Zosia Mamet

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Zosia Mamet
BornZosia Russell Mamet
(1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 26)
Randolph, Vermont, U.S.A.
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
ParentsDavid Mamet
Lindsay Crouse
 
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Zosia Mamet
BornZosia Russell Mamet
(1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 26)
Randolph, Vermont, U.S.A.
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
ParentsDavid Mamet
Lindsay Crouse

Zosia Russell Mamet[1] (/ˈzɑːʃəˈmæmɨt/; born February 2, 1988) is an American actress, who has appeared in television series including Mad Men, United States of Tara and Parenthood and as Shoshanna Shapiro on the HBO original series Girls.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Mamet was born in Randolph, Vermont.[1] She is the daughter of American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director David Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse. Her maternal grandfather was playwright Russel Crouse and one of her maternal great-grandfathers was educator John Erskine. She has a sister named Willa, who works as a photographer, and two half-siblings, Clara—who is also an actress—and Noah. She identifies as Jewish (her father is Jewish and her mother is a Buddhist).[3][4] She lived in New England until age five when her mother moved to Pacific Palisades, California with her and Willa.[3] After finishing high school, Zosia decided to pursue acting instead of going to college.[5]

KickStarter campaign[edit]

In May 2013, Zosia, and her sister, Clara, listed a project on the crowdfunding site, KickStarter, requesting $32,000 for a video of their song "Bleak Love". Because the funding site is typically meant for people who cannot afford such projects, and whose professions rely much on the kindness of strangers, the Mamets were heavily criticised for this. Articles highlighted the expense of the project, the meaningless gifts given in return for money pledged (45 minute Skype call for $2,000 and a download of their album for $25) and the idea that they deserved the money, because it meant they got to spend time together. After two of the eleven days allowed for money to be raised had passed, the project only reached 6% funding.[6][7] After the 11 allocated days, less than $3,000 was raised.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Colin Fitz Lives!Lost Fan
2004SpartanBedouin Woman
2009Half TruthGirlShort film
2009Off the LedgeJenny
2010Kids Are All Right, TheThe Kids Are All RightSasha
2010CherryDarcy
2011Snuggle Bunny: Man's Most Lovable PredatorThe DaughterShort film
2012Sunset StoriesBethany
2012Rhymes with BananaZ
2013Last Keepers, TheThe Last KeepersRhea Carver
2014Shiva and MayShivaFilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Parallel LivesShannonTV film
2006-2007Unit, TheThe UnitChristine RossRecurring role (5 episodes)
2009Ab FabSaffronTV film
2009War WolvesRudyTV film
2010United States of TaraCourtneyRecurring role (7 episodes)
2010Miss USA's Sexy HalloweenBeatriceVideo short
2010-2011ParenthoodKelseyRecurring role (5 episodes)
2010-2012Mad MenJoyce RamsayRecurring role (5 episodes)
2012-presentGirlsShoshanna ShapiroMain role (16 episodes)
2013-presentHigh School USA!Amber Lamber (voice)Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b According to Vermont Births, 1981–2001, and Vermont Birth Records, 1909–2008, at http://www.ancestry.com/
  2. ^ HBO: Girls: Shoshanna Shapiro: Bio
  3. ^ a b Brodesser-Akner, Taffy. Zosia Mamet Is Still Getting Used to Being Your New Best Friend, The New York Times, January 2, 2013. Accessed January 31, 2014.
  4. ^ "Jews in the News: Drake, Zosia Mamet and Dianna Agron". Letmypeoplegrow.org. 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Heawood, Sophie. Zosia Mamet: the trouble with crowd-funding, The Guardian, May 31, 2013. Accessed January 31, 2014.
  7. ^ Wyatt, Daisy. What Would Shoshanna Say? Girls Star Zosia Mamet and Sister Clara Fail to Impress Fans with Kickstarter Campaign, The Independent, May 31, 2013. Accessed January 31, 2014.
  8. ^ Oala, Irving. That's a bit embarrassing! Girls star Zosia Mamet raises just $2783 out of $32k goal on Kickstarter to fund music video, Daily Mail. Accessed January 31, 2014.

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