Elisabeth Moss quote

"I don't feel I was ever a 'famous' child actor. I was just a working actor who happened to be a kid. I was never really in a hit show until I was a teenager with West Wing playing First Daughter Zoey Bartlet. In a way, that was my saving grace - not being a star on a hit show. It kept me working and kept me grounded."

Elisabeth Moss

Born: July 24, 1982

Occupation: TV Actor

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