Who is Molly Cookson?
Molly Cookson was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 14 December 1980, in Salinas, California USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She’s a production manager and actress with five credits to her name, perhaps known best for her role as Annie in the movie “Shouting Secrets”, which brought her the Philadelphia First Glance Film Festival Award Best Ensemble Cast, which she shares with the rest of the crew.
Early life and education
Molly was raised in Salinas by her parents, however, she hasn’t disclosed any information regarding their names or occupations, and also there is no information about siblings, so it’s assumed that she was raised as the only child.
She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1998, enrolled at the Orange county school of the Arts, Guajome Park Academy, in San Diego, California, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, in 2002.
Molly made her acting debut in the 2009 movie “Chasing the Green”, playing the minor role of the Golf Pro Shop Cashier, acting alongside Heather McComb, Jeremy London, and her husband Ryan Hurst. She also worked as the post-production supervisor for this movie, which had three award nominations and one win.
Two years later, she was cast to play Annie in “Shouting Secrets”, acting alongside Q’orianka Kilcher, Chaske Spencer and Tyler Christopher in this drama, which follows the story about a Native American family, and who shows the importance of love, her constancy and fragility in the family. The movie was directed by Korinna Sehringer, and had 14 award nominations, winning 11.
Molly made an appearance as Ann in the short 2011 movie “Homesick”, starring alongside Terry Kovac and Bram Hoover in this drama about a fearless woman who must balance between her family, career, and her desire to progress, which was directed by Mairin Hart.
Molly didn’t act for five years, and then she made an appearance in two episodes of the series “Outsiders” in 2017, portraying Eela Shay, again alongside her husband, Ryan Hurst, as well as David Morse and Kyle Gallner, in this crime drama created by Peter Mattei.
Love life and marriage with Ryan Hurts
Molly hasn’t been part of many controversies and rumors about her love life, since it’s widely known that she is in marriage with Ryan Hurts since 2005. The two met in 1994, and eventually started dating, after 11 years marrying in May 2005. The wedding was held in the presence of their closest friends and families; the presence of the media was restricted.
As of January 2022, the two don’t have children, but are still together, and enjoy their love living in a 3,400 square-foot home in Woodland Hills, California, which Ryan purchased for $1.71 million.
Where is Molly Cookson now?
After her last appearance on television, Molly seemed to put her acting career aside, and is devoted to her co-founded company Fast Shoes, which is the joint film production company of her and Ryan Hurst.
Speaking about her personal life, she prefers to keep it a secret; she has no social media accounts, and can rarely be seen in public, except escorting her husband at events related to the film industry.
Age, height, and net worth
Molly is 41 years old, with long, dark brown hair and green eyes; she weighs around 143lbs (63kgs) and is 5ft 7ins (1.73m) tall.
As of January 2022, her net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million.
Who is Ryan Hurst?
Ryan Douglas Hurst was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 19 June 1976, in Santa Monica, California USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is of mixed Scottish, English and Polish descent.
He’s a production manager, and an actor with nearly 50 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his roles as Li’l Foster Farell in the series “Outsiders”, and as Harry ‘Opie’ Winston in the series “Sons of Anarchy”.
Ryan was raised by his parents Candace Kaniecki and Rick Hurst, who is also an actor, perhaps known best for his role in the popular ’80s sitcom “The Dukes of Hazzard”.
Ryan has a half-brother Collin Hurst, from his father’s marriage with Katherine Shelly Weir, with whom he married in 1981, after divorcing Ryan’s mother.
Ryan attended Santa Monica High School, and after matriculating in 1994, he didn’t enroll at college, but pursued his acting career, having made his TV debut in 1993 portraying Crunch Grabowski in two episodes of the series “Saved by the Bell: The New Class”, followed by appearances in the series’ “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “JAG”, and “Campus Cops”.
His first appearance on the big screen was in the 1997 movie “The Postman”, starring Kevin Costner, Larenz Tate and Will Patton, and he was then cast to play Paratrooper Michaelson in the Oscar-awarded movie “Saving Private Ryan”, acting alongside Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore and Matt Damon in this war drama directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie had 75 nominations and 79 wins, including five Oscars for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing.
Ryan portrayed Neil in the 1999 Oscar-nominated “Patch Adams”, starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, and Daniel Landon; the movie had eight award nominations, including one for the Oscar for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score, and won one.
In the early 2000s, Ryan had support roles in the movies “Rules of Engagement”, “Remember the Titans”, “Venus and Mars” and “Lone Star State of Mind”, before he made appearances in series such as “John Doe”, “Wanted”, “CSI: Miami”, and “Medium”, among others, and was then cast to play Ross Franklin in the 2009 movie “Chasing the Green”.
One of his most notable roles is his portrayal of Harry ‘Opie’ Winston in the series “Sons of Anarchy”, which had 56 award nominations, including five for Primetime Emmys, and won 11, while in 2011Ryan won the Satellite Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
In the following years, Ryan portrayed Edgar Roy in “King & Maxwell”, and Chick Hogan in “Bates Motel” before he was cast to play Li’l Foster Farell in “Outsiders” in 2016, starring alongside Kyle Gallner and David Morse, followed by his role as Hector Bonner in “Bosch”.
In 2019, Ryan played Beta in “The Walking Dead”, acting alongside Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus in this thriller horror drama, which had 228 award nominations, and won 79, including two Primetime Emmys; Ryan won CinEuphoria Merit- Honorary Award, which he shares with the rest of the cast.
His most recent roles were as Oliver Ostergaard in the series “Paradise City”, and Milligan in “The Mysterious Benedict Society” in 2021, then voiced the character of Thor in the video game “God of War: Ragnarok”.
This 45 -year-old actor has converted to Sikhism – his Sikh name is Gobind Seva Singh, and under this name, he presents himself on Instagram, on which he’s gained over 600,000 followers, and also has an account on vimeo.com, on which he posts various videos.
Ryan has long blonde hair and green eyes, with a trademark beard; he weighs around 200lbs (90kgs) and is 6ft 4ins (1.97m) tall.