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Elisabeth Moss Bio
Elisabeth Moss (born July 24, 1982) 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); Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter on the AMC series, Mad Men (2007–2015), which earned her six Emmy Awards nominations and one Golden Globe nomination; and Det. Robin Griffin in the BBC miniseries Top of the Lake (2013), the last of which won her a Golden Globe and Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Miniseries and/or TV film.
From 1992 until 1995, Moss appeared as Cynthia Parks in seven episodes of the TV series Picket Fences. She provided The Voice of Holly DeCarlo, a main character in the TV special Frosty Returns (1992) and of Michelle in the animated film Once Upon a Forest (1993). She appeared in the television remake of the 1993 film Gypsy and 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 played a young Ashley Judd in the TV-movie biopic Love Can Build A Bridge (1995).
From 1999 to 2006, she played Zoey Bartlet in 25 episodes of the White House TV drama The West Wing. In 1999, she had a supporting role as a patient in a mental institution in Girl, Interrupted, opposite Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. That same year, she had a small role as Katie Brockett in the movie Mumford, playing the daughter of a woman with a shopping addiction.
Moss went on to do Heart of America and three other films in 2004. That year, she also made the movie Virgin, for which she was nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit Award. She also appeared in the film Day Zero.
She had a role in the 2005–2006 science fiction series Invasion, and a 2007 episode of Grey’s Anatomy entitled “My Favorite Mistake”.
From 2007 to 2015, she played Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter in the AMC dramatic series Mad Men. In 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, Moss was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2010, she was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy.
Moss made her Broadway début in October 2008, playing the role of Karen in the 20th Anniversary revival of Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet. She also starred in the 2008 horror film The Attic, and appeared in Did You Hear About the Morgans?, playing Sarah Jessica Parker‘s assistant. Moss’s West End début was as Martha Dobie in Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour, which opened at The Comedy Theatre, London on January 22, 2011.
Moss 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 Australia’s UKTV. It was written and directed by Oscar-winner Jane Campion. For her role, Moss received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.
It was announced in June 2014 that Moss would join the cast of the film High-Rise directed by Ben Wheatley. It was released in the United Kingdom in March 2016.
In September 2014 it was announced that Moss would star on Broadway as Heidi Holland in The Heidi Chronicles. The play opened on March 19, 2015. Though the play received some positive reviews, it closed on May 3, 2015 due to low ticket sales. Moss was nominated for a Tony Award for her role.
In early 2016, she is due to star in Mad to be Normal, a biopic of the Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing.
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