Siff at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International
June 21, 1974 |
The Bronx, New York City, New York, US
|Alma mater||Bronx High School of Science
Bryn Mawr College (Undergraduate)
NYU Tisch School of the Arts (M.F.A.)
Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her television roles as department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men and Dr. Tara Knowles-Teller on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy. She also had a role in the 2009 film Push as Teresa Stowe, and one in the 2010 film Leaves of Grass as Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman.
Siff was born in The Bronx, New York City. Her father is Jewish, and Siff identifies as half-Jewish. She is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science, and of Bryn Mawr College, majoring in English and graduating in 1996. She later went to New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts with an M.F.A. in Acting.
Siff worked extensively in regional theater before her work on television. She won a Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theater in 1998 for her work in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Lantern Theater Company.
Siff started appearing in television series in 2004. She appeared as an Alcoholics Anonymous speaker during an episode of Rescue Me in Season 2. She also had a brief role in Funny People. She also had roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grey's Anatomy, and Law & Order.
She played Rachel Menken on the series Mad Men from 2007 to 2008. That role earned her a nomination, along with the rest of the cast, for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She also appeared in Nip/Tuck during that time before being cast as Dr. Tara Knowles on Sons of Anarchy in 2008.
During the series, on the closing scene of Sons of Anarchy episode "John 8:32", Siff sang the song "Lullaby for a Soldier (Arms of the Angels)".
|2007||Michael Clayton||Attorney #1|
|2007||Then She Found Me||Lily|
|2009||Leaves of Grass||Rabbi Zimmerman|
|2004||Third Watch||Cindy||Episode: "Obsession"|
|2005||Rescue Me||Young Women at AA||Episode: "Twat"|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Emily McCooper||Episode: "Gone"|
|2006||3 lbs.||Lisa Kutchem||Episode: "The God Spot"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Ruthie Sales||Episode: "The Heart of the Matter"|
|2007–2008||Mad Men||Rachel Menken||8 episodes|
|2007–2008||Nip/Tuck||Rachel Ben Natan||3 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order||Attorney Mahaffey||Episode: "Executioner"|
|2008–2013||Sons of Anarchy||Tara Knowles||79 episodes|
|2009||Life on Mars||Maria Belanger||3 episodes|
|2011||A Gifted Man||Lily||Episode: "In Case of Letting Go"|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Sons of Anarchy||Nominated|
- "A son or daughter of anarchy? Star of the hit FX show Maggie Siff announces she is expecting her first child". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Femme Retail | Heeb". Heebmagazine.com. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- Bloom, Nate (2008-09-03). "Interfaith Celebrities: Back to Beverly Hills". InterfaithFamily.com. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- "Maggie Siff / Class Year: 1992 / Brooklyn, New York" Bronx High School of Science Alumni Association
- Witchel, Alex (2008-06-22). "‘Mad Men’ Has Its Moment". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2008-09-11.
- "Biography at Mad Men website". amctv.com. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
- Blistein, Jon. "'Sons of Anarchy' Star Sings 'Lullaby for a Soldier' – Song Premiere". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- Webber, Stephanie (27 October 2013). "Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy Actress, Expecting First Child With Husband". US Magazine. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- Monde, Chiderah. "'Sons of Anarchy’ star Maggie Siff reveals she’s pregnant with first child". NY Daily News. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
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