Parker, Molly 1972–

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PARKER, Molly 1972–


Born July 17, 1972, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (some sources say Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada); parents, owners of a retail seafood store; married Matt Bissonnette (a filmmaker). Education: Studied with Mel Austin Tuck at Gastown Actors' Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia; trained with Royal Winnipeg Ballet for fourteen years.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The Characters, 16544 Akron St., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and producer.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1996, for Paris or Somewhere; Genie Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1996, Best Actress Award, Malaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema, 1998, for Kissed; Leo Award nomination, best performance of feature length drama—female, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, 2001, for Suspicious River; Genie Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Canadian Comedy Award nomination, film—pretty funny female performance, 2002, both for Last Wedding; Genie Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2002, for The War Bride; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best female lead, 2002, for The Center of the World; Genie Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2003, for Men with Brooms; Genie Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2004, for Marion Bridge; Bronze Leopard (with others), Locarno International Film Festival, Gotham Award nomination (with others), best ensemble cast, 2005, for Nine Lives.


Film Appearances:

Maggie, Hate Mail, 1992.

Lynne, Anything for Love (also known as Just One of the Girls), 1992.

Wings of Courage (also known as Guillaumet, les Ailes du Courage), 1995.

Nurse, Last of the Dogmen, 1995.

Social worker, Little Criminals, 1995.

Good Things Too, 1996.

Sandra Larson, Kissed, Orion Home Video, 1996.

Mathilde, The Chain, 1996.

Jenifur band member, Hard Core Logo, 1996.

Connie, Bliss, Trimark, 1997.

Cynthia, Under Heaven (also known as In the Shadows and In a Private Garden), Banner Entertainment, 1998.

Lina, From Morning On I Waited Yesterday, 1998.

Anna Miller, The Five Senses, Fine Line Features, 1999.

Daisy, The Intruder, Warner Bros., 1999.

Hannah Wippler Sors, Sunshine (also known as A napfeny ize and Sunshine—Ein hauch von sonnenschein), 1999.

Julia Thurman, Ladies Room, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Juliet Beck, Waking the Dead, USA Films, 1999.

Molly, Wonderland, Paramount, 1999.

Monica, Sweethearts of the World, 1999.

Florence, The Center of the World, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Leila Murray, Suspicious River, Beyond Films, 2000.

Sister-in-law, The War Bride (also known as Love and War), PorchLight Entertainment, 2000.

Sarah, Last Wedding, ThinkFilms, 2001.

Alice, Rare Birds (also known as Oiseaux rares), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Amy Foley, Men with Brooms (also known as Quatre gars et un balai), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Monica, Looking for Leonard, Mongrel Media, 2002.

Agnes, Marion Bridge, Film Movement, 2002.

Nina Rothman, Max, Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Mel, Pure, Indican Pictures, 2002.

Narrator, Undying Love (documentary), Les Productions La Fete, 2002.

Madeline Finney, The Good Shepard, 2004.

Lisa, Nine Lives, Magnolia Pictures, 2005.

Kate, Break a Leg, 2005.

Laurie Clarke, Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Focus Features, 2006.

Maggie Claire, Summer Babe (also known as Who Loves the Sun), 2006.

The Wicker Man, Saturn Films, 2006.

Film Work:

Associate producer, The Chain, 1996.

Executive producer, Looking for Leonard, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Hope, Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 1998.

Alma Garret, Deadwood, HBO, 2004–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lulu Foley, Titanic, CBS, 1996.

Chyna Shepherd, Intensity (also known as Dean Koontz's "Intensity"), Fox, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lori Spoda, My Son Johnny (also known as Bad Seed), CBS, 1991.

Second female questioner, Silent Motive, Lifetime, 1991.

Courtney, The Substitute, 1993.

Eliza Williams, One More Mountain, ABC, 1994.

Peg Kennedy, Paris or Somewhere, 1994.

Lynette, Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (also known as Serving in Silence), NBC, 1995.

Francine/Frannie, Ebbie, TNT, 1995.

Norma Sax, Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (also known as Freefall: Flight 174), ABC, 1995.

Rachel Morton, Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie, NBC, 1995.

Sue, The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky (also known as Hole in the Sky), ABC, 1995.

Stephanie, Contagious (also known as Virus), USA Network, 1997.

Emily Leighton, Iron Jawed Angels, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Teri Sinclair, "The Marshal," The Marshal, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Making "Deadwood": The Show Behind the Show (documentary), HBO, 2004.

Herself, Making "Deadwood": Season Two (documentary), HBO, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dora "Susie" Brody, "Parent's Day," Neon Rider, CTV and syndicated, 1991.

Kate, "The Good, the Bad, and Eleanor," Neon Rider, CTV and 1992.

Ivy, "Fay and Ivy," Nightmare Cafe, 1992.

Karen, "Tough Cries," Madison, Global, 1993.

Claire, Jack's Place, NBC, 1993.

Gloria Miller, "St. Vincent," Neon Rider, CTV and 1994.

Teri Sinclair, The Marshal, Family Channel, 1995.

Jennifer, "If These Walls Could Talk," The Outer Limits, 1995.

Alice Ramsey, "The Wrath of Kali," Highlander, 1995.

Frances Phillips, "Betrayal," Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, 1996.

Switchman, "Pilot a.k.a. Switchman," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.

Frances Phillips, "When She Was Good," Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, 1996.

Liz Barrow, "Do Not Go Gently," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1996.

Rabbi Ari, "Back to the Garden," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

Rabbi Ari, "The Liar and the Whore," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

Herself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Our Town; The Passion of Dracula.



Chatelaine, October, 1998, p. 80.

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