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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 8, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Deep River, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor, waitress, coat check girl

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Once hailed as Hollywood's next "It" Girl by Vanity Fair in 1998, actress Gretchen Mol failed to live up to the hype before her career was able to take off and suffered the notoriety of starring in a series of commercial failures. The first sign of trouble came with what was intended to be her breakout movie, "Rounders" (1998). That film underperformed at the box office and left Mol the subject of indifference from an industry that sought to build her up in the first place. Both determined and resilient, Mol continued to plow forward with her career, playing Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend in Woody Allen's "Celebrity" (1998) and Marion Davies in "Cradle Will Rock" (1999). She enjoyed roles in the remake of "Picnic" (CBS, 2000) before performing in a London stage production of Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things" (2001), a role she reprised in the director's 2003 film adaptation. After struggling to regain her footing, Mol finally broke through with an acclaimed performance in the title role of the indie biopic "The Notorious Bettie Page" (2006). From there, she co-starred opposite Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "3:10 to Yuma" (2007) and had a short-lived regular role on the U.S. remake of "Life on...

Once hailed as Hollywood's next "It" Girl by Vanity Fair in 1998, actress Gretchen Mol failed to live up to the hype before her career was able to take off and suffered the notoriety of starring in a series of commercial failures. The first sign of trouble came with what was intended to be her breakout movie, "Rounders" (1998). That film underperformed at the box office and left Mol the subject of indifference from an industry that sought to build her up in the first place. Both determined and resilient, Mol continued to plow forward with her career, playing Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend in Woody Allen's "Celebrity" (1998) and Marion Davies in "Cradle Will Rock" (1999). She enjoyed roles in the remake of "Picnic" (CBS, 2000) before performing in a London stage production of Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things" (2001), a role she reprised in the director's 2003 film adaptation. After struggling to regain her footing, Mol finally broke through with an acclaimed performance in the title role of the indie biopic "The Notorious Bettie Page" (2006). From there, she co-starred opposite Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "3:10 to Yuma" (2007) and had a short-lived regular role on the U.S. remake of "Life on Mars" (ABC, 2009). Finding new life on the small screen, Mol had a recurring role as a showgirl and mother on the critically acclaimed "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- ), a testament to her ability to shed an image as a flavor of the month.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Laggies (2014)
2.
 Anesthesia (2014)
3.
 True Story (2014)
4.
 Love, Marilyn (2012)
5.
6.
 Tenure (2009)
8.
 Valley of Light (2007)
9.
 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
10.
 Ten, The (2007)
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1990:
Moved to NYC
1996:
Film debut, Spike Lee's "Girl 6"
1996:
Had supporting role in Abel Ferrara's "The Funeral"
1996:
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "Larry McMurtry's 'Dead Man's Walk'"
1996:
TV-movie debut in "Calm at Sunset" (CBS)
1997:
Played gangster's moll in "Donnie Brasco"
1998:
Appeared on the cover of <i>Vanity Fair's</i> September Issue, which proclaimed her "Hollywood's newest 'It' girl"
1998:
Co-starred opposite Matt Damon in "Rounders"
1998:
Had featured role of Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend in Woody Allen's "Celebrity"
1999:
Portrayed Marion Davies in "Cradle Will Rock"
2000:
Starred in the CBS remake of "Picnic"
2000:
Appeared in "Attraction"; screened at the Toronto Film Festival
2001:
Acted in the London stage production of Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things"
2002:
Cast in supporting role in the A&E remake of "The Magnificent Ambersons"
2002:
Cast in the Fox drama "Girls Club"
2003:
Reprised the role of Jenny in the film adaptation of Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things," also starred Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz
2004:
Appeared on Broadway as Roxie Heart in the Tony Award-winning musical "Chicago"
2006:
Portrayed Bettie Page, the most successful pin-up model of the 1950s, in HBO's "The Notorious Bettie Page"
2007:
Co-starred in Maria Maggenti's romantic comedy "Puccini for Beginners"
2007:
Co-starred with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "3:10 to Yuma," a Western directed by James Mangold
2008:
Played Norah in "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" for the Lifetime Channel
2008:
Played Annie on the ABC series "Life on Mars"
2009:
Played a woman who has an affair with John F. Kennedy, in the independent film "An American Affair"
2010:
Joined the cast of the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" as Prohibition-era showgirl Gillian Darmody
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Education

William Esper Studio: New York , New York -
American Musical and Dramatic Academy: New York , New York -

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companion:
Clark Gayton. Jazz musician.
husband:
Tod '"Kip"' Williams. Director. Began dating in 2000; married June 12, 2004 in New York City.

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mother:
Janet Mol. Artist, teacher.
brother:
Jim Mol. Editor. Born c. 1971; studied filmmaking at NYU.

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