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Elisabeth Moss Biography

Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be a ballerina and studied at the School of American Ballet in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
  • Landed her first TV role in 1990, appearing in the miniseries Jackie Collins' Lucky/Chances
  • Garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of emotionally troubled teen Polly "Torch" Clark in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted
  • Played the recurring role of President Bartlet's daughter, Zoey, for seven seasons on NBC's The West Wing
  • Made her Broadway debut in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow in 2008, opposite Jeremy Piven

Awards

  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2020People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2020People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actress: nominated
  • 2020Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017AACTA Awards-Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama: winner
  • 2017AACTA Awards-Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama: winner
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

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