|Born||Zosia Russell Mamet
February 2, 1988
Randolph, Vermont, U.S.A.
Zosia Russell Mamet (//; born February 2, 1988) is an American actress, who has appeared in television series including Mad Men, United States of Tara and Parenthood and as Shoshanna Shapiro on the HBO original series Girls.
Mamet was born in Randolph, Vermont. She is the daughter of American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director David Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse. Her maternal grandfather was playwright Russel Crouse and one of her maternal great-grandfathers was educator John Erskine. She has a sister named Willa, who works as a photographer, and two half-siblings, Clara—who is also an actress—and Noah. She identifies as Jewish (her father is Jewish and her mother is a Buddhist). She lived in New England until age five when her mother moved to Pacific Palisades, California with her and Willa. After finishing high school, Zosia decided to pursue acting instead of going to college.
In May 2013, Zosia, and her sister, Clara, listed a project on the crowdfunding site, KickStarter, requesting $32,000 for a video of their song "Bleak Love". Because the funding site is typically meant for people who cannot afford such projects, and whose professions rely much on the kindness of strangers, the Mamets were heavily criticised for this. Articles highlighted the expense of the project, the meaningless gifts given in return for money pledged (45 minute Skype call for $2,000 and a download of their album for $25) and the idea that they deserved the money, because it meant they got to spend time together. After two of the eleven days allowed for money to be raised had passed, the project only reached 6% funding. After the 11 allocated days, less than $3,000 was raised.
|1997||Colin Fitz Lives!||Lost Fan|
|2009||Half Truth||Girl||Short film|
|2009||Off the Ledge||Jenny|
|2010||Kids Are All Right, TheThe Kids Are All Right||Sasha|
|2011||Snuggle Bunny: Man's Most Lovable Predator||The Daughter||Short film|
|2012||Rhymes with Banana||Z|
|2013||Last Keepers, TheThe Last Keepers||Rhea Carver|
|2014||Shiva and May||Shiva||Filming|
|1994||Parallel Lives||Shannon||TV film|
|2006-2007||Unit, TheThe Unit||Christine Ross||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2009||Ab Fab||Saffron||TV film|
|2009||War Wolves||Rudy||TV film|
|2010||United States of Tara||Courtney||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2010||Miss USA's Sexy Halloween||Beatrice||Video short|
|2010-2011||Parenthood||Kelsey||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2010-2012||Mad Men||Joyce Ramsay||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2012-present||Girls||Shoshanna Shapiro||Main role (16 episodes)|
|2013-present||High School USA!||Amber Lamber (voice)||Main role|
||This article uses bare URLs for citations, which may be threatened by link rot. (May 2013)|
- According to Vermont Births, 1981–2001, and Vermont Birth Records, 1909–2008, at http://www.ancestry.com/
- HBO: Girls: Shoshanna Shapiro: Bio
- "Jews in the News: Drake, Zosia Mamet and Dianna Agron". Letmypeoplegrow.org. 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
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- Zosia Mamet Crowd funding – The Guardian
- What Would Shoshanna Say? Girls Star Zosia Mamet and Sister Clara Fail to Impress Fans with Kickstarter Campaign
- Daily Mail