Elizabeth Moss of Mad Men and Fred Armisen of SNL are now engaged. Several sources including New York Magazine have commented on how quickly the engagement took place. Only a month ago, they were a relatively new couple. There are very few details about the engagement or about wedding plans. Elizabeth Moss explains, “It happened just a few days ago. It’s private, so I don’t want to share the details of how it happened, but I will say it was perfect.”
Elizabeth Moss is a twenty-five year-old actress known for her roles as Zoey Bartlett on West Wing, and Peggy Olson on the Emmy Award-winning series Mad Men. She is also known for her role as Polly in Girl Interrupted, and has appeared in commercials for Secret deodorant and Excedrin headache medicine. Like many celebrities, including Tom Hanks and Kirstie Alley, Elizabeth Moss is a scientologist.
Fred Armisen is a forty-two year-old actor and comedian best known for his work on SNL. He has achieved notoriety for his impressions of Richard Wolfe, David Paterson, and Barack Obama. Fred Armisen’s ethnicity is German, Japanese, and Venezuelan. He is both the second Asian and second Hispanic cast member of SNL. From 1998 to 2004, Fred Armisen was married to singer Sally Timms.
Elizabeth Moss and Fred Armisen: Whirlwind Courtships
Although it is unusual for a couple to become engaged after only a month of dating, many celebrity couples have had whirlwind courtships. In 2004, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline became engaged three months after they first met. Yet even before meeting Kevin Federline, Britney Spears had already achieved notoriety for her 55 hour marriage to Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas.
Hopefully Elizabeth Moss and Fred Armisen will not go the way of other short celebrity marriages. Drew Barrymore has had short marriages to Tom Green (5 months) and Jeremy Thomas (one month). In 1997, Robin Givens was married to Syetozar Marinkovic for just one day. In 1982, Zsa Zsa Gabor married Felipe de Alba. That marriage only lasted for a day.
Elizabeth Moss and Fred Armisen: Recent Celebrity Weddings
Elizabeth Moss and Fred Armisen represent one of several celebrity couples who made recent nuptial plans. Zooey Deschanel of Yes Men and Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. Meanwhile, Ione Syke of Say Anything and Jewish Australian musician Ben Lee recently married in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony! Given Elizabeth Moss’ scientology and Fred Armisen’s eclectic cultural background, it would be interesting to what kind of wedding ceremony they have.