At the Paley Center, 2014
|Born||Elisabeth Singleton Moss
(1982-07-24) July 24, 1982
Los Angeles, California, United States
Elisabeth Singleton Moss (born July 24, 1982) is an American actor, known for her roles as Zoey Bartlet, the youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet, on the NBC television series The West Wing (1999–2006); Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter on the AMC series, Mad Men (2007–2015), which earned her six Emmy Awards nominations and one Golden Globe nomination; and Det. Robin Griffin in the BBC miniseries Top of the Lake (2013), the last of which won her a Golden Globe and Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Miniseries and/or TV film.
From 1992 until 1995, Moss appeared as Cynthia Parks in seven episodes of the TV series Picket Fences. 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). She appeared in the television remake of the 1993 film Gypsy and played Harvey Keitel’s younger daughter in the film Imaginary Crimes (1994). 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).
From 1999 to 2006, she played Zoey Bartlet in 25 episodes of the White House TV drama The West Wing. In 1999, she had a supporting role as a patient in a mental institution in Girl, Interrupted, opposite Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. 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.
Moss went on to do Heart of America and three other films in 2004. That year, she also made the movie Virgin, for which she was nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit Award. She also appeared in the film Day Zero.
From 2007 to 2015, she played Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter in the AMC dramatic series Mad Men. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
In September 2014 it was announced that Moss would star on Broadway as Heidi Holland in The Heidi Chronicles. 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.
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. They separated in June 2010, and in September, Moss filed for divorce, which was finalized on May 13, 2011.
|1991||Suburban Commando||Little Girl|
|1993||Once Upon a Forest||Michelle (voice)|
|1993||Recycle Rex||(voice)||Short film|
|1994||Imaginary Crimes||Greta Weiler|
|1995||Separate Lives||Ronni Beckwith|
|1995||Last Supper, TheThe Last Supper||Jenny Tyler|
|1997||Thousand Acres, AA Thousand Acres||Linda|
|1998||Angelmaker||Little Turcott||Short film|
|1999||Anywhere but Here||Rachel|
|1999||Girl, Interrupted||Polly ‘Torch’ Clark|
|2002||West of Here||Cherise|
|2002||Heart of America||Robin Walters|
|2003||Temptation||Wind / Morgan|
|2003||Missing, TheThe Missing||Anne|
|2005||Bittersweet Place||Paulie Schaffer|
|2007||Attic, TheThe Attic||Emma Callan||Direct-to-DVD|
|2007||They Never Found Her||Anna||Short film|
|2008||New Orleans, Mon Amour||Hyde|
|2009||Did You Hear About the Morgans?||Jackie Drake|
|2010||Buddy Story, AA Buddy Story||Susan|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Daphne Binks|
|2011||Green Lantern: Emerald Knights||Arisia Rrab (voice)||Direct-to-DVD|
|2012||Darling Companion||Grace Winter|
|2012||On the Road||Galatea Dunkel|
|2014||Listen Up Philip||Ashley|
|2014||The One I Love||Sophie|
|2015||Queen of Earth||Catherine|
|2016||The Free World||Doris Lamb|
|2016||The Bleeder||Phyllis Wepner||Post-production|
|1990||Bar Girls||Robin||Television film|
|1990||Lucky Chances||Lucky – Age 6|
|1991||Anything but Love||Episode: “A Tale of Two Kiddies”|
|1992||Midnight’s Child||Christina||Television film|
|1992||Frosty Returns||Holly (voice)||Television short|
|1992–1995||Picket Fences||Cynthia Parks||7 episodes|
|1993||Batman: The Animated Series||Kimmy Ventrix (voice)||Episode: “See No Evil”|
|1993||Johnny Bago||Agnes||Episode: “Hail the Conquering Marrow”|
|1993||Animaniacs||Katrina (voice)||Episode: “O Silly Mio/Puttin’ on the Blitz/The Great Wakkorotti”|
|1993||Gypsy||Baby Louise||Television film|
|1995||Escape to Witch Mountain||Anna||Television film|
|1995||Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge||Early Teen Ashley Judd||Television film|
|1995||Freakazoid!||Kathy / Additional Voices||Episode: “Candle Jack/Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet/The Lobe”|
|1996||It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown||Girl Player (voice)||Television short|
|1999||Earthly Possessions||Mindy||Television film|
|1999–2006||West Wing, TheThe West Wing||Zoey Bartlet||25 episodes|
|2003||Practice, TheThe Practice||Jessica Palmer||Episode: “Rape Shield”|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Katie Nevins||Episode: “Baby Boom”|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Rebecca Colemar||Episode: “The Good“|
|2007||Grey’s Anatomy||Nina Rogerson||Episode: “My Favorite Mistake”|
|2007||Medium||Haley Heffernan / Jennie||Episode: “No One to Watch Over Me”|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Nikki Drake||Episode: “Unhappy Medium”|
|2007–2015||Mad Men||Peggy Olson||88 episodes|
|2008||Fear Itself||Danny Bannerman||Episode: “Eater“|
|2008||Saturday Night Live||Peggy Olson||Uncredited
Episode: “Jon Hamm/Coldplay”
|2009||Mercy||Lucy Morton||Episode: “The Last Thing I Said Was”|
|2013||Top of the Lake||Robin Griffin||7 episodes|
|2013||The Simpsons||Gretchen (voice)||Episode: “Labor Pains“|
|2008||Speed-the-Plow||Karen||Ethel Barrymore Theatre|
|2011||The Children’s Hour||Martha Dobie||The Comedy Theatre|
|2015||The Heidi Chronicles||Heidi Holland||Music Box Theatre|