Elizabeth Olsen, an American actress is famous for playing Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch
Biography

Actress Elizabeth Olsen, MCU Films ‘Scarlet Witch’ Biography

An introduction to acting at the age of 4 filled American actress Elizabeth Olsen with an immense love for the on-camera venture. The NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts alumna is widely popular for portraying superhero Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s Avengers films, after her feature debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

Olsen’s character Wanda even got her own lead TV series WandaVision (2021), having appeared & co-executive produced Sorry for Your Loss (2018-19). Moreover, she would reprise the role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).

The Teen Choice Award nominee worked in Off-Broadway and Broadways before her first-ever onscreen in Martha Marcy May Marlene in 2011.

Elizabeth Olsen Has Elder Twin Sisters- What’s Her Age & Height?

Born on February 16, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, the United States, Elizabeth Chase Olsen is an American by nationality. The Godzilla actress has Danish and Norwegian ancestry. As of early 2022, Olsen is 32 years old and stands 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall.

The MTV Movie & TV Award-winner is the daughter of David Olsen, a real estate agent and Jarnette Olsen, a former dance & personal manager. They divorced in 1996 when she was 7. She has elder twin sisters: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who are former actresses-turned-fashion designers. The eldest of all is her brother Trent Olsen.

Elizabeth also has a younger half-brother & a younger half-sister.

Olsen with her eldest brother Trent, twin sisters (Mary-Kate & Ashley) and mother
Olsen with her eldest brother Trent, twin sisters (Mary-Kate & Ashley) and mother
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Although she did earn her acting debut in the 1994 TV movie How the West Was Fun at 4 years old, Olsen didn’t go professional until her 20s. To enhance her acting, she took classes and attended a musical theatre camp.

After attending Campbell Hall School in Studio City, California, the Wandavision star enrolled at & graduated in 2013 from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Moreover, she briefly attended the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia (for a semester).

Broadway To Big Screen- From ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ To Early Break In ‘Godzilla’

Then-an undergraduate of Tisch School of the Arts, Elizabeth worked in Off-Broadway of Dust (in 2008) & then advanced to the 2009 Broadway production of Impressionism. The year 2011 marked her film debut through Martha Marcy May Marlene co-starring John Hawkes and Sarah Paulson; it saw her Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Moreover, throughout the early 2010s, she grabbed notable attention of fans & directors with works in Silent House (2011), Red Lights (2012), Liberal Arts (2012) & Kill Your Darlings (2013).

And in 2014, Olsen got a breakthrough worldwide after portraying Elle Brody in the box-office gold Godzilla. The American monster film was the 30th of the Godzilla franchise & starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins & others.

Portrayed Wanda/Scarlet Witch In MCU Films- Debut Through ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Elizabeth Olsen collected remarkable fandom after her debut as a superhero Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015); there Aaron Taylor-Johnson played her twin brother Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver. Although she had a cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) earlier, it went uncredited.

The Hollywood blockbuster film then led her to massive money showers & success; as she would reprise the role in other MCU films. Olsen worked in box-office hits Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), where she joined the team of superheroes to save the world.

It starred many Hollywood actors like:

  • Chris Evans (as Captain America)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)
  • Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
  • Late Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange)
  • Tom Holland (Spider-Man)
  • Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye)
  • Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)
  • Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in MCU's Avengers films
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in MCU’s Avengers films
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Even more, the LA native got her own lead as Wanda/ Scarlet Witch in the TV mini-series WandaVision (2021) co-starring Paul Bettany (plays Vision). Besides this, she starred & executive produced the TV series Sorry for Your Loss (2018-19).

No doubt, such big project credits would see the Avengers superhero initiation in many talk shows. Some of them include Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

What Is Elizabeth Olsen Doing Now?

The Wind River actress is set to reprise her role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the upcoming 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It is a sequel to its 2016 release & stars Benedict Cumberbatch (as Dr. Strange) Rachel McAdams (as Christine Palmer), Xochitl Gomez as (America Chavez).

Additionally, as per IMDB, she is working in the TV mini-series Love and Death.

How Much Is Net Worth of Olsen Who Plays Scarlet Witch?

