Molly Parker

Molly Parker

Born: June 30, 1972
Age: 50
Birthplace: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
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Molly Parker (born June 30, 1972) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in independent films, and for her roles in television as House Majority Whip Jacqueline Sharp on the Netflix original series House of Cards, for which she earned an Emmy nomination, and as Alma Garret on the HBO series Deadwood. She won a Genie Award in 1997 as Best Actress in a Leading Role for Kissed, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as best female lead in 2001 for her role in The Center of the World, and has twice been nominated for a Genie Award as best supporting actress (she won in 2002 for Last Wedding).

Parker was born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia (near Vancouver), and spent her childhood on a farm in Pitt Meadows.[1] She attended ballet classes from ages 3 to 17 but began acting in local productions at age 14. Her uncle's agent represented her early in her career, when she had parts in various Canadian television roles before studying with Vancouver's Gastown Actors' Studio.[2]



Parker portrayed Alice Ramsey in "The Wrath of Kali" (1995), a fourth-season episode of Highlander: The Series. Her breakthrough role[citation needed] was as the daughter of a lesbian military officer in the television movie Serving in Silence (1995). She also appeared in the 1995 Lifetime television movie Ebbie playing the niece (and sister) of Susan Lucci's Scrooge character. She then won a Gemini Award nomination for her performance in the television movie Paris or Somewhere[citation needed] and later, the Genie Award for best actress for playing a necrophiliac in Lynne Stopkewich's film Kissed (1996).

Parker is known for taking on controversial roles, such as her performance in Kissed, her role as a sympathetic lap dancer and paid escort in The Center of the World (2001), and a rabbi in Six Feet Under. From 2004-06 she starred in HBO's Deadwood, reprising her role in the series' upcoming film continuation.

In 2008, she starred in the CBS show Swingtown. She filmed a pilot for a series called The Wonderful Maladys, but the series was not picked up, and in 2010, she starred in the video for "Cold Love" by Tim Kasher.

In 2012, Parker joined the cast of the television series The Firm, based on John Grisham's eponymous 1991 novel and its 1993 film adaptation; she portrayed Abby McDeere, wife of Mitch McDeere (portrayed by Josh Lucas).[3] She also made several appearances on the sixth season of the Showtime series Dexter.

In 2014, she appeared as Congresswoman Jacqueline Sharp in the second season of the Netflix series House of Cards. Parker continued in the role in seasons 3 and 4.

One of her most recent projects involves a role alongside Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, and Aaron Paul in Miramax's supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016), which started principal photography in October 2014.[4] Also in 2016, Parker co-starred in the Amazon Studios legal series Goliath.

She co-starred in Josephine Decker’s 2018 feature film, Madeline’s Madeline.[5] She appears as Maureen Robinson in Lost in Space, the Netflix remake of the 1965 TV series.[6][7]

Personal life

Parker is divorced from director, writer, and producer Matt Bissonnette.[8] They have a son.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Hate Mail Maggie Short film
1993 Just One of the Girls Lynne Video
1996 Hard Core Logo Jenifur
1996 Kissed Sandra Larson
1996 The Chain Mathilde Short film
1997 Bliss Connie
1998 Under Heaven Cynthia
1998 From Morning on I Waited Yesterday Lina Short film
1999 Wonderland Molly
1999 The Five Senses Anna Miller
1999 Sunshine Hannah Whippler
1999 The Intruder Daisy
1999 Ladies Room Julia
2000 Waking the Dead Juliet Beck
2000 Suspicious River Leila Murray
2001 The War Bride Sylvia
2001 The Center of the World Florence
2001 Last Wedding Sarah
2001 Rare Birds Alice
2002 Men with Brooms Amy Foley
2002 Looking for Leonard Monica
2002 Marion Bridge Agnes
2002 Max Nina Rothman
2002 Pure Mel
2004 The Good Shepherd Madeline Finney
2005 Nine Lives Lisa
2005 Break a Leg Kate
2006 The Wicker Man Sister Rose / Sister Thorn
2006 Hollywoodland Laurie Simo
2006 Who Loves the Sun Maggie Claire
2009 The Road Motherly Woman
2010 Trigger Kat
2010 Oliver Sherman Irene Page
2011 That's What I Am Sherri Nichol
2012 The Playroom Donna Cantwell
2013 Hold Fast Aunt Ellen
2016 Darwin Lillian
2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Dalton
2016 Weirdos Laura Nominated - Canadian Screen Award for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role[10]
2016 American Pastoral Dr. Sheila Smith
2017 Small Crimes Charlotte Boyd
2017 1922 Arlette James
2018 Madeline’s Madeline Evangeline


Year Title Role Notes
1991 My Son Johnny Lori Spoda TV 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 Madison Karen Episode: "Tough Cries"
1993 The Substitute Courtney TV film
1994 One More Mountain Eliza Williams TV film
1994 Neon Rider Gloria Miller Episode: "St. Vincent"
1994 Paris or Somewhere Peg Kennedy TV film
1995 The Marshal Teri Sinclair Episode: "Pilot"
1995 Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Lynette TV film
1995 Freefall: Flight 174 Norma Sax TV film
1995 The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky Sue TV film
1995 The Outer Limits Jennifer Episode: "If These Walls Could Talk"
1995 Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie Rachel Morton TV film
1995 Highlander: The Series Alice Ramsey Episode: "The Wrath of Kali"
1995 Ebbie Francine 'Frannie' TV 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 TV miniseries
1997 Contagious Flt. Att. Stephanie TV film
1997 Intensity Chyna Shepherd TV 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 TV film
2004-2006 Deadwood Alma Garret Main role (36 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
2010 The Wonderful Maladys Mary Malady Unsold TV pilot
2010 The Quinn-tuplets Rebecca Quinn-Adatto TV film
2011 Gone Amy Kettering TV film
2011 Dexter Lisa Marshall 4 episodes
2011 Meet Jane Jane Bilinski TV film
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn Pauline Hemingway TV film
2012 The Firm Abby McDeere Main role (22 episodes)
2013 Motive Chloe Myton Episode: "Public Enemy"
2013 Pete's Christmas Dr. Pamela Kidder TV film
2014 Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Janine Jeffs TV film
2014-2016 House of Cards Jackie Sharp Regular role (25 episodes)
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
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 (10 episodes)
2019 Deadwood Alma Ellsworth TV film

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