It takes a level of talent and commitment to be regarded as the next best actress in the industry. This is the story of Gretchen Mol, and since she emerged, it has become increasingly difficult to dispute the fact that the actress has lived up to the hype.
Following her days as a model, Gretchen has been in the movie industry since her role as an extra on Girl 6. Since then, Mol has made her mark on both film and stage productions. She is known for projects like The Notorious Bettie Page, Life On Mars, and Nightflyers.
Gretchen Mol’s Bio
Gretchen was birthed on November 8, 1972, in Deep River, Connecticut, to her mother Janet, and her father whose name is unknown. At the time, her mother made a living as a teacher and an artist. Her father worked as a special ed teacher and principal at RHAM High School. Through her parents, Gretchen has an older brother Jim who is building a career in the movie industry as an editor and director.
Gretchen Mol was bitten by the acting bug at an early age. While in high school, she was steeply involved in the school’s theatre program. She attended the same high school with Broadway actor Peter Lockyer, and they both performed together in school musicals and plays.
After high school, she honed her acting skills at William Esper Studio and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Gretchen Mol also worked a few jobs for a while after acting school. She was employed as an usher at Angelika Film Center and subsequently as a hat-check girl at a New York Restaurant known as Michael’s Restaurant. It was here that she was spotted by a talent agent and given her first TV gig – a commercial for Coca-Cola. During that period, she also showed up on the covers of several magazines before ending her brief time as a model in favor of building an acting career.
In her love life, the model-turned-actress opted to choose a partner from within her industry. On June 1, 2004, Gretchen Mol tied the knot with her husband Tod “Kip” Williams. Kip makes a living as a director.
Mol became a mother on September 10, 2007, when she and Kip welcomed their first child, a son they named Ptolemy John Williams. Almost four years later, she had their second child, a daughter they named Winter Morgan Williams.
Becoming a mother switched Mol’s priorities a little bit. She lived in New York City and was particular about the kind of jobs she took. She turned down every job that took required her to leave home and her city, as she prioritized her family above her career.
Gretchen Mol serves as the PMD Foundation’s spokesperson in the country. The foundation was created to fund research and promote awareness of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a neurological disorder which affects children. She became involved with the foundation after she lost one of her cousins to Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
List of Movies From Best To Worst
Gretchen Mol started her acting career on stage. She participated in New York and London plays, as well as Vermont’s summer stock theatre in plays like 110 in the Shade, Godspell, The Shape of Things, Chicago, and Disgraced.
She started both her film and television careers in the same year with Girl 6 and Dead Man’s Walk respectively. The actress steadily grew her career throughout the 1990s and 2000s with projects like Rounders (1998), The Shape of Things (2003), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Girls Club (2002), Life on Mars (2008-2009), Nightflyers (2018), and Seven Seconds (2018) among others.
Gretchen Mol has been in a lot of high grossing films throughout her career and has worked with the biggest names within the industry. This has led fans of her movies and her performances to argue over which of her movies are the best and which are the worst.
Based on information online about feedback from fans and critics of her movies and individual performances, we have put together a list of the top 20 Gretchen Mol movies ranked from best to worst. This list does not include her television roles.
- 3:10 to Yuma
- The Notorious Bettie Page
- The Thirteenth Floor
- Music From Another Room
- The Ten
- Sweet and Lowdown
- The Funeral
- The Shape of Things
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
- An American Affair
- Trainwreck: My Life As An Idiot
- Too Tired To Die
- Puccini For Beginners
- Look In My Shorts
- Just Looking
- Finding Graceland
- The Last Time I Committed Suicide