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Molly Parker

Talented Molly Parker had consistently received critical acclaim for her acting abilities and her bold, diverse choices in characters. Adding another memorable character to her repertoire, in February, Parker will be seen as a young suffragette in HBO Films' Iron Jawed Angels opposite Hillary Swank and Angelica Houston. Timed with the presidential elections of 2004, the film portrays the fierce commitment of the American women who were willing to lay down their lives in the fight for the right to vote. Immediately following in March, Parker stars as Alma Garret in the new HBO series Deadwood. Written by David Milch (NYPD Blue), the series also stars Timothy Olyphant and Keith Carradine and will air following HBO's hit series The Sopranos on Sunday nights.

Parker was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Female Lead for her starring role in Wayne Wang's Center of the World and won a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Bruce Sweeney's Last Wedding. She had three films premiere at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival: Pure directed by Gillies MacKinnon (Hideous Kinky); Marion Bridge by Wiebke von Carolsfeld; and Max directed by Menno Meyjes, with John Cusack. She starred in Michael Winterbottom's acclaimed Wonderland, and played the wife of Ralph Fiennes in Istvan Szabo's Golden Globe nominated film Sunshine.

Parker made her feature debut as an alluring necrophiliac in Lynne Stopkewich's stunning film Kissed. She won a Best Actress Genie Award as well as international recognition for her performance. She appeared in Rare Birds with William Hurt and re-teamed Stopkewich in the dark mystery Suspicious River, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Other film credits include Men With Brooms, and The Five Senses. In addition, she served as executive producer on the Canadian-released Looking for Leonard, marking her first venture behind-the-camera. Parker began her association with HBO in their hit series Six Feet Under, appearing as Rabbi Ari. Other television credits include Twitch City, the Fox miniseries Intensity, directed by Yves Simoneau, and the telefilm Serving in Silence, with Glenn Close.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Molly Parker Facts

BirthdayJuly 17, 1972 (50)
BirthplacePitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.