House Of Cards

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 8 AUGUST -

Jackie Sharp (molly parker) has what Wash­ing­ton wants in a ris­ing politi­cian: she’s young, ruth­less, fe­male, a war hero and clean as a whis­tle. but it’s not long be­fore frank Un­der­wood’s (kevin Spacey) pro­tégé and new ma­jor­ity whip makes dodgy choices and hops into bed with po­lit­i­cal pup­pet­mas­ter Ray­mond tusk’s (gerald mcRaney) right-hand man Remy (ma­her­shala ali). for­tu­nately molly cuts a cleaner path in her own rise to the top.

molly’s par­ents raised her and her younger brother henry on their “hip­pie” farm in Van­cou­ver, Canada and made a liv­ing sell­ing seafood. molly trained as a bal­le­rina for 13 years, then she per­suaded her un­cle’s act­ing agent to take her on as a client when she was just 15. now, of course, molly’s fa­mous and her un­cle’s name isn’t even on the in­ter­net. the 42-year-old’s first on­screen sex scene, in the 1996 Cana­dian movie kissed, was with a dead guy (the crew used a man­nequin – not a real corpse). her char­ac­ter San­dra was a necrophil­iac. You may recog­nise Cana­dian-born molly from dead­wood (2004-2006) – she played wi­dow alma gar­ret. She also played the sexy rabbi in Six feet Un­der in 2002. Or if you’re a board­walk Em­pire fan, her portrait was used for the photo of nucky’s wife in the show’s first episode back in 2010. She had her son Wil­liam Strum­mer bis­son­nette on 13 Oc­to­ber 2006 – molly was preg­nant while film­ing the third sea­son of dead­wood and said that her preg­nancy made her no­tice how bad ev­ery­one and ev­ery­thing smelled on set. be­fore au­di­tion­ing for her cur­rent role, molly binge-watched sea­son 1 of house Of Cards (2013-cur­rent) and says that “i watched it in three days… pretty much like ev­ery­body else”. She says of her co-star kevin, “he’s funny and jokes around, but when he’s play­ing fran­cis, he’s ter­ri­fy­ing.”

Molly’s mar­vel­lous in her role as po­lit­i­cal wheeler

dealer Jackie Sharp.

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