Elisabeth Moss Bio, Relationship With Scientology, Fred Armisen And Other Facts

Many artists in the entertainment industry grew up on the screen, right before our eyes and Elisabeth Moss happens to be one of them. With parents who are accomplished musicians in the show business and a childhood spent in LA, one could easily understand why Moss ended up in the entertainment industry. She is currently an accomplished American actress and dancer.

The TV star made her acting debut at the tender age of six while she was still focused on becoming a professional dancer. She has been active in the entertainment industry since 1990 and is popular for her roles in television series like; Mad Men, The West Wing, and the Handmaid’s Tale. Elisabet Moss has bagged several awards and accolades as a reward for her hard work and dedication.

Elisabeth Moss’ Bio

Moss was born as Elisabeth Singleton Moss on the 24th day of July 1982 in LA. She was brought up alongside her only sibling Derek Moss in the city of her birth by her parents Linda and Ron Moss who were accomplished musicians. Her country of birth indicates that she is of American nationality, but her ancestry is mixed – British from her dad’s side and Swedish from her mom’s side.

During her formative years, the young entertainer’s aspiration was to end up as a professional dancer, this informed her decision to move to the School of American Ballet in New York where she studied ballet. Moss furthered her dancing studies with Suzanne Farrell in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center. While she was still a student of ballet, she started getting acting roles, and eventually, she opted for homeschooling and graduated two years early at age 16 in 1999.

Relationship With Fred Armisen

Elisabeth Moss met her ex-spouse musician and Saturday Night Live comedian Fred Armisen in October 2008 and by the beginning of the next year, they were already engaged. Their nuptials took place in Long Island City, New York on the 25th day of October 2009 – barely one year after they met. Unfortunately, their union lasted for only eight months, though they became estranged in June 2010, their divorce was finalized the next year on the 13th of May 2011.

Even though the couple cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the break-up of their marriage, word on the street had it that Fred was unfaithful, another version of the story cited Scientology as the main reason for their divorce. According to some sources, Fred did not understand his wife’s religion and on her own part, Elisabeth Moss described their union as awful, traumatic, and equally horrible. Since her divorce, the celebrity actress has been in a love relationship with Adam Arkapaw, an Australian cinematographer. She has also been spotted with a mystery man as they were getting cozy in the cool beachside area of Bondi, Sydney.

Relationship with Scientology

Elisabeth Moss was brought up as a Scientologist and has belonged to the Church of Scientology all her life. The actress defends her Scientology faith wherever she is and strongly believes that her enduring faith in Scientology has helped her a great deal with her life aspirations. According to the actress, her religious faith has armed her with a sense of stability and sanity that she wouldn’t have had otherwise. She believes so much in the Scientology creed that postulates that art injects the spirit of life into our culture.

Other Facts About Elisabeth Moss

Professional Statistics

Elisabeth Moss made her acting debut on the set of the popular NBC miniseries titled Lucky Chances in 1990. She accomplished her first movie appearance at age 8 in the movie titled Suburban Commando (1991). She is best known for her role as Zoey Bartlet in the popular NBC TV series West Wing and her part as Peggy Olson on the AMC series titled Mad Men was well received by the audience. She enjoyed a lot of popularity with the character she played in the BBC miniseries Top of the Lake where she was portrayed as Robin Griffin and the Handmaid’s Tale, which cast her in the character of Offred, is another of her popular roles.

Net Worth

The multiple-award-winning actress has accumulated an admirable sum of money as her estimated net worth. Her current wealth has been pegged at $14 million. Moss earned $175,000 per episode on the set of The Handmaid’s Tale, she was paid $75,000 per episode for Mad Men.


The Scientologist is rather short, she is only 5 feet 2 inches tall or 1.6 m with a matching body weight of 52 kg or 114lbs. Sporting a slim body build with general body stats of 33-25-35 which is broken down as waist, bust, and hip, Moss wears a bra size of 32A, a shoe size of 7 US, and a dress size of 6 US. The beautiful actress rocks light brown hair color with green eyes.