Zosia Mamet

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Zosia Mamet
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Mamet at the 2016 Austin Film Festival
Zosia Russell Mamet

(1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 31)
  • Actress
  • musician
Years active1994–present
Evan Jonigkeit (m. 2016)
Parent(s)David Mamet
Lindsay Crouse
RelativesClara Mamet (half-sister)

Zosia Russell Mamet[1] (/ˈzɒʃə ˈmæmɪt/; born February 2, 1988) is an American actress and musician, 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]

Early 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 father is Jewish and her mother is Buddhist, and Mamet identifies as Jewish as well.[3][4] Her maternal grandfather was playwright Russel Crouse and her maternal great-grandfather was educator John Erskine. She has a sister, Willa, who is a singer, and two half-siblings, Clara, who is also an actress and director, and Noah. She lived in New England until age five when her mother moved to Pacific Palisades, California with Willa and Zosia.[3] After finishing high school, Mamet decided to pursue acting instead of going to college.[5]

Music career[edit]

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

In May 2013, Mamet and her sister Clara Mamet, dubbing themselves The Cabin Sisters, 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.[8][9] After the 11 allocated days, less than $3,000 was raised.[10]

Voice acting[edit]

Mamet performed the audiobook "The Feral Detective" by author Jonathan Lethem.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to actor Evan Jonigkeit.[11][12] The two wed in October 2016.[13]



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 The Kids Are All Right Sasha
2010 Cherry Darcy
2010 Greenberg Girl at Party
2011 Snuggle Bunny: Man's Most Lovable Predator The Daughter Short film
2012 Sunset Stories Bethany
2012 Rhymes with Banana Z
2013 The Last Keepers Rhea Carver
2015 Bleeding Heart Shiva
2016 Wiener-Dog Zoe
2016 Mildred & The Dying Parlor Mildred Short film
2016 Dominion Penny
2016 Goldbricks in Bloom Cleo
2017 The Boy Downstairs Diana
2018 Under the Silver Lake Troy


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Parallel Lives Shannon TV film
2006–2007 The Unit Christine Ross 5 episodes
2009 Ab Fab Saffron TV film
2009 War Wolves Rudy TV film
2010 United States of Tara Courtney 7 episodes
2010 Miss USA's Sexy Halloween Beatrice Video short
2010–2011 Parenthood Kelsey 5 episodes
2010–2012 Mad Men Joyce Ramsay 5 episodes
2012–2017 Girls Shoshanna Shapiro Main role
2013 High School USA! Amber Lamber (voice) Main role
2014–2015 Regular Show Celia (voice) 2 episodes
2014 Back to Backspace Yaga (voice) Pilot
2015 American Dad! Mary (voice) Episode: "My Affair Lady"
2016 Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas Bella HBO special
2016, 2018 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Sue Thompstein 2 episodes
2016–2019 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Hekapoo (voice) 18 episodes
2017 You're the Worst Heidi Rasmullen Episode: "Not a Great Bet"


  1. ^ a b According to Vermont Births, 1981–2001, and Vermont Birth Records, 1909–2008, at Ancestry.com. (subscription required)[better source needed]
  2. ^ "Girls". HBO. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  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. October 24, 2011. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  5. ^ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/04/12/hbo-girls-zosia-mamet/. Retrieved January 11, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  6. ^ "First Look: "Girls" Star Zosia Mamet Performing With Her New Band Chacha".
  7. ^ Shepherd, Julianne Escobedo. "Oh No Oh No Zosia Mamet Has a Band".
  8. ^ "Zosia Mamet: the trouble with crowd-funding". June 1, 2013 – via The Guardian.
  9. ^ "What would Shoshanna say? Girls star Zosia Mamet and sister Clara fail". May 31, 2013.
  10. ^ "That's a bit embarrassing! Girls star Zosia Mamet raises just $2783 out of $32k goal on Kickstarter to fund music video".
  11. ^ David, Mark (May 28, 2015). "Zosia Mamet Trades Brooklyn Townhouse for Manhattan Co-operative". Variety. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  12. ^ Howard, Caroline (April 4, 2016). "Zosia Mamet And Evan Jonigkeit: 'The Product Is Secondary To The Storytelling'". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  13. ^ Mamet, Zosia (October 2016). "@evanj550 my best friend, my soulmate, my HUSBAND, I love you. Here's to forever and a day". Instagram.com. Retrieved October 12, 2016.

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