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Alfred Molina Biography

Birth Name:
Alfredo Molina
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2010BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

Relationships

  • Roberto Molina -- Brother
  • Rachel Molina -- Daughter
  • Esteban Molina -- Father
  • Giovanna Bonelli -- Mother