Molly Parker is a Canadian actress, stand-up comedian, and author. She is best known for her starring roles in independent movies, television, and musicals. Her credits include appearances in such movies as The Squid and the Whale, We Are Marshall, Finding Nemo, Mona Lisa, and Edward Scissorhands. Molly Parker has also been nominated numerous times for an Order of Canada and has been nominated seven times for the Golden Globe Awards.
- Net Worth: $ 10,000,000
- Birthday: 30 Jun 1972
- Age: 48
- Country: Canada
- Occupation: Actress
- Height: 5.5 ft
- Weight: 128 lb
- Measurements: 34-25-35 in
- Hair Color: Red
Molly Parker is an accomplished stand-up comedian, having wrote and starred in her own one-hour comedy series on Showtime. She also guest stars in other television shows such as Billions, Mom, Lorne Michaels Show, Californication, Justified, and The Mentalist. Molly Parker’s other credits include guest spots on Cabin Pressure, Everybody Loves Raymond, Chuck and Peter, and Everybody Loves Chris. Molly Parker’s acting career spans four decades, which is considered long since some of her acting credits.
Molly Parker was born in Pitfield, Vermont in June of 1976, the youngest of four children of Mary Parks and Richard Parks. In her early years, she appeared in a series of plays in the small town of North Berwick, Vt., including Something Good, Nobody’s Land, and Last Rites. After that, Molly Parker appeared in the movie Everyone Loves Raymond, and later on in the movie Edward Scissorhands. Molly Parker also appeared in the indie film Something Good, Something That, You Could Do With Love, as well as the British film Bridesmaid, in which she again played a pivotal role. Molly Parker has also been in several high-budget movies, including the remake of King Kong, as well as the animated musical Edward Scissorhands.
Molly Parker then appeared in the TV sitcom ER, which she previously had guest-starred in as a Season 3 episode. After that, she appeared in the movie Brides, to reunite with her ER co-star Matthew McConaughey. She subsequently appeared in the drama Smallville, where she again played a supporting role, opposite Tom Welling, as the teenage owner of a car dealership. Molly Parker then starred in the comedy-thriller Eat Pray Love opposite Heath Ledger, before landing a role in the action-thriller Edward Scissorhands. It was then that Molly Parker decided to try her hand at playing a lead character in a Hollywood blockbuster, with such movies as Crazy Heart and The Prophecy.
Molly Parker’s status as a versatile actress is highlighted by the fact that she has appeared in more than one action-thriller film, thriller, or comedy during her lifetime. Her extensive resume of films consists of films that all but ensure she will never be forgotten. In addition to her starring role in Brides, she also appeared in the martial arts drama Top Gun, as well as the romantic comedy Notting Hill with Colin Firth. Molly Parker’s last major role was in the television series Star Trek, playing the half-human Klingon Duras. Other roles include the villainess in the television film Kung Fu Panda and the bounty hunter in Tomb Raider.
Molly Parker’s diverse acting career has also seen her appear in different genres. She has appeared in horror films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, among others. She has also appeared in the Romantic comedy What Happens in Vegas, as well as dramas such as Love Actually. Molly Parker’s most recent roles were in the fantasy thriller Twilight and the drama Into the Future. Overall, Molly Parker has had quite a few varied roles throughout her long acting career, and she has definitely achieved success in every genre she has attempted.