Zosia Mamet

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Zosia Mamet
Born Zosia Russell Mamet
(1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 28)
Randolph, Vermont, U.S.
Occupation Actress, musician
Years active 1994–present

Zosia Russell Mamet[1] (/ˈzɑːʃəˈmæmt/; 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]

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 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 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] Mamet is currently in a relationship with actor Evan Jonigkeit.[6][7]

Music career[edit]

Mamet has a band called Chacha.[8][9]

In May 2013, Mamet and her sister Clara, 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.[10][11] After the 11 allocated days, less than $3,000 was raised.[12]



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
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 The Boy Downstairs Diana Completed
2016 Goldbricks in Bloom Cleo In post-production
2016 Dominion Penny In post-production


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
2013 High School USA! Amber Lamber (voice) Main role
2014 Regular Show Celia Episode: The Postcard
2016 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Sue Thompstein Episode: Kimmy Drives a Car!


  1. ^ a b According to Vermont Births, 1981–2001, and Vermont Birth Records, 1909–2008, at 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. ^ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/04/12/hbo-girls-zosia-mamet/. Retrieved January 11, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  6. ^ David, Mark (May 28, 2015). "Zosia Mamet Trades Brooklyn Townhouse for Manhattan Co-operative". Variety. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ Howard, Caroline (April 4, 2016). "Zosia Mamet And Evan Jonigkeit: 'The Product Is Secondary To The Storytelling'". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ http://jezebel.com/oh-no-oh-no-zosia-mamet-has-a-band-1673329989
  10. ^ Zosia Mamet Crowd funding – The Guardian
  11. ^ What Would Shoshanna Say? Girls Star Zosia Mamet and Sister Clara Fail to Impress Fans with Kickstarter Campaign
  12. ^ Daily Mail

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