Elizabeth Chase Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress. Olsen was born in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of Jarnette (née Jones), a personal manager, and David Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker. Olsen graduated from Campbell Hall School in 2007,and from the Atlantic Theater Company.
She attended the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but claims to be a six-year college student.As a child, Olsen took ballet and singing lessons and began acting at age eight. She auditioned for Spy Kids.
She made her film debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene,an independent film drama about a young woman who comes out of a cult and tries to live a normal life with her sister and brother-in-law. In addition to receiving extensive praise for her performance, Martha Marcy May Marlene marked Olsen's first nude appearance in a film.
When asked about the nudity, she said that she felt that it added to the film.She has also acted in Silent House, in which she played the role of Sarah, and appeared in the music video "The Queen" by Carlotta.As of mid-2011, she was filming the movie Red Lights, which is due to be released in 2012. She is set to star in Josh Radnor's new film entitled Liberal Arts, scheduled for release in 2012.She and Dakota Fanning are set to star in Very Good Girls, planned for a 2013 release.Olsen almost quit acting in 2004 because of Mary-Kate's eating disorder.
Following in the footsteps of Mary-Kate and Ashley, Lizzie made her debut when she was 4. She has since starred in three movies, to be released in 2011 and 2012. She first acted in a movie titled Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, in which she played the role of Zoe. Lizzie played the leading role in Martha Marcy May Marlene an independent film drama about a young woman who comes out of a cult and tries to live a normal life with her sister and brother-in-law.
She has also acted in The Silent House, in which she played the role of Sarah, and appeared in the music video "The Queen" by Carlotta. As of mid-2011, she was filming the movie Red Lights, which is due to be released in 2012. She is set to star in Liberal Arts, scheduled for release in 2012. She is also set to star in the planned 2013 release Very Good Girls, alongside Dakota Fanning. Lizzie is also rumored to play Carrie in the Sex and the City prequel.