THE HANDMAID'S TALE -- The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her. Elisabeth Moss, shown. (Photo by:Jill Greenberg/Hulu)

Elisabeth Moss can currently be seen starring in SHIRLEY, which she also produced, starring opposite Michael Stuhlbarg for director Josephine Decker. Later this year she will appear opposite an all-star cast including Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand in the upcoming Wes Anderson film, THE FRENCH DISPATCH, and in the Taiki Waititi film, NEXT GOAL WINS, which also stars Michael Fassbender.

Her additional film credits include the critical and commercial hit thriller THE INVISIBLE MAN, directed by Leigh Whannell; HER SMELL (Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award nominations), directed by Alex Ross Perry, which Moss also produced; THE KITCHEN with Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish; Jordan Peele’s blockbuster hit US, with Lupita Nyong’o; THE SEAGULL, based on the classic Chekov play, directed by Michael Mayer and starring Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan; the Academy Award-nominated foreign film THE SQUARE, from Danish director Ruben Ostlund, which also won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival; HIGH-RISE, directed by Ben Wheatley also starring Tom Hiddleston; TRUTH, with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford; QUEEN OF EARTH (which she produced), written and directed by Alex Ross Perry; THE ONE I LOVE, in which she starred with Mark Duplass; LISTEN UP PHILIP, directed by Alex Ross Perry and starring Jason Schwartzman; plus THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, MAD TO BE NORMAL, TOKYO PROJECT, CHUCK, ON THE ROAD, GET HIM TO THE GREEK, THE MISSING, GIRL INTERRUPTED, and VIRGIN (Independent Spirit Award nomination). 

Her production company, Love & Squalor Pictures, is in development on a number of projects including Shining Girls, a metaphysical thriller series at Apple TV+; Black Match, an anthology series, and Candy, a true crime drama series, both at Hulu; a film adaptation of ex-congresswoman Katie Hill’s memoir “She Will Rise” with Blumhouse; and the feature MRS. MARCH, a psychological thriller also with Blumhouse. She also produced the critically-acclaimed feature film LIGHT FROM LIGHT, starring Marin Ireland and Jim Gaffigan, which made its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.  

On television, Moss is currently filming the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning Hulu drama series The Handmaid’s Tale on which she will also make her directing debut. Among the many honors and accolades she has received for her performance on the show are an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She has also received the same awards in the Best Drama Series category as an Executive Producer on the show. 

Moss’s additional television credits include Jane Campion’s highly-acclaimed miniseries Top of the Lake, for which she received Golden Globe and Critics Choice TV Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie or Miniseries as well as Emmy and SAG Award nominations in the same category, and its follow-up Top of the Lake: China Girl; the award-winning series Mad Men, for which her performance as ‘Peggy Olson’ earned her six Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and Aaron Sorkin’s critically-praised and award-winning drama, The West Wing, on which she played ‘Zoey Bartlett,’ daughter to Martin Sheen’s president.   

Moss starred on Broadway in “The Heidi Chronicles,” a Broadway revival of Wendy Wassterstein’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, for which Moss’s performance as the title character earned her Tony nomination, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations.  Moss’s additional theater credits include “The Children’s Hour” in London’s West End opposite Keira Knightley, the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s “Speed the Plow” opposite William H Macy and her New York theater debut at the Atlantic Theater Company in “Franny’s Way.”

A Handmaid trying to survive in the male-dominated totalitarian regime of Gilead. Enslaved by a society that values only her fertility, Offred must find a way to survive in a world of oppression and swift, cruel punishments.

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