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Acclaimed for her adventurous choices and incisive performances, MOLLY
PARKER has become a major presence in the world of independent film. In 2000 alone, she earned critical accolades for her work in
Istvan Szabo's historical epic Sunshine, opposite Ralph Fiennes, and in Michael Winterbottom's gritty contemporary drama Wonderland. Other recent films include Jeremy Podeswa's The
Five Senses and Keith Gordon's Waking the Dead. Parker will next be seen opposite Academy
Award winner Brenda Fricker in The War Bride and recently completed work on Bruce Sweeney's Last Wedding. She has also recently stepped behind the camera to executive produce
Looking for Leonard.
Parker first attracted notice for her portrayal of a young necrophiliac in Lynn
Stopkewich's 1996 drama Kissed, a performance that ultimately garnered her Canada's
Genie Award for Best Actress. Parker re-teamed with Stopkewich for the director's dark
mystery Suspicious River. which screened at the 2000 Venice and Toronto film festivals.
Born and raised just outside Vancouver, B.C., Parker honed her craft in Canadian television. She
starred with actor/writer Don McKeller in the cult favorite "Twitch City," a darkly satiric series about an agoraphobic addicted to daytime television. Her other television credits include the Fox miniseries intensity" and the telefilms
"Serving in Silence" with Glenn Close, and "The Ranger, the Cook and the Hole in the Sky," with Jerry O'Connell.
Trained in ballet since the age of 3, Parker began studying drama in high school. She went on to study for four years with Mel Tuck at Vancouver's Gastown Actor's Studio.
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