At Sterling Cooper, the long-simmering power struggle between Don and Herman Phillips (Mark Moses) reaches a boiling point, as the impetuous director of account services negotiates a deal with a British firm that he believes will finally give him the upper hand.A subtler power play is made by Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), who seems to have recovered nicely from the shocking birth of her child by married account exec Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser).Dudek had a recurring role on House (from season 4 onwards) as Dr.Amber Volakis, one of 40 physicians under consideration by Dr. Her character, nicknamed "Cutthroat Bitch" by House, continued to the end of season 4 but was killed off in the two-part season finale, "House's Head" and "Wilson's Heart".In 2011, Paulson began starring in the FX anthology series American Horror Story, playing different characters in each of the show's seven seasons. For her work in the series, she won the Emmy Award, Critics' Choice Television Award, TCA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.For her work throughout the series, she has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards between 20 and won two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries in 20. In 2017, Time named Paulson one of the 100 most influential people of the year.Professionally, Don is flying high as a junior partner and creative director at the Sterling Cooper ad agency, but his home life is rapidly deteriorating.
Paulson began working as an actress right out of high school.In both Friends and How I Met Your Mother, her character was dumped on her birthday.Dudek appeared in several episodes of the HBO series Big Love as a child bride. She is known for portraying Tiffany Wilson in the 2004 film White Chicks, Danielle Brookson in the USA Network television series Covert Affairs, Dr.
Amber Volakis on the Fox series House, Lura Grant on the HBO series Big Love, and Francine Hanson on the AMC series Mad Men.And romance remains tricky for secretary Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks)---whose doctor fiancé proves controlling and abusive---and her ex, Sterling Cooper partner Roger Sterling (John Slattery), who embarks on yet another extramarital love affair with yet another young secretary.