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Elisabeth Moss is an American television, film, and stage actor

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BirthdayJuly 24, 1982
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm Actor, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesFred Armisen (m. 2009–2011)
SiblingsDerek Moss
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, United States
Height160cm
GenderFemale
FatherRon
MotherLinda Moss
Sun SignLeo
Born inLos Angeles, California, United States
Famous asFilm actor

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Who is Elisabeth Moss?

Elisabeth Singleton Moss is an American television, film, and stage actor. She is best known for her performances in the television series ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Mad Men’. Born in Los Angeles, California, to musician parents, she grew up aspiring to be a performer and a professional dancer. She moved to New York City to train as a ballet dancer and attended classes for the same. Soon, she began to get offers for acting and learnt to balance both education and career from a very young age. Being homeschooled, she graduated before time. Meanwhile, she also appeared in various television and film roles. Her longest appearance was for seven seasons in the television political drama, ‘The West Wing’; she played the role of the president's daughter in the series. Her other major role was as Peggy Olson in the AMC series, ‘Mad Men.’ In 2014, she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the miniseries ‘Top of the Lake.’

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Childhood & Early Life

Elisabeth Moss was born on 24 July 1982 in Los Angeles, California, to musician parents Ron and Linda Moss. She has a younger brother.

She began her acting career at the age of eight. Her first screen role was in the NBC miniseries ‘Lucky/Chances’ (1990).

From 1992 to 1995, she appeared as Cynthia Parks in seven episodes of the TV series ‘Picket Fences.’ She also lent her voice for Holly DeCarlo in the TV special ‘Frosty Returns’ (1992) and for Michelle in the animated film ‘Once upon a Forest’ (1993).

In 1993 she appeared in the televised version of the film ‘Gypsy’ and played the role of Harvey Keitel's younger daughter in the film ‘Imaginary Crimes’ (1994).

In 1995, she appeared in ‘Escape to Witch Mountain’, a remake of the Walt Disney film. She also played a role in the television film biopic ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’, a supporting role in the drama ‘Separate Lives’, and a small role in the black comedy ‘The Last Supper’.

In 1996, she lent her voice for the animated series ‘Freakazoid!’ and the television film ‘It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown!’

Having established herself as a child actor, she wanted to become a professional dancer as well. Hence, she travelled to New York City in her teens and attended the School of American Ballet. Later, she also studied with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

She was a focussed student and excelled in studies. She continued her acting assignments and dance lessons throughout her adolescence. In order to balance her education and career, she began homeschooling and graduated in 1999.

Career

In 1999 Elisabeth Moss began playing one of her most distinguished roles, that of Zoey Bartlet in the White House television series ‘The West Wing.’ The character occupies the central position in the plot during the fourth season of the show. The series finale was aired in 2006.

In 1999, she also played the supporting role of a mental institution patient in James Mangold's ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ a small role in the drama ‘Anywhere but Here’, and a minor role in the movie ‘Mumford.’

In 2003, she played a supporting role in Ron Howard's Revisionist Western thriller, ‘The Missing.’ She also appeared in the movie ‘Virgin’ for which she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. The following year, she appeared in ‘Heart of America’ and a few other films.

Next, she appeared in several television series: in 2005–2006 she played a supporting role in the horror series ‘Invasion’; in 2007 she appeared in an episode of ‘Grey's Anatomy’ titled ‘My Favourite Mistake’, and also in the series ‘Medium’.

In 2007, she also appeared in Mary Lambert's horror film ‘The Attic’, and the independent drama ‘Day Zero’.

The same year she started appearing in a distinguished role in AMC’s period drama television series ‘Mad Men’ (2007-2015). She played the role of Peggy Olson, a secretary-turned-copywriter in an advertising agency on Madison (‘Mad’) Avenue, in New York City. Her performance as Peggy earned her several awards and nominations.

Meanwhile in October 2008, she also made her Broadway debut in the 20th Anniversary revival of ‘Speed-the-Plow’ by David Mamet.

In 2009, she appeared in the comedy ‘Did You Hear about the Morgans?’ playing the role of Sarah Jessica Parker's associate. The following year she appeared in the comedy ‘Get Him to the Greek’.

Her West End debut was in 2011 as Martha Dobie in Lillian Hellman's play ‘The Children's Hour.’ The following year, she starred as Galatea Dunkel in the independent drama based on Jack Kerouac’s novel, ‘On the Road’.

