Elizabeth Olsen was born in Sherman Oaks, California. She began performing at the age of four in plays at the theaters. After that she appeared in several films, including “Sweeney Todd” and “The Heartbreak Kid”. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1996 for her work in “A Raisin in the Sun”. Elizabeth earned a second Oscar nomination for her work in the film adaptation of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and went on to star as Holly Golightly in the television series “Foo Dogs”.
Elizabeth Olsen was a favorite of Tom Hanks as a child and has gone on to play similar roles in both movies and television, including “Manimal”. Elizabeth has since grown into a successful and well established actress, playing a variety of different characters in both film and theater. She most notably appeared in the blockbuster hit film “Olympus”, as the headstrong mother of protagonist Alex Cross. She then went on to star as a member of the rescue team in the hit film “Waterworld” and appeared in the subsequent sequel,” Amelia Earhart”.
Another of Elizabeth’s starring roles that earned her some recognition was in the film “ules”. She played the role of Rachel Dawes, an escaped convict who ends up in a facility for reformatting convicts. This role helped her gain some attention and set the stage for the larger role of Alex Cross in the sequel, “Amelia”. In the third installment of the film, Elizabeth Olsen again stars as Rachel Dawes, this time in the role of Alex Cross’s wife. Following the successes of these two films, several other actresses have been linked to the role of Alex Cross, including Isabelle Johnsons and Diane Lane.
Elizabeth Olsen Measurements
|6 inches (91 cm)
|24 in / 61 cm
|36 inches (91 cm)
|5′ 8″/ 1.73 m
Elizabeth Olsen’s name is fairly well known among Hollywood insiders, but some people may not be aware of her accomplishments. For example, she was one of eight original voice actors signed to the Disney Company when they were creating and producing “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph”. She was also one of four voice actors signed to the contract of Dreamworks Animation, which created and developed the Kung Fu Panda. Her acting skills were first showcased during her tenure as a stunt performer on the television show “Rocky Mountain Radio” and later on in various episodes of the television comedy “The Office”.
What is also interesting about Ms. Olsen is that she has never concealed her love of animals. She has long been a devoted animal lover and appeared in the award-winning documentary “anklets” about an elephant conservationist and her fight to save endangered species in Darjeeling. Another of her notable films that were produced by Dreamworks Animation was “The Secret World”, a comedy about a group of young humanoids that live underground. As a woman in a low-budget films, she also had a chance to star opposite Hollywood A-list favorites like George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Her co-stars in those two movies were Matt Damon and Jason Lee, and she was also nominated for an Oscar for her role.
For those who are thinking of putting Elizabeth Olsen up on a pedestal, you must be cautious about overdoing it. She has had more minor roles in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, and her name does not deserve to be placed alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Spider-Man. However, if you are a diehard fan, you would be willing to overlook these small drawbacks. There are a ton of reasons to like Elizabeth Olsen, and a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be just the thing to kick start your love for this wonderful actress and her talent.