Molly Parker

Inside Biography

Canadian Screen Award-winning Canadian actress, Molly Parker is popular for her roles movies like Kissed, The Center of the World and Last Wedding. For her acting in those movies, she has been nominated for several prestigious awards. Parker is also well recognized for her role as Jacqueline Sharp on the Netflix TV Series House of Cards for which she has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards. As of 2018, she is working in the movie, Madeline’s Madeline and Netflix’s TV Series, Lost in Space which is a 2018 remake of 1965 series of the same name.

Parker is a divorcee. She was married to the director, Matt Bissonnette with whom she shares a son, William Strummer Bissonnette.

Early Life And Education Of Molly Parker

Molly Parker was born on 30th June 1972 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia under the birth sign Gemini. Parker is Canadian by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. Her parents raised her with her younger brother, Henry Parker in Pitt Meadows.

From the age of 3-17, she attended ballet cla s ses. From the age of 14, she started acting in several local productions. Later, she attended Gastown Actors’ Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Molly Parker’s Career


Molly Parker made her movie debut in 1992 from Hate Mail. The following year, she worked as Lynn in the direct-to-video teen comedy film, He’s My Girl II directed by Michael Keusch.

Parker then worked in a number of movies including Kissed, The Chain, Bliss, Under Heaven, Wonderland, Max, Trigger, and 1922. She, however, is popular for her role in:

Movies Role IMDB Rating Cast Members
Kissed (1996) Sandra Larson 6.5 Peter Outerbridge, Natasha Morley, and Jay Brazeau.
The Center of the World (2001) Florence 5.9 Peter Sarsgaard, Carla Gugino and Shane Edelman.
Last Wedding (2001) Sarah 6.1 Frida Betrani, Benjamin Ratner, and Marya Delver.

As of 2018, Parker is working in the upcoming movie, Madeline’s Madeline directed by Josephine Decker.

TV Series

In 1991, Parker appeared as Lori Spoda in her first TV film, My Son Johnny. The same year, she appeared in an episode of Canadian drama TV Series, Neon Rider.

Later, Parker worked in several TV Series and TV Films including Madison, The Marshal, The Outer Limits, Ebbie, Odd Job Jack, Dexter, House of Cards and Goliath. Particularly, she is famous for:

TV Series Role IMDB Rating Cast Members
Deadwood (2004-2006) Alma Leighton 8.7 Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, and Robin Weigert.
House of Cards (2014-2016) Jackie Sharp 8.9 Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly and Kate Mara.

As of 2018, she is working as Maureen Robinson in the Netflix’s TV series, Lost in Space with Toby Stephens, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Maxwell Jenkins and Parker Posey.


For her acting in movies and TV series, she has won,

  • 2001 =Won Genie Awards.
  • 2017 = Won Canadian Screen Awards.

She has been also nominated for several awards like Independent Spirit Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and Genie Awards.

Molly Parker’s Net Worth

Molly Parker has an estimated net worth of $2 million.  Parker worked in a number of movies which made a good collection at the box office. Here are some of her hit movies:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members
Nine Lives (2005) $500,000 $1,562,923 6.8
  • Won Sundance Film Festival Awards
Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken and Robie Amell.
The Road (2009) $25 million $27.6 million 7.3
  • Won San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.
  • Nominated for Australian Film Institue AwardsBritish Academy Film AwardsCritics' Choice Movie Awards and Satellite Awards.
Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Guy Pearce.

As per some sources, Parker earns a salary of $75k per episode from her role in the Netflix’s TV Series, Lost in Space.

Molly Parker’s Personal Life

Molly Parker is a divorcee. Parker was married to a director and a writer, Matt Bissonnette in 2002.  At the age of 34, Parker became pregnant.  On 14th October 2006, the couple welcomed their first child, William Strummer Bissonnette in Los Angeles, California.

In 2012, the couple divorced citing irreconcilable differences. After the separation, her husband requested the court for joint custody and neither of them pay spousal support.

Here is the video where Molly Parker talks about her role in the Netflix's TV Series, Lost in Space:

by saru, 26 Apr, 2018

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