Gretchen Mol Life On Mars Bio

Gretchen Mol Life On Mars

Annie Norris on the ABC Television Network's "Life on Mars"

A talented actress on stage and screen, Gretchen Mol recently starred in Lionsgate's Western "3:10 to Yuma" alongside Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, a role for which she received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. She also starred in Lifetime's Emmy-nominated "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," based on the bestselling novel of the same title, and has completed production on "Tenure," opposite Luke Wilson.

Mol made her mark on audiences and critics with her portrayal of Bettie Paige, one of the world's most famous 1950s pin-up icons in Mary Harron's feature film, "The Notorious Bettie Page," which opened to rave reviews at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. She also recently starred in writer/director Maria Maggenti's "Puccini for Beginners," which competed in Dramatic Competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, in David Wain's comedy "The Ten" and in "Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot," opposite Sean William Scott.

In the winter of 2003-04, Mol starred on Broadway as Roxie Hart in "Chicago." Previously she'd been seen in the film adaptation of Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things," alongside Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz and Fred Weller, and starred off-Broadway in the theatrical version after completion of its London run, all with the same cast.

Mol made her film debut in Spike Lee's "Girl 6" as Girl 12. She then appeared in such films as "Music from Another Room," Abel Ferrara's "The Funeral," "The Last Time I Committed Suicide," "The Thirteenth Floor," "Rounders" and "Celebrity." She also starred opposite Ray Liotta and Joseph Fiennes in Paul Schrader's "Forever Mine," and in Jason Alexander's "Just Looking." In addition to "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," her television film credits include the highly rated "Picnic," "The Magnificent Ambersons" for A&E, "Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn," CBS' "The Valley of Light" and "Dead Man's Walk," and she appeared in the debut episode of the ABC hit "Spin City," as well as in "Sex on a Pole — HBO's Subway Stories."

Born in Connecticut and a graduate of the William Esper Studio and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Mol began acting professionally in commercials and various theater productions, including "Bus Stop," "An Actor's Nightmare," "No Exit," "Godspell" and "110 in the Shade," among others.

HOMETOWN Deep River, Connecticut
BIRTHDATE November 8