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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Gretchen Mol was born on November 8, 1972, in Deep River, Connecticut. Gretchen's father, a school principal, and her mother, an artist, divorced when she was young. Gretchen grew up in a creative household with her mother and older brother, Jim, who aspired to be a film director; therefore, she was often the subject of her mother's photography and her brother's Super 8 videos.

Although Gretchen had a regular public-school education, she was already leaning toward performance as a career. She studied musical theater, sang in her school chorus and attended dance classes. Gretchen moved to New York after graduating from high school; she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and performed on stage. She still had to take on odd jobs to get by, but one such job led to her big break. While she was working as a coat-check girl at a showbiz restaurant in 1996, an agent discovered her and got her work in a Coke commercial and on the TV sitcom Spin City.

Gretchen made her feature-film debut in Spike Lee's Girl 6 (1996) in a supporting role as a phone-sex operator. Small parts in films such as The Funeral (1996), Donnie Brasco (1997) and The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997) followed. When she was cast to play the "girlfriend" role again -- this time opposite Matt Damon in Rounders (1998) -- Gretchen became famous overnight. She was profiled in numerous magazine articles and was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair, which proclaimed her Hollywood's latest "it" girl. However, when Rounders proved a disappointment, the hype disappeared as quickly as it had come.

Nevertheless, Gretchen stayed on the A-list for a while afterward. Also in 1998, she starred with Jude Law in Music from Another Room and appeared as part of the ensemble cast in Woody Allen's Celebrity. 1999 saw Gretchen take a role in another Allen project, Sweet and Lowdown, play actress Marion Davies in Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock, and appear with Ray Liotta and Joseph Fiennes in Forever Mine.

Although fewer projects were coming Gretchen's way, she refused to give up simply because she'd been cast off by Hollywood's publicity machine. After small parts in Rules of Attraction (2000) and Get Carter (2000), Gretchen turned to television. She appeared in made-for-TV movies like Picnic (2000), her brother Jim's Freshening Up (2002) and The Magnificent Ambersons (2002), a cable-TV remake of Orson Welles' second film.

That same year, Gretchen starred in the short-lived TV series Girls Club. She also starred in the play The Shape of Things and reprised her role in the 2003 movie version.

In 2004, Gretchen married writer-director Tod "Kip" Williams and appeared in Heavy Put-Away. In 2005, however, Gretchen's career took an upswing; she accepted the sexy title role in The Notorious Bettie Page, which was well received at the Toronto Film Festival. Furthermore, she was cast in the film Puccini for Beginners (2006) and the TV movie The Valley of Light (2006).


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