Zosia Mamet

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Zosia Mamet
Born Zosia Russell Mamet
(1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 27)
Randolph, Vermont, U.S.A.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1994–present
Parent(s) David Mamet
Lindsay Crouse

Zosia Russell Mamet[1] (/ˈzɑːʃəˈmæmɨt/; born February 2, 1988)[citation needed] 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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Mamet was born in Randolph, Vermont.[1] 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).[3][4] She lived in New England until age five when her mother moved to Pacific Palisades, California with her and Willa.[3] After finishing high school, Mamet decided to pursue acting instead of going to college.[5]

She has a band called Chacha.[6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Colin Fitz Lives! Lost Fan
2004 Spartan Bedouin Woman
2009 Half Truth Girl Short film
2009 Off the Ledge Jenny
2010 Kids Are All Right, TheThe Kids Are All Right Sasha
2010 Cherry Darcy
2010 Greenberg Girl at Party Uncredited
2011 Snuggle Bunny: Man's Most Lovable Predator The Daughter Short film
2012 Sunset Stories Bethany
2012 Rhymes with Banana Z
2013 Last Keepers, TheThe Last Keepers Rhea Carver
2014 Shiva and May Shiva Filming
2015 Dominion Penny


Year Title Role Notes
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 (27 episodes)
2013 High School USA! Amber Lamber (voice) Main role
2014 Regular Show Celia Episode: The Postcard


  1. ^ a b According to Vermont Births, 1981–2001, and Vermont Birth Records, 1909–2008, at http://www.ancestry.com/. (subscription required)[better source needed]
  2. ^ HBO: Girls: Shoshanna Shapiro: Bio
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ "Jews in the News: Drake, Zosia Mamet and Dianna Agron". Letmypeoplegrow.org. 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ http://jezebel.com/oh-no-oh-no-zosia-mamet-has-a-band-1673329989

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