Elisabeth Moss is one of the true breakout stars of "Mad Men." As evidence, this year she's up for two Emmys: one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her "Mad Men" role as Peggy Olson, and one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for her role in Jane Campion's miniseries "Top of the Lake," a part Moss has said she'd have never gotten if not for her success on "Mad Men."

"That show has changed my life in many ways, but the biggest difference now is that I'm no longer the person who won't necessarily get the role," Moss, 31, has said.

"Now I get the parts sometimes. And I like it when they're different parts to Peggy; otherwise it's just boring. I try and find things that are challenging and stretch me in different ways."

The success has been a long time coming: Moss began her career as a child actress, appearing in a number of TV series in the 1990s. She began to get noticed in 1999 for two roles: her arc as Zoey Bartlet, the youngest of the president's daughters, in the TV series "The West Wing," and her supporting role as a patient in a mental institution in "Girl, Interrupted," starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie.

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