Molly Hagan

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Molly Hagan
Born (1961-08-03) August 3, 1961 (age 60)
Years active1985–present

Molly Joan Hagan (born August 3, 1961) is an American actress. She co-starred in films Code of Silence (1985), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), The Dentist (1996), Election (1999), and Sully (2016), and is also known for her roles in television on Herman's Head (1991–1994) and Unfabulous (2004–2007).


Life and career

Hagan was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, [1] the daughter of Mary Elizabeth (née Henslee) and John Robert Hagan. [2] She was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attended Northwestern University. [1]

Hagan played Diana Luna alongside Chuck Norris on the 1985 action film Code of Silence. Other films in which she appeared include Some Kind of Wonderful. She portrayed the young Miss Ellie Ewing in the television movie Dallas: The Early Years [1] (a prequel of the long-running soap opera Dallas ), and she has appeared in several other television series, including the 1980s situation comedy The Golden Girls as Caroline, the daughter of Miles Webber, Rose's romantic partner.

Hagan starred in the cult series Nutt House , which had a six-week run in 1989, and Herman's Head, which ran on Fox from 1991 to 1994. She portrayed Angel, one of the four characters inside Herman, and represented his sensitivity. She was in two episodes of the detective mystery series Columbo , namely "Murder, Smoke and Shadows" (1989), and "Butterfly in Shades of Grey" (1994). She also appeared twice on Murder, She Wrote (in two different roles). At the end of the second season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , she played a young Vorta called Eris in "The Jem'Hadar". She appeared in three episodes of the third season of Becker , and also appeared on Seinfeld as Sister Roberta, the Latvian Orthodox novice whom Kramer nearly took from the church, and a cooking teacher on Friends . She played a trailer-trash mother in a Jerry Springer-based movie, Ringmaster . She played Diane McAllister in the 1999 movie Election opposite Matthew Broderick. Hagan also played Coach Crenshaw in Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch .

Hagan played the mother of Emma Roberts's character Addie in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous from 2004 to 2007. She also made a guest appearances in many television series, such as Charmed , Bones , Grey's Anatomy , Desperate Housewives , Ghost Whisperer , Cold Case , Private Practice , The Closer , and NYPD Blue . Hagan also appeared in Disney Channel Original Movie Princess Protection Program in 2009, and had another guest appearance in an episode of the Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie . In 2014, Hagan was cast as the lead character's mother in The CW series, iZombie , based on the DC Comics. [3] She later made recurring guest appearances in Jane the Virgin , The Orville , No Good Nick , and Truth Be Told . In 2017, she co-starred in the NBC limited series Law & Order True Crime , [4] and in 2020, was cast in a series-regular role as title character mother in the CW crime series, Walker . [5]



1985 Code of Silence Diana Luna
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Shayne
1988 Fresh Horses Ellen
1995 French Exit Alice
1996 The Dentist Jessica
1996 Sometimes They Come Back... Again Officer Violet Searcey
1998 Ringmaster Connie Zorzak
1999 Election Diane McAllister
2000 Playing Mona Lisa Jenine Goldstein
2000 Miracle in Lane 2 Sheila Yoder
2002 Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch Coach Crenshaw
2002 Defining Maggie Maggie
2002They Shoot Divas, Don't They?Diane
2005Tom's Nu HeavenDr. Randy
2007Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends ForeverTeresaVoice role
2008 Henry Poole Is Here Pediatrician
2008The Babysitter Mrs. JonesShort film
2008 The Lucky Ones Pat Cheaver
2009 Just Peck Ms. Sears
2009Cost of LivingPennyShort film
2010 Love Shack Debbie Vanderspiegl
2011 Red State Janet Keenan
2013 Miss Dial Potato Shredder Caller
2014 BFFs Rebecca
2014 Ask Me Anything Caroline Kampenfelt
2014 Not Safe for Work Janine
2014 The Last Light Meryl
2015Cheater, CheaterCandace
2015 Navy Seals vs. Zombies CIA Agent Stacy Thomas
2015Step 9JanineShort film
2015 We Are Your Friends Francine
2016 Sully Doreen Welsh
2017 The Keeping Hours Daniels
2017The Garage Sale SophieAlso writer and producer
2019Boris and the BombDani
2019When We DanceEmiliaShort film
2020 All My Life Hope


