Zosia Russell Mamet[1] (/ˈzɑːʃəˈmæmɨt/) (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.[2]

Personal life

Mamet was born in Randolph, Vermont.[1] She is the daughter of American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director David Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse. Her maternal grandfather was playwright Russel Crouse and one of her maternal great-grandfathers was educator John Erskine. She has a sister, Willa, who is a photographer, and two half-siblings, Clara, who is also an actress, and Noah. She identifies as Jewish (her father is Jewish and her mother is Buddhist).[3][4] She lived in New England until age five when her mother moved to Pacific Palisades, California with her and Willa.[3] After finishing high school, Mamet decided to pursue acting instead of going to college.[5]

KickStarter campaign

In May 2013, Zosia, and her sister, Clara, 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.[6][7] After the 11 allocated days, less than $3,000 was raised.[8]

Zosia has a band called Chacha.[9][10]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Colin Fitz Lives! Lost Fan
2004 Spartan Bedouin Woman
2009 Half Truth Girl Short film
2009 Off the Ledge Jenny
2010 Kids Are All Right, TheThe Kids Are All Right Sasha
2010 Cherry Darcy
2010 Greenberg Girl at Party Uncredited
2011 Snuggle Bunny: Man's Most Lovable Predator The Daughter Short film
2012 Sunset Stories Bethany
2012 Rhymes with Banana Z
2013 Last Keepers, TheThe Last Keepers Rhea Carver
2015 Bleeding Heart Shiva
2015 Dominion Penny
2016 Wiener-Dog Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Parallel Lives Shannon TV film
2006–07 Unit, TheThe Unit Christine Ross Recurring role (5 episodes)
2009 Ab Fab Saffron TV film
2009 War Wolves Rudy TV film
2010 United States of Tara Courtney Recurring role (7 episodes)
2010 Miss USA's Sexy Halloween Beatrice Video short
2010–11 Parenthood Kelsey Recurring role (5 episodes)
2010–12 Mad Men Joyce Ramsay Recurring role (5 episodes)
2012–present Girls Shoshanna Shapiro Main role (36 episodes)
2013 High School USA! Amber Lamber (voice) Main role
2014 Regular Show Celia Episode: The Postcard