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'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel': "Joel Maisel" Was Michael Zegen's Big Break

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel: "Joel Maisel" Was Michael Zegen's Big Break
February 15, 2020 - 19:30 / Rachel Johnson

Michael Zegen plays the ex-husband we all secretly love and root for on Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but who was Michael Zegen before he landed the role of "Joel Maisel"? Find out here! 

Michael Zegen was born and raised Jewish in New Jersey and cultivated an interest in acting at an early age. Before The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Michael starred in smaller roles on episodes of shows like The Walking Dead and Boardwalk EmpireHe finally landed his dream role in 2017 when he was cast as "Joel Maisel". 

Michael Zegen as "Joe Maisel" on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Michael Zegen on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The 40-year-old plays the character of "Joel Maisel", "Midge Maisel's" adorable and witty ex-husband. We follow his character as he fails to make a dream career in stand-up comedy to watching his wife take the spot light that he so desperately wanted.

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While "Joel" and "Midge" fail to make their marriage work, "Joel" becomes the ex-husband we all love to root for and he stays supportive of "Midge" as she follows her dreams. 

Michael Zegen with cast mates Kevin Pollack and Marin Hinkle at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 

Michael Zegen's Success on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Michael has starred in all 3 seasons of the show so far, which has won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy in 2017 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2018. The show is again nominated for many awards this season and we cannot wait to see what is in store for "Joel Maisel" in season 4!