ALFRED MOLINA (Doctor) is an accomplished actor with appearances in over
50 film and television productions as well as an extensive theatrical career.
Born of a Spanish father and Italian mother in London, Molina studied at the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His stage work includes two major Royal
National Theatre productions, Speed The Plow and Night of The Iguana
(as Shannon) and his Broadway debut in 1998 in the Tony Award winning okay Art
with Victor Garber and Alan Alda. In addition to his own Best Actor Tony
nomination, Molina received a Drama Desk Award for his performance. The
production was also honored with an Outer Circle Critics Award for best
Other theatrical performances of note include a starring role in the
off-Broadway production of Molly Sweeney, for which Molina garnered a
Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Most Outstanding Debut
Molina made his movie debut with a small role in Raiders of The Lost Ark
and had a notable role as a Soviet sailor in Letter To Brezhnev but had
his breakthrough movie role came in 1987 when he played the role of Kenneth
Halliwell, the tragic lover of Joe Orton is Prick Up Your Ears.
In 1998, Molina won accolades for his powerful performance in Paul Thomas
Anderson's film Boogie Nights, which won the Screen Actors Award for
outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture. Anderson also
cast Molina in Magnolia. Other film credits include The Imposters,
Anna Karenina, Species, The Perez Family, Maverick, Enchanted April, Not Without
My Daughter, Dudley-Do-Right, Texas Rangers and Chocolat, as the
mayor of a small 1950s French town who tries to shut down a chocolate store.
Molina will next be seen in the movie Frida, as real life master
painter Diego Rivera married to artist Frida Kahol portrayed by Salma Hayek. On
television he co-starred and produced the CBS sitcom Ladies Man.
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