Posted Sat, January 22, 2011 6:14pm EDT

Get To Know Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen's Little Sister, Sundance 'It' Girl Elizabeth Olsen!

Posted Sat, January 22, 2011 6:14pm EDT

The 21-year-old Olsen hasn’t stepped into the spotlight — until now! Get to know the girl that was nominated as the ‘new ingenue’ by Chace Crawford!

If you caught yourself doing a double-take trying to figure out if the girl in the photo is Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen, take another look! While 21-year-old Elizabeth Olsen looks like a spitting image of her very famous older sisters, in reality, she’s definitely her own person! In the current New Hollywood issue of V magazine, the young starlet was nominated by sexy Gossip Girl stud and co-star Chace Crawford for the New Ingenue role — and she is currently taking Sundance by storm!

Rather than rise to fame on the coattails of her sister’s, Elizabeth spent years studying acting with the Atlantic Theater Company and working as an understudy. “I love the Atlantic Theater Company,” she told the mag, before discussing work on her upcoming flick, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, in which she co-stars with Jane Fonda and Chace Crawford. The starlet is currently enrolled in NYU, where she studies acting — but she also played volleyball and danced growing up, opting to wait before pursuing acting professionally. She wanted to wait “until [she] felt confident and comfortable.”

The actress is now receiving rave reviews for not one, but two leading roles at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. She plays a young woman descending into madness in the horror film Silent House and her other film, Martha Marcy May Marlene, is already an early favorite for the Grand Jury prize — largely on the strength of her amazing performance. In the pic, Elizabeth plays a young woman returning to her sister’s home (Sarah Paulson) after years in an abusive, and increasingly horrifying, cult. The Case of Thorn Mansion this is not.

On a separate (and lighter) note, Elizabeth, along with brother James, is the namesake of sister Ashley and Mary Kate’s line Elizabeth & James.

Is there an Olsen girl that is anything less than remarkable?

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c

Posted at 12:44 PM on January 24, 2011  

i dont think anyone would do a double take thinking she was her sisters.. she looks much better than them

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ronald

Posted at 8:01 PM on January 23, 2011  

shes much better looking then her twin sisters

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Kristin

Posted at 7:50 PM on January 23, 2011  

Just saw an interview of her at Sundance. She seems much smarter than her sisters. Lol. Hope she goes far!

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whateva

Posted at 5:26 AM on January 23, 2011  

She looks like a young Kim Katrell

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me

Posted at 4:16 AM on January 23, 2011  

guest…Heath Ledger was responsible for his own death. He was responsible for his own addiction. It is sad the world lost such a true talent, but it was on his own accord and no one elses.

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Guest

Posted at 7:19 PM on January 22, 2011  

Umm. Good to know the Olsens around in some regard. Heres the thing, video game fanboy as I am, and as exciting as the upcoming new Silent Hill movie is, Elizabeth Olsen stars in the flick “The Silent House”. Horror fliok nontheless, should be great. Her sisters remain crushes to the day, even after the pillhead enabled Heath Ledger ODing :(. UPDATE

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oh dear

Posted at 5:49 AM on January 8, 2011  

chace crawford is hot. why dont you write more stories about him :)

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whateva

Posted at 5:42 AM on January 8, 2011  

She looks like Kim Cattrell

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