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Elisabeth Moss (1982)

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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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 early life and career
Elisabeth Moss was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of musicians. She was first seen onscreen in 1990, when she appeared in the television film Bar Girls.

From 1992 until 1995, Moss appeared in seven episodes of the TV series Picket Fences, as Cynthia Parks. In 1993, she provided the voice of Michelle in the animated film Once Upon a Forest. That year, she appeared in the television remake of Gypsy, which starred Bette Midler. In 1994, Moss played Harvey Keitel's younger daughter in the film Imaginary Crimes. The following year, she appeared in the remake of the Walt Disney Pictures film Escape to Witch Mountain, and as a young Ashley Judd in the TV-movie biopic Love Can Build A Bridge, about the life and career of mother-and-daughter country music duo The Judds.

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 before making the movie Virgin, for which she was nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit Award. She also appeared in the film Day Zero.

She had a role in the 2005-06 science fiction series Invasion, and a 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy entitled "My Favorite Mistake".

Since July 2007, she has played secretary turned copywriter Peggy Olson on the AMC dramatic series Mad Men, about Madison Avenue professionals. In 2009 and 2011, Moss was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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, starring alongside Keira Knightley in Lillian Hellman's play The Children's Hour which opened at The Comedy Theatre, London on Saturday 22 Jan 2011.

 personal life
Moss and Saturday Night Live star Fred Armisen married on October 25, 2009 in Long Island City, New York. On August 13, 2010, the trade press reported that Moss and Armisen had separated earlier that year. Moss filed for divorce from Armisen on September 20, 2010; the court papers specified June 26, 2010 as the date of separation. The divorce was finalized on May 13, 2011.

Moss is a Scientologist, and attended "The Learning Connection," a Scientologist school tailored to young actors.

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