Moss at the International Press Academy's 12th Annual Satellite Awards, December 16, 2007
July 24, 1982 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Fred Armisen (m. 2009–2011)|
Elisabeth Singleton Moss (born July 24, 1982) is an American actor. Her notable roles include Zoey Bartlet, the third and youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet, on the NBC television series The West Wing (1999–2006), and secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson on the AMC original series Mad Men (2007–present).
Early life and career 
From 1992 until 1995, Moss appeared in seven episodes of the TV series Picket Fences, as Cynthia Parks. Moss provided the voice of Holly DeCarlo, a main character in the 1992 TV special Frosty Returns. In 1993, she provided the voice of Michelle in the animated film Once Upon a Forest. That year, she appeared in the television remake of Gypsy. In 1994, Moss played Harvey Keitel's younger daughter in the film Imaginary Crimes. The following year, she appeared in the remake of the Walt Disney Pictures film Escape to Witch Mountain, and as a young Ashley Judd in the TV-movie biopic Love Can Build A Bridge.
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 before making the movie Virgin, for which she was nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit Award. She also appeared in the film Day Zero.
Since July 2007, she has played secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson on the AMC dramatic series Mad Men. In 2009 and 2011, Moss was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and 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 Saturday 22 Jan 2011.
Personal life 
Moss married Saturday Night Live star Fred Armisen on October 25, 2009 in Long Island City, New York. They divorced on May 13, 2011. In a March 2012 interview, Moss commented on her relationship with Armisen, saying "one of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, 'He's so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.' To me, that sums it up." Moss is a Scientologist.
|1991||Suburban Commando||Little Girl|
|1993||Once Upon a Forest||Michelle (voice)|
|1993||Recycle Rex||(voice)||Short film|
|1994||Imaginary Crimes||Greta Weiler|
|1995||Separate Lives||Ronni Beckwith|
|1995||The Last Supper||Jenny Tyler|
|1997||A Thousand Acres||Linda|
|1998||Angelmaker||Little Turcott||Short film|
|1999||Anywhere but Here||Rachel|
|1999||Girl, Interrupted||Polly 'Torch' Clark|
|2002||West of Here||Cherise|
|2002||Heart of America||Robin Walters|
|2003||Temptation||Wind / Morgan|
|2005||Bittersweet Place||Paulie Schaffer|
|2007||The Attic||Emma Callan||Video|
|2007||They Never Found Her||Anna||Short film|
|2008||New Orleans, Mon Amour||Hyde|
|2009||Did You Hear About the Morgans?||Jackie Drake|
|2010||The Pack||Diana Whelan|
|2010||A Buddy Story||Susan|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Daphne Binks|
|2011||Green Lantern: Emerald Knights||Arisia Rrab (voice)||Video|
|2012||On the Road||Galatea Dunkel|
|1990||Bar Girls||Robin||TV movie|
|1990||Lucky Chances||Lucky - Age 6||TV miniseries|
|1991||Anything but Love||Episode: "A Tale of Two Kiddies"|
|1992||Midnight's Child||Christina||TV movie|
|1992||Frosty Returns||Holly (voice)||TV short|
|1992-1995||Picket Fences||Cynthia Parks||7 episodes|
|1993||Batman: The Animated Series||Kimmy Ventrix (voice)||Episode: "See No Evil"|
|1993||Johnny Bago||Agnes||Episode: "Hail the Conquering Marrow"|
|1993||Animaniacs||Katrina (voice)||Episode: "O Silly Mio/Puttin' on the Blitz/The Great Wakkorotti"|
|1993||Gypsy||Baby Louise||TV movie|
|1995||Escape to Witch Mountain||Anna||TV movie|
|1995||Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge||Early Teen Ashley Judd||TV movie|
|1995||Freakazoid!||Kathy / Additional Voices||Episode: "Candle Jack/Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet/The Lobe"|
|1996||It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown||(voice)||TV short|
|1999||Earthly Possessions||Mindy||TV movie|
|1999-2006||The West Wing||Zoey Bartlet||25 episodes|
|2003||The Practice||Jessica Palmer||Episode: "Rape Shield"|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Katie Nevins||Episode: "Baby Boom"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Rebecca Colemar||Episode: "The Good"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Nina Rogerson||Episode: "My Favorite Mistake"|
|2007||Medium||Haley Heffernan / Jennie||Episode: "No One to Watch Over Me"|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Nikki Drake||Episode: "Unhappy Medium"|
|2007–present||Mad Men||Peggy Olson||Lead role|
|2008||Fear Itself||Danny Bannerman||Episode: "Eater"|
|2008||Saturday Night Live||Peggy Olson (uncredited)||Episode: "Jon Hamm/Coldplay"|
|2009||Mercy||Lucy Morton||Episode: "The Last Thing I Said Was"|
|2013||Top of the Lake||Robin Griffin||TV series|
|2001||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress||The West Wing||Nominated|
|2004||Director's Choice Award||Best Actress||Virgin||Won|
|2004||Independent Spirit Award||Best Female Lead||Virgin||Nominated|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Won|
|2009||Satellite Award||Best Actress in a Series, Drama||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2009||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2010||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Won|
|2010||Golden Nymph||Outstanding Actress - Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2011||Golden Nymph||Outstanding Actress - Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2011||Golden Globe Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2011||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2011||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2011||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2011||PRISM Award||Performance in a Drama Series Episode||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2012||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
- According to her record at the State of California, California Birth Index, 1905–1995, Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at FamilyTreeLegends.com
- "Elisabeth Moss Biography (1983–)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "Elisabeth Moss- Biography". Movies. Yahoo. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- "My Favorite Mistake". TV.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- Elisabeth Moss Emmy Nominated
- "Emmy nominations". Emmys. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "Nominations Released for Prime-Time Emmys" July 14, 2011, New York Times
- "2010 Primetime Emmy Nominations".
- "Elisabeth Moss Joins 'Speed-The-Plow' Cast 2008/07/22". Broadway World. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- Scheck, Frank. (TV channel)|y "Did You Hear About the Morgans? – Film Review", Hollywood Reporter, December 15, 2009
- "Children's Hour". Ambassadortickets. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "Mad Woman, Bad Girl". New York Post. 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
- "Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss Marries SNL's Fred Armisen", People, 2009-10-26. Retrieved on 2010-08-13.
- "Elisabeth Moss, Fred Armisen divorce official" May 19, 2011, MSNBC
- Barnes, Brooks (2009-06-05). "She’s Nothing Like Peggy, or Is She?". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
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