Photo of Elisabeth Moss Elisabeth Moss

An ambitious former child actress who took her cues from silver-screen icon Bette Davis, Elisabeth Moss was born July 24, 1982, in Los Angeles. She was so serious about her craft that she graduated from high school two years early, allowing her to book more jobs and flesh out her résumé.

The year 1999 proved fruitful for Moss, who appeared in the ensemble comedy Mumford and in a small but powerful role as a burn victim in Girl, Interrupted. She also landed a permanent spot playing the president's youngest daughter on the hit television drama "The West Wing" (1999-2006), literally growing up in front of the cameras during the course of the show's seven-season run.

In the wake of "The West Wing," Moss went on to earn a pair of Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nod for her subtle portrayal of 1960s secretary turned copywriter Peggy Olson on the roundly praised period drama "Mad Men."

Elisabeth Moss in Truth

Truth

2015 R

In this dramatic re-creation of news anchor Dan Rather's fall from grace, his stellar career comes to an abrupt end after erroneously reporting that President George W. Bush received preferential treatment that kept him from serving in Vietnam.

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  • Elisabeth Moss in Darling Companion Darling Companion
  • Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men Mad Men
  • Elisabeth Moss in Top of the Lake Top of the Lake
  • Elisabeth Moss in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  • Elisabeth Moss in On the Road On the Road
  • Elisabeth Moss in Girl, Interrupted Girl, Interrupted
  • Elisabeth Moss in Get Him to the Greek Get Him to the Greek
  • Elisabeth Moss in Listen Up Philip Listen Up Philip
  • Elisabeth Moss in Did You Hear About the Morgans? Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • Elisabeth Moss in The One I Love The One I Love
  • Elisabeth Moss in Queen of Earth Queen of Earth
  • Elisabeth Moss in Day Zero Day Zero
  • Elisabeth Moss in Heart of America Heart of America
  • Elisabeth Moss in El Camino El Camino
  • Elisabeth Moss in Meadowland Meadowland
  • Elisabeth Moss in West of Here West of Here
  • Elisabeth Moss in Virgin Virgin
  • Elisabeth Moss in The Attic The Attic