Alfred Molina

Actor, Comic
Ever since his emergence from the British stage, actor Alfred Molina carved out a prominent career as a chameleon-like character actor who occasionally emerged in leading man roles. After climbing the traditional ladder ... Read more »
Born: 05/24/1953 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (111)

Angie Tribeca 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet 2015 (Movie)

The Sergeant (Voice)

Matador 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Show Me a Hero 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Sister Cities 2015 (Movie)

Mort (Actor)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

Fairy King (Voice)

We'll Never Have Paris 2015 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Carmel 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Is Strange 2014 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Pete's Meteor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Return to Zero 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Sian Ka'an 2014 (Movie)

Voice of Ka'an (Actor)

Swelter 2014 (Movie)

Dr. George Polk (Actor)

The Normal Heart 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Normal Heart 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 (Movie)

Reginald (Voice)

Khalil Gibran's The Prophet 2013 (Movie)

The Sergeant (Actor)

Monday Mornings 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Professor Knight (Voice)

Return to Zero 2013 (Movie)

Robert Royal (Actor)

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Voice

Gravity Falls 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Scott Turow's Innocent 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Truth About Emanuel 2012 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Abduction 2011 (Movie)

Burton (Actor)

Harry's Law 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: LA 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rango 2011 (Movie)

Roadkill (Voice)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

Sheik Amar (Actor)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

Horvath (Actor)

The Tempest 2010 (Movie)

Stephano (Actor)

An Education 2009 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Little Traitor 2009 (Movie)

Dunlop (Actor)

The Lodger 2009 (Movie)

Chandler Manning (Actor)

The Pink Panther 2 2009 (Movie)

Pepperidge (Actor)

Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 (Movie)

Edy Rodriguez (Actor)

Silk 2007 (Movie)

Baldabiou (Actor)

The Company (TNT) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

Dick Suskind (Actor)

The Ten Commandments 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Ramses (Actor)

As You Like It 2006 (Movie)

Touchstone (Actor)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

Bishop Aringarosa (Actor)

The Moon and the Stars 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cronicas 2005 (Movie)

Victor Hugo Puente (Actor)

Joan of Arc 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Narrator

Steamboy 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Eddie Steam (Actor)

Undertaking Betty 2005 (Movie)

Boris (Actor)

Coffee and Cigarettes 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Dr. Otto Octavius/Doc Ock (Actor)

VH1 Goes Inside: Spider-Man 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Bram & Alice 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Identity 2003 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Luther 2003 (Movie)

Johann Tetzel (Actor)

My Life Without Me 2003 (Movie)

Ann's Father (Actor)

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Frida 2002 (Movie)

Diego Rivera (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Sharon Lawrence 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ladies Man 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Texas Rangers 2001 (Movie)

John King Fisher (Actor)

Chocolat 2000 (Movie)

Comte De Reynaud (Actor)

The All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dudley Do-Right 1999 (Movie)

Snidley Whiplash (Actor)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

Solomon Solomon (Actor)

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Break 1998 (Movie)

Tulio (Actor)

The Impostors 1998 (Movie)

Jeremy Burtom (Actor)

Anna Karenina 1997 (Movie)

Levin (Actor)

Boogie Nights 1997 (Movie)

Rahad Jackson (Actor)

Mojave Moon 1997 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Scorpion Spring 1997 (Movie)

Denis Brabant (Actor)

The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 (Movie)

Boris--the Butcher (Actor)

The Treat 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Before and After 1996 (Movie)

Panos Demeris (Actor)

Dead Man 1996 (Movie)

Trading Post Missionary (Actor)

When Pigs Fly 1996 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Hideaway 1995 (Movie)

Jonas (Actor)

Species 1995 (Movie)

Arden (Actor)

The Perez Family 1995 (Movie)

Juan Raul Perez (Actor)

The Steal 1995 (Movie)

Cliff (Actor)

Maverick 1994 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

Nervous Energy 1994 (Movie)

Ira (Actor)

White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf 1994 (Movie)

Reverend Leland Drury (Actor)

American Friends 1993 (Movie)

Oliver Syme (Actor)

Angels 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trial 1993 (Movie)

Titorelli (Actor)

Ashenden 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Enchanted April 1991 (Movie)

Mellersh Wilkins (Actor)

Not Without My Daughter 1991 (Movie)

Moody (Actor)

The Accountant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Manifesto 1989 (Movie)

Avanti (Actor)

Drowning in the Shallow End 1988 (Movie)

