Rachel Elizabeth Brosnahan (born July 12, 1990 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Rachel Posner in House of Cards (US) and as the title character in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the latter role earning her an Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards to date.
She is the niece of the late fashion designer Kate Spade, and in 2019 even appeared in an advertising campaign for her aunt's namesake label. She's also married to Jason Ralph of The Magicians (2016) fame.
- The Unborn (2009) as Lisa
- Beautiful Creatures (2013) as Genevieve Duchannes
- House of Cards (US) (201315) as Rachel Posner
- The Black List (2014) as Jolene Parker/Lucy Brooks
- Black Box (2014) as Delilah
- Manhattan (201415) as Abby Issacs
- Patriots Day (2016) as Jessica Kensky
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017present) as Miriam "Midge" Maisel
- Elena of Avalor (2019) as Princess Chloe (voice)
- I'm Your Woman (2020) as Jean
- The Courier (2021) as Emily Donovan
- Ms. Fanservice: Almost every role shes played has involved nudity in some way, with it being Played for Laughs in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In Black Box, she famously wore red lingerie.
- Star-Making Role: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was this for her though House of Cards (US) was a big push for her too.