Elisabeth Moss is an American actress. She is currently starring in the Hulu TV series The Handmaid’s Tale, which she has won an Emmy in the role of Offred. She is also known for roles on Mad Men, The West Wing and Top of the Lake.
Elisabeth was born on July 24, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. Her zodiac sign is Leo, and her middle name is Singleton.
Moss is a Scientologist. She was raised by parents who were also Scientologists.
Elisabeth has always kept her religious beliefs out of a public discussion except in the case of one incident that happened online via her Instagram account.
A fan asked Elisabeth this question:
“Does it make you think twice about Scientology? Gilead [the fictional country in the TV show] and Scientology both believe that all outside sources (aka news) are wrong and evil…it’s just very interesting,” said the fan to Moss.
The actress answered back, “That’s actually not true at all about Scientology. Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me. The most important things to me probably. And so Gilead and ‘THT’ hit me on a very personal level.” (1)
Elizabeth has been extraordinarily secretive on her personal political beliefs. She has never stated a personal alliegiance to Democrats or Republicans.
If we were to guess, we would lean towards Elisabeth being more of a Democrat due to her left-leaning views.
Moss’ work in The Handmaid’s Tale has placed her in a spotlight with the press who ask her hot questions on controversial subjects. Since so much of what goes on in Handmaid’s Tale deals with the subjugation of women by an authoritarian state, Moss gets asked often about her take on feminism.
“I find myself getting slightly tripped up because I am a feminist, and I’m not ashamed of it,” she said in one 2017 interview. “But that’s not why I chose this role. I did it because it’s a complex character.” (2)
Moss was briefly married to Fred Armisen, a former cast member of Saturday Night Live. The union lasted for just under a year, from October 2009 to September 2010.
According to one report, Moss’ feelings towards her religion of Scientology contributed to the downfall of the marriage. (3)
Moss is pro-gay marriage.
“One of the most important things I take from my church is the idea of personal freedom and our rights as human beings, and that includes the right to date a man or a woman,” she said in a 2012 interview.
“Personal freedom is a very important concept in my religion, and I translate that to sexual orientation. If we’re all supposed to have the right to the life that we want to lead, then that should apply to the gay community. There isn’t really any dogma or scripture, yes or no, right or wrong on that particular subject in my church. It’s more open to personal interpretation, and that’s my interpretation.” (4)
Elisabeth’s first screen credit was a small part in the 1991 comedy Suburban Commando, which starred Hulk Hogan.
4: The Advocate