Molly Bernard

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Molly Bernard
Bernard in 2018
Molly Kate Bernard

(1988-04-10) April 10, 1988 (age 36)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Alma mater
Years active2000–present
Hannah Lieberman
(m. 2021)
RelativesJoseph Bernard (grandfather)

Molly Kate Bernard (born April 10, 1988) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lauren Heller on the television series Younger.

Life and career[edit]

Molly Bernard began her career in 2000 in the drama Pay It Forward beside Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment.[1] Bernard’s early credits include a recurring role in the television series Alpha House where she played Angie Sullivan. In 2015, she was cast in the television series Younger alongside Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, where she portrayed Lauren Heller.

In 2015, she had a small role in the Nancy Meyers comedy The Intern, beside Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. Bernard was cast as Young Shelly, sharing a role with Judith Light in Amazon Prime’s Transparent. She appeared in two seasons of the critically acclaimed show. In 2019, Bernard appeared in the comedy Otherhood, a film directed by Cindy Chupack. For two seasons, Bernard has appeared as medical student Elsa Curry in the NBC drama Chicago Med. Bernard has a bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and a MFA in acting from Yale School of Drama.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Bernard is the granddaughter of actor Joseph Bernard.[3]

Molly Bernard announced her engagement to girlfriend Hannah Lieberman on Instagram on January 14, 2020.[4] They were married on September 23, 2021, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, with her Younger co-stars Nico Tortorella and Hilary Duff in attendance.[5] Bernard announced that she was pregnant on her Instagram page in November 2022.[6]

Bernard is openly pansexual.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Pay It Forward Molly
2006 Wrestling with the Past Girl Scout
2015 The Intern Samantha
2016 Sully Alison
2019 Otherhood Alison
2020 Milkwater Milo
2023 Hit Man


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Royal Pains Wendy Episode: "Chock Full O' Nuts"
2013–2014 Alpha House Angie Sullivan Recurring role
2015–2021 Younger Lauren Heller Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2–7)
2016–2017 Transparent Young Shelly Pfefferman Recurring role
2016 High Maintenance Skittish Tenant Episode: "Ex"
2018 Blindspot Delilah Dunny Episode: "Warning Shot"
2018–2020 Chicago Med Elsa Curry Recurring role (season 4–5)
2023 The Blacklist Alex Bostwick
Cordelia Bostwick
Kendall Bostwick
Episode: "The Hyena"[8]


  1. ^ "Younger's Molly Bernard Proves Her Theatre Cred | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. ^ "Molly Bernard on Younger, Writing Sutton Foster Fan Mail, and Playing a Young Shelly on Transparent". 13 October 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. ^ Shapiro, Eileen (1 March 2016). "Interview: Molly Bernard "Star of TV Land's Younger"". HuffPost. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  4. ^ Gawley, Paige (15 January 2020). "'Younger' Star Molly Bernard Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Hannah Lieberman: 'We Said Yes!'". Retrieved 15 April 2020.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "The Rain Came Just as the Brides Were Pronounced Married at the Prospect Park Boathouse". Vogue. 2021-10-15. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  6. ^ "Molly Bernard is Pregnant! Younger Star Expecting First Baby with Wife Hannah Lieberman".
  7. ^ html "It's time to redefine Queer cinema | The Star". Toronto Star. 24 February 2021. {{cite news}}: Check |url= value (help)
  8. ^ "This Chicago Med Alum Appeared in the 200th Episode of The Blacklist". NBC Insider Official Site. 2023-03-20. Retrieved 2023-03-24.

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