Lise Risom Olsen is a Norwegian actor from the southeastern town of Fredrikstad. With a Danish mother and an upbringing near the Swedish border, she is well acquainted with all three Scandinavian languages. She started acting at the age of ten. At sixteen she left home for drama college. Upon completion, she moved to Bergen for theatre studies, where she simultaneously created her first performances.
In Bergen, as well as across Europe, she developed skills in several stage forms by working for various theatres and performance groups. In addition, she established NONcompany, her own theatre group. The company has created several acclaimed performances, and both works and tours internationally.
In 2007 Lise Risom Olsen went to New York to study film acting and American acting techniques. She has continued honing her skills with some of the best acting coaches of our time.
Lise Risom Olsen now lives in Berlin where, after spending a year intensively learning German, she starred in her first German production in 2014. Playing the female lead in a special episode of the country’s most popular TV crime show: TATORT, she received a great deal of attention for her work. Since then she has been working for film and TV, and in 2015 she also joined the ensemble of the Schaubühne theatre in Berlin.
Lise Risom Olsen is a member of the Norwegian Actors' Equity Association.
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