Elisabeth Moss Biography
Elisabeth Moss (Elisabeth Singleton Moss) is an American actor known for her roles as Zoey Bartlet. The youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet. On the NBC television series The West Wing (1999–2006).
She is also known for roles Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter, on the AMC series Mad Men (2007–2015), Det. Robin Griffin in the BBC miniseries Top of the Lake (2013, 2017). And Offered on the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Elisabeth Moss Age | How Old Is Elisabeth Moss?
Elisabeth Singleton Moss was born on July 24, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She is [agecalc birthdate=1982-07-24]
Elisabeth Moss Parents | Elisabeth Moss Ron Moss
Moss was born to Ron and Linda Moss whom were both musicians. Her father is British and her mother is of part Swedish Descent and has one younger brother.
Elisabeth Moss Fred Armisen | Elisabeth Moss And Fred Armisen
Moss married Fellow actor and comedian Fred Armisen on October 25, 2009 in Long Island City, New York. The couple had met in October 2008 and became engaged in January 2009. They later separated in June 2010 and Moss filed for divorce in September 2010. The divorce was finalized on May 13, 2011.
Elisabeth Moss Dating | Elisabeth Moss Boyfriend
Elisabeth Moss was spotted locking lips with a mystery man. Outside of the Black Door bar in New York in August 2018. The two were also reportedly affectionate inside the venue. Where they kissed and had a couple drinks before leaving around 2 a.m., according to TMZ.
She has however not confirmed or denied the allegations. Moss previously opened up about how she doesn’t have much time for dating.
Elisabeth Moss Children
The Mad Men star has no children yet.
Elisabeth Moss Career
She is also known for her work in the films Girl. Interrupted; Virgin; Listen Up Philip; The One I Love; Truth; Queen of Earth; and The Square. Elisabeth’s theatre work includes Broadway productions of David Mamet’s Speed the Plow and Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles.
Moss has also appeared in the West End production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour. She was named “The Queen of Peak TV” by Vulture for her roles in The West Wing. Mad Men, Top of the Lake, and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Originally, she had aspirations of becoming a professional dancer in travelling to New York City to study ballet at the School of American Ballet in her adolescence. then studied with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
She continued to study dance throughout her teenage years, but she began obtaining acting roles as well. She began homeschooling in order to manage her education and career, and graduated in 1999 at age sixteen.
Elisabeth’s first screen role was in 1990, when she appeared in the NBC miniseries Lucky/Chances. She appeared as Cynthia Parks in seven episodes of the TV series Picket Fences from 1992 until 1995.
Moss provided the voice of Holly DeCarlo, a main character in the TV special Frosty Returns (1992) and also of Michelle in the animated film Once Upon a Forest (1993).
She also appeared in the television remake of the 1993 film Gypsy and then played Harvey Keitel’s younger daughter in the film Imaginary Crimes (1994).
The following year, She appeared in the remake of the Walt Disney Pictures film Escape to Witch Mountain (1995) and also played a young Ashley Judd in the TV-movie biopic Love Can Build A Bridge (1995).
Moss also had a supporting role in the drama Separate Lives (1995) opposite Jim Belushi and Linda Hamilton. She also had a minor part in the black comedy The Last Supper (1995).
She also again provided voice work, for the animated series Freakazoid! and the television film It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown! (1996).
Elisabeth Moss West Wing
Elisabeth portrayed the recurring role of Zoey Bartlet in the White House television drama The West Wing beginning 1999, playing the daughter of Martin Sheen and Stockard Channing; she would portray the character until the series finale in 2006.
Her character became integral to the fourth season of the show; in a retrospective on the series, The Atlantic noted: “Aaron Sorkin made [Moss] the centerpiece of the explosive fourth-season finale where he basically engineered the most insane cliffhanger possible.
It required Zoey to be a bit of a pain with her fancy French boyfriend, but Elisabeth always made her relatable, even when the plot required otherwise.”
Elisabeth Moss Girl Interrupted
She had a supporting role as a patient in a mental institution in James Man gold’s Girl, Interrupted, opposite Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, and a minor part in the drama Anywhere But Here in 1999. That same year, Moss had a small role as Katie Brockett in the movie Mumford (1999), playing the daughter of a woman with a shopping addiction.
Elisabeth went on to do Heart of America and three other films in 2004. That year, Moss also made the movie Virgin, for which she was nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit Award. Elisabeth also had a supporting part in Ron Howard’s Western thriller The Missing (2003).
Elisabeth Moss Mad Men and Other Roles
She had a supporting role in the 2005–2006 horror series Invasion.
Elisabeth Moss Grey’s Anatomy
She also and appeared in television again on a 2007 episode of Grey’s Anatomy entitled “My Favorite Mistake”, and on the series Medium opposite Patricia Arquette. Moss also appeared in Mary Lambert’s 2007 horror film The Attic, and the independent drama Day Zero (2007).
Elisabeth was cast as Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter in the AMC dramatic series Mad Men in 2007. Between 2009 and the series’ final season in 2015, she was nominated for five Emmy awards for the role for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2010, Moss was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy.
While a series regular on Mad Men, She made her Broadway debut in October 2008, playing the role of Karen in the 20th Anniversary revival of Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet.
Moss then appeared in the comedy film Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) where she played Sarah Jessica Parker’s assistant, followed by a part in the comedy Get Him to the Greek (2010) opposite Jonah Hill.
Her West End debut was as Martha Dobie in Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour, it opened at The Comedy Theatre, London on January 22, 2011. Moss was cast as Galatea Dunkel in the independent drama On the Road, based on the Jack Kerouac novel of the same name in 2012.
She then played detective Robin Griffin in the 2013 Sundance Channel miniseries Top of the Lake, a co-production by the Sundance Channel, the UK’s BBC Two and also Australia’s UKTV, written and directed by Oscar-winner Jane Campion.
For her role, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. She starred in the independent film Listen Up Philip (2014), her first collaboration with writer-director Alex Ross Perry the following year.
Elisabeth Moss Height
The West Wing star stands at a height of 1.6 m.
Elisabeth Moss Scientology | Is Elisabeth Moss A Scientologist?
Moss was raised a scientologist and also identifies herself as a feminist. Following a fan questioning her whether her role in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale made her think about her involvement with the Church of Scientology.
She defended her beliefs on Instagram, writing that the idea that Gilead in the series and Scientology “both believe that all outside sources are wrong or evil,” as the fan describes, is “actually not true at all.”
She continued, “Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me.”