Elizabeth Olsen took a long road to stardom. And until her early 20s, she lived in the shadows of her much more famous younger sisters the Olsen twins.
But now Olsen is a household name and globally famous after starring as Wanda Maximoff in the MCU films and streaming shows as the character.
And now she is getting widespread acclaim for her role in the new Marvel film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness even though she is not the marquee star of the film.
So, what is Olsen’s net worth?
On February 16, 1989, Elizabeth Chase Olsen was in Sherman Oaks, California. Olsen’s father, Dave, was a real estate agent. And her mother, Jarnie, was a former dancer.
Olsen is one of six children. And until 2010, the most famous members of the Olsen family were her two younger twin sisters Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were child stars who became household names in the 1980s and 1990s due to starring in sitcoms like Full House and dozens of straight-to-video films. The twin sisters developed a billion-dollar merchandising, fashion, and cosmetics empire by the 2000s.
Elizabeth started acting at the age of 4 years old but focused on her education. After graduating from high school, Elizabeth studied acting and dancing at the Tisch School for the Arts in New York City and the Moscow Art Theater School in Russia.
After getting an undergraduate degree in 2013, Elizabeth decided to focus on acting full-time.
Film Work and the Road to Wanda Maximoff
It can’t be denied that Elizabeth Olsen was born in a famous and wealthy acting dynasty. And Olsen obviously had the opportunities afforded by her famous name to become an actress.
But you still have to walk through the door someone opened for you. And no one gave Elizabeth Olsen her current fame, notoriety, and household name status. Elizabeth Olsen worked for everything she got as an actress.
What is also amazing to consider is that Olsen only started gaining notice for her acting in major films in 2010.
In 2011, Olsen grabbed attention for her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene. In the film, Olsen plays an emotionally challenged woman readjusting to life with her family after escaping a cult.
In 2013, she starred in the remake of the South Korean cult classic Oldboy with Josh Brolin and directed by Spike Lee.
Olsen’s rise to superstardom really started in 2014. In that year, she starred in a Godzilla reboot with Aaron Taylor-Johnson. And while that film was moderately successful, it was Olsen and Taylor-Johnson’s next roles that would make them breakout stars.
In 2014, Olsen and Taylor-Johnson were cast as Wanda and Pietro Maximoff in the Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The pair appeared for precious seconds in the ends credit sequence as twin siblings being experimented on and displaying powers of speed and witchcraft.
Olsen and Taylor-Johnson reprised their roles in the 2015 Marvel film age of Ultron. Olsen’s performance as Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch, became an instant hit with fans and made her a household name.
Olsen starred in more films and made several more appearances as Maximoff in the MCU. In January 2021, Olsen appeared in the 9-episode series WandaVision on Disney+. The show was a cultural phenomenon. Olsen was praised for her role as Wanda, a woman struggling to love an android man, children that were real, and grieving their loss.
Even though superstar English actor Benedict Cumberbatch is the star of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Olsen has definitely stolen the show with another star turn as Wanda Maximoff in the film.
As of this writing, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the top grossing film of 2022 and is halfway to making a billion.
Olsen has not yet announced her next project or if she will appear as Wanda Maximoff again.
Olsen reportedly has a net worth of $11 million.
Olsen married musician Robbie Arnett in 2021. The couple lives on properties in the United States and England.
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