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|Full name:||Zosia Russell Mamet|
|Birth date:||February 2, 1988|
|Birth place:||Randolph, Vermont|
|Parents:|| David Mamet|
Lindsay Crouse (biological parents)
Rebecca Pidgeon (step-parents)
Zosia Russell Mamet was born on February 2, 1988 in Randolph, Vermont to her parents, David Mamet, a screenwriter, and Lindsay Crouse, an actress. Her parents divorced when she was a young child. She attended an Episcopal school as a child, despite that not being her and her mother's religions. Mamet was not allowed to watch television as a child. She began acting at 14 years old. Her math tutor in high school was Nicole Steinwedell, who would later star in the CBS series The Unit, a series which Zosia's father created. Following high school, Mamet decided to pursue an acting career rather than going to college. She explained her reasoning with: "I was horrifically unhappy. I love learning and I was always a very good student because I hated not doing well. But I had some extreme social anxieties. I never really got along with kids my age. I was a bit of a precocious child. I could go with my dad to a party full of famous Hollywood individuals and be fine. But put me in a room with a bunch of other 17-year-olds and I would stand in the corner, terrified."
Mamet currently portrays Shoshanna in the HBO series Girls. She auditioned for the role while she was suffering from pnuemonia-esque symptoms, but nonetheless still won the role. She has acted in a wide variety of media, being television, film, theater and online works. Her television work includes Mad Men, Parenthood, United States of Tara and The Unit. Her film work includes The Kids Are All Right, Cherry, Sunset Stories, The Last Keepers and Rhymes with Banana. Her theater work includes Really Really and Uncle Vanya, the latter of which her father adapted from Anton Chekhov. Her online work includes Snuggle Bunny: Man's Most Lovable Predator and Miss USA's Sexy Halloween. She has also done voiceover work, providing the voices of Amber Lamber in High School USA! and Celia on Regular Show.
Music and columnistEdit
Outside of acting she also starred in the music video "Unconsolable", performed by Ambassadors and also formed the band Cabin with her half-sister Clara. She also writes a bimonthly column called My Zo-Called Life for Glamour and has also served as model for Stone Fox Bride, Talon and Honor.
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In addition to her biological parents, David Mamet and Lindsay Crouse, she also has step-parents, her step-mother being Rebecca Pidgeon and her step-father being Rick Blue. She also has two half-siblings, a half-sister named Clara and a half-brother named Noah. She also has one full-sibling, her sister Willa. Her maternal grandfather was Russell Crouse, who was a playwright. Like her biological father, she identifies herself as Jewish. She resides in an undisclosed location.
- Wikipedia article on Zosia Mamet
- Zosia Mamet's official website
- Zosia Mamet's Facebook
- Zosia Mamet's Instagram
- Zosia Mamet's Tumblr
- Zosia Mamet's Twitter
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://www.zosiamamet.com/faq.shtml
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 http://www.zosiamamet.com/bio.shtml
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Zosia-Mamet/
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/magazine/zosia-mamet-is-still-getting-used-to-being-your-new-best-friend.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/zosia-mamet/bio/325412