Molly Parker

Molly Parker

Highest Rated: 98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019)

Lowest Rated: 15% The Wicker Man (2006)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1972

Birthplace: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian actress Molly Parker has developed a reputation as a gifted and versatile performer, thanks in part to her willingness to take on challenging, offbeat, and sometimes controversial roles. Born in 1972 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia (a town just outside Vancouver), Parker studied dance before developing an interest in acting. She was in her late teens when she began her screen career, appearing in small roles in television projects and low-budget theatrical films being shown in Vancouver, including three episodes of the TV series Neon Rider, the made-for-TV movie My Son, Johnny, and the lowbrow teen comedy Just One of the Girls. While Parker soon began winning bigger and better roles (most notably playing Glenn Close's daughter in the acclaimed TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story), her breakthrough came in 1996, with the independent feature Kissed, in which she plays a young woman fascinated with death whose job at a funeral home leads her to explore her emotional and erotic attraction to the dead. While the film's controversial theme prevented it from gaining a wide release in the United States, it received enthusiastic reviews around the world, and in Canada, Parker's performance earned her a 1997 Genie Award (the Canadian Academy Award) as Best Actress. The acclaim for Kissed certainly improved Parker's standing in the world of independent film, and while she still appeared in the occasional television project (including the TV movie Titanic and the miniseries Intensity), she won showy roles in Bliss and Under Heaven. In 1999, Parker appeared in three highly acclaimed features: She played a pregnant housewife in the British kitchen-sink drama Wonderland, a despondent mother in The Five Senses, and the Catholic wife of a Hungarian Jew in Sunshine. 2000's Suspicious River reunited Parker with Kissed director Lynne Stopkewich, and in 2001, she once again found herself courting controversy with her role as an exotic dancer spending a weekend in Las Vegas with a computer millionaire (and being very well paid for it) in Wayne Wang's The Center of the World. That same year, Parker won a recurring role as a rabbi on the acclaimed HBO comedy drama series Six Feet Under, and also appeared in a Canadian comedy about that very Northern sport, curling, entitled Men With Brooms. In 2002, she was cast opposite John Cusack and Leelee Sobieski in Max, a bit of historical speculation about the relationship between an art teacher and one of his students -- Adolf Hitler. 2004 saw Parker returning to HBO for a couple of period productions. First, she co-stared with Anjelica Huston, Hilary Swank, Julia Ormond, and Frances O'Connor in the historical drama Iron Jawed Angels about the women's suffrage movement in America. Shortly thereafter, Parker appeared as a rich prospector's wife in in the HBO Western series Deadwood. Later that year, she starred opposite Christian Slater and Stephen Rea in the ecclesiastical thriller The Good Shepard. She appeared in the 2006 drama Hollywoodland as well as the remake of The Wicker Man. She starred in the short-lived TV series Swingtown, and went on to appear in a variety of projects including The Road, Oliver Sherman, Gone, and the made-for-cable movie Hemmingway & Gellhorn.


Highest Rated Movies



88% Words on Bathroom Walls Actor 2020
79% Pieces of a Woman Actor 2020
98% Deadwood: The Movie Alma Ellsworth 2019
88% Madeline's Madeline Evangeline 2018
91% 1922 Arlette James 2017
59% Small Crimes Actor 2017
23% American Pastoral Dr. Sheila Smith $0.6M 2016
38% The 9th Life of Louis Drax Dalton 2016
93% Weirdos Actor 2016
No Score Yet Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Actor 2014
54% The Playroom Donna Cantwell $4.4K 2013
No Score Yet Hold Fast Aunt Ellen 2013
No Score Yet Pete's Christmas Mom 2013
49% Hemingway & Gellhorn Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway 2012
88% Trigger Kat 2011
60% That's What I Am Sherri Nichol 2011
50% Oliver Sherman Irene Page 2010
73% The Road Veteran's Wife $8.1M 2009
No Score Yet Who Loves the Sun Maggie Claire 2007
68% Hollywoodland Laurie Simo $14.3M 2006
15% The Wicker Man Sister Rose/Sister Thorn $23.7M 2006
No Score Yet The Good Shepherd Actor 2005
75% Nine Lives Lisa $0.2M 2005
No Score Yet Break a Leg Actor 2005
76% Marion Bridge Agnes 2003
No Score Yet Iron Jawed Angels Emily Leighton 2003
No Score Yet Break a Leg Kate 2003
69% Max Nina Rothman $0.3M 2002
No Score Yet Pure Mel 2002
55% Men with Brooms Amy Foley 2002
80% Looking for Leonard Actor 2002
54% Rare Birds Alice 2001
83% Last Wedding Sarah 2001
34% The Center of the World Florence 2001
No Score Yet Warbride Sylvia 2001
29% Suspicious River Leila 2000
63% Wonderland Molly 2000
74% The Five Senses Anna Miller 2000
74% Sunshine Hannah Wipler 2000
51% Waking the Dead Juliet 2000
No Score Yet In the Shadows Cynthia 1999
No Score Yet Ladies Room Julia 1999
57% The Intruder Daisy 1999
40% In a Private Garden Cynthia Loomis 1998
No Score Yet Dean Koontz's Intensity Chyna Shepherd 1997
46% Bliss Connie 1997
70% Kissed Sandra Larson 1997
No Score Yet Contagious (Virus) Stephanie 1997
No Score Yet Titanic Lulu Foley 1996
No Score Yet Ebbie Francine 1995
69% Last of the Dogmen Nurse 1995
No Score Yet El Guardabosque, el Cocinero y el Hoyo en el Cielo Sue 1995
No Score Yet Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Actor 1995
No Score Yet Wings of Courage Actor 1995
No Score Yet Freefall Flight 174 Norma Sax 1995
No Score Yet Just One of the Girls (Anything for Love) Lynne 1993


75% Lost in Space
Maureen Robinson 2019
82% Goliath
Judge Keller 2019
77% House of Cards
Jacqueline Sharp 2018
90% Wormwood
Alice Olson 2017
39% The Firm
Abby Abby McDeere 2012
92% Deadwood
Alma Garret 2011
75% Human Target
Rebecca Brooks 2010
93% Party Down
Melinda 2009
43% Swingtown
Susan Miller 2008
No Score Yet The Sentinel
Veronica 1996
No Score Yet Highlander
Alice 1995
No Score Yet House of Cards


Sister Thorn says: Put that back! Put that back!

Edward Malus says: Sorry your'e going to have to bare with me.

Edward Malus says: Sorry, you're going to have to bare with me.

Edward Malus says: Ms?

Edward Malus says: Miss.

Sister Thorn says: Rose, sister Rose.

Edward Malus says: Of course, another plant, Rose.

Andy Nichol says: Why would God do that mom, make Big G look like that so everyone will make fun of him?

Andy Nichol says: Why would God make someone look like Big G, so that everyone makes fun of him?

Sherri Nichol says: Maybe because God didn’t see anything wrong with him in the first place.

Sherri Nichol says: Maybe because God didn't see anything wrong with him in the first place.