Who is British-American actor Alfred Molina?
Alfred Molina is a British-American actor featured in over 200 films, television shows, and stage performances. He initially gained notoriety in the West End, receiving a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Newcomer in a Play for his portrayal in the production of Oklahoma! in 1980. From 1998 to 1999, he made his Broadway debut as Yvan in a performance of Art, playing Satipo in Raiders of Lost Ark. From 2004 to 2005, he played Tevye in the musical Fiddler on the Roof, and from 2009 to 2010, he played Mark Rothko in the drama Red. Kenneth Halliwell in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Rahad Jackson in Boogie Nights (1997), Mellersh Wilkins in Enchanted April (1992), Comte de Reynaud in Chocolat (2000), Diego Rivera in Frida (2002), Bishop Aringarosa in The da Vinci Code (2006), Jack Mellor in An Education (2009), and George in Love Is Strange are some of his most notable roles on screen (2014).
Monsters University (2013), In Rango (2011), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), and Frozen II, he voiced characters (2019). In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 (2004), he played Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus. He will reprise the character in the forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Film Spider-Man: No Way Home, released in December 2021. Molina has received a lot of praise for his work and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Robert Aldrich in the miniseries Feud (2017). For his portrayal in Frida, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Independent Spirit Award, a British Independent Film Award, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Tony Awards.
|Full Name||Alfred Molina|
|Series Played||Prick Up Your Ears, Enchanted April, Boogie Nights, Chocolat, Frida, The Da Vinci Code.|
Birthday and Zodiac
|Age||68 years old as in 2021|
|Date of Birth||May 24, 1953|
|Birth Place||Paddington, London, England|
|School/University||Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Estimated net worth||$8 million US dollar|
Family and Relatives
Alfred Molina Early Life
Esteban Molina, his father, was a Spaniard from Madrid who arrived in England in 1939 and worked as a waiter and driver. Giovanna, his mother, was an Italian immigrant who came to the United Kingdom during WWII and worked as a chef and cleaner at a hotel.
Molina grew up in a Notting Hill working-class neighbourhood with many other immigrant families.
After watching Spartacus at the age of nine, he chose to pursue acting and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and auditioned for and joined the National Youth Theatre. At the request of his first agency, he changed his name to Alfred at the age of 21.
Alfred Molina Personal life
In Tower Hamlets, London, Molina married actress Jill Gascoine. They were married from 1986 till her death from Alzheimer’s illness on April 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. Molina is a Los Angeles-based actor.
He became a citizen of the United States in 2004. He speaks English, Spanish, and Italian fluently. He relocated to La Caada Flintridge in 2017. Molina is a champion for individuals living with AIDS in addition to performing.
He gives to AIDS research, walks in the Los Angeles AIDS Walk, and starred in the documentary Walk On, made by Joseph Kibler (who has been HIV+ and paraplegic since birth, c. 1989) about Kibler’s life.
In the U.S. presidential election of 2016, Molina backed Senator Bernie Sanders. Jennifer Lee, the filmmaker, revealed in November 2019 that she is dating Molina. In August of 2021, they tied the knot.
Molina was once attacked on his way to a rehearsal for his role as Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody in Not Without My Daughter by a guy who mistaken him for Mahmoody.
Did you know?
- Alfred was born in Paddington, London, England, on May 24, 1953. Giovanna, his mother, was an Italian chef and housekeeper, while Esteban, his father, was a Spaniard who worked as a waiter and chauffeur.
- Molina grew up in Notting Hill, which was home to many other immigrant families. After viewing “Spartacus” when he was nine years old, he wanted to pursue acting. He studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama before joining the National Youth Theatre.
Frequently asked Questions
What ethnicity is Alfred Molina?
Alfred is of spanish ethnicity.
What languages does Alfred Molina speak?
Alfred speaks English, Spanish and Italian.
How old is Alfred Molina?
Alfred is 68 years as of 2021.
How rich is Alfred Molina?
Alfred has a net worth of $8 million.
Who is Alfred Molina married to?
Alfred was previously married to Jill Gascoine. He married Jennifer Lee in 2021.
Where was Alfred Molina born?
Molina was born in Paddington, London, United Kingdom.