8 Things You Didn’t Know About Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss is one of the most well-known celebrities of her generation. The actress has a long list of memorable television characters, including Robin Griffin (Top of the Lake), Peggy Olson (Mad Men), and her most well-known work to date. She possesses undeniable talent. And shines in every role she plays, whether it’s in Girl, Interrupted Mad Men, or The Handmaid’s Tale. But Moss is much more than what you see on screen, as discussed below.
Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Elisabeth Moss

1. She Stated Her Marriage With Fred Armisen As Traumatic

It was a whirlwind courtship-marriage-split that both Moss and Armisen described as a terrible experience. Moss has described their relationship and subsequent breakup as “extremely traumatic, awful, and horrible.” In a conversation with Howard Stern [1]

2. She Don’t Discuss Her Religion

Moss grew up in the church and is still an active member despite being born into a Scientologist family. She has politely but firmly refused to discuss her religion in interviews. [2]

3. Trained Ballet Dancer

Moss, like many other young actresses, wanted to be a dancer at first. However, the occasional dance lesson did not pique her interest. Moss committed fully to her passion for ballet, as she does with most of her projects. In New York City, she attended the School of American Ballet. [3]

4. She Was Home Schooled

Moss grew up in a Los Angeles neighborhood known as “a hippie enclave.” She eventually had homeschooled, not because of hippie sensibilities, but because her career took off when she was young.

5. Started Out As A Child Actor

Moss, then eight years old, landed her first role in Lucky Chances, a miniseries based on Jackie Collins’ novels. Soon after, steady acting work in both television and film followed. Moss was only 18 at the time, but she was already on her way to stardom. [4]
Elizabeth In Last Chances
Elizabeth In Last Chances

6. A Cat Lady

Moss owns two cats, Ethel and Lucy. Her Instagram is filled with photos of her adored cats. “I’ve turned into the cat lady I always knew I’d be,” she told Sharp. [5]

7. Artistry Runs In Her Blood

Elisabeth Singleton Moss was born to musicians Ron and Linda Moss in Los Angeles, California. The actress has stated that she has always wanted to be a performer. [6]

8. Baseball Fan

Moss is a baseball fan, specifically of the Chicago Cubs. On her mother’s side, she is a fourth-generation Cubs fan. On her Instagram page, she frequently expresses her admiration for the team.