Elisabeth Moss
American actor
Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Singleton Moss is an American actor. Her notable roles include that of Zoey Bartlet, the third and youngest daughter of President Jed Bartlet, on the NBC television series The West Wing (1999–2006), and secretary turned copywriter Peggy Olson on the AMC original series Mad Men (2007–present).
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Welcome To An All-Too Real Dystopia In First 'The Handmaid's Tale' Trailer
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Things might look pretty bleak in America currently, but at least we aren’t living in a totalitarian regime... yet. The first trailer for Hulu’s television adaptation of the celebrated Margaret Atwood novel The Handmaid’s Tale arrived on Saturday and we’re already prepared to declare the upcoming 10-episode series as our new favorite TV show.  “The Handmaid’s Tale” follows a group of women living under an oppressive theocracy that only values them for procreation. In the 30-second clip, we meet Offred (Elisabeth Moss), who is forced contend with this new dystopian reality after being separated from her husband and daughter.   “I had another name, but it’s forbidden now,” she says. “So many things are forbidden now.” We have an endless amount of questions after watching the teaser, but all we can think about is where are they taking Alexis Bledel?! Ugh, this would never happen in Stars Hollow.  “The Handmaid’s Tale” premieres Wednesday, April 26 on Hu ...
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Weird, There's An Alexis Bledel In This ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation
Huffington Post - about 2 months
What’s an Alexis Bledel for? The actress made famous for her portrayal of Rory Gilmore tends to be typecast in roles defined by youthful naivety: Winnie Foster in “Tuck Everlasting,” Lena in “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” In a “Mad Men” appearance, she’s involved in an affair with Pete Campbell, who seems to like that her spontaneity foils his wife’s orderliness. Thursday, Vulture wrote that she’s been cast in a part that strays from her norm. She’ll play Ofglen, opposite Elisabeth Moss, whose starring as Offred, in Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. The story follows Offred as she navigates an oppressive society, where women are forced to adhere to a chaste dress code and mate with the men to whom they’re assigned. Offred is separated from her husband and daughter, and she confides in Ofglen about the memories of her past. Ofglen’s character is no shrinking violet. She finds her subservient role in the Republic of Gilead suffocating, and acts out accordingly ...
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Margaret Atwood Cautions America Against 'Dictators Of Any Kind'
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Margaret Atwood knows about political tumult. Twenty years ago, she wrote a classic book about a society’s quick slide into a woman-oppressing dystopia. The title remains relevant; The Handmaid’s Tale is getting adapted for a TV series next year, starring Elisabeth Moss (of “Mad Men” fame). As an activist and writer of wayward worlds, Atwood is uniquely qualified to comment on political developments. And what she has to say about America’s recent state of affairs is pretty grim.  In a brief letter in support of and distributed by PEN America, Atwood wrote: When dictators of any kind, in any country, achieve power, they clamp down on writers and journalists first, because writers and journalists are alternative and frequently dissenting voices.  The Canadian author continued, “America has always prided itself on being a country where the freedom to write is valued. Please support and preserve that value.” She also referenced a line from The Handmaid’s Tale, connectin ...
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Boyd Holbrook and Elisabeth Moss lend weight to the drama 'The Free World'
LATimes - 5 months
The concept of freedom proves elusive for an ex-convict attempting to rebuild his life on the outside in “The Free World,” an initially compelling but uneven drama elevated by two centered performances. Struggling to bury a violent past in prison, where he was incarcerated for a heinous crime he...
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Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Adds Joseph Fiennes, Will Be B-A-N-A-N-A-S
Huffington Post - 6 months
Picture it: It’s 2017, and you’re settling down for a quiet evening at home with a bottle of red. All you need is the perfect miniseries to immerse yourself in, something with topical themes, gripping narratives, and top-of-the-line acting. Fortunately, the streaming service Hulu will have just the thing: A spanking-new, 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s seminal dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.  Today, Hulu announced that the upcoming show will feature Joseph Fiennes (you may remember him as freaking William Shakespeare) as Commander Fred Waterford. Fiennes will be a baddy foil to the luminous Elisabeth Moss (Peggy from “Mad Men”), who, it was reported in April, will portray the novel’s heroine, Offred. Samira Wiley, known for her role as Poussey on “Orange Is the New Black,” has signed on to play Moira, Offred’s friend and fellow handmaiden. For those who somehow skipped Atwood’s feminist classic in high school English class, as well as in any college survey co ...
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Sometimes Tom Hiddleston Apologizes For Almost Punching People On Set
Huffington Post - 9 months
Tom Hiddleston is used to flashy fight sequences. In the three Marvel movies he's made (and the fourth one that will shoot this summer), these elaborately choreographed scenes are staged in front of green screens. We may panic watching Loki dangle from the side of the rainbow bridge in Asgard, but obviously no children, small animals or hunky Internet boyfriends were harmed in the making of the "Thor" films. Hiddleston's latest movie, "High-Rise," is far less action-driven, and perhaps that's why the movie's fight scene was far more dangerous. Or at least he was worried it would be.  HIddleston plays Dr. Robert Laing, a 1970s pathologist who moves into a chic, full-service London apartment tower seized by a dystopian class structure. In the 40-story building, the privileged reside in the top half, while the underclass is relegated to the bottom floors. The besuited Laing moves to the 25th story following the death of his wife, and he is quickly invited to opulent parties thrown ...
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Elisabeth Moss to star in TV adaptation of 'The Handmaid's Tale'
LATimes - 10 months
Elisabeth Olson is leaving the swinging 1960s behind as she moves on from the world of "Mad Men" into the not-so-distant future where women are even more oppressed than they were at Sterling Cooper. Hulu announced Friday a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian...
