Fast Facts

  • Spanish father and Italian mother emigrated to London in the 1940s; grew up listening to a variety of accents, which he later drew on for his acting career.
  • Inspired to become an actor after seeing Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus (1960) at age 9.
  • Became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1977.
  • Made his big-screen debut as a villainous tour guide in the action-adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  • First Broadway appearance came in 1998 with Yasmina Reza's Art.
  • Affectionately named the four tentacles of his Doctor Octopus costume in Spider-Man 2 Harry, Larry, Flo and Moe.
  • Before starring on Law & Order: Los Angeles, guest-starred in a pair of crossover episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Trial by Jury.

Awards

  • 1998, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2010, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2004, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jill Gascoine — Wife
  • Rachel Molina — Daughter

College

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Alfredo Molina
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: May 24, 1953, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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