A versatile performer who possessed the talent to convincingly portray numerous character types, actress Molly Parker racked up an impressive list of credits in her native Canada and the United States before achieving stardom with her nuanced turn as a former laudanum addict-turned-gold mining entrepreneur on the acclaimed series "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06). After getting her start in a number of television movies, many of which were filmed in Vancouver, Parker developed a reputation for uncompromising portrayals in edgy independents like "Kissed" (1996) and "The Center of the World" (2001), both of which were highly-charged portrayals of unorthodox sexuality. Following performances as more reserved women in the speculative "Max" (2002) and the acclaimed cable movie "Iron Jawed Angels" (HBO, 2004), she blended the two sides together for her richly-textured portrayal of Alma Garret on "Deadwood." Once that highly acclaimed series was surprisingly canceled, Parker was overshadowed by the likes of Ben Affleck in "Hollywoodland" (2006) and the outrageous Nicolas Cage in the remake of "The Wicker Man" (2006). Though she faded to the background following her triumph on "Deadwood," Parker remained a skilled actress capable of turning in one surprising performance after another.