Elisabeth Moss can currently be seen in The Invisible Man directed by Leigh Whannell and Shirley (which she also produced), starring opposite Michael Stuhlbarg for director Josephine Decker; Next Goal Wins for director Taika Waititi alongside Michael Fassbender and Armie Hammer; and she makes an appearance in the upcoming Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch, alongside an all-star cast including Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Kate Winslet and more. She recently starred in the Jordan Peele film Us and in The Kitchen with Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish, as well as in Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell (which she also produced), for which she received Independent Spirit (Best Female Lead) and Gotham Award (Best Actress) nominations.
Her additional film credits include The Old Man & the Gun with Robert Redford and Casey Affleck; The Seagull, based on the classic Chekov play, directed by Michael Mayer and which starred Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan; the Academy Award®-nominated foreign film The Square, from Danish director Ruben Östlund, which also won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival; Mad to Be Normal which starred David Tennant; the short film Tokyo Project, directed by Richard Shepard and which starred Ebon Moss-Bachrach; Chuck, with Liev Schreiber; High-Rise, a film directed by Ben Wheatley which also starred Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons; Truth, with Cate Blanchett and Redford; Queen of Earth, written and directed by Perry; The One I Love, in which she starred with Mark Duplass; Listen Up Philip, directed by Perry and which starred Jason Schwartzman; Walter Salles’ adaptation of the classic Jack Kerouac novel “On the Road”; Get Him to the Greek; The Missing; Girl Interrupted; and Virgin, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.
On television, Moss will soon begin production on the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning Hulu drama series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the acclaimed Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. Among the many honors and accolades she has received for her performance on the show are an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She has also received the same awards in the Outstanding Drama Series category as an executive producer on the series.
Moss’ additional television credits include Jane Campion’s highly acclaimed miniseries Top of the Lake, for which she received a Golden Globe Award and Critics’ Choice TV Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie or Miniseries as well as Emmy and SAG Award nominations in the same category, and its follow-up Top of the Lake: China Girl; the award-winning series Mad Men, for which her performance as Peggy Olson earned her six Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations; and Aaron Sorkin’s critically praised and award-winning drama The West Wing, on which she played Zoey Bartlet, daughter to Martin Sheen’s president.
Moss starred on Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles, a Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-and Tony Award-winning play, for which Moss’ performance as the title character earned her a Tony nomination, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Moss’ additional theater credits include The Children’s Hour in London’s West End opposite Keira Knightley, the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow opposite William H. Macy and her New York theater debut at the Atlantic Theater Company in Franny’s Way.
Though the AMC television series Mad Men might not carry the same cultural weight that it did a few years ago (splitting your final season over two years might do that to you), the second half of the show’s final season is expected to be full of powerful performances from
There’s no way fans of Mad Men would have allowed Elisabeth Moss’ character Peggy Olson to have been kicked off the show. The creator of the AMC drama, Matt Weiner, would never have let that happen either.