The women of Mad Men

by carl-norquist | created - 07 Jan 2016 | updated - 07 Jan 2016 | Public

1. Elisabeth Moss

Actress | The One I Love

Elisabeth Moss is an American actress. She is best known for the AMC series Mad Men (2007-2015), Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale (2017) and the film The One I Love (2014).

Initially, Moss had aspirations of becoming a professional dancer. In her adolescence, she traveled to New York City to study ...

Peggy Olson

2. January Jones

Actress | X: First Class

January Jones was born on January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is the daughter of Karen Sue (née Cox), a sporting goods store manager, and Marvin Roger Jones, a gym teacher and fitness director. She is of Czech, Danish, English, Welsh, and German ancestry. She was named after the ...

Betty Francis

3. Christina Hendricks

Actress | Ginger & Rosa

Christina Rene Hendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. Her father, Robert, originally from England, worked for the U.S. Forest Service, while her mother, Jackie Sue (Raymond), was a psychologist. At the age of 13 her father transferred to the Forest Service ...

Joan Harris

4. Jessica Paré

Actress | Wicker Park

Jessica Pare first turned heads in Stardom (2000), broke our hearts in Lost and Delirious (2001), played the catalyst for karmic intervention in Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) and, somehow, pulled off being a secret villain in Posers (2002). She then went onto made-for-TV movies, starting with a small ...

Megan Draper

5. Alison Brie

Actress | The Lego Movie

Alison Brie was born in Hollywood, California, to Joanne (Brenner), who worked at a non-profit child care agency, and Charles Terry Schermerhorn, a musician and entertainment reporter. Her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Brie grew up in ...

Trudy Campbell

6. Teyonah Parris

Actress | Dear White People

Teyonah Parris is an actress and producer, known for Dear White People (2014), Chi-Raq (2015) and They Came Together (2014).

Dawn Chambers

7. Alexa Alemanni

Actress | Mad Men

Alexa Alemanni is an actress and writer, known for Mad Men (2007), Masters of Sex (2013) and The Librarians (2014).

Allison

8. Stephanie Drake

Actress | Mad Men

Stephanie Drake is an actress and writer, known for Mad Men (2007), Fear, Inc. (2016) and The Middle (2009).

Maredith

9. Julie McNiven

Actress | Mad Men

Julie McNiven was born on October 11, 1980 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on Mad Men (2007), Supernatural (2005) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009). She has been married to Michael Blackman Beck since July 31, 2010.

Hildy

10. Anne Dudek

Actress | White Chicks

Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She got the role of Iphigenia in "The Iphigenia Cycle" in Chicago while still in theater school at Northwestern University. She was a resident artist at The Court Theatre in Chicago. The production moved off-Broadway to New York City, where she won the ...

Francine Hanson

11. Maggie Siff

Actress | Push

Maggie Siff was born on June 21, 1974 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Margaret Siff. She is an actress, known for Push (2009), Leaves of Grass (2009) and The 5th Wave (2016). She has been married to Paul Ratliff since October 2012. They have one child.

Rachel Menken

12. Peyton List

Actress | The Tomorrow People

Peyton List was born on August 8, 1986, in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up with her older sister Brittany, who works as a model in Germany, and her parents Sherri Anderson and Douglas "Doug" List. Peyton studied at the School of American Ballet in New York City and also played there on stage.

She...

Jane Sterling

13. Alexandra Ella

Actress | Mad Men

Alexandra Ella is an actress, known for Mad Men (2007), Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) and Party Down (2009). She has been married to Justin Meldal-Johnsen since June 15, 2013. They have one child.

Clara

14. Sarah Jannett Parish

Actress | Mad Men

Sarah Jannett Parish is known for her work on Mad Men (2007), River's End (2005) and The Hours Till Daylight (2015).

Donna

15. Cara Buono

Actress | Stranger Things

As a young girl growing up in New York City, Cara Buono took her family's blue-collar work ethic and began to turn it into an acting career that would later lead not only to starring roles but to screenwriting and directing. With no help from friends, family or mentors, she went out on her own, ...

Faye Miller

16. Elizabeth Rice

Actress | From Within

Elizabeth Rice was born on November 5, 1985 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA as Elizabeth Ellen Rice. She is an actress, known for From Within (2008), Buttwhistle (2014) and My Dog Skip (2000).

Margaret Hargrove

17. Crista Flanagan

Actress | Disaster Movie

Crista Flanagan was born on February 24, 1976 in the small town of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Flanagan went on to the University of Evansville in Indiana, where she received a Bachelors Degree in Theatre. She proved even greater when she received her Masters Degree from The University of California, ...

Lois Sadler

18. Linda Cardellini

Actress | Brokeback Mountain

Linda Edna Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, to Lorraine (Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini, a businessman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish (from her mother), German, English, and Scottish descent. Linda grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, California, the...

