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Elisabeth Moss made her screen debut at the age of six and has been acting steadily, honing her skills ever since. She has worked with some of Hollywood's greats and has landed coveted roles in an array of film, television and theater projects for which she has received critical acclaim.
Moss was recently honored with a 2009 Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Peggy Olson on AMC's "Mad Men." The Emmy and two-time Golden Globe Award-winning drama series revolves around the 1960s Madison Avenue advertising world. Peggy has evolved from an ambitious yet naive secretary to a junior copywriter for ad executive Don Draper (Jon Hamm).
In addition to her Emmy nomination, Moss was individually nominated for a 2009 SAG Award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She and her fellow castmates won a 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
"Mad Men" made history in 2008 when it became the first basic cable series to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Additional accolades for "Mad Men" include a Peabody Award, AFI Awards in both 2007 and 2008 for One of the Top Ten Outstanding Television Programs, a TCA Award for Program of the Year and a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series of 2007. The show has also received critical acclaim from such prestigious publications as The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal.
For the big screen, Moss most recently completed a starring role alongside Jonah Hill and Russell Brand in Judd Apatow's "Get Him to the Greek," the follow-up to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." Written and directed by Nick Stoller, the laffer finds Aaron Greenberg (Hill) as a fresh-out-of-college record company intern hired to accompany a tragically self-destructive rock star, Aldous Snow (Brand), from London to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater. Moss stars as Daphne Binks, the sweet and beautiful girlfriend of Aaron, who finds herself tempted by the out-of-control rocker.
Moss will next appear opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant in Columbia Pictures' romantic comedy "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" She plays the controlling executive assistant to Parker's character. The screenplay was penned by Marc Lawrence ("Music and Lyrics," "Two Weeks Notice"), who also directed.
Her other feature credits include director Ron Howard's "The Missing" with Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones, director James Mangold's "Girl, Interrupted" with Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder, writer/director Lawrence Kasdan's "Mumford," "A Thousand Acres" opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Michelle Williams, "Bittersweet Place" opposite Seymour Cassel, "The Joyriders" with Martin Landau, and "Imaginary Crimes" with Harvey Keitel.
Moss was nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress for her starring role in the independent feature "Virgin." She made her singing debut in writer/director Marc Erlbaum's comedy "Buddy Gilbert Comes Alive." She has also wrapped production on the independent films "Day Zero" with Elijah Wood and Chris Klein, director Michael Almereyda's "New Orleans, Mon Amour," and "El Camino" with Leo Fitzpatrick.
In 2006, Moss completed her seventh season on NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Zoey Bartlet, the daughter of the President (Martin Sheen). She had a recurring role on ABC's "Invasion," and she has guest-starred on such shows as NBC's "Fear Itself," "Medium," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Law & Order: Trial By Jury"; and ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Practice."
Her impressive repertoire of television credits also includes a co-starring role opposite Susan Sarandon in HBO Pictures' off-beat road comedy, "Earthly Possessions." She played a young Ashley Judd in the CBS mini-series "The Judds: Love Will Build a Bridge," and she starred with Bette Midler in CBS's remake of "Gypsy," in the role of a young Gypsy Rose Lee.
She made her stage debut in 2002 in the title role of Franny in Richard Nelson's "Franny's Way" at the Atlantic Theater, and she reprised the role for the Los Angeles premiere of the play at the acclaimed Geffen Playhouse.
Moss most recently garnered rave reviews for her Broadway debut in the revival of David Mamet's Hollywood satire "Speed-the-Plow." She played the female lead role of Karen, a temp secretary who works for a movie producer (Jeremy Piven, followed by William H. Macy). The Los Angeles Times' Charles McNyulty proclaimed, "Moss is a revelation, capturing not just Karen's corporate cluelessness but also her calculating quixotic strength." The show opened on October 23, 2008 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and ended its successful run on February 22, 2009.
Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles and trained in ballet since the age of five. She went on to attend a number of prestigious ballet schools including the School of American Ballet in New York and also studied with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center.