Maggie Siff Bio
If you were a fan of the crime thriller drama “Sons of Anarchy”, which was broadcast from 2008 until 2014, you are certainly familiar with the character of Doctor Tara Knowles-Teller, who was killed in the sixth season, and if you ever wanted to know more about the actress who portrayed her, let us introduce you with Maggie Siff. She is an actress with over 25 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, Maggie is also well-known for playing Rachel Menken-Katz in the drama series “Mad Men”, which had 406 award nominations and won 143, including 16 Primetime Emmys, while to the movie theatre audience, Maggie is perhaps known best for her roles in movies such as “Leaves of Grass”, “Push”, and “The 5th Wave”, among others.
Early life and education
Maggie Siff was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer, on 21 June 1974, in The Bronx, New York City USA; she holds American nationality and she comes from a family of Ashkenazi Jewish and Russian descent on her father’s side, while her mother has Swedish and Irish ancestry – that’s the only known fact about her parents, since Maggie prefers to keep their lives away from the media’s attention. She also hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, thus it’s assumed that she was raised as an only child.
Speaking of her educational background, Maggie attended The Bronx High School of Science, and upon matriculating in 1992, enrolled in Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, in 1996, and then she continued her education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a Master degree in Fine Art (Acting), in 1998. After graduating, Maggie worked at Lantern Theater Company, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1998 won a Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theater for her work on Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts”.
Roles in series
Maggie made her acting debut on television portraying a Mother in an episode of the series “Sunset Beach” in 1998, and then after six years, she was seen as Cindy in the series “Third Watch”, followed by her guest role in an episode of the series “Rescue Me” in 2005. In the following years, Maggie guest-starred in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “3 lbs.” and “Grey’s Anatomy” before she was cast to play Rachel Menken in “Mad Men”, and then concurrently with this role, in 2008 she was seen as Doctor Tara Knowles in “Sons of Anarchy”, also starring Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior and Katey Sagal.
The series had 56 award nominations, including five for Primetime Emmys, and won 11, while Maggie was twice nominated for the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, in 2012, and ’14. From 2007 until 2012, concurrently with her roles in “Mad Men” and “Sons of Anarchy”, Maggie was seen as Rachel Ben Natan in “Nip/Tuck” (2008), followed by her roles as Maria Belanger in “Life on Mars” (2009), and as Lily Meyerson in “A Gifted Man” (2012).
In 2016, Maggie was cast to play Wendy Rhoades in the series “Billions”, also starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, and her performance in this series brought her nominations for the Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, in 2017, and for Best Actress in a Series, Drama/Genre in 2019, and ’21.
Roles in movies
Maggie made her first big-screen appearance as Attorney #1 in the 2007 movie “Michael Clayton”, followed by her role as Lily in “Then She Found Me”, a romantic comedy drama based on the novel of the same title written by Elinor Lipman.
Two years later, Maggie was cast to play Teresa Stowe in “Push”, and it seems that 2009 was a good year for her, since she was seen starring in two more movies, “Funny People” and “Leaves of Grass”, and next portrayed Sam Bennet in the 2013 movie “Concussion”, which had 10 award nominations and won four. In 2016, Maggie was seen starring in “The 5th Wave”, “A Woman, a Part”, and “The Sweet Life”, while in the following year, she was cast to play Lisette in “One Percent More Humid”, also starring Julia Garner, Olivia Luccardi, and Juno Temple.
Maggie’s most recent movie roles were in “The Short History of the Long Road” and “Human Terrain”, both in 2019.
Who is Maggie Siff’s husband?
There were some rumors back in 2010 saying that Maggie was seeing her co-star from “Sons of Anarchy”, Charlie Hunnam, however, the two were just in an on-screen match-up, and in the real-life were nothing more than work colleagues. Meggie prefers to keep her personal matters a secret, but when in October 2012 it was announced that she’d married a man named Paul Ratliff, her fans wanted to know more about the man who stole her heart.
Various speculations started circulating the internet, with many assuming that he was retired Major League Baseball player, Paul Ratliff, who was born in 1944, which makes him 78 years old as of 2022, so they started commenting about the age difference between them. However, the truth is that Maggie’s husband is a psychotherapist, Paul Ratliff, about whom little is known, except that he used to work as a design consultant, and that the two met after courting each other via e-mail. In October 2013, on their first anniversary, Maggie announced that she is expecting their first child, and then on 14 April 2014, she gave birth to their daughter, Lucy.
As of May 2022, Maggie is still in a marriage with Paul, and they are raising their daughter together, keeping their private lives away from the limelight.
Age, vital statistics, and net worth
Maggie’s age is 47 – she has long, dark brown hair and green eyes, weighs around 125lbs (57kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-25-35. During her more than 20-year–long acting career, Maggie has earned decent wealth by starring in numerous movies and popular series, so according to sources, as of May 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $8 million.