Molly Parker

Molly Parker Biography,Overview, Age,Education, Marriage, Family,Career ,AWARDS

Molly Parker Overview

Birthday: June 30, 1972

Nationality: Canadian

Famous: Actresses Canadian Women

Age: 47 Years, 47-Year-Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Born In: Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Famous As: Actress

Height: 5’5″ (165 cm), 5’5″ Females

Spouse/Ex-: Matthew Bissonnette (M. 2002 – Div. 2012)

Siblings: Henry Parker

Children: William Strummer Bissonnette

Molly Parker Biography

Molly Parker has a reputation for playing strong, female roles. She is also known to take on roles with the controversial subject matter. Molly was born on July 17, 1972, and rais on a farm in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. Molly’s parents own a retail seafood store and have always supported their children’s desires and dreams wholeheartedly. Molly began to study ballet and continue until she was 17. During this time, Molly train with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company for three years. At 16, she decided to pursue acting. An uncle, who was an actor, introduce her to his agent, who took Molly on as a client. She began performing in a number of small roles in various television series and television movies.

Molly graduate from high school, winning several bursaries and scholarships. Molly Parker used the money to pay for her tuition when she enrolls in a three-year course at the Gastown Actors’ Studio in Vancouver. At the same time, Molly took voice and singing lessons. Molly appears in television episodes of Neon Rider. The Outer Limits and The Highlander. In 1995, Molly plays Glenn Close’s daughter in Serving in Silence. Her breakthrough came when she starred in the independent film Kiss in 1996. In the movie, she plays a woman who works in a funeral home and is fascinated with death. In 1997, Molly won the Genie Award for Best Actress for this role.

After the movie’s first showings, Molly began to receive offers from Hollywood agents, which led to another role in the film Waking the Dead, which was her first big-budget American feature film. In this movie, Molly was cast as the socialite girlfriend of a congressional candidate. With her newfound fame. Molly continues to work steadily and appears in Canadian films such as Good Things Too, The Chain and Hard Core Logo. She also works in movies for American television such as Contagious, Under Heaven and Titanic.

Molly plays a woman whose young daughter had gone missing. While making Wonderland, Molly plays one of three lonely, working-class sisters living together in South London. In the film Sunshine, Molly portrays a Hungarian Jew marry to Ralph Fiennes in a drama about three generations of a Jewish family before the Holocaust.  Molly’s performances in the films Suspicious River and The Center of the World were highly recognized, but the storylines brought mix emotions from critics in 2000.

During the same year, she appears in supporting roles in the Canadian films The War Bride and Last Wedding. In 2002, Molly appears in two highly praised Canadian films Marion Bridge (which was about three sisters coming home to care for their dying mother) and the curling comedy Men With Brooms. She also plays in the movie Max. which was a compelling drama about the friendship with a budding artist named Adolf Hitler. In the movie Pure, Molly plays the role of a mother who becomes a drug addict. Molly Parker is a diminutive, fresh-faced brunette who displays the physical versatility and talent to portray a myriad of characters.

She has worked steadily since she was 16 years old and all her hard work has paid off. She trusts her instincts when she chooses the unusually complex, strong female characters for her roles. Regardless of the reception given to each of her films by the critics and audiences, her talent, intelligence and beauty always shine through. 

 List of Molly Parker performances


Year Title Role Director(s) Notes Ref.
1992 Hate Mail Maggie Mark Sawers Short film [1]
1993 Just One of the Girls Lynne Michael Keusch Also known as: Anything for Love [2]
1995 Last of the Dogmen Nurse Tab Murphy [3]
1995 Wings of Courage Jean’s Dance Partner Jean-Jacques Annaud Uncredited [3]
1996 Hard Core Logo Jenifur Bruce McDonald [4]
1996 Kissed Sandra Larson Lynne Stopkewich [5]
1996 The Chain Mathilde Blake Corbet Short film [6]
1997 Bliss Connie Lance Young [7]
1998 Under Heaven Cynthia Meg Richman [7]
1998 From Morning on I Waited Yesterday Lina Wiebke von Carolsfeld Short film [8]
1999 Wonderland Molly Michael Winterbottom [7]
1999 The Five Senses Anna Miller Jeremy Podeswa [7]
1999 Sunshine Hannah Whippler István Szabó [7]
1999 The Intruder Daisy David Bailey [9]
1999 Ladies Room Julia Gabriella Cristiani [7]
2000 Waking the Dead Juliet Beck Keith Gordon [7]
2000 Suspicious River Leila Murray Lynne Stopkewich [10]
2001 The War Bride Sylvia Lyndon Chubbuck [3]
2001 The Center of the World Florence Wayne Wang [7]
2001 Last Wedding Sarah Bruce Sweeney [3]
2001 Rare Birds Alice Sturla Gunnarsson [7]
2002 Men with Brooms Amy Foley Paul Gross [7]
2002 Looking for Leonard Monica Matthew Bissonnette
Steven Clark
2002 Marion Bridge Agnes Wiebke von Carolsfeld [7]
2002 Max Nina Rothman Menno Meyjes [12]
2002 Pure Mel Gillies MacKinnon [3]
2004 The Good Shepherd Madeline Finney Lewin Webb [13]
2005 Nine Lives Lisa Rodrigo García [7]
2005 Break a Leg Kate Monika Mitchell [3]
2006 The Wicker Man Sister Rose / Sister Thorn Neil LaBute [7]
2006 Hollywoodland Laurie Simo Allen Coulter [14]
2006 Who Loves the Sun Maggie Claire Matthew Bissonnette [3]
2009 The Road Motherly Woman John Hillcoat [7]
2010 Trigger Kat Bruce McDonald [15]
2010 Oliver Sherman Irene Page Ryan Redford [16]
2011 That’s What I Am Sherri Nichol Michael Pavone
2012 The Playroom Donna Cantwell Julia Dyer [17]
2013 Hold Fast Aunt Ellen Justin Simms [3]
2016 Darwin Lillian Benjamin Duffield
2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Dalton Alexandre Aja [16]
2016 Weirdos Laura Bruce McDonald
2016 American Pastoral Dr. Sheila Smith Ewan McGregor [16]
2017 Small Crimes Charlotte Boyd E. L. Katz
2017 1922 Arlette James Zak Hilditch
2017 Birds N/A Herself Writer and director [18]
2018 Madeline’s Madeline Evangeline Josephine Decker
2018 Magic Bullet Rachel Amanda Lovejoy Street Short film [19]
TBA Words on Bathroom Walls Thor Freudenthal Post-production
TBA Pieces of a Woman Kornél Mundruczó Filming [20]

