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Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameRachel Elizabeth Brosnahan
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rachel Brosnahan was born in in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1990 and is an American actress. She is best known for her role as 'Midge' Maisel in the Amazon Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) for which she has won two Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (2019, 2018), one Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2018), and one Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (2018).

She is also known for her previous roles in the film Beautiful Creatures (2013) as Genevieve Duchannes, in the Netflix original series House of Cards (2013) as Rachel Posner, and in the TV series Manhattan (2014) as Abby Isaacs.

Rachel is the daughter of Carol (Best) and Earl Brosnahan, who worked in children's publishing. Her mother is English. Her father is an American, of mostly Irish descent. From the age of four, she was raised in Highland Park, Illinois. She has a younger brother and sister. Rachel is the niece of the late handbag designer Kate Spade, who was her father's sister.

She attended Wayne Thomas Elementary School, and then Northwood Junior High School. She performed in musical theater during junior high school and high school. At Highland Park High School, she was on the wrestling team for two years and was a snowboarding instructor. When Brosnahan was 16, she took a class with Carole Dibo, the director of Wilmette's Actors' Training Center, and now Brosnahan's manager. She graduated in 2008, and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2012.

Brosnahan was cast in her first movie role as Lisa in the Michael Bay-produced horror movie The Unborn (2009) while she was still in high school. During college, she performed in single episodes of TV series such as Gossip Girl (2007), The Good Wife (2009), Grey's Anatomy (2005), and In Treatment (2008). After college, she began landing recurring roles in series such as The Blacklist (2013), the short-lived Black Box (2014)), and "House of Cards" (2013-15), which brought her career prominence that included an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2015. Initially booked for two episodes and five lines, she caught Beau Willimon's eye; soon, she was developed into a major character. She also played Abby Isaacs for two seasons on the TV drama series "Manhattan."

She first appeared on stage in 2009 in "Up" at the Steppenwolf Theater, which was followed by her Broadway debut in "The Big Knife" with the Roundabout Theater Company in 2013. In 2016 she played Desdemona in "Othello" at New York Theater Workshop opposite David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig.

She was cast as the lead role and title character of the Amazon Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), which premiered in 2017. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe and a Critics' Choice award for Best Actress in a Television Series--Musical or Comedy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Spouse (1)

Jason Ralph (6 June 2016 - present)

Trivia (10)

Attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Niece of handbag designer Kate Spade (born Katherine Noel Brosnahan), who was married to Andy Spade, brother of comedian David Spade.
Graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, IL.
Her father is American (of Irish and some French descent). Her mother is English.
Good friends with writer-comedienne Jasmine Pierce who provided Rachel with ample inspiration and advice for her stand-up comedic antics in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).
She was raised in Highland Park, Illinois, and attended Highland Park High School.
Lost both her paternal aunt and grandfather within 15 days in June 2018. Her aunt, Kate Spade, passed at the age of 55 on June 5th followed by her grandfather, Earl Francis Brosnahan, on June 20th at the age 89 - just one day before his daughter's funeral.
Won the 2019 Golden Globe Award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy category for his role as Miriam 'Midge' Maisel in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).
(January 28, 2019) Revealed that she and Jason Ralph "have been married for years". Brosnahan and Ralph have been together since at least 2015 when they both worked on Manhattan (2014). In 2018, a source told PEOPLE the two were, in fact, married.
In 2020 she founded the production company Scrap Paper Productions.

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