Elizabeth Olsen

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

Olsen in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Elizabeth Chase Olsen

Place of Birth: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 16, 1989

Ethnicity: Norwegian, English, German, one eighth Italian, distant French

Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress. Her roles include Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the films Martha Marcy May Marlene, Silent House, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, Red Lights, Liberal Arts, Kill Your Darlings, Oldboy (2013), In Secret, Godzilla (2014), Very Good Girls, I Saw the Light, Ingrid Goes West, Wind River, and Kodachrome, and the series Sorry for Your Loss.

She is the daughter of Jarnette “Jarnie” (Jones), a dancer, and David “Dave” Olsen, a real estate agent, and the sister of twin actresses and businesspeople Ashley Olsen (Ashley Fuller Olsen) and Mary-Kate Olsen. She is married to musician Robbie Arnett, of indie pop band Milo Greene. The two co-wrote a children’s book.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather likely was Daniel David Jones (the son of Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones and Rose Marie Sisto). Elizabeth’s likely great-grandfather Daniel was the son of Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones and Augusta Sophia Manshardt, who was born in Ohio, to German parents. Rose was born in California, to Italian parents, Donato F. Maria/Mario Sisto, Sr., who was born in Ruvo del Monte, Provincia di Potenza, Basilicata, and Celeste Lucia Rubino, who was also born in Potenza.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother is Mary Rose Fuller (the daughter of Arthur Louis Fuller and Nell Esther Rose).

Sources: Genealogy of Elizabeth Olsen (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Likely Elizabeth’s maternal great-grandfather, Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Likely Elizabeth’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose Marie Sisto, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of likely Elizabeth’s maternal great-grandparents, Daniel De Jarnette/Dejarnette Jones and Rose Marie Sisto – https://www.familysearch.org

Information about likely Elizabeth’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Donato F. Maria/Mario Sisto and Celeste Lucia Rubino – https://www.findagrave.com

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother, Mary Rose Fuller, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

16 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    She’s somehow related to Ole Olsen and Winifred Dora Reeve.

  2. italiano90 says:

    Legit had no idea the Olsens were Norwegian.

    • Oaken05 says:

      Out of curiosity, where did you think the name was from? Olsen is Danish or Norewegian, Olsson is Swedish. They are all pretty recognizeable Scandinavian names.

  3. cdonorab says:

    Correction. Found info on Mary Rose Fuller. She was born the daughter of Arthur Louis Fuller and Nell Esther Rose. Both seem to have been German and English.

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