Elizabeth Chase Olsen was born on February 16th of 1989 in Los Angeles, California. She spent her early years studying ballet and learning how to sing, and soon enough she was appearing in The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley, How the West Was Fun, and other Mary-Kate and Ashley movies.
Elizabeth’s parents divorced in 1996. After gaining notoriety as a child actress, she began to audition for roles outside of her sisters’ projects. Once she had graduated from high school, Olsen studied at the Tisch School for the Arts and the Moscow Art Theater School.
Elizabeth considered leaving the acting world due to the popularity of her older sisters, but she eventually broke through with the film Martha Marcy May Marlene in 2011. The dramatic thriller received considerable praise from critics and Elizabeth was singled out for her leading performance. She also won numerous awards as a result of the role. Olsen was praised once again after appearing in the less successful film Silent House.