|Born||Zosia Russell Mamet
February 2, 1988
Randolph, Vermont, U.S.A.
Zosia Russell Mamet (//; born February 2, 1988) is an American singer and 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, Willa, who is 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 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, Mamet 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". The Mamets were heavily criticised for this with articles highlighting the expense of the project, the gifts offered in return for money pledged (45 minute Skype call for $2,000 and a download of their album for $25) and the idea that the money would allow the sisters to spend more 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|
|2010||Greenberg||Girl at Party||Uncredited|
|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|
|1994||Parallel Lives||Shannon||TV film|
|2006–07||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|
|2010–11||Parenthood||Kelsey||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2010–12||Mad Men||Joyce Ramsay||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2012–present||Girls||Shoshanna Shapiro||Main role (36 episodes)|
|2013||High School USA!||Amber Lamber (voice)||Main role|
|2014||Regular Show||Celia||Episode: The Postcard|
- According to Vermont Births, 1981–2001, and Vermont Birth Records, 1909–2008, at http://www.ancestry.com/. (subscription required)[better source needed]
- HBO: Girls: Shoshanna Shapiro: Bio
- Brodesser-Akner, Taffy. Zosia Mamet Is Still Getting Used to Being Your New Best Friend, The New York Times, January 2, 2013. Accessed January 31, 2014.
- "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