Sylvia Rosen

19. Embeth Davidtz

Actress | Bicentennial Man

Embeth Davidtz was born on August 11, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana. She is known for her role as Miss Honey in the film Matilda (1996).

Her parents, Jean and John Davidtz, were South Africans, with Dutch, English, and French ancestry. The family moved to Trenton, New Jersey, before returning to her ...

Rebecca Pryce

20. Sola Bamis

Actress | Mad Men

Sola Bamis is an actress, known for Mad Men (2007), Stitchers (2015) and Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series (2014).

Shirley

21. Christine Garver

Actress | Mad Men

Christine Garver is an actress and producer, known for Mad Men (2007), Madam Secretary (2014) and NCIS (2003). She has been married to Alexander Maggio since November 9, 2013.

Moira

22. Rosemarie DeWitt

Actress | Rachel Getting Married

Rosemarie DeWitt was born on October 26, 1971 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Rachel Getting Married (2008), Poltergeist (2015) and Your Sister's Sister (2011). She has been married to Ron Livingston since November 2, 2009. They have two children. She...

Midge Daniels

23. Abigail Spencer

Actress | Mad Men

Actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood.

Spencer was seen in Sam Raimi's, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), a prequel take on The Wizard of Oz (1939) tale. Spencer joins James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and...

Suzanne Farrell

24. Melinda McGraw

Actress | Mad Men

Melinda McGraw is a classically trained actress known for her range, playing a wide variety of roles in comedy and drama alike. Ms. McGraw grew up in the Boston area and was a member of the Boston Children's Theater. She attended Bennington College briefly until she was accepted at the Royal ...

Bobbie Barrett

25. Darby Stanchfield

Actress | Scandal

Darby Stanchfield was born on April 29, 1971 in Kodiak, Alaska. She was raised in Alaska where her father owned a successful commercial fishing business. She received a Masters in Fine Arts from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Darby Stanchfield is starring in the 6th season of ...

Helen Bishop

26. Julia Ormond

Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The dark and classically beautiful British actress Julia Ormond was born into privileged surroundings as the daughter of a well-to-do laboratory technician. Her parents divorced when she was young; she was the second of five children. She attended Cranleigh, a private school, and showed interest in...

Marie Calvet

27. Zosia Mamet

Actress | The Kids Are All Right

Zosia Mamet was born on February 2, 1988 in Randolph, Vermont, USA as Zosia Russell Mamet. She is an actress and producer, known for The Kids Are All Right (2010), Girls (2012) and Cherry (2010). She has been married to Evan Jonigkeit since October 2, 2016.

Joyce Ramsey

28. Stephanie Courtney

Actress | Melvin Goes to Dinner

Stephanie Courtney is main company member of the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, regularly performing in their sketch and improv shows. She hails from Stony Point, New York. After graduating from the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, she started doing stand up, which brought her to...

Marge

29. Melinda Page Hamilton

Actress | Stay

Melinda Page Hamilton was born on August 22, 1974. She is an actress, known for Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006), Desperate Housewives (2004) and God Bless America (2011).

Anna Draper

30. Sadie Alexandru

Actress | Mad Men

Sadie Alexandru was born on December 2, 1977 in New York City, New York, USA as Sarah Jocelyn Alexandru. She is an actress and producer, known for Mad Men (2007) and The Fosters (2013). She has been married to Mike Dolan since July 20, 2013.

Scarlett

31. Anna Camp

Actress | Pitch Perfect

Anna Camp grew up in South Carolina and is the daughter of Dee and Thomas Camp. Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2004. She then moved to New York City and has appeared in films and television shows since 2007. From 2009 to 2014, she starred in the series ...

Bethany Van Nuys

32. Juliette Angelo

Actress | Shameless

Juliette Angelo is an actress known for Malibu Country (2013), Mad Men (2014), and NCIS (2015). She made her Broadway debut at the age of 8 in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Juliette then appeared in the original Broadway cast of Billy Elliot, and as Jane Banks in Mary Poppins. Juliette is also an...

Carol

33. Nora Zehetner

Actress | Creative Control

Nora Angela was born and grew up in El Paso, Texas. She spent several years attending elementary school in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, before moving back to El Paso. When she was 14 she moved to Dallas where she attended the McKinney High School for several years. She attended the Texas ...

Phoebe

34. Laura Ramsey

Actress | The Ruins

Laura Jill Ramsey was born in Brandon, Wisconsin. After arriving in LA at the age of 19 and a stint of gypsy living, Laura was "discovered" while waiting tables and was sent out the next day on her first audition. She booked the job and her career has been dotted by strong and consistent work, ever...

Joy