, Olsen’s performance was well received by audiences and critics alike; then acted in the long paranormal power (2012), Love stories (2012) and innocent girls (2013) alongside Dakota Fanning.
In 2013, Elizabeth also starred in oldboyThe remake American from the 2003 film of the same name; played Edie Parker in Verses of a Crime and she portrayed the lead role in the feature In secretan 1867 adaptation of Emile Zola.
The following year, she starred in the adaptation of King of the Monsters, Godzilla (2014). The film was a success, but it was Elizabeth Olsen’s appearance in another film that same year that caused a frenzy in comic book and superhero fans, especially Marvel.
Explosion of Success in the MCU
In addition to her absolute success in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Olsen was introduced to Marvel Cinematic Universe in a post-credits scene Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), revealed as Wanda Maximoffa Scarlet Witchand all the fans were looking forward to the character’s appearance in Avengers Age of Ultron (2015). After her first MCU debut, the actress played Audrey Williams, the first wife of iconic singer-songwriter Hank Williams alongside Tom Hiddleston who played Hank Williams, in the biopic The Journey of Hank Williams (2015), which was written and directed by Marc Abraham and premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival.
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With the gift of being inserted in the MCU blockbusters, Elizabeth reprises her role in Captain America: Civil War (2016) increasingly putting her roots in Hollywood. The following year Olsen appears in Ingrid Goes West (2017) and Wilderness (2017). Olsen also starred in the series about grief and overcoming Sorry for Your Loss (2018-2019), produced directly for the Facebook Watch platform. for which she also served as executive producer.
To the delight of Elizabeth fans, at the end of 2018 Disney confirmed the series starring her and Paul Bethany, opening the frontiers of an unprecedented format for Marvel. Following that, he made Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), the long-awaited Disney+ series, WandaVision (2021) as well as featured in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which premiered on May 5, 2021. 2022. Elizabeth Olsen needs no introduction, however it is always good to know/remember the trajectory of a brilliant career like hers.
Elizabeth Olsen’s best works
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Elizabeth Olsen has been nominated for 18 different awards for her performance in Martha Marcy MayMarlene. The critically acclaimed film won him six awards:
- Most Promising Performer for Chicago Film Critics Association;
- Pauline Kael Breakout Award for Florida Film Critics Circle;
- Special Mention Award Ghent International Film Festival;
- New Generation Award for Los Angeles Film Critics Association;
- Best Actress Award for Vancouver Film Critics Circle and
- Best Breakthrough Performance Award for Alliance of Women Film Journalists.
Synopsis: After several years of living with a cult, Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy (Sarah Paulson), to ask for help. Martha finds herself in the quiet Connecticut home that Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted (Hugh Dancy), but the memories of what she experienced in the cult make peace hard to find. As the flashbacks continue to torment her, Martha can’t shake a terrible sense of dread, especially towards the cult’s manipulative leader, Patrick (John Hawkes).
The Silent House (2012)
In 2013, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. She also won the Best Leading Actress Award at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for its performance in the silent house.
Synopsis: the young woman Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen), her father John (Adam Trese) and his uncle Peter (Eric Sheffer Stevens) are fixing up an old family home, now abandoned, in order to put it up for sale. When the two men get into an argument, Peter decides to rest and head into town, leaving Sarah and her father alone in the house. But, little by little, strange facts happen inside the house, leaving Sarah more and more terrified.
Synopsis: Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) raised his son alone after his wife (Juliette Binoche) died in an accident at the nuclear power plant where they both worked in Japan. He never accepted the catastrophe and fifteen years later he continues to ruminate over what happened, trying to find some explanation. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), now an adult, is a soldier in the US Army and must fight desperately to save the world’s population – and especially his family – from the gigantic, unshakable and incredibly terrifying monster. Godzilla.
The Journey of Hank Williams (2015)
Curiosity: In 2015, she won the Hollywood Rising Star Award at the Deauville American Film Festival for his performance in the film The Journey of Hank Williams.
Biopic of Hank Williams, famous American country music singer-songwriter of the 20th century, who is married to Audrey Mae Williams (Elizabeth Olsen). The film chronicles the rapid rise of Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) to fame, becoming a popular singer, and how it affected his personal life.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Fans of the character went wild with Wanda’s perfect acting and impersonation, which led to the film’s box office success, grossing US$ 1.4 billion around the world; however before starring in the comic book adaptations of marvel comicsElisabeth Olsen competed with other actresses for the role.
Curiosity: According to early drafts of the film, the Scarlet Witch would be an athletic young woman, born in England, in her early twenties, the producer Joss Whedon based the character on Saoirse Ronan (Two Queens), but the actress turned down the role to go on to direct independent films. With the actress’s unexpected denial, Marvel considered another promising young woman to join the cast, Sasha Pieterse who was doing the series at the time Pretty Little Liarshowever Sasha also turned down the offer – and probably regretted it – to make films that were unsuccessful. Lindsay Lohan also tried out for the role, but Elizabeth Olsen won the hearts of Marvel.
Synopsis: Trying to protect the planet from threats like those seen in the 2012 New York attack, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) seeks to build an artificial intelligence system that would take care of world peace. The project ends up going wrong and generates the birth of Ultron (voice of James Spader). Now the Avengers will have to unite to once again save the day.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Synopsis: Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is the current leader of the Avengers, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes; but the attack of Ultron and the destruction of Sokovia made politicians look for some way to control superheroes, as their actions affect all of humanity. Such a decision puts the captain America on a collision course with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the Iron Man.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Synopsis: Anyway Thanos (Josh Brolin) arrives on Earth, willing to gather the Infinity Stones. To face it, the Avengers need to join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxywhile dealing with disagreements between some of its members.
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Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Synopsis: After Thanos (Josh Brolin) eliminate half of the living creatures, the heroes must deal with the pain of losing friends and loved ones. With Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) wandering lost in space without food or water, the Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and the Black Widow/Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson) must lead the resistance against the Mad Titan.
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Synopsis: After the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Eyesight (Paul Bettany) struggle to lead a normal suburban life and hide their powers. But the superhero duo soon begins to suspect that not all is going so well. They are, in fact, inside a constant sitcom, which goes from the 50’s to the present day. As time passes, Wanda and Vision lose control of the situation, no longer knowing what is real and what is fiction. They are stuck in an eternal back and forth: from the Golden Age of TV in the US, with black and white images, to the present – and vice versa.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness connects to the series Disney+, WandaVision, Loki and What If…?; and is part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where the reality of the universe can collapse because of the same spell that brought the villains out of the universe. Spider man to the world of the Avengers and the Sorcerer Supreme will need to enlist the help of Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen), who has lived in isolation since the events she unleashed during her grief.
Synopsis: After defeating dormammu and face Thanosthe Sorcerer Supreme, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and his partner Wong (Benedict Wong), continue their research on the Time Stone. But an old friend turned enemy puts an end to his plans and causes Strange to unleash unspeakable evil, forcing him to face a powerful new threat.
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