Rachel Brosnahan

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Rachel Brosnahan is a well-known actress from the United States. Rachel Brosnahan is best known for playing the lead role of Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in the American Prime’s period comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Early Life and Childhood

Rachel Brosnahan was born on the 12th of July 1990, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. Her birth name is Rachel Elizabeth Brosnahan and she is 32 years old as of 2022.

In addition, she is an American by nationality and practices Christianity religion. She belongs to mixed ethnicity of Irish-English-French ethnicity and has a zodiac sign of Cancer.

She is the daughter of Carol Brosnahan (father) and Earl Brosnahan (mother). Professionally, her father works in children’s publishing while her mother is a housewife.

She has a younger sister named Lydia Brosnahan.  Her aunt whose name is Kate Spade is a well-known fashion designer in America.

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Caption: Rachel Brosnahan with her family (Source: WikiBio)

Regarding her academic background, he went to Wayne Thomas Elementary School and Northwood Junior High School. In the year 2008, she completed her graduation from Highland Park High School. Later, she completed her graduated from the Tisch Schoo of the Arts in the year 2012.

Professional Career 

In 2009, Rachel Brosnahan made her film debut in “The unborn” a supernatural horror film. She played the role of Lisa in the movie and was still studying in high school. That same year, she was cast in another movie called “The Truth About Average Guys” as Molly.

Additionally, she started in television shows “Gossip Girl,” “The Good Wife,” and “CSI: Miami” in the year 2010. In 2012, she starred in the role of Samantha in the 2012 television series “Mercy.”

She started getting real notice starting in 2013 when she starred in the film “Beautiful Creatures,” playing opposite Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, and Jeremy Irons. She made her Broadway debut with Roundabout Theatre Company’s production “The Big Knife.

She started in the critically acclaimed Netflix political drama House of Cards. She was supposed to be in five lines for the series. However, due to her impressive performance, she ended up continuing for 19 episodes.

Between 2013-2014, she appeared in television series such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Olive Kitteridge” and 5 episodes role in the psychological medical drama series “Black Box.”

This actress also appeared in the film “A New York Heartbeat” (2013) and short films Care (2013), Munchausen(2014), Basically (2014), and The Smut Locker (2014).

She played another role as Abby Isaacs in WGN America’s drama series “Manhattan” which ran from 2014-2015. For the series, she played in 23 episodes from 2014-2015 which overall earned tremendous critical appreciation.
Again in 2014, she played in six episodes of NBC’s critically acclaimed crime thriller series “The Blacklist.” As well as, she played the lead role of Nell Fitzpatrick in the comedy-drama film “I’m Obsessed with You.”

Other television movies work

In the year 2015, she played the role of Erin in the 2015 family drama film “Louder Than Bombs.” The next year followed it up by playing Bea Hansen, the widow of a former Guardsman in the  2016 action thriller film “The Finest Hours.”

She later played the role of real-life survivor Jessica Kensky in the 2016 action thriller movie “Patriots Day.”

During the same time, she played a couple of episodes in the historical miniseries “The Dovekeepers” (2015) and four episodes in another miniseries “Crisis in Six Scenes” (2016). The actress once again became part of a theatre production and played Desdemona in New York Theatre Workshop’s Othello in the year 2016.

Rise to Fame

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Caption: Rachel Brosnahan playing the lead role of Miriam Midge Maisel in the American Prime period comedy series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Source: CineMagia.ro)

She rose to fame after playing the role of Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in the period comedy-drama television series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” It is a 1950s Jewish housewife Miriam “Midge” Maisel who realizes her comic talent and pursues a career as a stand-up comedian.

In 2018, she played Wren in the drama film “Change in the Air.” She appeared in three movies “The Courier”, “I’m Your Woman”, and “I’m Your Woman.” Recently, she played the role of Rachel Kidd in the 2022 movie “Dead for a Dollar.”


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Caption: Rachel Brosnahan Emmy Award (Source: POPSUGAR)

During her acting career, she has collected several awards and recognitions. She has won two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and many others.

Rachel Brosnahan – Net Worth 2023

She is an American actress who has a net worth of $15 million and earns around $300,000 per episode for playing in the television series. Mostly, she collected money from her acting roles in movies, television, and theatre appearances.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Rachel Brosnahan with her husband, Jason Ralph (Source: Elle)

Rachel Brosnahan married her boyfriend Jason Ralph in 2018. The couple met each other while the two were working on the television series Manhattan together. However, it is unknown whether the couple has any kids or not.

In past, Brosnahan has dated Kyle Gallner. It was also rumored that she might be dating actor Michael Zegen. However, it is unclear whether it is true or false and the actress has not yet confirmed it.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Rachel Brosnahan posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Talking about her body stats, she stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 52 kg. Moreover, she has dark brown hair with blue eyes, and her body measurement measures 36-25-36 inches. In addition, she wears a shoe size of 6US and a bra size of 32D.

Rachel Brosnahan – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@rachelbrosnahan’ there are over 856k followers. Likewise, there are over 1.2k followers on her Twitter page ‘@brosnafan’ and over 288k followers on her Facebook page.