In 2013, she played the role of detective Robin Griffin in the Sundance Channel miniseries ‘Top of the Lake.’ For her performance, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The following year, she starred in ‘Listen up Philip’ (2014).

In March 2015, she appeared as Heidi Holland in Broadway’s ‘The Heidi Chronicles’. Although she received a Tony Award nomination for her performance, the play closed pretty soon due to low ticket sales.

In 2015, she associated with Alex Ross Perry in ‘Queen of Earth’, a psychological thriller in which she plays a mad woman. The same year, she also appeared in a supporting role in the British dystopian thriller drama, ‘High-Rise’.

In 2016, she appeared in the biographical sports drama film, ‘The Bleeder’, and also in ‘The Seagull’- an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play. She is due to appear in ‘Mad to be Normal’, a biopic of the Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing.

Major Works

From 1999 till the series’ finale in 2006, Elisabeth Moss appeared in the White House political drama, ‘The West Wing.’ In the series, she played the role of Zoey Bartlet, the daughter of the characters played by Martin Sheen and Stockard Channing. She earned the Young Artist Award nomination in 2001 for her performance in the series.

From 2007 to 2015, she starred as the secretary-turned-copywriter, Peggy Olson, in one of the greatest television series of all time – AMC’s period drama ‘Mad Men.’ Her performance in the series earned her several Emmy award nominations.

Awards & Achievements

In 2004, Elisabeth Moss won the Director’s Choice Best Actress Award for her performance in the film ‘Virgin’ (2003).

From 2008 to 2013, she received nominations for different awards, based on her performance in the television series ‘Mad Men.’ The series earned her the Screen Actors Guild - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award twice (2009 and 2010).

In 2013, she won the Critics Choice Television Award - Best Movie/Miniseries Actress for the television series 'Top of the Lake.' The same series also helped her win three awards in 2014: Golden Globe Best Actress Award, Satellite Best Actress Award, and Equity Ensemble Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Miniseries or Telemovie.

These apart, she has also been nominated for her performances in ‘The West Wing’ and ‘The Heidi Chronicles.’

Personal Life & Legacy

Elisabeth Moss got engaged to Fred Armisen in January 2009 and married him on 25 October 2009, in Long Island City, New York. The couple separated in June 2010 and the divorce was finalized on 13 May 2011.

She practices Scientology.

Trivia

Being home schooled, she graduated high school two years before time.

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Elisabeth Moss awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2018Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaThe Handmaid's Tale (2017)
2014Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionTop of the Lake (2013)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2017Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Handmaid's Tale (2017)
2017Outstanding Drama SeriesThe Handmaid's Tale (2017)

