It's always fun to identify new Thespian Alums who are making lives for themselves in the performing arts, but it's not always easy to find them young and at the beginning of what looks to be a stellar career. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Olsen is an actress who broke out of what could have been a predicable child star career as a showbiz family legacy. Instead she's making a film career on her own steam through a long and rigorous theatre education, talent, and a lot of hard work.
Lizzie is the younger sister of the famous Olsen twins and appeared in several
of their films beginning at age four. She was inducted into Troupe 4527 at Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, CA, in 2005 and graduated in 2007. After high school Lizzie attended
NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company and graduated in March 2013 after six years of intermittent study.