Elisabeth Moss was first seen in the 1990 television mini-series ‘Lucky Chances.’ The following year, she made her film debut in the American science fiction comedy film ‘Suburban Commando’ directed by Burt Kennedy. The film was panned by critics and was a commercial failure. She was next seen in films like ‘Once Upon a Forest’ (1993), ‘Imaginary Crimes’ (1994), ‘Separate Lives’ (1995), and ‘A Thousand Acres’ (1997).
In 1999, Moss' breakthrough role came as ‘Zoey Bartlet’ in the American serial political drama television series ‘The West Wing.’ She remained a part of the show until it went off-air in 2006. Soon after parting ways with ‘The West Wing,’ Moss joined the lead cast of the period drama television series ‘Mad Men.’ Her performance as ‘Peggy Olson’ earned her several award nominations, including a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination and 4 ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nominations. The series ran from July 2007 to May 2015 and aired 92 episodes.
After making brief appearances in television series and shows like ‘Fear Itself’ (2008), ‘Saturday Night Live’ (2008), and ‘Mercy’ (2009), Moss grabbed the lead role of ‘Robin Griffin’ in the mystery drama television series ‘Top of the Lake’ for which she won the ‘Golden Globe Award’ and the ‘AACTA Award.’ In 2017, she joined the lead cast of the American dystopian television series ‘The Handmaid's Tale’ as ‘June Osborne / Offred / Ofjoseph.’ The series completed its fourth season in 2021 and will return for a fifth season in 2022.
Apart from television, Moss has also appeared in films such as ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ ‘Queen’ (1999), ‘Heart of America’ (2002), ‘The Missing’ (2003), ‘Day Zero’ (2007), ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’ (2009), ‘Darling Companion’ (2012), ‘High-Rise’ (2015), ‘The Old Man & the Gun’ (2018), and ‘The Invisible Man’ (2020).
Elisabeth Moss will be next seen in the upcoming sports comedy-drama film ‘Next Goal Wins’ directed by Taika Waititi. She is also a part of the upcoming American thriller television series ‘Shining Girls.’
The Invisible Man is a sci-fi horror film, which tells the story of a woman Cecilia who has an abusive boyfriend. After she leaves him, he seemingly commits suicide. However, Cecilia soon starts believing that he is still alive, and has become invisible to stalk and hunt her.
This psychological drama, based on author Susanna Kaysen's memoir, is an account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown when she was 18 years old. Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, she struggles to cope with her stay at the institution with fellow patients, especially the controlling sociopath Lisa.
A couple whose relationship is crumbling, decide to see a therapist. They receive a recommendation to take a vacation to a beautiful and large estate. They experience bizarre circumstances but soon come to know that their doppelgangers are residing in the estate as well.
Old Man and the Gun is a biographical crime drama comedy film which tells the story of Forrest Tucker, an infamous criminal and escape artist, who is able to break out of San Quentin State Prison, living all authorities confused. He soon embarks on a crime spree, which puts a detective hot on his trail.
Pete is a student who gets a lift from Zack, and he invites the latter for dinner to repay the favor. When Zack praises Adolf Hitler at the dinner, Pete’s liberal roommates kill him. They argue that their action is a favor to humanity. Hoping that such actions would ‘make the world a better place’, they decide to invite other conservative guests for dinner, and if they are unwilling to change their beliefs, they would be killed.
CBS anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes finds themselves in controversy, after the network broadcasts a report about former US President George W Bush and his military service.
In 1885, single mother Maggie Gilkeson looks after her two daughters and ranch in New Mexico. When her teenage daughter Lily gets kidnapped by Apache shaman, she unwillingly takes help of her estranged father in finding her daughter. But they must get over the past and work as a team to recover Lily before she is compelled into prostitution across the border.
Chuck is a biographical sports drama film which tells the story of Chuck Wepner, a heavyweight boxer living in New Jersey, who is known for his reckless behavior. Eventually he takes on the challenge to fight against the great Muhammad Ali, hoping that it will help him change his fate. It was the events of this match that had inspired the story of Sylvester Stallone’s popular film ‘Rocky’.
Aaron Green, an employee of a record company facing recession, is given an assignment of escorting rock-star Aldous Snow from London to L.A.’s Greek Theater for a comeback concert. Green has only 72 hours to get the rock-legend, who has slipped back into drugs and wild ways after personal and professional crisis. How does Green achieve this to save his career?
Shirley is a biographical mystery drama film which revolves around the life of Shirley Jackson, a well-known horror story writer. After she and her husband takes in a young newly wed couple, Shirley finds inspiration for her next book.
A mother and her daughter leave their small town, and moves to Beverley hills hoping to make it big in their lives. However, although the girl wants to pursue academics, her mother wants her to take up a career in the film industry.
Based on the popular novel of the same name, On the Road is an American adventure drama film, which tells the story of a young writer, whose life changes after he meets Dean Moriarty and Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter several people who make an impact on the journey.
High-Rise is a British dystopian film, which revolves around the lives of the residents of a luxury tower block. Since the tower is equipped with almost all modern conveniences, its residents start losing interest gradually in the outside world. Things take a turn when the infrastructure begins to fail, and a murder occurs.
The Irish mafia runs Hell's Kitchen in New York City neighbourhood. Things take a radical and surprising turn when the wives of the mob, Ruby, Claire and Kathy, take charge of the business while their husbands are send to prison by FBI.
An estranged couple in New York, Paul and Meryl witness a murder, and after a while, they are sent to a small town as a part of a witness protection programme. Meanwhile, their strained relationship gets a second chance during this period.
After his ship is damaged, an interstellar hero must hide on Earth till it can recharge. However, he is able to find shelter in the home of a kind-hearted middle-aged family man.
Escape to Witch Mountain is an adventure fantasy film which revolves around a brother-sister duo who possesses psychic abilities. However, they were separated at birth, and did not know about the existence of one another. Soon after they discover their relationship, they find themselves pursued by a corrupt millionaire, who wants to use them for his own profit.
Elisabeth Moss Awards
|The Handmaid's Tale||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||2018|
|Top of the Lake||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||2014|
|The Handmaid's Tale||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||2017|
|The Handmaid's Tale||Outstanding Drama Series||2017|
|The Handmaid's Tale||Best Performance in a Show||2019|