Zosia Russell Mamet (/ /; born February 2, 1988) is an American actress and musician, who has appeared in television series including Mad Men, United States of Tara and Parenthood and as Shoshanna Shapiro on the HBO original series Girls.
Mamet at the 2016 Austin Film Festival
Zosia Russell Mamet
February 2, 1988
Randolph, Vermont, U.S.
Evan Jonigkeit (m. 2016)
|Relatives||Clara Mamet (half-sister)|
Mamet was born in Randolph, Vermont. She is the daughter of American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director David Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Buddhist, and Mamet identifies as Jewish as well. Her maternal grandfather was playwright Russel Crouse and her maternal great-grandfather was educator John Erskine. She has a sister, Willa, who is a singer, and two half-siblings, Clara, who is also an actress and director, and Noah. She lived in New England until age five when her mother moved to Pacific Palisades, California with Willa and Zosia. After finishing high school, Mamet decided to pursue acting instead of going to college.
In May 2013, Mamet and her sister Clara Mamet, dubbing themselves The Cabin Sisters, listed a project on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, requesting $32,000 for a video of their song "Bleak Love". The Mamets were heavily criticised for this with articles highlighting the expense of the project, the gifts offered in return for money pledged (45 minute Skype call for $2,000 and a download of their album for $25) and the idea that the money would allow the sisters to spend more time together. After two of the eleven days allowed for money to be raised had passed, the project only reached 6% funding. After the 11 allocated days, less than $3,000 was raised.
Mamet performed the audiobook "The Feral Detective" by author Jonathan Lethem.
|1997||Colin Fitz Lives!||Lost Fan|
|2009||Half Truth||Girl||Short film|
|2009||Off the Ledge||Jenny|
|2010||The Kids Are All Right||Sasha|
|2010||Greenberg||Girl at Party|
|2011||Snuggle Bunny: Man's Most Lovable Predator||The Daughter||Short film|
|2012||Rhymes with Banana||Z|
|2013||The Last Keepers||Rhea Carver|
|2016||Mildred & The Dying Parlor||Mildred||Short film|
|2016||Goldbricks in Bloom||Cleo|
|2017||The Boy Downstairs||Diana|
|2018||Under the Silver Lake||Troy|
|1994||Parallel Lives||Shannon||TV film|
|2006–2007||The Unit||Christine Ross||5 episodes|
|2009||Ab Fab||Saffron||TV film|
|2009||War Wolves||Rudy||TV film|
|2010||United States of Tara||Courtney||7 episodes|
|2010||Miss USA's Sexy Halloween||Beatrice||Video short|
|2010–2012||Mad Men||Joyce Ramsay||5 episodes|
|2012–2017||Girls||Shoshanna Shapiro||Main role|
|2013||High School USA!||Amber Lamber (voice)||Main role|
|2014–2015||Regular Show||Celia (voice)||2 episodes|
|2014||Back to Backspace||Yaga (voice)||Pilot|
|2015||American Dad!||Mary (voice)||Episode: "My Affair Lady"|
|2016||Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas||Bella||HBO special|
|2016, 2018||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Sue Thompstein||2 episodes|
|2016–2019||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Hekapoo (voice)||18 episodes|
|2017||You're the Worst||Heidi Rasmullen||Episode: "Not a Great Bet"|
|2019||Tales of the City||Claire Duncan||Recurring role|
|2019||Dickinson||Louisa May Alcott|
- According to Vermont Births, 1981–2001, and Vermont Birth Records, 1909–2008, at Ancestry.com. (subscription required)[better source needed]
- "Girls". HBO. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- Brodesser-Akner, Taffy. Zosia Mamet Is Still Getting Used to Being Your New Best Friend, The New York Times, January 2, 2013. Accessed January 31, 2014.
- "Jews in the News: Drake, Zosia Mamet and Dianna Agron". Letmypeoplegrow.org. October 24, 2011. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
- "News - Entertainment, Music, Movies, Celebrity". Retrieved January 11, 2013.[dead link]
- "First Look: "Girls" Star Zosia Mamet Performing With Her New Band Chacha".
- Shepherd, Julianne Escobedo. "Oh No Oh No Zosia Mamet Has a Band".
- Heawood, Sophie (June 1, 2013). "Zosia Mamet: the trouble with crowd-funding". The Guardian.
- "What would Shoshanna say? Girls star Zosia Mamet and sister Clara fail". May 31, 2013.
- "That's a bit embarrassing! Girls star Zosia Mamet raises just $2783 out of $32k goal on Kickstarter to fund music video". June 12, 2013.
- David, Mark (May 28, 2015). "Zosia Mamet Trades Brooklyn Townhouse for Manhattan Co-operative". Variety. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
- Howard, Caroline (April 4, 2016). "Zosia Mamet And Evan Jonigkeit: 'The Product Is Secondary To The Storytelling'". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
- Mamet, Zosia (October 2016). "@evanj550 my best friend, my soulmate, my HUSBAND, I love you. Here's to forever and a day". Instagram.com. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
- "Zosia Mamet Reveals Her Private Struggle with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction". YouTube. 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
- Miller, Korin (February 13, 2017). "Zosia Mamet's Pelvic-Floor Dysfunction Felt Like the Worst UTI Ever". Self. Retrieved December 7, 2019.