'Mad Men': What is "Peggy Olson" Up To Now?

Elisabeth Moss in her role as "Peggy Olson" in Mad Men
August 16, 2019 - 10:15 / Laura Pérez

Elisabeth Moss is best known for her role as "Peggy" in the 2017 American series Mad Men. The show ended in 2015 and since then Moss has appeared in numerous films and television series. She is actually working in the next Wes Anderson's movie which is expected to premiere in 2020!

If you never missed a Mad Men episode you're probably very familiar with "Peggy Olson", the shy "Don Draper's" secretary who eventually becomes a successful copywriter of the advertising agency Sterling Cooper. "Peggy" is one of the most interesting characters in the 2007 series and was portrayed by the Californian actress Elisabeth Moss from 2007 to 2015, when the show ended.

Elisabeth Moss' work in Mad Men earned her two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series; six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, as well as a Golden Globe nomination. Unfortunately Mad Men ended four years ago and now we're wondering: what has "Peggy Olson" done since then?

Elisabeth Moss as "Peggy Olson" in season 7 of the 2007 series Mad Men

What did "Peggy Olson" do after Mad Men?

In 2015 Elisabeth Moss continued her acting career in theater and appeared in the Broadway play The Heidi Chronicles as "Heidi Holland"; the play got positive reviews, as well as Moss' work on it. In the same year she starred in the psychological thriller film Queen of Earthplaying the role of a mentally unstable woman. 

In 2016 she appeared in Chuck Wepner's biopic Chuckwhere she shared credits with Liev Schreiber. One year later she starred in Mad to be Normal, and co-starred in the film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play The SeagullRegarding television shows, Moss portrayed "Robin Griffin" from 2013 to 2017 in the mystery drama television series Top of the Lake

Elisabeth Moss - Where is she now?

The actress currently plays the role of "June Osborne" in the 2017 American dystopian drama web television series The Handmaid's Talewhich she also produces. Her most recent work is in the movie The Kitchen alongside Melissa McCarthy; which was released only a couple of days ago. She is now filming the science-fiction horror film The Invisible Man, and will be part of the cast of the upcoming Wes Anderson's film The French Dispatchexpected to be released in 2020.

Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, Washington DC, 2010

Four quick facts about Mad Men's "Peggy Olson"

-Elisabeth Moss married actor Fred Armisen in 2009 but separated one year later

-She is a lifelong member of the Church of Scientology

-She is 37 years old and was born on the same date as Anna Paquin (July 24th, 1982)

-Before becoming an actress she wanted to be a professional dancer