Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress who has built an impressive career in Hollywood. She is best known for her roles in indie films like Martha Marcy May Marlene and critically acclaimed blockbusters like the Marvel Cinematic Universe films as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Her net worth stands at an estimated $11 million as of 2023.
Early Life and Background
Elizabeth Chase Olsen was born on February 16, 1989 in Sherman Oaks, California. She comes from a family of actors and is the younger sister of famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Her parents are Jarnette “Jarnie” and David “Dave” Olsen. She has two other siblings as well – an older brother named Trent and a younger half-sister named Courtney Taylor.
Elizabeth studied at Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood and later moved to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She trained at the Atlantic Theater Company as well.
Elizabeth Olsen made her acting debut at a young age in some of her sisters’ productions. Her first credited role came in the 1994 movie How the West Was Fun. Throughout the 1990s, she made appearances in her sisters’ projects like Two of a Kind.
As an adult, Olsen’s breakthrough came in the 2011 psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene. Her performance as a young woman escaping a cult was critically praised. She earned numerous Best Actress nominations for her role in indie films like Silent House (2011) and Liberal Arts (2012) as well.
Rise to Prominence with Marvel
In 2014, Elizabeth was cast as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She made her first appearance as the character in a mid-credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She then reprised her role in subsequent MCU films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
Her portrayal of the character with telekinetic and telepathic abilities was a hit among Marvel fans. She showed an emotional depth and range in playing the superhero that made Wanda one of the most beloved MCU characters.
In addition to her Marvel fame, Elizabeth Olsen has also starred in other successful movies like Godzilla (2014) and Wind River (2017). She has taken on more indie film projects like Ingrid Goes West (2017) as well.
On television, Olsen starred in the miniseries WandaVision (2021) on Disney+. Her performance earned her nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
Upcoming projects for Elizabeth Olsen include playing Candy Montgomery in Love and Death for HBO Max. She is expected to reprise her role as Wanda in future MCU installments as well.
Elizabeth Olsen tends to keep her personal life private. She was in a relationship with Boyd Holbrook from 2012 to 2014. She also dated Robbie Arnett and the two got engaged in 2019.
She has two dogs and often shares photos with them on her Instagram account for her over 8 million followers. Olsen enjoys activities like yoga and ballet in her free time as well.
Net Worth and Earnings
As of 2023, Elizabeth Olsen has an estimated net worth of $11 million. She was paid $150,000 for her breakout role in Martha Marcy May Marlene. However, her salary and quotes have gone up significantly since joining the MCU.
For Avengers: Age of Ultron, she earned $500,000. Her salary jumped to $800,000 for Avengers: Infinity War and $1-2 million for Avengers: Endgame. She likely earned over $2-3 million for WandaVision as an executive producer and star.
In addition to acting, Olsen earns from brand endorsement deals with companies like Dior. With her career on the rise, her net worth is likely to grow in the coming years as she headlines more films.
In just over a decade, Elizabeth Olsen has proven her acting abilities and value on screen. With her breakout indie film roles and now her fame in the Marvel universe, she has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Still only in her early 30s, Elizabeth Olsen’s net worth and career achievements are only expected to increase going forward.