 Molly Parker Television

Year Title Role Notes
1991 My Son Johnny Lori Spoda Television film
1991 Neon Rider Dora “Susie” Brody Episode: “Parent’s Day”
1992 Neon Rider Kate Episode: “The Good, the Bad, and Eleanor”
1992 Nightmare Cafe Ivy Episode: “Fay & Ivy”
1993 The Substitute Courtney Television film
1993 Madison Karen Episode: “Tough Cries”
1994 One More Mountain Eliza Williams Television film
1994 Paris or Somewhere Peg Kennedy Television film
1994 Neon Rider Gloria Miller Episode: “St. Vincent”
1995 The Marshal Teri Sinclair Episode: “Pilot”
1995 Serving in Silence Lynette Television film
1995 Freefall: Flight 174 Norma Sax Television film
1995 The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky Sue Television film
1995 The Outer Limits Jennifer Episode: “If These Walls Could Talk”
1995 Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie Rachel Morton Television film
1995 Highlander: The Series Alice Ramsey Episode: “The Wrath of Kali”
1995 Ebbie Francine “Frannie” Television film
1995 Little Criminals Social Worker Television film
1996 The Sentinel The Switchman Episode: “The Switchman”
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Frances Phillips Episodes: “Betrayal”, “When She Was Good”
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy Liz Barrow Episode: “Do Not Go Gently”
1996 Titanic Lulu Foley Miniseries (2 episodes)
1997 Contagious Flt. Att. Stephanie Television film
1997 Intensity Chyna Shepherd Television film
1998–2000 Twitch City Hope Main role (13 episodes)
2002 Six Feet Under Rabbi Ari Episodes: “Back to the Garden”, “The Liar and the Whore”
2004 Iron Jawed Angels Emily Leighton Television film
2004–2006 Deadwood Alma Garret Main role (35 episodes)
2006 Odd Job Jack Alberta Malone (voice) Episode: “Jack Ryder and the Fountain of Life”
2008 Swingtown Susan Miller Main role (13 episodes)
2009 Party Down Melinda Weintraub Episode: “James Rolf High School 20th Reunion”
2010 Human Target Rebecca Brooks Episode: “The Wife’s Tale”
2010 Shattered Ella Sullivan Main role (6 episodes)
2010 The Wonderful Maladys Mary Malady Unsold TV pilot
2010 The Quinn-tuplets Rebecca Quinn-Adatto Television film
2011 Gone Amy Kettering Television film
2011 Dexter Lisa Marshall 4 episodes
2011 Meet Jane Jane Bilinski Television film
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn Pauline Pfeiffer Television film
2012 The Firm Abby McDeere Main role (22 episodes)
2013 Motive Chloe Myton Episode: “Public Enemy”
2013 Pete’s Christmas Dr. Pamela Kidder Television film
2014 Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Janine Jeffs Television film
2014–2016 House of Cards Jackie Sharp Regular role (25 episodes)
2015 Heritage Minutes Narrator Voice role
2016 Goliath Callie Senate Main role (8 episodes)
2017 Wormwood Alice Olson Main role (4 episodes)
2018–present Lost in Space Maureen Robinson Main role (20 episodes)
2019 Deadwood: The Movie Alma Ellsworth Television film

List of Awards and Nominations Received By Molly Parker

 Canadian Screen Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2016 Weirdos Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated

 Gemini Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1996 Paris or Somewhere Continuing Leading Dramatic Role – Actress Nominated

 Genie Award

Year Nominated work Category Result
1997 Kissed Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
2002 The War Bride Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Last Wedding Won
2003 Men with Brooms Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2004 Marion Bridge Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2006 Who Loves the Sun Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2011 Trigger Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

 Gotham Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Nine Lives Best Ensemble Cas Nominated

 Independent Spirit Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2001 The Center of the World Best Female Lead Nominated

 Leo Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2001 Suspicious River Best Actress – Drama Nominated
2014 Pete’s Christmas Best Supporting Actress – Television Film Won

 Malaga Film Festival

Year Nominated work Category Result
1998 Kissed Best Actress Won

 Primetime Emmy Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2016 House of Cards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

 Saturn Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2018 Lost in Space Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation Nominated

 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2007 Deadwood Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2015 House of Cards Nominated
2016 Nominated

 Taormina International Film Festival

Year Nominated work Category Result
1997 Kissed Best Actress Won

 Toronto International Film Festival

Year Nominated work Category Result
2017 Bird Short Cuts Award Nominated

 Critics Associations

Year Nominated work Association Category Result
2003 Max Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 Trigger Best Actress Nominated
2016 Weirdos Best Supporting Actress Won
House of Cards Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2019 Deadwood: The Movie Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Limited Series Nominated
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