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Date Of BirthJune 30, 1972
SpouseMatthew Bissonnette
FactHas a younger brother, Henry Parker.

Molly Parker is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles on the television series Deadwood, The Road, and Dexter, and the films The Center of the World, Kissed, and White Noise.

Born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Parker began her career as a ballet dancer. She trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and the National Ballet School of Canada. She left ballet after sustaining an injury.

Parker made her film debut in the 1996 film The Center of the World. She has since appeared in the films Kissed, White Noise, and The Road.

On television, Parker had a recurring role on the series Deadwood as Alma Garret. She has also had roles on the series Dexter and The Following.

Parker has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.

As of 2021, Molly Parker’s net worth is $4 million. She has earned her wealth from her acting roles in film and television.

General Info

Full NameMolly Parker
Date Of BirthJune 30, 1972
Height1.65 m
EducationRoyal Winnipeg Ballet


SpouseMatthew Bissonnette
ChildrenWilliam Strummer Bissonnette
SiblingsHenry Parker


AwardsGenie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Canadian Screen Award for Best Per...
MoviesThe Center of the World, Kissed, The Wicker Man, Suspicious River, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Men with Brooms, Hollywoodland, The Road, Who Loves the Sun, Pete's Christmas, Marion Bridge, The Five Senses, That's What I Am, American Pastoral, Last Wedding, Rare Birds, Oliver Sherman, The War Bride, ...
TV ShowsTwitch City, Deadwood, Swingtown, Shattered, The Firm, Motive, House of Cards, Goliath, Lost in Space

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1[2011, on Trigger (2010)] It was a gift; just a gift. It was a profound experience. Hard to talk about, almost, without sounding reductive, because it was amazing, really sad, really moving. On a personal level, it offered me an opportunity to work with my friend, and this woman who I really admired and respected. I knew the whole time we were doing it that these were the last moments I would get to spend with her, so that brought a kind of present to the making of that movie. On a more personal, creative level, because we pushed the movie into production very quickly, knowing Tracy was sick-probably a year earlier than we had anticipated-we shot it in probably nine days, over five consecutive weekends, and it was sort of crazy. I've never made a film quite like that. I hadn't worked on that indie level in a long time. It was so great and so fun to be unconcerned with the outcome, but just to be able to be free. It was a real joy, on many levels.
2(2011, on Deadwood (2004)) We shot on this ranch where they shot High Noon (1952) and some Elvis Presley Western. Gene Autry's ranch. From where I live, I would take the 210, which is this freeway in the foothills above Los Angeles, and it's really, really beautiful, and pretty deserted. By the time you'd get to Santa Clarita, the studio itself was all that was there and, by the last season, we had four or five blocks of Deadwood built. Sometimes, I would go to work at 4 a.m. and it would be dark, and you would walk down the center of the street when nobody was around, and there were these white owls that lived up high in one of the sets, and they would be swooping around. You'd feel transported. And the costumes... our costume designer, Janie Bryant, who went on to do Mad Men (2007), it was her first big thing, and she was young, and so talented, and she made the most incredible costumes for me and for everyone. Plus, the guys were just filthy dirty all the time. The place smelled. We shot it in the summer, and we had real animals there every day. By the third season, that place stank. I was pregnant in the third season, so I have particularly strong memories of it, because when you're pregnant your sense of smell is exaggerated. Awful, just awful. So you could get a sense of being in the lawless place. In a corset.
3(2011, on Swingtown (2008)) Now, that's one project I really would've liked to have seen go on, because I loved doing it, and I also felt it was about to get really interesting. We've worked our way through the "to swing or not to swing" blah-blah-blah, and I think if that show would've been allowed to live, what it would've explored was the liberation, for lack of a better word, of both the women and the men. They were coming into their own. At its heart, that's really what that show was about. I think that's where it would've gone. There were ideas that she was going to go to college and end up at the same college as her daughter. There were many things about that show I loved. I'm interested in characters who go through some kind of rebirth, that we get to watch and see unfold. I think television, at its best, allows for that much more than film does. It's a longer format, more plot-heavy and character-based, and it allows for this unfolding of a life. I loved "Swingtown" for that. I thought it could have been wonderful. But y'know, it was just in the wrong place.


1Appears (uncredited) in photographs as Nucky Thompson's late wife in Boardwalk Empire (2010).
2Sister-in-law of Joel Bissonnette.
3Co-starred with Callum Keith Rennie in Paris or Somewhere (1994), Twitch City (1998), Suspicious River (2000), Shattered (2010), and The Firm (2012).
4Gave birth to son William Strummer Bissonette on 13 October 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
5Expecting first child in October 2006
6Studied ballet from the age of 3 through high school
7Played the wife of her future brother-in-law, Joel Bissonnette, in Suspicious River (2000).
8Has a younger brother, Henry Parker.