1985 Knots Landing ResearcherEpisodes: "One Day in a Row" and "The Long and Winding Road"
1985First StepsPamTelevision film
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Penny McNeilEpisode: "Sour Grapes"
1986 Dallas: The Early Years Ellie Southworth Ewing Television film
1986 Mr. Sunshine JaneEpisode: "Leftwich in Love"
1987 Hotel KarenEpisode: "All the King's Horses"
1987 ALF DeniseEpisodes: "ALF's Special Christmas: Part 1" and "ALF's Special Christmas: Part 2"
1987 Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius Katherine HodgeTelevision film
1988 Justin Case Jennifer SpaldingTelevision film
1988 Shootdown Elizabeth MooreTelevision film
1989 Columbo Ruth 'Ruthie' JerniganEpisode: "Murder, Smoke and Shadows"
1989 The Nutt House Sally LonnaneckSeries regular, 10 episodes
1990 The Golden Girls CarolineEpisode: "Triple Play"
1990Last Flight OutPamTelevision film
1993 Columbo Victoria ChaseEpisode: "Butterfly in Shades of Grey"
1993 Seinfeld Sister RobertaEpisode: "The Conversion"
1993 Murder, She Wrote Dana BallardEpisode: "Dead to Rights"
1991–1994 Herman's Head AngelSeries regular, 72 episodes
1994 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle Laurel CrownTelevision film
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ErisEpisode: "The Jem'Hadar"
1994 Murder, She Wrote Amelia FarnumEpisode: "To Kill a Legend"
1994 Love & War MonicaEpisode: "The Bum"
1995 Legend PaytentsEpisode: "Clueless in San Francisco"
1995 Dream On EveEpisode: "9 1/2 Days"
1995 The Larry Sanders Show Ad ExecutiveEpisode: "Brother, Can You Spare 1.2 Million?"
1996 The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play Trudy WiseTelevision film
1996–1997 Life's Work Dee Dee LucasSeries regular, 18 episodes
1997 Diagnosis Murder Kelly HarrisEpisode: "Town Without Pity"
1997 Diagnosis Murder Paige JenningsEpisode: "Must Kill TV"
1999 Early Edition Treasury Agent Carolyn BurnsEpisode: "The Last Untouchable"
1999 DiResta WendyEpisode: "The Torch"
1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave ElizabethEpisode: "Divorce, Downbeat and Distemper"
1999 Providence Mrs. Trish CallowayEpisode: "The Third Thing"
1999 Chicago Hope Bettina WallaceEpisode: "Humpty Dumpty"
1999 JAG Melinda DavyEpisode: "Contemptuous Words"
1999 Oh Baby AnnieEpisode: "Friendship"
2000 Strong Medicine Grace DukeEpisode: "Dependency"
2001 The Invisible Man Dr. DayEpisode: "Going Postal"
2001 Emeril JoannaEpisode: "Blind Dates"
2000–2001 Becker SarahRecurring role, 3 episodes
2001 Touched by an Angel KarenEpisode: "Angels Anonymous"
2002 Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity Sgt. Kelly HarrisTelevision film
2002 Charmed Karen YoungEpisode: "The Fifth Halliwell"
2002 Friends SarahEpisode: "The One with the Cooking Class"
2002 Greetings from Tucson Karen TobinRecurring role, 3 episodes
2003 Six Feet Under RachelEpisode: "Tears, Bones & Desire"
2003 The Agency Caroline MagnusonEpisode: "Our Man in Korea"
2003 NYPD Blue Nancy AckermanEpisodes: "Keeping Abreast" and "Andy Appleseed"
2004 JAG Navy CaptainEpisode: "Take It Like a Man"
2004 Monk Ms. LenningtonEpisode: "Mr. Monk Gets Fired"
2005 Numb3rs Fingerprint TechnicianEpisode: "Identity Crisis"
