Who is Molly Cheek?

Molly Cheek was born on 2 March 1950 under the zodiac sign of Pisces, in Bronxville, New York USA. She is a 72-year-old retired actress, producer, director and writer, probably still best recognized for landing the role of Megan Powers in the NBC crime drama series “Chicago Story” (1982), playing Nancy Bancroft in the Showtime sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (1986-1990), and featuring as Nancy Henderson in the first-run syndicated sitcom “Harry And The Hendersons” (1991-1993).

How rich is she, as of now? Molly Cheek Net Worth

As of early 2022, Molly Cheek’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment. She worked on over 60 film and TV titles throughout her three-decade-long career from 1979 to 2012.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Molly Cheek spent her early years in her hometown of Bronxville, where she was raised by her parents; however, she remains silent about them so there’s no information about their names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child.

She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group,and is a Christian. Regarding her education, Molly attended Connecticut College, from which she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 1973; while in there, she was a member of the drama club.

Career Beginnings

Molly Cheek launched her professional acting career in 1979, when she made her debut TV appearance as Sherry Sanders in the made-for-TV romantic drama film “Torn Between Two Lovers”, alongside Lee Remick and Joseph Bologna. It was followed by her portrayal of Kate in another made-for-TV film, entitled “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”, released in the same year.

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In 1980, she landed such roles as Julie in the made-for-TV drama film “To Find My Son”, directed by Delbert Mann, and Jeanne in the made-for-TV drama film “Mark, I Love You”, next to Kevin Dobson and James Whitmore.

Rise to Prominence

Molly’s big break came in 1982, when she was chosen to portray the main role of Megan Powers in the NBC crime drama series “Chicago Story”, which was short-lived since it lasted for just a single season. After the series was canceled, she landed minor roles in such TV series as “Simon & Simon”, “Finder Of Lost Loves”, “T.J. Hooker”, and “Hardcastle And McCormick”, before she starred as Trish in the CBS family drama film “A Summer To Remember” in 1985.

The same year, she made her feature film debut as the main protagonist Jessie in the horror “Deadly Intruder”. Her most prominent role came in the Showtime sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show”, in which she played Nancy Bancroft for four seasons from 1986 until the series was ended in 1990, sharing the screen with Garry Shandling, Geoffrey Blake and Jessica Harper. For her performance, she received two CableACE Award nominations for Actress in a Comedy Series in 1988 and 1989. Concurrently, Molly played Mrs Orfus in the 1988 sci-fi comedy film “Purple People Eater”, along with Ned Beatty and Neil Patrick Harris. Then from 1991 to 1993, she was cast in the main role of Nancy Henderson in the first-run syndicated sitcom “Harry And The Hendersons”, which follows the life of a family who adopts a Bigfoot named Harry.

Continued Success

In 1993, Molly Cheek provided her voice to the lead character Bev Binsford in the CBS animated series “Family Dog”, and landed the role of Abby Dougherty in the comedy horror film “Stepmonster”, in which she shared the screen with Alan Thicke, George Gaynes and Robin Riker. She then guest-starred in a number of TV series, including “Ellen”, “Step By Step” and “Eddie And Freddie”, among others. It was followed by her portrayal of Penny Cicero in the 1998 Canadian-American independent comedy-drama film “Smoke Signals”, which was critically acclaimed.

Thereafter, Molly took the role of Jim Levenstein’s mother in the 1999 coming-of-age sex comedy film “American Pie”, which she reprised in its sequel “American Pie 2” in 2001, “American Wedding” (2003), and later “American Reunion” in 2012.

She also played Annie Troutner in the short-lived NBC sitcom “Go Fish” in 2001. Two years later, Molly portrayed Franny in the romantic comedy film “April’s Shower”, which was written and produced by Trish Doolan. It was followed by her appearance as a society woman in the 2004 superhero film “Spider-Man 2”, which is the second installment of the trilogy of the same title.

Further Work

In 2005, Molly Cheek starred in the role of Christine in the romantic comedy-drama film “A Lot Like Love”, along with Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher – the film was directed by Nigel Cole and was a moderate box office success.

She then collaborated with James Franco on his drama film “Good Time Max” (2007), in which she featured as Carol, and later that year, she played Mrs Holmes in the comedy film “Cougar Club”, next to Jason Jurman and Warren Kole. Two years later, she starred as Trudy Dalton in the supernatural horror film “Drag Me To Hell”, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and was both a critical and commercial success. Also in 2009, she appeared in two short film titles – “Where Do The Balloons Go?” and “Sick Chick”, which she also wrote, directed and co-produced. In 2011, Molly was cast as Lynn in the drama film “Low Fidelity”, alongside Ed Quinn and Meredith Monroe. Her last appearance was in 2012, when she guest-starred as Marion in an episode of the Fox sitcom “New Girl”. Since then, she has been retired.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Molly Cheek has long light brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while her weight is around 137lbs (62kgs), however, information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Molly Cheek isn’t very open when it comes to her personal life, and manages to keep all details about it away from the eye of the public. Additionally, the public isn’t aware of her past relationship affairs and her current relationship status. It’s unknown whether she has even been married or not. She now lives a very private life in her home in Los Angeles, California.

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