PRESTIGE TV’s REIGNING QUEEN
By Kirsten Howard
Elisabeth Moss continues to light up the small screen.
Moss has been acting in movies and on TV for over three decades.
Some of her early work included parts in Picket Fences and Escape to Witch Mountain.
Escape to Witch Mountain
She also voiced Kimmy Ventrix in Batman: The Animated Series.
But it was her role in The West Wing as the President’s daughter, Zoey Bartlet, that first gained her recognition in the acting world.
Moss played the youngest Bartlet sibling off and on for seven years in Aaron Sorkin’s beloved drama series.
After she left The West Wing behind, she snagged a major part as secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson on the acclaimed AMC show Mad Men.
The actress has collected many awards for her performances, including Golden Globes and Emmys.
Moss hasn’t just been busy on TV. She’s also taken some tough roles in feature films over the years, too.
In an interesting adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s celebrated novel, On the Road, she starred as Galatea Dunkel/Helen Hinkle.
She also appeared in High-Rise opposite Loki’s Tom Hiddleston, and in Jordan Peele’s horror movie Us.
But in 2020, she led the cast of Blumhouse’s creepy The Invisible Man, which proved to be a box office smash.
Critics and audiences alike praised Moss’ portrayal of a woman trying to escape her abusive husband in the film.
Moss also leads the cast of Hulu’s gripping dystopian drama series The Handmaid’s Tale, which is now in its fourth season.
Margaret Atwood’s classic novel of the same name has been adapted for television to tell the story of Offred, a fertile woman forced into servitude in a totalitarian society.
Moss will continue to play Offred on TV for the foreseeable future, as Hulu has already renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a fifth season.