Molly Parker is perhaps best known for her starring role as “Alma Garrett” in David Milch’s acclaimed HBO series Deadwood, and for playing “Jackie Sharp” in House of Cards opposite Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright for Netflix. In other recent television roles, she starred in Swingtown on CBS and The Firmon NBC.Memorable characters also include “Lisa Marshall” on Showtime’s Dexter for Showtime and “Rabbi Ari” on HBO's Six Feet Under.
Molly made her feature film debut in Lynne Stopkewich'sKISSED, for which she received a Genie Award for Best Actress. Other features include Katja von Garnier’s IRON JAWED ANGELSopposite Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston and Philip Kaufman’s HEMINGWAY AND GELHORN opposite Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, both for HBO Films; John Hillcoat’s THE ROAD opposite Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron;Allen Coulter’s HOLLYWOODLANDopposite Adrien Brody; and Neil LaBute's THE WICKER MAN, opposite Nicolas Cage.
She has starred in numerous independent films, including WHO LOVES THE SUN opposite Lukas Haas and Adam Scott, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival; Julia Dyer’s THEPLAYROOMwhich premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, OLIVER SHERMAN opposite Garrett Dillahunt andDonal Logue; Bruce Macdonald’s TRIGGER(Genie Award nomination); Gillies MacKinnon's PURE; WayneWang’s CENTER OF THE WORLDopposite Peter Sarsgaard for which she was nominated for an IndependentSpirit Award; Istvan Szabo’s SUNSHINE opposite Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz; Keith Gordon's WAKINGTHE DEAD opposite Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly; Menno Meyjes’ MAX opposite John Cusack; MichaelWinterbottom’s WONDERLAND; Wiebke von Carolsfeld's MARION BRIDGE for which she was the GenieAward-winner for Best Supporting Actress;Paul Gross’s MEN WITH BROOMS and Bruce Sweeney’s LASTWEDDING, for which she won a Genie Award; Jeremy Podeswa's THE FIVE SENSES opposite MaryLouise-Parker; Sturla Gunnarson’s RARE BIRDS opposite William Hurt; her second film with LynnStopkewich, SUSPICIOUS RIVER which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and Rodrigo Garcia’s NINELIVES.
She was most recently seen in the acclaimed Amazon original series Goliath, from David E. Kelly, and Ewan McGregor's directorial debut AMERICAN PASTORAL for Lakeshore Entertainment. Upcoming, she will be seen starring in Errol Morris’s miniseries Wormwood opposite Peter Sarsgaard for Netflix, and the independent features SMALL CRIMES opposite Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Josephine Decker’s MOVIE NO. 1opposite Miranda July, and 1922opposite Thomas Jane.
She recently wrapped her directorial debut BIRD, starring Amanda Plummer.