Elizabeth Chase Olsen (エリザベス・オルセン?, Erizabesu Orusen) is an American actress known for her role as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. She portrays Elle Brody in Legendary Pictures' Godzilla.
ELIZABETH OLSEN (Elle Brody) follows “Godzilla” with a starring role in Joss Whedon’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in which she joins the team as the Scarlett Witch. The action adventure is slated for release on May 1, 2015.
This year, Olsen co-starred with Jessica Lange and Oscar Issac in the thriller “In Secret.” The film is set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris and centers on Therese Raquin, a beautiful, sexually repressed young woman, who is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. The film was released in limited theaters on February 21, 2014. “In Secret” also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2013.
In 2013, Olsen appeared in three very diverse independent film projects. She co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson and James Brolin in Spike Lee’s thriller “Old Boy,” which was released in theaters on November 27, 2013. Olsen also starred in two films that premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival: “Kill Your Darlings,” a biographical drama set in the early days of Beat Generation legends Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William Burroughs (Ben Foster); and “Very Good Girls,” with Dakota Fanning.
Olsen was also seen in two films that premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: “Liberal Arts,” written and directed by Josh Radnor, who also starred with Olsen, Richard Jenkins and Allison Janney in the film; and the thriller “Red Lights,” with Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver.
Olsen’s breakout came in the title role of the acclaimed indie feature "Martha Marcy May Marlene", which was an Un Certain Regard selection at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her performance as a young woman who escapes from an abusive cult brought her Independent Spirit Award and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for Best Actress. She was also named Best Actress by a number of critics' organizations, in addition to winning Breakthrough Awards from the Chicago Film Critics and several others. Also in 2011, she starred in the independent film "Silent House", a re-imagining of the Uruguayan psychological horror thriller "La Casa Muda".
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Olsen also had formal training at the Atlantic Acting School and the Moscow Art Theatre School. While attending NYU, she understudied both in the off-Broadway play "Dust" and the Broadway play "Impressionism". Last fall, Olsen kicked off the Classic Stage Company’s 2013-2014 season, starring as Juliet in their critically acclaimed off-Broadway presentation of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet".
幼少からTVにてキャリアをスタート。2011年にインディペンデント映画『マーサ、あるいはマーシー・メイ』で主演を務め、インディペンデント・スピリット賞の主演女優賞ノミネートを始め、米国各地の映画批評家協会賞およびインターナショナル・プレス・アカデミー主催のサテライト賞など３０の賞にノミネートされる。そのうちロサンゼルス映画批評家協会賞新人賞を始めとする１０の賞を受賞。本作『GODZILLA』出演直後は、アーロン・テイラー＝ジョンソンと『アベンジャーズ』の続編『The Avengers: Age of Ultron』にて、姉弟役として再び共演する。