Gretchen Mol

Gretchen Mol

On January 23, 2016, during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Mol was seen in Manchester by the Sea alongside Kara Hayward, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. The film follows Lee Chandler, who is made legal guardian of his nephew after the sudden passing of his brother, Joe. Amazon Studios acquired the distribution rights to the film shortly after its Sundance Film Festival premiere. Manchester by the Sea was released on November 18, 2016.

Additionally, Mol appeared in Anesthesia alongside Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, and Corey Stoll. Written, produced, and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, Anesthesia tells the story about the lives of people Professor Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston) affected in the past, after he gets violently mugged. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2015. Anesthesia was released by IFC in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles, as well as VOD, on January 8, 2016.

Last year, Mol appeared as a guest star in the second season of the Golden Globe®–winning Amazon Studios original series Mozart in the Jungle. The full second season became available on Amazon on December 30, 2015.

At the end of last year, Mol also completed production on The Headhunter’s Calling alongside Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Alison Brie. The film centers on a ruthless headhunter who’s on his way to taking over the company when his 10-year old son falls ill and his personal and professional priorities clash.

In 2015, Mol completed a Broadway run in Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced at the Lyceum Theater. The limited engagement began previews on September 27, 2014, opened on October 23, 2015, and concluded on March 1, 2015. Additionally, Mol appeared in True Story alongside James Franco and Jonah Hill. The film follows the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who lived outside the U.S. under Finkel’s name. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015, and was released in limited theaters on April 17, 2015.

In 2014, Mol completed production in HBO’s Martin Scorsese-produced series Boardwalk Empire opposite Steve Buscemi. The fifth and final season concluded on October 26, 2014. Mol and her castmates received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2012. They were subsequently nominated in the same category in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Additionally, the series won a Golden Globe® Award in the category of Best Television Series – Drama in 2011, and was subsequently nominated in the same category in 2012 and 2013.

Mol made her film debut in Spike Lee’s Girl 6 as Girl 12. Her film credits include Laggies; 3:10 to Yuma, a role for which she received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast; The Notorious Bettie Page; Rounders; The Shape of Things; Music from Another Room; Abel Ferrara’s The Funeral; The Last Time I Committed Suicide; The Thirteenth Floor; Celebrity; Forever Mine; The Ten; Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot; Puccini for Beginners; Just Looking; and An American Affair. Mol’s telefilm credits include Lifetime’s Emmy®-nominated The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, based on the best-selling novel of the same title; Picnic; The Magnificent Ambersons; Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn; The Valley of Light; and Dead Man’s Walk. Her television series credits include an appearance in the debut episode of the ABC hit Spin City, and later a starring role in the David E. Kelley ABC series Life on Mars. Additionally, she starred on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago and off-Broadway in the theatrical version of The Shape of Things.

Mol currently resides with her family in New York.

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