The Handmaid Tale is set in the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic military dictatorship formed within the borders of what was formerly the United States of America. They have many talented cast members who are all popular actors in their own right.
Elisabeth Moss who plays the role of the Handmaid called Offred is the main protagonist of the handmaid tale. Her full name is Elisabeth Singleton Moss born on July 24, 1982. She is an American film, stage, and television actress well known for her role as Zoey Bartlet, the youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet, on the NBC television series the west wing and as well as her many roles in movies. Elisabeth Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Ron and Linda Moss, both musicians, the oldest of two children. She grew up aspiring to be a professional dancer (I’d say her backup career has worked our pretty well too). She met her soon-to-be short-term husband Fed Armisen in 2008, and after a year together they got engaged in January 2009 and married on October 25, 2009, in long island city, New York. Sadly, they separated in June 2010 and finally divorced on May 2011.
Alexis Bledel plays the role of Ofglen in this play; her real name is Kimberly Alexis Bledel. She was born on September 16, 1989, she is an American actress and model best known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the popular television series Gilmore Girls. She was born in Houston, Texas; the older of two siblings, with a younger brother named Eric. Bledel made her debut on television from October 5, 2000, until May 15, 2007. Now Bledel previously dated her Gilmore Girls co-star Milo Ventimiglia for four years, from 2002-2006. In the year 2012, she began dating her Madmen co-star Vincent Ketoester. The couple announced their engagement on 2013 of March and married in California in June 2014. In May 2016, Bledel’s confirmed that she gave birth to their first child. The role of the commander played of Joseph AlbericTwistor Wykeham Fiennes also known in his popular name Joseph Fiennes, he was born on May 27, 1970. He is an English film and stage actor, his known for his portrayals of William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in the love year 1998. Fiennes was born and raised at Salisbury, England he is the son of Mark Fiennes, a farmer and photographer and his mother is a writer. He has an English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, his surname comes from French village of Fiennes, Pas-de-Calais. His professional stage appearance first comes out was in the west end in the woman in black, followed by a month in the country opposites Helen Mirren. Now Fiennes was married Maria Dolores Dieguez, a Swiss model, they got married August 2009. They have now their 2 daughters.
Bledel made her debut on television in October 2000 in Gilmore Girls, until May 15, 2007. Bledel previously dated her Gilmore Girls co-star Milo Ventimiglia for four years, from 2002-2006. She also appeared in MadMen and in the year 2012, she began dating her Madmen co-star Vincent Ketoester. The couple announced their engagement in 2013 and by June 2014 got married in California. In May 2016, Bledel’s confirmed that she gave birth to their first child.
The role of the commander is played by Joseph Alberic Twistor Wykeham Fiennes (quite the mouthful, he’s generally referred to, and probably prefers, Joseph Fiennes), he was born in May 1970. He is an English film and stage actor known for his portrayals of William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in love, which was a really popular film in 1998. Fiennes was born and raised in Salisbury, England, he is the son of Mark Fiennes, a farmer, and photographer and his mother is a writer. He has mixed ancestry being a blend of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and his surname interestingly comes from French village of Fiennes, Pas-de-Calais. His first professional stage appearance was in the west end in the woman in black, a play that is still currently showing and also spawned a few horror movies, followed by a month in the country opposites Helen Mirren. Fiennes was married Maria Dolores Dieguez, a Swiss model, they got married August 2009 and now have two beautiful daughters.
Yvonne Strahovski plays the role of Serena Joy in the handmaid tale; she was born on July 30, 1982. She is an Australian actress, best known for herb roles as CIA Agent Sara Walker in the popular NBC series “Chuck”. She’s a supporter of PETA and appeared in an ad for the don’t buy campaign.
The role of Moira is played by Samira Wiley, who was born on April 30, 1987.She is an American Actress and model best known for her role as Poussey Washington in the Netflix original series, who was definitely a fan favorite, or at least one of my favorites.
Other Cast Members
Next Olatunde Olateju Olaolorun O. T. Fagbenle, O.T for short, is a British actor, writer, and director.
Max Minghella play’s the role, Nick, he was born on September 16, 1985. He is also an English actor and screenwriter.
Ann Dowd plays the role of Aunt Lynda, she was born on January 30, 1956, she is an American film, television, and a theater actress.
I’ve gone over the main cast members of the Handmaids Tale, I fear if I try to give a biography of all of the main cast members this would go on for far too long. For a general bro on the case, check out the cast member page: The Handmaids Tale Cast
They each in their own right have their own story behind the cameras of the show and have their own styles that make the show diverse and engaging to follow.
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