Maggie Siff

Active - 2007 - 2019  |   Born - Jun 21, 1974 in Bronx, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama, Thriller

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Glamorous and alluring actress Maggie Siff rooted herself in stage training and performances before moving on to the glitz and gloss of Hollywood assignments. A graduate of Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania and New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Siff moved into the theatrical community after graduation and took it by storm, delivering acclaimed performances in such productions as Ruby Sunrise, Frank's Home, the Chicago production of Dollhouse (for which she received a Jefferson Award nomination for Outstanding Leading Actress), and Ghosts. Cinematically, Siff emerged as an onscreen presence in the mid-2000s; projects included a bit part in Then She Found Me (2007) opposite Helen Hunt, and another bit role as an attorney in Michael Clayton (2007), opposite George Clooney. In 2007, Siff signed on to play Menken's department store head (and adulteress) Rachel Menken in the AMC network's critically acclaimed period series Mad Men. Siff would go on to find additional success with a starring role on the hard hitting series Sons of Anarchy.

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  • Her father was a stage actor in New York.
  • Began acting professionally in Philadelphia after graduating from nearby Bryn Mawr College, and won a Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Award in 1998 for her supporting role in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts.
  • Made TV debut in a 2004 episode of Third Watch and movie debut in the 2007 legal drama Michael Clayton.
  • Had a recurring guest role on the first season of Mad Men as department store heiress Rachel Menken.