Livio (Actor)

Prick Up Your Ears 1987 (Movie)

Kenneth Halliwell (Actor)

A Letter to Brezhnev 1986 (Movie)

Sergei (Actor)

Water 1986 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Eleni 1985 (Movie)

Young Christos (Actor)

Ladyhawke 1985 (Movie)

Cezar (Actor)

Number One 1984 (Movie)

Detective Constable Rogers (Actor)

Meantime 1982 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 (Movie)

Satipo (Actor)

A Year in Provence (TV Show)

Actor

Close To The Enemy (TV Show)

Actor

The Miracle Maker (TV Show)

Voice

Virtuoso (TV Show)

Actor

Yes, Virginia (TV Show)

Voice
Director (1)

Sister Cities 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Ever since his emergence from the British stage, actor Alfred Molina carved out a prominent career as a chameleon-like character actor who occasionally emerged in leading man roles. After climbing the traditional ladder of British theatrical aspiration, moving from the repertory circuit to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Molina created a stir as The Maniac in "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" (1979). But it was his success on the big screen - starting with a small, but memorable role as a turncoat guide covered in spiders in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) - that spurred Molina to success. From there, his mixed heritage allowed Molina to play just about any nationality in a variety of roles - from a Russian sailor in "Letter to Brezhnev" (1985) to an Iranian in Western clothing in "Not Without My Daughter" (1991) to a Cuban refugee in "The Perez Family" (1995) and a Greek-American lawyer in "Before and After" (1996). Though often tapped to play villains - most notably as Dr. Octopus in the blockbuster sequel "Spider-Man 2" (2004) - he made his greatest impression as the pleasure-seeking artist Diego Rivera in "Frida" (2002), making clear to audiences that there were few roles Molina was not willing or able to play.

Relationships

Jill Gascoine Actor

Wife
Met while starring in the London revival of "Destry Rides Again" in 1982 married in 1985

Rachel Molina

Daughter
Born c. 1980 from a previous relationship

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England

Milestones

2011

Voiced Roadkill, a nine-banded armadillo in the computer-animated comedy "Rango"

2011

Cast in the action drama "Abduction," starring Taylor Lautner

2010

Returned to Broadway to star in John Logan's drama, "Red"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actor in a Play

2010

Played the villain opposite Nicolas Cage in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

2010

Cast as Deputy District Attorney Ricardo Morales in "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (NBC)

2009

Co-starred with Steve Martin in "The Pink Panther 2"

2007

Co-starred opposite Richard Gere in Lasse Hallström's "The Hoax"

2006

Cast as Bishop Aringarosa in Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code"

2004

Cast as the villain Dr. Octavius in "Spider-Man 2"

2004

Cast as Tevye in the Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof"; earned a Tony Award nomination

2003

Supported Joseph Fiennes who played the religious reformer in the film "Luther"

2002

Co-starred in the CBS television series "Bram and Alice"

2002

Portrayed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, alongside Salma Hayek in the biopic "Frida"; earned a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor

2001

Appeared in an updated version of "Murder on the Orient Express" (CBS)

2000

Cast as the narrow-minded mayor of a small French town in "Chocolat"

1999

Had a cameo role as an electronics store owner in Anderson's "Magnolia"

1999

Cast as Snidely Whiplash in the feature version of "Dudley Do-Right"

1998

Acted in the Stanley Tucci directed "The Imposter"

1998

Made Broadway debut in Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play "Art"

1997

Starred as Levin in Bernard Rose's feature film version of "Anna Karenina"

1997

Had a memorable role as a coked-up drug dealer in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights"

1995

Made NY stage debut in Brian Friel's "Molly Sweeney"

1995

Portrayed the head of a Cuban family in "The Perez Family"

1993

Moved to the U.S.

1991

Played Sally Field's Iranian-born husband in "Not Without My Daughter"

1991

Portrayed an upper-class English husband in Mike Newell's comedy of manners "Enchanted April"

1987

Delivered a stunning performance as the bald, haunted Halliwell in Stephen Frears' "Prick Up Your Ears"

1985

Returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company to appear as Petruchio in "The Taming of the Shrew"

1981

Film acting debut, "Raiders of the Lost Aark"

1977

Became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

1975

Joined a children's theater company touring the English countryside with "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1968

Performed with the National Youth Theater company in London

Formed (with Joan Hyler) the Molina Hyler Scissors production company

Worked with provincial repertory companies in Newcastle, Liverpool, Hornchurch and Leiscester

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