Elisabeth Moss can currently be seen starring in the Emmy Award-winning Hulu drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on the acclaimed Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, on which she also serves as Executive Producer. 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.
Moss will begin production this spring on HER SMELL, on which she will also serve as producer. This film, about a maniacally destructive punk rock star who pushes her relationships with bandmates, family, and followers to the limit as she wages a years-long war against sobriety while attempting to re-engage the creativity that had once led her band to massive crossover success, reunites her with writer/director Alex Ross Perry for the third time. Her upcoming films include the following: THE SEAGULL, based on the classic Chekov play, directed by Michael Mayer and starring Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan and MAD TO BE NORMAL, a biopic starring David Tennant as acclaimed Scottish psychiatrist, RD Laing.
Her additional film credits include the Academy Award-nominated foreign film THE SQUARE, from Danish director Ruben Ostlund, which also won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival; the short film TOKYO PROJECT, directed by Richard Shepard and starring opposite Ebon Moss-Bachrach; CHUCK with Liev Schreiber; HIGH-RISE, a film directed by Ben Wheatley also starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons; TRUTH, with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford; QUEEN OF EARTH, written and directed by Alex Ross Perry; THE ONE I LOVE, in which she starred with Mark Duplass; LISTEN UP PHILIP, directed by Alex Ross Perry and starring Jason Schwartzman; Walter Salles’s 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 Actress.
On television, Moss will star in and executive produce FEVER, a limited series based on the Mary Beth Keane novel which tells the story of the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as “Typhoid Mary” as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early twentieth century New York.
Moss’s additional television credits include Jane Campion’s highly-acclaimed miniseries TOP OF THE LAKE, for which she received 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, 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 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 Bartlett,’ daughter to Martin Sheen’s president.
Moss starred on Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles, a Broadway revival of Wendy Wassterstein’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, for which Moss’s performance as the title character earned her Tony nomination, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Moss’s 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.
A Handmaid trying to survive in the male-dominated totalitarian regime of Gilead. Enslaved by a society that values only her fertility, Offred must find a way to survive in a world of oppression and swift, cruel punishments.