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Elisabeth Moss

Highest Rated:   100% Meadowland (2015)
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A talented and attractive actress who has managed to wrangle a remarkable number of affecting roles despite her youthful age, Elisabeth Moss may be best known to television viewers as the President's daughter on the acclaimed series The West Wing, though thoughtful characterizations in such features as Girl, Interrupted and Imaginary Crimes have been a testament to an actress not afraid to court more challenging and emotionally demanding roles unusual for an actress of her age.Born to music manager and a mother who specialized in the blues harp in 1983, Moss spent her childhood in Los Angeles and was inspired to pursue acting at an early age by screen idol Bette Davis. Working with some of the most respected actors in the industry by the age of 16, Moss made her acting debut at the age of seven in the television miniseries Lucky Chances. Continuing through the mid-'90s with numerous television roles (including a stint on the popular series Picket Fences), Moss' early film roles range from both lightly comical (Suburban Commando [1991]) to increasingly dramatic (Imaginary Crimes [1994]). A humorous bit-part as a conservative 12-year-old facing the wrath of a group of lethal liberals in 1995's The Last Supper dropped a dollop of humor in the mix before Moss returned to more dramatic roles in Separate Lives (1995) and A Thousand Acres (1997), and the talented young actress continued her winning streak with roles in such diverse films as The Joy Riders and Mumford (both 1999). The year before the new millennium proved to be a successful period for Moss as she gained wide recognition for her roles in television's The West Wing and as a sympathetic, mentally disturbed teen in the psychological drama Girl, Interrupted. Moss' personal connection with her Girl, Interrupted persona's inability to relate to others brought a warmth to the role that shined through the screen. Touching audience's sympathies and drawing them into her personal destruction, the talented actress lent the film a performance worthy of praise and recognition. An avid reader in her free time, Moss fancies Shakespearian fare and finds motivation in roles that inspire her and challenge her to be the things that she might not be in real life. She worked steadily in projects like West of Hare, Virgin, and Bittersweet Place, but she had her greatest success so far in 2007 when she was cast as Peggy Olson on the award-winning drama series Mad Men garnering multiple Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her work on the program. She parlayed her small-screen success into roles in the comedy Get Him to the Greek, and the long-awaited adaptation of On the Road. She was married to Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen for less than two years.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mad to Be Normal
  • Actor
2017
50% The Free World
  • Doris Lamb
2016
61% High-Rise
  • Helen Wilder
2016
83% The Bleeder
  • Phyllis Wepner
2016
62% Truth
  • Lucy Scott
2015
100% Meadowland
  • Shannon
2015
92% Queen of Earth
  • Catherine
  • Producer
2015
84% Listen Up Philip
  • Ashley Kane
2014
80% The One I Love
  • Sophie
2014
43% On the Road
  • Galatéa Dunkle/Helen Hinkle
2012
22% Darling Companion
  • Grace
2012
No Score Yet Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  • Arisia
2011
72% Get Him to the Greek
  • Daphne Blinks
2010
No Score Yet A Buddy Story
  • Susan
2010
12% Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • Jackie Drake
2009
No Score Yet New Orleans, Mon Amour
  • Hyde
2008
No Score Yet Peanuts Summertime Specials
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet El Camino
  • Lily
2008
No Score Yet The Pack
  • Actor
2007
24% Day Zero
  • Patricia
2007
No Score Yet The Attic
  • Emma
2007
No Score Yet Heart of America (Home Room)
  • Actor
2004
38% Virgin
  • Jessie Reynolds
2004
No Score Yet Bittersweet Place
  • Paulie Schaffer
2004
58% The Missing
  • Anne
2003
No Score Yet Temptation
  • Wind/Morgan
2003
No Score Yet West of Here
  • Cherise
2002
No Score Yet Spirit
  • Kelly
2000
64% Anywhere but Here
  • Rachel
2000
54% Girl, Interrupted
  • Polly
1999
56% Mumford
  • Katie
1999
No Score Yet The Joyriders
  • Jodi
1999
No Score Yet Earthly Possessions
  • Mindy Calendar
1999
23% A Thousand Acres
  • Linda
1997
63% The Last Supper
  • Jenny
1996
No Score Yet Separate Lives
  • Ronni
1995
No Score Yet Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Anna
1995
56% Imaginary Crimes
  • Greta
1994
19% Once Upon a Forest
  • Michelle
1993
40% Gypsy
  • Baby Louise
1993
No Score Yet Frosty Returns
  • Holly
1992
No Score Yet Midnight's Child
  • Christina
1992
17% Suburban Commando
  • Little Girl
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2016
  • Judge
The Handmaid's Tale
2017
  • Offred
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Rebecca
No Score Yet Project Runway All Stars
2012-2016
  • Judge
No Score Yet PBS NewsHour Weekend
2013
  • Guest
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
  • Peggy Peggy Olson
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
29% Mercy
2009-2010
  • Lucy Morton
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
93% Top of the Lake
2013
  • Robin Griffin
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Zoey Bartlet Zoey
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Nina Rogerson
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Nikki Drake
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
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