Elisabeth Moss’s biographyElisabeth Moss is an American actress who started her career from early childhood. Most of her roles are strong women who had to face harassment, either verbal or physical. Elisabeth became famous thanks for her role in the series Mad Men and she owned that fame in the dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale, where she got the leading role.
Early lifeElisabeth Singleton Moss was born on 24th of June, 1982 in a family of musicians in Los Angeles. Her father Ron, British, was a manager to jazz musicians and her mother Linda played blues. They also had another child – their youngest son. All of them were followers of Scientology.
Acting careerHer debut as an actress was marked by the series Lucky/Chances (1990). During that period, she would appear on different TV shows and full-length movies, however, she was still unnoticed.
In 1999, the drama Girl, Interrupted with Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder was released. Moss got the role of one of the psychiatric ward patients. Her character was constantly grieving and crying, therefore shooting was quite challenging for her, psychologically, and that is why Elisabeth was very happy when she got her role in The West Wing (1999), because she had to play a positive young character – the president’s daughter – Zoey Bartlet.
One more powerful role and yet another ray of fame – the series The Handmaid’s Tale (2017). The dystopian show about the strength and weakness of a woman, about time and cruelty, about fighting and obedience, has earned Moss several awards, including a Golden Globe. She took the award from Claire Foy – the last year winner.