About this Artist
ALFRED MOLINA is an accomplished and versatile actor with over seventy, film, television and theater productions to his credit.
Molina recently finished an on stage performance of the Off-Broadway play Howard Katz by Patrick Mawber at the Roundabout Theatre and was last seen in the Miramax film Hoax in which he starred opposite Richard Gere for with director Lasse Hallstrom who also directed Molina's performance in Chocolat in 2000.
In July of 2007 Molina will be seen in the television mini-series The Company produced by Sir. Ridley Scott and John Calley for TNT and later on this year the feature film The Little Traitor an adaptation of the Amos Oz Prize book, Panther in the Basement, produced by Marilyn Hall and written and directed by Lynn Roth. Additionally, in the fall, HBO will air the film As You Like It starring opposite Bryce Dallas Howard for director Kenneth Branagh.
In 2006 Molina starred in Da Vinci Code for director Ron Howard and Sony Pictures where he had previously created the ground-breaking role of Doc Ock for that studio in 2004 for director Sam Raimi. He also completed a run at the Mark Taper Forum of The Cherry Orchard opposite Annette Bening. His history in the theatre has been highly recognized with two Tony nominations, for Fiddler on the Roof and for Art, as well as, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Circle Critics Award for Art.
Some of his other films include Frida, opposite Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Geoffrey Rush and Ashley Judd, earning him Best Supporting Actor nominations from BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild, the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Critics Association. Molina also appeared in the Columbia Pictures thriller Identity, opposite John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet, the Jim Jarmusch film Coffee and Cigarettes and the Miramax release Undertaking Betty, a comedy with Brenda Blethyn, Naomi Watts and Christopher Walken.
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. His breakthrough role came in 1987 when he portrayed Kenneth Halliwell, the tragic lover of Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears. In 1998, Molina earned accolades for his powerful performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's film Boogie Nights, which won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture. His other films include The Imposters, Anna Karenina, Species, The Perez Family, Maverick, Enchanted April, Pete's Meteor, Not Without My Daughter, Dudley Do-Right and Texas Rangers. For television, Molina served as a producer and actor for the CBS situation comedy Ladies Man, co-starring Sharon Lawrence and Betty White.
Molina made his Broadway debut in 1998 in the Tony winning play Art with Alan Alda and Victor Garber. In addition to his own Best Actor Tony nomination, he received a Drama Desk Award for his performance, and the production was honored with an Outer Circle Critics Award for best ensemble. He starred in the off-Broadway production of Molly Sweeney, for which he was honored with a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Most Outstanding Debut Performance. His other theatre credits include roles in two Royal National Theatre productions, Night of the Iguana, and David Mamet's Speed the Plow, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance; and Serious Money for the Royal Court Theatre and The West End. Molina also received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance in Oklahoma at the Palace Theatre.