About Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss is an American actress and director. She is best known for her roles in Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Invisible Man.
Los Angeles, California, the United States of America
Moss got married to Fred Armisen in 2009. They divorced in 2011. The actress is an outspoken Scientologist.
The actress started acting in the early ’90s. Her first big role was in The West Wing, where she played Zoey Bartlet, the youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet. She would stay with the show between 1999 and 2006. In 1999, she had a supporting role in Girl, Interrupted, starring Wynona Rider and Angelina Jolie.
In 2007, Moss got one of her most acclaimed roles as Peggy Olson in Mad Men. She would remain with this series between 2007 and 2015, earning various accolades, such as a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress.
In 2013, she appeared in Top of the Lake, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best actress. In 2017, the actress produced the series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name. She also took a leading role as June Osbourne, which earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards, one as Outstanding Lead Actress and one for Outstanding Drama Series.
In 2019, she was in the film Us, in a memorable supporting role. In 2020, she starred in The Invisible Man and in Shirley. In 2021, Moss was in The French Dispatch, the acclaimed film from famous director Wes Anderson.
Her first film role was in Suburban Commando in 1991. She would go on to appear in films like Mumford, Heart of America, The Attic, Day Zero, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, Get Him to the Greek, On the Road, the One I Love, Queen of Earth, High-Rise, Chuck, The Seagull, Her Smell, and The Kitchen. She is set to appear in the upcoming Next Goal Wins.
Moss has also done work on Broadway with Speed the Plow and The Heidi Chronicles, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best actress.
Notable voice acting roles include shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Freakazoid!, Animaniacs, and The Simpsons. Other significant appearances over the years featured popular series like Medium, Ghost Whisperer, and Fear Itself. In addition, the actress is set to appear in the upcoming series Shining Girls.
The actress has both British and American citizenship.
Moss was born on the same day as actress Anna Paquin.
Originally, Moss intended to make a career for herself as a dancer but successfully landed various acting roles and steered towards this path. Her parents were both musicians, and Moss studied ballet at the Kennedy Center under Suzanne Farrell.
The actress is a second cousin of Swedish musician Björn Ulvaeus. He is best known for being one-fourth of the super-popular band ABBA.
Bette Davis is the inspiration for Elisabeth Moss, and she states that she has seen nearly all her movies because of how she admires this older actress.
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