Rachel Brosnahan is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning actress best known for playing the title character in television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Born July 12, 1990, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Brosnahan started performing early in life, acting in her junior high and high school musicals. During high school, she got her first role in a movie, the horror film The Unborn. From there, she went on to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, graduating in 2012.
Her first mainstream acting part came in 2013 when she received a recurring role in House of Cards, which earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination. During this time, she also made her Broadway debut in Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Big Knife and later played Desdemona in New York Theatre Workshop’s Othello.
In 2017, Brosnahan achieved her greatest success starring in the Amazon Prime comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She portrays Midge Maisel, a 1950s Jewish housewife who becomes a stand-up comic when her marriage ends. The series has received critical acclaim and several awards, including an Emmy win for Brosnahan alongside two Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards.
Brosnahan has appeared in several other projects including the film The Courier with Benedict Cumberbatch and the crime drama I’m Your Woman. She also appeared in the 2022 western Dead for a Dollar with Willem Defoe and Christoph Waltz.
In 2023, Brosnahan returned to the stage to star alongside Oscar Isaac in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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