Lost in Space2018TV Series announcedMaureen Robinson (2018)
19222017post-productionArlette James
Movie No. 12017post-production
Small Crimes2017completedCharlotte Boyd
Magic Bullet2017ShortRachel
Goliath2016TV SeriesCallie Senate
American Pastoral2016Sheila Smith
The 9th Life of Louis Drax2016Dalton
House of Cards2014-2016TV SeriesJackie Sharp
Heritage Minutes2015TV SeriesNarrator
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs2014TV MovieJanine Jeffs
Pete's Christmas2013TV MovieDr. Pamela Kidder
Hold Fast2013Aunt Ellen
Motive2013TV SeriesChloe Myton
The Firm2012TV SeriesAbby McDeere
Hemingway & Gellhorn2012TV MoviePauline Hemingway
The Playroom2012Donna Cantwell
Meet Jane2011TV MovieJane Bilinski
Dexter2011TV SeriesLisa Marshall
Gone2011TV MovieAmy Kettering
That's What I Am2011Sherri Nichol
The Quinn-tuplets2010TV MovieRebecca Quinn-Adatto
The Wonderful Maladys2010TV MovieMary Malady
Shattered2010TV SeriesElla Sullivan
Human Target2010TV SeriesRebecca Brooks
Boardwalk Empire2010TV SeriesNucky's Wife in photo
Oliver Sherman2010Irene Page
The Road2009/IMotherly Woman
Party Down2009TV SeriesMelinda Weintraub
Swingtown2008TV SeriesSusan Miller
Who Loves the Sun2006/IMaggie Claire
Hollywoodland2006Laurie Simo
The Wicker Man2006Sister Rose / Sister Thorn
Deadwood2004-2006TV SeriesAlma Garret
Odd Job Jack2006TV SeriesAlberta Malone
Break a Leg2005Kate
Nine Lives2005Lisa
The Good Shepherd2004Madeline Finney
Iron Jawed Angels2004TV MovieEmily Leighton
Undying Love2002DocumentaryNarrator
Max2002/INina Rothman
Marion Bridge2002Agnes
Six Feet Under2002TV SeriesRabbi Ari
Looking for Leonard2002Monica
Men with Brooms2002Amy Foley
Rare Birds2001Alice
Last Wedding2001Sarah
The Center of the World2001Florence
War Bride2001Sylvia
Suspicious River2000Leila Murray
Twitch City1998-2000TV SeriesHope
Waking the Dead2000Juliet Beck
Ladies Room1999/IIJulia
The Intruder1999Daisy
Sunshine1999Hannah Wippler
The Five Senses1999Anna Miller
From Morning on I Waited Yesterday1998ShortLina
Under Heaven1998Cynthia
Intensity1997TV MovieChyna Shepherd
Contagious1997TV MovieFlt. Att. Stephanie
Good Things Too1996
The Chain1996/IIShortMathilde
Titanic1996TV Mini-SeriesLulu Foley
Kissed1996Sandra Larson
Poltergeist: The Legacy1996TV SeriesLiz Barrow
Hard Core Logo1996Band Member - Jenifur (uncredited)
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years1996TV SeriesFrances Phillips
The Sentinel1996TV SeriesThe Switchman
Little Criminals1995TV MovieSocial Worker
Ebbie1995TV MovieFrancine 'Frannie' (mother and daughter)
Highlander1995TV SeriesAlice Ramsey
Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie1995TV MovieRachel Morton
Last of the Dogmen1995Nurse
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesJennifer
The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky1995TV MovieSue
Wings of Courage1995Jean's Dance Partner (uncredited)
Falling from the Sky: Flight 1741995TV MovieNorma Sax
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story1995TV MovieLynette
The Marshal1995TV SeriesTeri Sinclair
Paris or Somewhere1994TV MoviePeg Kennedy
One More Mountain1994TV MovieEliza Williams
Neon Rider1991-1994TV SeriesGloria Miller / Kate / Dora 'Susie' Brody
The Substitute1993TV MovieCourtney
Just One of the Girls1993VideoLynne
Madison1993TV SeriesKaren
Hate Mail1992ShortMaggie
Nightmare Cafe1992TV SeriesIvy
My Son Johnny1991TV MovieLori Spoda
Silent Motive1991TV Movie2nd Female Questioner


Deadwood2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marion Bridge2002performer: "Song For The Mira"
Under Heaven1998performer: "Never Seen Beauty"


Looking for Leonard2002executive producer
The Chain1996/IIShort associate producer


Passenger Side2009thanks


Bookaboo2016TV SeriesHerself
The Writers' Room2014TV SeriesHerself - 'Jackie Sharp'
The Hour2010TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
28th Annual Genie Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Nominee / Presenter
On Screen!2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Making 'Who Loves the Sun'2007Video shortHerself
The WIN Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Making 'Deadwood': Season Two2005TV Short documentaryHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Making 'Deadwood': The Show Behind the Show2004TV Short documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Have a Nice Revolution: Sex & Morality in 1970's America2008Video shortSusan Miller
The Spirit of '76: The Making of 'Swingtown'2008Video shortSusan Miller
Poltergeist: The Legacy1999TV SeriesLiz Barrow


Won Awards

2007Best Female PerformanceBeverly Hills Film FestivalBest ActressWho Loves the Sun (2006)
2005WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress in Drama SeriesDeadwood (2004)
2002GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleLast Wedding (2001)
1998Best ActressMálaga International Week of Fantastic CinemaKissed (1996)
1997GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleKissed (1996)
1997Best ActressTaormina International Film FestivalKissed (1996)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesHouse of Cards (2013)
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesHouse of Cards (2013)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesHouse of Cards (2013)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesHouse of Cards (2013)
2014Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic SeriesMotive (2013)
2014Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Playroom (2012)
2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Firm (2012)
2011GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleTrigger (2010)
2011VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Actress in a Canadian FilmTrigger (2010)
2008GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleWho Loves the Sun (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDeadwood (2004)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceNine Lives (2005)
2004GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleMarion Bridge (2002)
2003GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleMen with Brooms (2002)
2003VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting Actress - Canadian FilmMax (2002)
2002Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm - Pretty Funny Female PerformanceLast Wedding (2001)
2002GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleThe War Bride (2001)
2002Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadThe Center of the World (2001)
2001LeoLeo AwardsBest Performance of Feature Length Drama - FemaleSuspicious River (2000)
1996GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesParis or Somewhere (1994)

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