Nearly a 3-decade long career in the acting industry brought Elizabeth Olsen immense limelight, so are her earnings. The Doctor Strange actress marked her recognition through Godzilla (2014), having earlier experiences in Broadway & Off-Broadway.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the American actress in her 30s owns $11 million net worth as of 2021. Mostly, she made through her acting venture, especially from the MCU films, though the Silent House actress never opened up her payroll. But comparing her Marvel stars, a rough idea of her earnings can be calculated.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, from the 2019 hit Avengers: End Game, casts like Scarlet Johansson, Chris Evans & Chris Hemsworth pocketed $15 million each, while Robert Downey Jr.’s payroll totaled $75 million including box-office bonuses. Moreover, Downey Jr. made $15 million from Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) for 15-minute screentime.

Olsen with a net worth of $11 million, will appear as Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Olsen with a net worth of $11 million, will appear as Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
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Even though Elizabeth didn’t have major casting in Avengers films earlier, her gradual turn into a prominent character ought to see her a rising salary. So, she possibly summed up a lucrative deal of millions of dollars from Avengers: End Game which collected $2.798 billion in the box office.

Additionally, she served as the executive producer of Sorry for Your Loss, where the actress played the main cast. Not to mention, Olsen got her own lead in the TV series Wandavision, which contributed to her fortune growth.

Aside from that, as an ambassador of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Olsen collected a decent sum; it is allegedly in the 7-digit figure. Reportedly, at Bobbi Brown, a Business manager racks in $42,000 annually while a make-up artist makes $34,000 per year.

Box-office collection:

FilmsBudgetBox-Office Collection
Godzilla (2014)$160 million$529 million
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)$365 million$1.403 million
Captain America: Civil War (2016)$250 million$1.153 billion
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)$325-400 million$2.048 billion
Avengers: End Game (2019)$356-400 million$2.798 billion

Who Is Elizabeth Olsen In Relationship With? Dating Story, Husband & More!

The BAFTA nominee is married & currently lives with her boyfriend-turned-husband Robbie Arnett, a musician. Arnett contributes in vocals & musical instruments in an American indie pop band Milo Greene. The two rose dating rumors in early 2017 & confirmed their relationship a few months later after many PDAs together. Reportedly, they met in Mexico during their vacation.

Their debut as a couple on the red carpet was at the Gersh Emmy Party in September 2017.

After nearly 3 years of dating, the duo confirmed their engagement in July 2019. And by June 2021, Elizabeth Olsen confirmed that she and Robbie were married. In an online interview with Kaley Cuoco for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, the actress casually referred to Arnett as her husband.

Elizabeth Olsen secretly married her fiance Robbie Arnett
Elizabeth Olsen secretly married her fiance Robbie Arnett
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However, Olsen who is notoriously private about her personal life didn’t share the details of her wedding; except her twin sisters, Mary-Kate & Ashley attended the secret ceremony.

Meanwhile, the American actress divides her time between her West London house & a rental house in Los Angeles.

Called Off-Engagement With Ex-Fiance

Before Arnett, Elizabeth was in a relationship with Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook. They began dating in 2012 after sharing the set of Very Good Girls. After 2 years of relationship, the duo confirmed their engagement in 2014. However, they parted ways in January 2015.

In an interview with Man of the World, Holbrook confirmed that Olsen called off the engagement on the same day his photographer best friend David Armstrong died (in October 2014).

Afterward, she had a brief fling with her fellow Avengers star Tom Hiddlestone (who plays Loki); their dating rumors emerged in May 2015 but ended by the end of the year.

Is She Active on Social Media?

No, the Hollywood star, famously the Scarlet Witch of Avengers, is not active on any social media platforms. Previously, Olsen did have an Instagram account but deleted it abruptly in 2020.

Many sources claimed that she deleted Instagram after showers of hate comments; she participated in a tribute video to fellow Avengers actor Chadwick Boseman’death but didn’t post any tribute messages, unlike other stars. Though, Elizabeth Olsen assured that it was only because she ‘was not comfortable with that all imaging-self stuff on social media.’

Did you know? Since the age of 13, Elizabeth Olsen is an atheist & believes that ‘a religion should be about community & prayer not what determines the freedom of a woman.’

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