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On The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which Rachel Brosnahan is nominated for her third Golden Globe, her character Midge sets her sights on the stand-up comedy scene. However, she struggles to gain credibility when the male-dominated industry views her only as someone’s wife. By redefining the title “Mrs. Maisel,” she takes ownership of her career beyond societal limitations.
When it comes to the Golden Globe winner’s real life, Brosnahan also prefers the focus on her work. Although she’s been married to actor Jason Ralph for a few years, their life together is kept relatively private. But from time to time, the couple does walk awards show red carpets together. So, ahead of the Golden Globes, here are some things to know about Ralph.
He’s starred on some of your favorite TV shows
While Brosnahan has been gaining acclaim on series including Maisel and House of Cards, Ralph has also been steadily working on major TV projects. Since 2015, he’s led the Syfy show The Magicians before his character’s shocking death in the season 4 finale. He’s also appeared on hit series such as Grace and Frankie and Gossip Girl.
Fans may also remember his recurring role on Younger. He played Jake Devereux, the political speechwriter who briefly romanced Hilary Duff’s character, Kelsey. Ralph has even graced the Broadway stage in the Peter Pan-based play, Peter and the Starcatcher and appeared in movies such as A Most Violent Year. He’s next set to play a role in Charlie Kaufman’s film I’m Thinking of Ending Things, alongside Toni Collette and Jesse Plemons.
He and Brosnahan have kept their marriage super low-key
Ralph officially met Brosnahan in 2015, while on the set of the WGN period drama Manhattan.
News broke that Ralph and Brosnahan were married in September 2018 after the couple was seen wearing wedding rings on the Emmys red carpet. However, at that year’s SAG Awards, Brosnahan told People, “We’ve been married for years and been together for even longer. We had a good laugh when the news came out that we had just got married, like, ‘Happy six-month anniversary, honey!'” she said. Brosnahan also delved into why she and Ralph prefer to keep their relationship to themselves:
“I’ve been quite private about my personal life for a few reasons. The first being that it’s just that: personal. Jason and I also noticed early on that, while we are both the leads of successful television series, he has almost never been asked about our relationship while I have been asked on almost every red carpet I have walked in the last two years. We both find this double standard problematic and frustrating and opted to redirect those conversations to our work.”
Ralph is definitely a Marvelous Mrs. Maisel fan
While the couple may remain mum on their marriage, the two actors constantly support each other’s work. In March 2017, Ralph shared a still of Brosnahan as Midge with the caption, “Zero bias alert: THIS SHOW IS SO GOOD AND YOU SHOULD WATCH IT. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon!! #themarvelousmrsmaisel.”
For Halloween in 2018, Ralph even paid tribute to his wife’s Golden Globe-winning character by dressing up as her. Brosnahan posted a photo of Ralph donning Midge’s period wardrobe to Instagram. “‘Who wouldn’t want to come home to this every night?’ – @rasonjalph winning Halloween,” she captioned the photo.
During her 2019 Golden Globes acceptance speech, she thanked her husband, saying, “Jason, I love you. I wouldn’t be here at all without you. Thank you.”
More recently, Ralph attended the season 3 premiere of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and was her date to the Emmy Awards, where Brosnahan was nominated for the third time.
His Instagram is home to some on-point #DogContent
One of the not-so-hidden treasures of Ralph and Brosnahan’s Instagrams is the love for their two dogs, Winston and Nikki. Ralph regularly finds time to post adorable photos of his pets, something the world thanks him for.
Both Ralph and Brosnahan have a history with the stage
Each actor has appeared in Broadway productions (Ralph in 2012’s Peter and the Starcatcher and Brosnahan in the 2013 play The Big Knife). Ralph also co-starred alongside Succession star J. Smith-Cameron in a reading of The Courtroom, which follows the tale of a Philippines immigrant, in December. Plus, the couple attended opening night of Broadway’s Slave Play in October 2019.