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Creator / Elisabeth Moss

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Elisabeth Singleton Moss (born July 24, 1982 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.

She's best known as Peggy Olsen on Mad Men, and before that as Zoey Bartlet (the President's daughter) on The West Wing, and can also be seen in Girl, Interrupted, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, Get Him to the Greek, and the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. You can hear her as a child in the animated film Once Upon a Forest, where she voiced Michelle. She also voiced Holly in Frosty Returns. She starred in both seasons of Top of the Lake. Moss is also starring in the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale in 2017, for which she won the Emmy Award for Best Actress.

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Tropes associated with her work include:

  • Beauty Inversion: A very attractive woman, Moss is known for scrubbing off her make-up and gaining/losing weight in order to play plain, dowdy, or gritty characters (such as the title character in Shirley and Offred in The Handmaid's Tale.)
  • The Determinator: Offred is this to the extreme.