Molly Parker

Molly Parker (born 14 June 1972) is a Canadian actress, notable for her roles in Canadian and American independent films and the HBO television series Deadwood. Parker won a Genie Award in 1997 as Best Actress in a Leading Role for Kissed. She 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, winning in 2002 for Bruce Sweeney's Last Wedding. Parker was born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, to parents who owned a retail seafood store. Parker and her younger brother Henry were raised on a commune in Pitt Meadows, B.C., which she described as "a hippie farm", and she began acting after 13 years at ballet school. After her uncle's agent took her on, she had parts in various Canadian television roles before studying with Vancouver's Gastown Actors' Studio after she graduated from high school. Her breakthrough role was as the daughter of a lesbian military officer in the TV movie Serving in Silence. She then won a Gemini nomination for her performance in the TV movie Paris or Somewhere.


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