Conversations with Elisabeth Moss
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Original upload date: Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
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Career Q&A with Elisabeth Moss. Moderated by Richard Ridge, Broadway World. BIO: Elisabeth Moss stars as ‘Peggy Olson’ on the award-winning series Mad Men, which is currently airing its final seven eShow more
pisodes. In addition to the series’ numerous honors, Moss has received five Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her performance on the show and has joined with the cast to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series three consecutive years. Additionally, Moss’s performance in Jane Campion’s highly-acclaimed seven-part miniseries Top of the Lake earned her numerous accolades and prizes, including the Golden Globe and Critics Choice TV Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie or Miniseries as well as Emmy and SAG Award nominations in the same category. Prior to Mad Men, Moss played ‘Zoey Bartlett,’ daughter to Martin Sheen’s president, for seven seasons on Aaron Sorkin’s critically praised and award-winning drama, The West Wing. On the big screen, Moss has completed production on four films: High-Rise, a film directed by Ben Wheatley also starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons; the drama Meadowland, directed by Reed Morano and starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson, which will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival; Queen of the Earth , the psychological thriller written and directed by Alex Ross Perry and premiered to stellar reviews at the Berlin International Film Festival; and Truth, in which she stars opposite Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in the political drama about the scandal that erupted after Dan Rather reported on 60 Minutes II that George W. Bush had gotten preferential treatment that put him in the National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War draft. Moss’s additional film credits include The One I Love, in which she starred with Mark Duplass (Sundance Film Festival 2014); Listen up Philip, directed by Alex Ross Perry and starring Jason Schwartzman (Sundance Film Festival 2014); Walter Salles’s adaptation of the classic Jack Kerouac novel On the Road, Get Him to the Greek , The Missing Girl Interrupted , Mumford, A Thousand Acres, and Virgin, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress. Moss is currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles, a Broadway revival of Wendy Wassterstein’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play in which Moss plays the title character. Her 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.