Linda Moss is the very proud mother of TV, film and stage actress, Elisabeth Moss. Her daughter has been acting since she was a kid and has appeared in numerous hit TV shows and films.
Linda Moss –a former musician –and her husband, Ron; welcomed Elisabeth Singleton Moss on July 24, 1982. Their daughter has gained recognition for the roles of the President’s daughter in the television series The West Wing and as Peggy Olson in the television series Mad Men.
Elisabeth who’s been acting since age eight, landed one of her first roles in the early 90’s –providing the voice of Holly DeCarlo in the Christmas show Frosty Returns in 1992.
Elisabeth and her mom have a close relationship. The two have been previously photographed attending red carpet events together and most recently the Handmaid’s Tale star brought her mother to the 2017 Emmy Awards.
The blonde who, won outstanding actress in a drama series at Sunday’s Emmys, had a portion of her speech bleeped out by CBS while she was thanking her mom for her years of support. Moss won the award for her performance in “The Handmaid’s Tale –her ninth nomination.
65-year-old Linda Moss is a blues harmonica legend. She told People her daughter grew up in L.A., with “instruments everywhere” “There was always a lot of jazz and blues in our house,” There was no curfew because everyone was up until 4 in the morning!” The mother-daughter duo enjoy late nights together, at a jazz club or the ballet followed by hours-long dinners. “Our favorite activity is talking,” said Linda. “We’re really good friends.”
Linda and her husband Ron –who is a jazz artist and manager –are also the parents of Elisabeth’s younger brother, Derek. The whole family are said to be Scientology practitioners.
Linda Moss began playing harmonica professionally at age 15. She also played the clarinet, oboe and piano in the Chicago Youth orchestra for several years.
She provided backing for many big name blues bands and singers from the Chicago area. Just a few of those whose recordings include Linda are: Muddy Waters; Junior Wells; Son Seals; James Cotton; John Lee Hooker, Chick Corea, Isaac Hayes, Melissa Ethridge, Phil Upchurch, and the Edgar Winter Group.
Check more photos of the mother-daughter duo on Elisabeth’s Instagram here.
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