2005 NCIS Audrey VetterEpisode: "Conspiracy Theory"
2005 ER Meredith SmartEpisode: "Carter est Amoureux"
2007 Murder 101: College Can Be Murder Hilda LakeTelevision film
2007 The Closer Kathy ReichterEpisode: "Homewrecker"
2007 Side Order of Life KarmaEpisode: "When Pigs Fly"
2007 Private Practice Karen AdamsEpisode: "In Which Addison Finds the Magic"
2004–2007 Unfabulous Sue SingerSeries regular, 29 episodes
2008 Eli Stone Moira FooteEpisode: "Waiting for That Day"
2008 Cold Case Lois RabinskiEpisode: "Ghost of My Child"
2008 Fear Itself Elena EdlundEpisode: "Skin and Bones"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Penny JonesEpisode: "Ghost in the Machine"
2008 Bones Elsbeth KingEpisode: "The Bone That Blew"
2009 Grey's Anatomy JackieEpisode: "Elevator Love Letter"
2009 Princess Protection Program The DirectorTelevision film
2009 Medium E.R. DoctorEpisode: "Bite Me"
2011 Chaos Ms. LurkinEpisodes: "Pilot" and "Molé"
2011 Cinema Verite KayeTelevision film
2012 Desperate Housewives GillianEpisode: "Any Moment"
2012 TalhotBlond Beth BrooksTelevision film
2012 Perception ProfessorEpisode: "Kilimanjaro"
2013 The Mentalist Elizabeth HenningsEpisode: "Red Velvet Cupcakes"
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Peggy WinantEpisode: "Recovery"
2013 Masters of Sex SybilEpisode: "Fallout"
2014 Liv and Maddie Mrs. WakefieldEpisode: "Moms-a-Rooney"
2014 Petals on the Wind Miss CalhounTelevision film
2014 Longmire Sylvia MalloryEpisode: "Miss Cheyenne"
2014 Switched at Birth Tammy BrenawiczEpisode: "And We Bring the Light"
2014 Stalker Nancy DaltonEpisode: "Fanatic"
2014 Rectify Episode: "Donald the Normal"
2014 Castle Daisy MayEpisode: "Once Upon a Time in the West"
2014–2015 Instant Mom Eunice EbnetterRecurring role, 3 episodes
2015, 2019 iZombie Eva MooreRecurring role, 7 episodes
2015 True Detective Mrs. HarrisEpisodes: "The Western Book of the Dead" and "Other Lives"
2015A Teacher's ObsessionCandaceTelevision Film
2016–2019 Jane the Virgin Patricia CorderoRecurring role, 7 episodes
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Elaine JarrettEpisode: "Help Wanted"
2016 Mistresses Dr. PaysingerEpisode: "Under Pressure"
2016 Dead of Summer Beth DaltonEpisode: "Modern Love"
2016 This Is Us GraceEpisode: "Career Days"
2017 Better Call Saul Judge Lindsay ArchEpisode: "Sunk Costs"
2017 Feud Bette's DoctorEpisode: "You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?"
2017 Big Little Lies Dr. MoriartyRecurring role, 2 episodes
2017 Law & Order True Crime Joan VandermolenRecurring role, 7 episodes
2017–2019 The Orville Drenala KitanRecurring role, 2 episodes: "Firestorm", "Home"
2018 Legion Laura MercerEpisode: "Chapter 14"
2018 Reverie Tirzah HaganEpisodes: "Point of Origin" and "The Key"
2018Long Lost DaughterKathy RhodesTelevision film
2018 How to Get Away with Murder A.D.A. Nancy MontoyaEpisode: "Whose Blood Is That?"
2019 No Good Nick DorothyRecurring role, 9 episodes
2019 Into the Dark KiwiEpisode: "A Nasty Piece of Work"
2019–2020 Truth Be Told Susan CarverRecurring role, 4 episodes
2020 Narcos: Mexico Stella MancusoEpisode: "The Big Dig"
2021 Walker Abeline WalkerSeries regular

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