The British-American actor Alfred Molina is known for his roles in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and other movies. Read about his net worth and other facts.
Alfred Molina and his net worth
Alfred Molina is a British-American actor who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. He has accumulated his net worth by doing credible work in films like ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Prick Up Your Ears’, ‘The Man who Knew Too Little’, ‘Spiderman 2’, ‘Maverick, ‘Species’, ‘Not Without My Daughter’, ‘Chocolat’, ‘Afrida’, ‘Steamboy’. ‘The Hoax’, ‘Price of Persia: The Sands of Time’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘The Little Traitor’, ‘An Education’, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and ‘Rango’. Recently, he was seen in the role of Richard Morales’ on the NBC drama ‘Law and Order: LA’. Alfred Molina was born in Paddington, London and he grew up in a working class district in Notting Hill that was mostly inhabited by immigrant families. His mother was an Italian immigrant and dad, a German immigrant. He dreamt of getting into acting from the age of 9. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has till date appeared in over eighty television and film productions. He currently resides in California and has become a U.S. citizen. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian languages. He married actress Jill Gascoine in 1986. He has a daughter, Rachel, from a previous relationship and two step-sons, Adam and Sean, from his wife’s first marriage. Molina is an extremely dedicated AIDS advocate. He donates a part of his earnings towards AIDS research and also participates in Los Angeles AIDS WAlk. He also played a role in the documentary ‘Walk On’ which is based on the story of Joseph Kibler who is an AIDS survivor.
Early life and personal facts about Alfred Molina
Alfredo ‘Alfred’ Molina is best known for his role as Doctor Octopus in the movie ‘Spiderman’. He has also done various other hit movies and television series. He was born in the year 1953 to Giovanna and Esteban Molina in London. He has an Italian and German ethnicity and is a British National. He became a US citizen in 2004. The movie ‘Spartacus’ piqued his interest in movies and he decided to get into acting at the age of 9. After attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he attended the National Youth Theater. Soon after, he started to perform on stage. His two major performances on stage were, ‘The Night of the Iguana’ and ‘Speed the Plow’. He made his Broadway debut with ‘Art’ which also gave him a Tony Award nomination in 1998. Molina made his film debut in 1981 from the movie ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. He has been nominated several times and has also won many awards. He has mostly done villainous roles and once he commented in an interview, “When you’re kind of my size and look the way I do, leading man romantic leads aren’t going to come your way.” His wife actress Jill Gacoine is 16 years younger than him. Their love story is an example to people. The blessed couple has also been grandparents to two adorable granddaughters Alfie and Layla. His wife, Jill Gascoine is suffering from dementia.
Alfred Molina movies
Molina became a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in 1977. He also appeared in other productions like Troilus and Cressida and King Lear. Molina’s first American film, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ got his rave reviews. After this film, Molina got only small roles and worked on television and stage mostly. His art-house film, ‘Prick Up Your Ears’ in 1987 shot him to greater fame. In 1991, Molina appeared in the family drama ‘Not Without My Daughter’. He is truly an actor who gets into the role deeply. His role as a Cuban immigrant in the film ‘The Perez Family’ in 1995 won his critical acclaim worldwide. By the end of 1990s, Molina made his Broadway debut in ‘Art’. He also got his first Tony Award nomination for his work. Later, he was seen in the American television series, ‘Ladies Man’ which premiered in 1999. This series got over in 2001 and he soon got into another one, ‘Bram and Alice’. The show got cancelled mid-way but the actor was soon casted in ‘Frida’ in 2002 where he paired opposite Salma Hayek. He received positive reviews for his work in ‘Frida’. Molina was next seen in 2004 in a Broadway revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. He got his second Tony Award nomination for his role. On the big screen he was seen playing the role of a comic book villain Dr. Octavius in the film ‘Spiderman’. Molina’s film ‘Love is Strange’ is a French-American romantic drama. ‘Love is Strange’ revolves around the story of a gay couple, Aldred Molina and John Lithgow. More recently, Molina was seen playing the role of Bishop Aringarosa in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ in 2006. He was also seen on the small screen in the 2017 ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ tele-series. ‘Feud:Bette and Joan’ is directed by Ryan murphy and it also has Susan Sarandon. He got a Golden Globe and Emmy Award nomination for his role as film writer and director Robert Aldrich in ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’. He does not have any other Golden Globe awards or nominations other than this one.