Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina
Molina in October 2009
Born Alfredo Molina
(1953-05-24) 24 May 1953 (age 64)
Paddington, London, England, UK
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Citizenship British, American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Jill Gascoine (m. 1986)
Children 1

Alfredo "Alfred" Molina (born 24 May 1953) is a British-American actor and voice actor, known for his roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Enchanted April (1992), Maverick (1994), Species (1995), Boogie Nights (1997), Chocolat (2000), Frida (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Da Vinci Code (2006) and An Education (2009).

He rose to prominence on the West End, earning a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Newcomer for his performance in the 1980 production of Oklahoma!. He made his Broadway debut in a production of 'Art' in 1998. His other Broadway credits include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof from 2004 to 2005 and Mark Rothko in Red from 2009 to 2010.

Early life

Molina was born in Paddington, London. His father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish immigrant from Madrid who worked as a waiter and chauffeur. [1] His mother, Giovanna (née Bonelli), was an Italian house-keeper who cleaned rooms in a hotel and worked as a cook. [2] [3] Molina grew up in a working class district in Notting Hill [4] that was inhabited by many other immigrant families. [5] Molina decided to become an actor after seeing Spartacus at the age of nine, and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. [6] He also auditioned and was accepted as a member of National Youth Theatre.

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