Maggie Siff

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Maggie Siff
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Born(1974-06-21) June 21, 1974 (age 40)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, US
Alma materBronx High School of Science
Bryn Mawr College (Undergraduate)
NYU Tisch School of the Arts (M.F.A.)
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Paul Ratliff (2012–present)
Children1
 
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Maggie Siff
Maggie Siff Comic Con 2013 (cropped).jpg
Born(1974-06-21) June 21, 1974 (age 40)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, US
Alma materBronx High School of Science
Bryn Mawr College (Undergraduate)
NYU Tisch School of the Arts (M.F.A.)
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Paul Ratliff (2012–present)
Children1

Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her television roles as department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men and Dr. Tara Knowles-Teller on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy. She also had roles in the films Push (2009) as Teresa Stowe and Leaves of Grass (2010) as Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman.

Early life[edit]

Siff was born in The Bronx, New York City. Her father is Jewish, and Siff identifies as half-Jewish.[1][2] She is an alumna of The Bronx High School of Science[3] and of Bryn Mawr College,[4] where she majored in English and graduated in 1996. She later completed an M.F.A. in acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.[5][6]

Siff worked extensively in regional theater before acting in television. She won a Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theater in 1998 for her work in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Lantern Theater Company.[5]

Career[edit]

Siff started appearing in television series in 2004. She appeared as an Alcoholics Anonymous speaker during an episode of Rescue Me in Season 2. She also had roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grey's Anatomy, and Law & Order.[citation needed]

She played Rachel Menken Katz on the series Mad Men from 2007 to 2008, which earned her a nomination, along with the rest of the cast, for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She also appeared in Nip/Tuck during that time,[citation needed] before being cast as Dr. Tara Knowles on Sons of Anarchy in 2008. In the closing scene of the Sons of Anarchy episode "John 8:32", Siff sang the song "Lullaby for a Soldier (Arms of the Angels)".[7]

She has appeared in such films as Then She Found Me (2007) as Lily, Push - as a psychic surgeon (called a Stitch) named Teresa Stowe sent to help Nick (played by Chris Evans), Funny People (2009) as Rachel, Leaves of Grass (2010) as Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman, and Concussion (2013) as Sam Bennet.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2013, Siff announced that she was expecting her first child with her husband, Paul Ratliff, whom she married in 2012. Siff is very private about her husband's identity. The couple welcomed a baby girl, Lucy (b. April 2014).[8]

Filmography[edit]

Siff at the premiere of Push in January 2009

Film[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Michael ClaytonAttorney #1
2007Then She Found MeLily
2009PushTeresa Stowe
2009Leaves of GrassRabbi Renannah Zimmerman
2009Funny PeopleRachel
2013ConcussionSam Bennet

Television[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Third WatchCindyEpisode: "Obsession"
2005Rescue MeYoung Women at AAEpisode: "Twat"
2006Law & Order: Special Victims UnitEmily McCooperEpisode: "Gone"
20063 lbs.Lisa KutchemEpisode: "The God Spot"
2007Grey's AnatomyRuthie SalesEpisode: "The Heart of the Matter"
2007–2008Mad MenRachel Menken8 episodes
2007–2008Nip/TuckRachel Ben Natan3 episodes
2008Law & OrderAttorney MahaffeyEpisode: "Executioner"
2008–2013Sons of AnarchyTara Knowles79 episodes
2009Life on MarsMaria Belanger3 episodes
2011A Gifted ManLilyEpisode: "In Case of Letting Go"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
YearAwardCategorySeriesResult
2008Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad MenNominated
2012Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSons of AnarchyNominated
2014Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSons of AnarchyNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Femme Retail | Heeb". Heebmagazine.com. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  2. ^ Bloom, Nate (2008-09-03). "Interfaith Celebrities: Back to Beverly Hills". InterfaithFamily.com. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Maggie Siff / Class Year: 1992 / Brooklyn, New York" Bronx High School of Science Alumni Association
  4. ^ Witchel, Alex (2008-06-22). "‘Mad Men’ Has Its Moment". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  5. ^ a b "Biography at Mad Men website". amctv.com. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  6. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  7. ^ Blistein, Jon. "'Sons of Anarchy' Star Sings 'Lullaby for a Soldier' – Song Premiere". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Riza Ornos (16 April 2014). "“Sons of Anarchy” Maggie Siff Welcomes Baby Girl, Season 7 Begins Weeks Before Tara’s Death". International Business Times. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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