Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress. Her television roles have included department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men, Tara Knowles on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy for which she was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and psychiatrist Wendy Rhoades on the Showtime series Billions. She has had roles in the films Push (2009) as Teresa Stowe and Leaves of Grass (2010) as Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman. She starred in indie film A Woman, a Part (2016) as well as having a minor role in drama film One Percent More Humid (2017). She is currently the television spokesperson for the robo-advisor service, Betterment.
|Education||Bryn Mawr College (BA)|
New York University (MFA)
Paul Ratliff (m. 2012)
Early life and educationEdit
Siff was born in The Bronx, New York City. Her father is Jewish, and her mother is of Irish and Swedish descent; she has said that she feels "culturally Jewish". She is an alumna of The Bronx High School of Science and of Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in English and graduated in 1996. She later completed an M.F.A. in acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.. Shortly after graduating, Siff also worked as a temp at a hedge fund, an experience she drew on for her role in Billions.
Siff worked extensively in regional theater before acting in television. She won a Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theater in 1998 for her work in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Lantern Theater Company.
Siff started appearing in television series in 2004. She appeared as an Alcoholics Anonymous speaker during an episode of Rescue Me in Season 2. She also had roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grey's Anatomy, and Law & Order.
She played Rachel Menken Katz on the series Mad Men from 2007 to 2008, which earned her a nomination, along with the rest of the cast, for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She also appeared in Nip/Tuck during that time, before being cast as Dr. Tara Knowles on Sons of Anarchy in 2008.
She has appeared in such films as Then She Found Me (2007) as Lily, Push as a psychic surgeon (called a Stitch) named Teresa Stowe, sent to help Nick (played by Chris Evans), Funny People (2009) as Rachel, Leaves of Grass (2010) as Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman, and Concussion (2013) as Sam Bennet. She appears in the 2016 Showtime series Billions. She starred in an independent indie film called A Woman, A Part (2016) as well as One Percent More Humid (2017).
Starting in 2018, she has been serving as the television spokesperson for Betterment, an online investment service.
In October 2013, Siff announced that she was expecting her first child with her husband, Paul Ratliff, whom she married in 2012. Siff gave birth to a baby girl in April 2014, named Lucy.
|2007||Michael Clayton||Attorney #1|
|2007||Then She Found Me||Lily|
|2009||Leaves of Grass||Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman|
|2016||The 5th Wave||Lisa Sullivan|
|2016||A Woman, a Part||Anna Baskin|
|2016||The Sweet Life||Ava|
|2017||One Percent More Humid||Lisette|
|2019||The Short History of the Long Road||Cheryl|
|2004||Third Watch||Cindy||Episode: "Obsession"|
|2005||Rescue Me||Young Woman at AA||Episode: "Twat"|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Emily McCooper||Episode: "Gone"|
|2006||3 lbs.||Lisa Kutchem||Episode: "The God Spot"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Ruthie Sales||Episode: "The Heart of the Matter"|
|2007–2015||Mad Men||Rachel Menken||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2007–2008||Nip/Tuck||Rachel Ben Natan||Guest role; 3 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order||Attorney Mahaffey||Episode: "Executioner"|
|2008–2013||Sons of Anarchy||Tara Knowles||Main role (seasons 1-6); 79 episodes|
|2009||Life on Mars||Maria Belanger||Guest role; 3 episodes|
|2011||A Gifted Man||Lily||Episode: "In Case of Letting Go"|
|2016–present||Billions||Wendy Rhoades||Main role; 36 episodes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Sons of Anarchy||Nominated|
|2014||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Sons of Anarchy||Nominated|
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- "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
- Maggie Siff interview: the Billions star on S&M scenes, psychology, and the rise of 'toxic masculinity' Daily Telegraph 5 April 2018
- Riza Ornos (16 April 2014). ""Sons of Anarchy" Maggie Siff Welcomes Baby Girl, Season 7 Begins Weeks Before Tara's Death". International Business Times. Retrieved 30 May 2014.