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Personal Life

Zosia was born February 2, 1988 in Randolph, Vermont. 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. Zosia's half-sister Clara Mamet is also an actress.

After finishing high school, Zosia decided to pursue acting instead of going to college. "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."



Zosia can currently be seen as Shoshanna in the hit HBO show Girls. She has also played recurring characters in Mad Men, Parenthood, United States of Tara, and The Unit.

The Last Keepers
Zosia has appeared in several movies including The Kids Are All Right (2010), Cherry (2010), Sunset Stories (2012), The Last Keepers (2012), and Rhymes With Banana (2012). See her Acting Bio for a complete list.

In early 2013 she starred in the off-Broadway play Really Really and will appear in father David Mamet's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya at L.A. Theatre Works October 17-20, 2013. Zosia has also starred in Jez Butterworth's The Naked Eye and performed and written pieces for 24 Hr. Plays and Glamour magazine's "These Girls" at Joe's Pub.

Zosia has been in several online shorts such as Snuggle Bunny: Man's Most Lovable Predator and Miss USA's Sexy Halloween.

In 2012 she starred in the music video for "Unconsolable" by Ambassadors and has also formed a band, Cabin, with her half-sister Clara.



Zosia is currently writing a bimonthly column called "My Zo-Called Life" in Glamour. In her first column she explains "why your so-called 'flaws' make you awesome."



Zosia has modeled for Stone Fox Bride, Talon, Honor, The Gap, and Miss Z.