|Net Worth||$30 Million|
|Profession||5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)|
|Gender||Jul 24, 1982 (39 years old)|
|Date of Birth||$1 Million Per Episode|
|Nationality||Actor, Voice Actor|
Elisabeth Moss Net Worth:
Elisabeth Moss’ Salary
$1 Million Per Episode
What is Elisabeth Moss’s Salary and Net Worth?
American actress Elisabeth Moss has a net worth of $30 million. Elisabeth Moss is best recognized for her work on “The West Wing”, “Mad Men”, “Top of the Lake”, and “The Handmaid’s Tale”. She has also starred in a variety of films, such as “The One I Love,” “Her Smell,” “Us,” “Shirley,” and “The Invisible Man.” Moss has also appeared in theater plays like “Speed-the-Plow,” “The Heidi Chronicles,” and “The Children’s Hour.”
She originally gained international recognition for her portrayal of Peggy Olson in the popular AMC series Mad Men, which lasted from 2007 to 2015. Moss featured in 88 of the 92 overall episodes of Mad Men.
Elisabeth Moss was born in Los Angeles, California on July 24, 1982 to musicians Linda and Ronald. She was reared as a Scientologist together with her younger brother. Moss’s childhood ambition was to become a professional dancer. As a youngster, she trained dance at the School of American Ballet in New York City, and then at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, under ballerina Suzanne Farrell. Moss homeschooled in order to juggle her profession and studies.
Beginnings of Careers on Television
In 1990, Moss made her first cinematic appearances in the television films “Bar Girls” and “Lucky Chances.” She subsequently appeared in “Prison Stories: Women on the Inside” and provided her voice for “Frosty Returns” and “It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown!” Moss had a recurring role as Cynthia Parks on “Picket Fences” from 1992 to 1995. She also voiced characters on “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Animaniacs,” and “Freakazoid!” and acted in the television films “Gypsy” and “Escape from Witch Mountain” during this period.
Expanding Television Career
In 1999, Moss played Zoey Bartlet, the daughter of the United States president, in a recurring role on “The West Wing,” a political drama television series. She portrayed the character in 25 episodes until the show’s cancellation in 2006. Moss featured in episodes of “The Practice” and “Law & Order: Trial by Jury” and had a recurrent role on the science-fiction series “Invasion” while on the program. She then appeared as a guest on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Medium,” and “Ghost Whisperer.”
In 2007, Moss assumed one of her most recognized roles: Peggy Olson, a secretary-turned-copywriter on the AMC historical drama series “Mad Men.” Moss garnered five Emmy Award nominations for her efforts over the seven-season run of the program, which ended in 2015. In 2013, she also received praise for her portrayal as Detective Robin Griffin in the first season of the mystery television series “Top of the Lake.” In 2017, Moss began as Offred in Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” for which she continues to get praise. Moss also produces and has directed multiple episodes of the program. Moss received both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance in the series.
How much did Elisabeth Moss earn for each episode of Mad Men? At the height of her series career, she earned $75,000 each episode.
She got $175,000 each episode for the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale. She currently receives $1 million every episode. Between September 2018 and September 2019, Elisabeth made $24 million, mostly due to her part on Handmaid and her executive producing efforts behind the scenes. This was sufficient to place her among the top 10 highest-paid actresses in the world. She accomplished the same accomplishment again between September 2019 and September 2020, when she earned $16 million.
In 1991, Moss debuted on the big screen as a little girl in the science fiction comedy “Suburban Commando.” She voiced a character in the animated musical adventure “Once Upon a Forest” two years later. Later, Moss starred in “Imaginary Crimes,” “Separate Lives,” “The Last Supper,” “A Thousand Acres,” “The Joyriders,” “Mumford,” and “everywhere But Here.” In 1999, she had a noteworthy supporting part as a mental patient in the psychological drama “Girl, Interrupted” by James Mangold.
In the early 2000s, Moss starred in “Heart of America” and “Virgin,” for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. She also appeared in “The Missing,” a revisionist Western directed by Ron Howard. Moss subsequently appeared in “The Attic,” “Day Zero,” “Did You Hear About the Morgans?,” “A Buddy Story,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Darling Companion,” and “On the Road,” among others. In 2014, she featured in the films “The One I Love” and “Listen Up Philip”; the latter marked her first of many collaborations with writer-director Alex Ross Perry. 2015’s psychological thriller “Queen of Earth” and 2018’s drama “Her Smell” saw Moss reunited with Perry. Her additional notable credits include the Ballard adaptation “High-Rise,” the British drama “Mad to Be Normal,” the Swedish satire “The Square,” the Chekhov adaptation “The Seagull,” the biographical crime film “The Old Man & the Gun,” the drama “Light of My Life,” the horror film “Us,” the crime film “The Kitchen,” the biographical drama “Shirley,” and the psychological thriller “The Invisible Man.”
In addition to television and cinema, Moss’s stage work has garnered a significant deal of praise. She made her debut in 2002 in the off-Broadway drama “Franny’s Way” as the adolescent version of Franny. Six years later, she made her Broadway debut in the 20th anniversary production of “Speed-the-Plow” by David Mamet. Moss made her West End debut in 2011 as Martha Dobie in a production of Lillian Hellman’s classic “The Children’s Hour” with Keira Knightley. Later, in 2015, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of the title heroine in “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein.
Moss wed the comedian, actor, writer, and musician Fred Armisen in 2009. The couple finally divorced in 2011 after separating in 2010.
Moss, who has been affiliated with the Church of Scientology since her adolescence, continues to remain a member. She has defended her ideas against critics on Instagram and advocated for religious freedom and tolerance.