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Elisabeth Moss and Boyd Holbrook’s Sundance Tips and Truths
NYTimes - about 1 year
The actors, starring in “The Free World” at this year’s festival, share thoughts on making the most of Park City — and some “Making a Murderer” theories.
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Elisabeth Moss and Boyd Holbrook’s Sundance Tips and Truths
NYTimes - about 1 year
The actors, starring in “The Free World” at this year’s festival, share thoughts on making the most of Park City — and some “Making a Murderer” theories.
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These 90-Second Videos Shows What A Difference Photoshop Can Make
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The results of Photoshop are present in nearly every magazine editorial, advertising campaign and TV commercial. While everyone sees the "after" effects of Photoshopping, not nearly enough people see the "before." Now, thanks to retoucher Elizabeth Moss of Rare Digital Art, people can see how long -- and how much -- it takes to make the subjects staring back at you the "right" kind of beautiful. Moss made videos that show hours of Photoshopping condensed into 90-second videos. "These videos are unique because none of the high-end retouchers make these type of videos," said Moss in an interview with PetaPixel. "The quality of the other before-and-after retouching videos available online are pretty terrible and not at all representative of what is typically done on high-fashion editorials and campaigns." In the videos below, Moss says she even adds pores to the models: Watching Moss increase the size of eyeballs and slim down "wide" faces is indicative of a larg ...
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Broadway Stars and Cell Phones: 'We All Make Mistakes'
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Tony Award nominees Elisabeth Moss, Christopher Wheeldon and Alessandro Nivola — and Tony co-host Kristin Chenoweth — talk to WSJ's Stefanie Cohen about audience members and their cell phones. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
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Tony Nominees' Craziest Moments on Stage
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Tony Award nominees Carey Mulligan, Elisabeth Moss, Steven Boyer and Tony Yazbeck tell WSJ's Stefanie Cohen about some of their craziest on-stage moments. Photo: Getty Images
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'The Heidi Chronicles' with Elisabeth Moss closes early
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Elisabeth Moss will be cutting her return to Broadway short — the revival of "The Heidi Chronicles" is closing.
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Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan share a sensibility on separate stages
LATimes - almost 2 years
There's a moment in the new Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles" when Heidi, the art historian holding fast to her liberated ideals while wrestling with loneliness, takes a cheap shot at the latest young catch of her old flame, Scoop Rosenbaum, whom she ran into at a John...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elisabeth Moss
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 33
    In early 2016, she is due to star in Mad to be Normal, a biopic of the Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing. After meeting Fred Armisen in October 2008, they became engaged in January 2009, and married on October 25, 2009, in Long Island City, New York.
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  • 2014
    Age 31
    In September 2014 it was announced that Moss would star on Broadway as Heidi Holland in The Heidi Chronicles.
    More Details Hide Details The play opened on March 19, 2015. Though the play received some positive reviews, it closed on May 3, 2015 due to low ticket sales. Moss was nominated for a Tony Award for her role.
    It was announced in June 2014 that Moss would join the cast of the film High-Rise directed by Ben Wheatley.
    More Details Hide Details It was released in the United Kingdom in March 2016.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    Moss played detective Robin Griffin in the 2013 Sundance Channel miniseries Top of the Lake, a co-production by the Sundance Channel, the UK's BBC Two and Australia's UKTV.
    More Details Hide Details It was written and directed by Oscar-winner Jane Campion. For her role, Moss received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Miniseries or Television Film.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 28
    Moss's West End début was as Martha Dobie in Lillian Hellman's play The Children's Hour, which opened at The Comedy Theatre, London on January 22, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 27
    They separated in June 2010, and in September, Moss filed for divorce, which was finalized on May 13, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Moss is a Scientologist. Year! Award! Category! Production!
  • 2008
    Age 25
    She also starred in the 2008 horror film The Attic, and appeared in Did You Hear About the Morgans?, playing Sarah Jessica Parker's assistant.
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    Moss made her Broadway début in October 2008, playing the role of Karen in the 20th Anniversary revival of Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet.
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  • 2007
    Age 24
    From 2007 to 2015, she played Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter in the AMC dramatic series Mad Men.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, Moss was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2010, she was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    She had a role in the 2005–2006 science fiction series Invasion, and a 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy entitled "My Favorite Mistake".
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  • 2004
    Age 21
    That year, she also made the movie Virgin, for which she was nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit Award.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in the film Day Zero.
    Moss went on to do Heart of America and three other films in 2004.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 16
    In 1999, she had a supporting role as a patient in a mental institution in Girl, Interrupted, opposite Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she had a small role as Katie Brockett in the movie Mumford, playing the daughter of a woman with a shopping addiction.
    From 1999 to 2006, she played Zoey Bartlet in 25 episodes of the White House TV drama The West Wing.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 10
    She appeared in the television remake of the 1993 film Gypsy and played Harvey Keitel's younger daughter in the film Imaginary Crimes (1994).
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she appeared in the remake of the Walt Disney Pictures film Escape to Witch Mountain (1995) and played a young Ashley Judd in the TV-movie biopic Love Can Build A Bridge (1995).
  • 1992
    Age 9
    From 1992 until 1995, Moss appeared as Cynthia Parks in seven episodes of the TV series Picket Fences.
    More Details Hide Details She provided the voice of Holly DeCarlo, a main character in the TV special Frosty Returns (1992) and of Michelle in the animated film Once Upon a Forest (1993).
  • 1990
    Age 7
    She was first seen onscreen in 1990, when she appeared in the NBC miniseries Lucky/Chances.
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  • 1982
    Born
    Elisabeth Moss was born in 1982 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of musicians.
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