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Gretchen Mol Biography, Age, Kids, Movies and Broadwalk Empire

Gretchen Mol is an actress and former American model who is known for appearing in the series Boardwalk Empire and films like Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Gretchen Mol Biography | Actress Gretchen Mol

Gretchen Mol is an actress and former American model who is known for appearing in the series Boardwalk Empire. Other films she is known by include: Manchester by the Sea (2016), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Celebrity (1998) and Rounders (1998).

She is also a national spokesperson for the PMD Foundation in the U.S., an organization that funds research and awareness of Pelizaeus–Merzbacher disease. She joined the cause soon after one of her cousins passed on from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”).

Gretchen Mol Age

The Manchester by the Sea star is 46 years old as of 2018. She was born on November 8, 1972 in Deep River, Connecticut, U.S.

Gretchen Mol Family

From Connecticut, Gretchen is the daughter of Janet Morgan, an artist and teacher and a father who taught at RHAM High School. She has one sibling: a brother by the name Jim Mol who is a film director and editor.

She went to The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and later worked as an usher at Angelika Film Center after graduating from the William Esper Studio. She was discovered while she worked at Michael’s Restaurant in New York.

Gretchen Mol Married – Husband and Kids

Mol is married to Kip Williams, a film diector, from June 1, 2004. The couple is responsible for their two children: son Ptolemy John Williams who was born on 10th September 2007 and daughter Winter Morgan Williams who was born on February 17, 2011.

Mol is quite protective and loves her family so much that she doesn’t take jobs far away from her home in New York City as she does not want to compromise her work of raising her kids.

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Gretchen Mol Career

She began acting in Vermont in summer stock theatre with a couple of roles like Godspell and 110 in the Shade. She got spotted and photographed by photographer David William Powell in New York’s Central Park in 1994 and within weeks, she had a job offer to appear on the cover of W. She also foreshadowed her “It Girl” and “Bettie Page” looks and soon got into a brief modeling then became a full-time actress.

Her film debut was in Spike Lee’s Girl 6 (1996) film. She was later cast in The Funeral (1996) and New Rose Hotel (1998) after her performance in Girl 6 was noticed.

In 1998, she had roles in films like Rounders with Matt Damon, Celebrity alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair, and dubbed the “It Girl of the Nineties” by the magazine. She had a minor role in Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and a female lead role in film The Thirteenth Floor.

In Heavy Put-Away (2003), she played the role of a victim of a con artist while in 2006, her character in Puccini for Beginners, had a lesbian affair. In 2007 and 2008, she had roles in the films; An American Affair, 3:10 to Yuma, and Tenure.

Her work in TV began when she appeared in a Coca-Cola commercial and soon had a small role in the miniseries Dead Man’s Walk (1996) as Maggie Tilton. She also starred in the short-lived 2002 series Girls Club. She made a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie in January 2007, starring in The Valley of Light, a story set in post-World War II based on a novel by Terry Kay. Other TV series that Mol has appeared in include Calm at Sunset in 1996, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter in April 2008, Life on Mars as Annie and Seven Seconds (2018) by Netflix as attorney Sam Henessy.

Gretchen Mol Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire is a HBO crime drama TV series by Terence Winter. Mol landed a recurring role as Gillian Darmody, a showgirl at the Beaux Arts and mother to gangster Jimmy Darmody (played by Michael Pitt).

Gretchen Mol Movies and TV Shows – Filmography

Movies | Films
Year
Title
Role
2016
Manchester by the Sea
Elise Chandler
2016
A Family Man
Elise Jensen
2015
True Story
Karen Hannen
2015
Anesthesia
Sarah
2014
Laggies
Bethany
2008
An American Affair
Catherine Caswell
2008
Tenure
Elaine Grasso
2007
The Ten
Gloria Jennings
2007
Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot
Lynn
2007
3:10 to Yuma
Alice Evans
2006
Puccini for Beginners
Grace
2005
The Notorious Bettie Page
Bettie Page
2004
Heavy Put-Away
Mary
2003
The Shape of Things
Jenny
2000
Zoe Loses It
Amber
2000
Attraction
Liz
2000
Get Carter
Audrey
1999
The Thirteenth Floor
Jane Fuller / Natasha Molinaro
1999
Cradle Will Rock
Marion Davies
1999
Sweet and Lowdown
Ellie
1999
Forever Mine
Ella Brice
1998
Too Tired to Die
Capri
1998
Music from Another Room
Anna Swann
1998
Rounders
Jo
1998
New Rose Hotel
Hiroshi’s Wife
1998
Celebrity
Vicky
1998
Finding Graceland
Beatrice Gruman
1998
Bleach
Gwen
1997
Donnie Brasco
Sonny’s Girlfriend
1997
The Last Time I Committed Suicide
Mary Greenway
1997
The Deli
Mary
1996
Girl 6
Girl No. 12
1996
The Funeral
Helen
TBA
False Positive
Television
Year
Title
Role
2018
Nightflyers
Dr. Agatha Matheson
2018
Seven Seconds
Sam Hennessy
2016
Chance
Jaclyn Blackstone
2015
Mozart in the Jungle
Nina
2010–2014
Boardwalk Empire
Gillian Darmody
2008
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Norah Henry
2008–2009
Life on Mars
Annie Norris
2007
The Valley of Light
Eleanor
2002
The Magnificent Ambersons
Lucy Morgan
2002
Girls Club
Lynne Camden
2002
Freshening Up
Janelle
2000
Picnic
Madge Owens
1996
Dead Man’s Walk
Maggie
1996
Spin City
Gwen
1996
Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn
Emily

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