Molly Gordon is an American film, television and voice actress. She is the only child of director Bryan Gordon and writer Jessie Nelson. She kicked-off her acting career at a young age and has become famous for giving voice to a number of characters in Our Cartoon President and also starring as one of the lead characters in TNT drama series named the Animal kingdom. Here’s a story of how she made it to the spotlight.
Molly was born on December 6, 1995, to Bryan Gordon and Jessie Nelson in the United States of America. She is originally from Los Angeles and grew up in the west village. Ethnicity-wise, Molly is white.
Although it is not known where Molly had her high school education, she claims she attended New York University for a period of two weeks and had to discontinue the programme because she felt it was not her perfect match.
Having parents who are active players in the entertainment industry fuelled her interested in acting at an early age. She started a children’s theatre group at the age of three. In 2001, she made her debut as an actress at the tender age of six, starring in the Oscar-nominated movie titled I Am Sam.
After making her debut, she honed her acting skills for some years before making an appearance in the Christmas comedy-drama film Love the Coopers in 2015. That same year, she was cast in Sin City Saints and Ithaca. She appeared as a guest actress in episodes of the series Orange Is the New Black. Her recent role as Maddie in the comedy film Life of the party in 2018 was an additional push to her career.
Molly also has a keen interest in making sketches which she has been involved in since childhood alongside her friends. She says her goal is to work behind the scene and likely have a sketch show like Inside Amy Schumer.
Parents and Family
Molly’s father is American award-winning director Bryan Gordon, a television and film director, writer and producer. His works include Pie in the Sky, Career Opportunities, Party Down and Sin City Saint. He is mainly known for directing comedy shows on television. Molly appeared in Sin City Saint which was directed by her father.
Her mother is film producer and screenwriter, Jessie Nelson who is known for her work in Love the Coopers and Corrina, Corrina. Molly’s debut was in the film I Am Sam which was written, directed and produced by her mother.
Her parents were of great influence in her career as both are established icons in the entertainment industry. As a result, she was exposed to acting at an early age and moving on to Hollywood was not a big deal. She claims that her parents’ involvement in the movie world gave her quite a realistic view of the world, however, that does not make it a smooth ride for her as she intends making a name for herself. Molly is the only child of her parents. Her parents are still married and currently, they live in Los Angeles.
Molly is dating Nick Lieberman and they have a blissful love life. The two have been known to be dating since 2014 after pictures of them started appearing on social media in that year. She and her boyfriend do not relent in showing love to each other from Valentine’s Day to celebrating birthdays. They also post photographs of each other regularly on their respective social media accounts and her fans believe that both of them make a cute couple.
On the 7th of August 2015, she posted a photograph on social media of her spending sunset with her boyfriend and captioned it – Atlantic Daily. The duo is yet to make commitments to each other but it is crystal clear that the bond between them is strong and real.
Other facts about Molly Gordon
- She is a childhood friend of American Actor and singer, Ben Platt.
- Her height is 5 feet 4 inches (1. 65 m)
- She is a foodie and loves ethnic foods.
- In the last few years, she has been engaged in politics.
- Molly Gordon’s weight is 55 Kg (121.254 lbs.)
- She has an online presence on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with a substantial following on each platform.