Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress best known for her television roles, notably department-store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men and Dr. Tara Knowles on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy. She also played a role in the 2009 film Push, as Teresa Stowe and in the 2010 film Leaves of Grass as Rabbi Renannah Zimmerman.

Life and career

Siff was born in The Bronx, New York City. Her father is Jewish, and Siff identifies as "half" Jewish.[1][2] She is a graduate of Bronx Science,[3] and of Bryn Mawr[4] Majoring in English and graduating in 1996, and later New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts with an M.F.A. in Acting.[5][6]

Siff worked extensively in regional theater before her work on TV. She appears as an Alcoholics Anonymous speaker during an episode of Rescue Me in season two. She won a Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1998 for her work in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Lantern Theater Company.[5] She also had a brief role in Funny People.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Michael Clayton Attorney #1
2007 Then She Found Me Lily
2009 Push Teresa Stowe
2009 Leaves of Grass Rabbi Zimmerman
2009 Funny People Rachel
2012 Concussion Sam Bennet Post-Production [7]
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Third Watch Cindy Season: 6 - Episode: 4 "Obsession"
2005 Rescue Me Young Women at AA Season: 2 - Episode: 4 "Twat"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Emily McCooper Season: 7 - Episode: 16 "Gone"
2006 3 lbs. Lisa Kutchem Season: 1 - Episode: 5 "The God Spot"
2007 Grey's Anatomy Ruthie Sales Season: 4 - Episode: 4 "The Heart of the Matter"
2007–2008 Mad Men Rachel Menken 14 episodes
2007–2008 Nip/Tuck Rachel Ben Natan Season: 5 - Episode: 8, 9 and 13
2008 Law & Order Attorney Mahaffey Season: 18 - Episode: 9 "Executioner"
2008–Present Sons of Anarchy Tara Knowles
2009 Life on Mars Maria Belanger Season: 1 - Episode 8, 10 and 11
2011 A Gifted Man Lily Season: 1 - Episode: 15 "In Case of Letting Go"
Year Award Category Series Result
2008 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Nominated
2012 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Sons of Anarchy Nominated
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Scoring Mad Men Rachel Menken
2008 Establishing Mad Men Herself/Rachel Menken


  1. Femme Retail | Heeb. (2009-09-08). Retrieved on 2012-03-21.
  2. Bloom, Nate (2008-09-03). Interfaith Celebrities: Back to Beverly Hills. Retrieved on 2009-08-04.
  3. "Maggie Siff / Class Year: 1992 / Brooklyn, New York" Bronx High School of Science Alumni Association
  4. Witchel, Alex (2008-06-22). "‘Mad Men’ Has Its Moment". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Biography at Mad Men website. Retrieved on 2008-10-26.
  6. NYU Graduate Acting Alumni (2011). Retrieved on 2011-12-01.

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