Sundance Breakout Stars
Elizabeth Olsen: Marcy Martha May Marlene, Silent House
Elizabeth Olsen is stepping out of her twin sisters' spotlight. Until recently, the 21-year-old younger sibling of child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen had a resume filled with mostly Olsen twin-associated projects, including appearances in her sisters' 1990s direct-to-video series, The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley. Olsen has since developed her talents in theater as an understudy both on and off Broadway and has been focused on completing her education at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. And after two outstanding performances at Sundance this year—in Marcy Martha May Marlene and Silent House—Olsen's reputation in the industry has been revamped. Although she may be new to landing major film roles opposite Oscar-winning actors like Robert DeNiro—with whom she'll appear in the upcoming film Red Lights— Olsen's already being touted as the Sundance " It Girl" of 2011.