Elisabeth Moss biography timelines

  • // 24th Jul 1982
    Elisabeth Moss was born on 24 July 1982 in Los Angeles, California, to musician parents Ron and Linda Moss. She has a younger brother.
  • // 1990
    She began her acting career at the age of eight. Her first screen role was in the NBC miniseries ‘Lucky/Chances’ (1990).
  • // 1992 To 1995
    From 1992 to 1995, she appeared as Cynthia Parks in seven episodes of the TV series ‘Picket Fences.’ She also lent her voice for Holly DeCarlo in the TV special ‘Frosty Returns’ (1992) and for Michelle in the animated film ‘Once upon a Forest’ (1993).
  • // 1993 To 1994
    In 1993 she appeared in the televised version of the film ‘Gypsy’ and played the role of Harvey Keitel's younger daughter in the film ‘Imaginary Crimes’ (1994).
  • // 1995
    In 1995, she appeared in ‘Escape to Witch Mountain’, a remake of the Walt Disney film. She also played a role in the television film biopic ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’, a supporting role in the drama ‘Separate Lives’, and a small role in the black comedy ‘The Last Supper’.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she lent her voice for the animated series ‘Freakazoid!’ and the television film ‘It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown!’
  • // 1999
    She was a focussed student and excelled in studies. She continued her acting assignments and dance lessons throughout her adolescence. In order to balance her education and career, she began homeschooling and graduated in 1999.
  • // 1999 To 2006
    In 1999 Elisabeth Moss began playing one of her most distinguished roles, that of Zoey Bartlet in the White House television series ‘The West Wing.’ The character occupies the central position in the plot during the fourth season of the show. The series finale was aired in 2006.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, she also played the supporting role of a mental institution patient in James Mangold's ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ a small role in the drama ‘Anywhere but Here’, and a minor role in the movie ‘Mumford.’
  • // 1999 To 2001
    From 1999 till the series’ finale in 2006, Elisabeth Moss appeared in the White House political drama, ‘The West Wing.’ In the series, she played the role of Zoey Bartlet, the daughter of the characters played by Martin Sheen and Stockard Channing. She earned the Young Artist Award nomination in 2001 for her performance in the series.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she played a supporting role in Ron Howard's Revisionist Western thriller, ‘The Missing.’ She also appeared in the movie ‘Virgin’ for which she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. The following year, she appeared in ‘Heart of America’ and a few other films.
  • // 2003 To 2004
    In 2004, Elisabeth Moss won the Director’s Choice Best Actress Award for her performance in the film ‘Virgin’ (2003).
  • // 2005 To 2006
    Next, she appeared in several television series: in 2005–2006 she played a supporting role in the horror series ‘Invasion’; in 2007 she appeared in an episode of ‘Grey's Anatomy’ titled ‘My Favourite Mistake’, and also in the series ‘Medium’.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she also appeared in Mary Lambert's horror film ‘The Attic’, and the independent drama ‘Day Zero’.
  • // 2007 To 2015
    From 2007 to 2015, she starred as the secretary-turned-copywriter, Peggy Olson, in one of the greatest television series of all time – AMC’s period drama ‘Mad Men.’ Her performance in the series earned her several Emmy award nominations.
  • // 2008
    Meanwhile in October 2008, she also made her Broadway debut in the 20th Anniversary revival of ‘Speed-the-Plow’ by David Mamet.
  • // 2008 To 2010
    From 2008 to 2013, she received nominations for different awards, based on her performance in the television series ‘Mad Men.’ The series earned her the Screen Actors Guild - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award twice (2009 and 2010).
  • // 2009
    In 2009, she appeared in the comedy ‘Did You Hear about the Morgans?’ playing the role of Sarah Jessica Parker's associate. The following year she appeared in the comedy ‘Get Him to the Greek’.
  • // 2009 To 2011
    Elisabeth Moss got engaged to Fred Armisen in January 2009 and married him on 25 October 2009, in Long Island City, New York. The couple separated in June 2010 and the divorce was finalized on 13 May 2011.
  • // 2013 To 2014
    In 2013, she played the role of detective Robin Griffin in the Sundance Channel miniseries ‘Top of the Lake.’ For her performance, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The following year, she starred in ‘Listen up Philip’ (2014).
  • // 2013 To 2014
    In 2013, she won the Critics Choice Television Award - Best Movie/Miniseries Actress for the television series 'Top of the Lake.' The same series also helped her win three awards in 2014: Golden Globe Best Actress Award, Satellite Best Actress Award, and Equity Ensemble Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Miniseries or Telemovie.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she associated with Alex Ross Perry in ‘Queen of Earth’, a psychological thriller in which she plays a mad woman. The same year, she also appeared in a supporting role in the British dystopian thriller drama, ‘High-Rise’.
  • // Mar 2015
    In March 2015, she appeared as Heidi Holland in Broadway’s ‘The Heidi Chronicles’. Although she received a Tony Award nomination for her performance, the play closed pretty soon due to low ticket sales.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, she appeared in the biographical sports drama film, ‘The Bleeder’, and also in ‘The Seagull’- an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play. She is due to appear in ‘Mad to be Normal’, a biopic of the Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing.

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Elisabeth Moss's FAQ

  • What is Elisabeth Moss birthday?

    Elisabeth Moss was born at 1982-07-24

  • Where is Elisabeth Moss's birth place?

    Elisabeth Moss was born in Los Angeles, California, United States

  • What is Elisabeth Moss nationalities?

    Elisabeth Moss's nationalities is American

  • Who is Elisabeth Moss spouses?

    Elisabeth Moss's spouses is Fred Armisen (m. 2009–2011)

  • Who is Elisabeth Moss siblings?

    Elisabeth Moss's siblings is Derek Moss

  • How tall is Elisabeth Moss?

    Elisabeth Moss's height is 160

  • Who is Elisabeth Moss's father?

    Elisabeth Moss's father is Ron

  • Who is Elisabeth Moss's mother?

    Elisabeth Moss's mother is Linda Moss

  • What is Elisabeth Moss's sun sign?

    Elisabeth Moss is Leo

  • How famous is Elisabeth Moss?

    Elisabeth Moss is famouse as Film actor