Molly Hawkey

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Molly Hawkey
Molly Driscoll Hawkey

(1978-08-28) August 28, 1978 (age 42)
Alma materCornell University (B.Sc.)
  • Actress
  • photographer
  • comedian
  • producer
Years active2004–present
RelativesRenn Hawkey (brother)

Molly Driscoll Hawkey (born August 28, 1978)[1] is an American actress, photographer, and comedian. She portrayed Lacey Wilcox in the horror comedy Brain Blockers (2007), Molly in the drama Higher Ground (2011), and voiced Orro Oxslayer in the fantasy video game Guild Wars 2 (2012). In 2016, she became known for editing herself into episodes of The Bachelor, which she made into a web series titled Molly on The Bachelor.

Early life[edit]

Hawkey was born and raised in Ossining, New York. She is the youngest of five children born to Penelope "Penny" (née Sharp), an advertising executive who wrote the famous Coca-Cola commercial "Hey Kid, Catch!",[2][3] and William Stevenson "Bill" Hawkey, who also worked in advertising.[citation needed] Her parents now own and operate Sundial Farm, a plant nursery in Ossining.[4] She has four full brothers: Adam, a film compositor and colorist, Robin, a chiropractor, Renn, a musician and film producer, and Timothy, a marketing managing director.[5][6][7][8] Hawkey also has two paternal half-siblings from her father's first marriage: William, a headmaster of The Pennington School, and Elisabeth, a corporate chef.[9][10] She attended the Hackley School, from which she graduated in 1996,[11] and went on to graduate from Cornell University with a degree in psychology.[12]



Hawkey made her acting debut with a minor role in the 2004 short film Hard-bitten. She had a major supporting role as Lacey Wilcox in the horror comedy film Brain Blockers, which was released in March 2007. She next appeared in the small role of Molly in the religious drama film Higher Ground, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.[13] The film was directed by her sister-in-law Vera Farmiga and produced by her older brother Renn Hawkey. She has since guest starred in multiple television series, such as Mad Men, Finding Carter, and Mom, and in the web series Ghost Ghirls.

She voiced Orro Oxslayer in the 2012 fantasy video game Guild Wars 2. In 2013, Hawkey created the web series Holy Singles in which she starred as Sevany Martin, an unlucky-in-love girl who hosts weekly Christian singles meet-ups in her backyard. The first episode was wholly improvised by Hawkey.[12] In 2015, she began appearing in the comedy web series F'd, on which she also serves as producer, and for which she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy at the Los Angeles Web Series Festival. Both series were distributed online by Funny or Die.

In 2016, Hawkey gained publicity when she began editing herself into episodes of the ABC dating reality game show The Bachelor.[14] She told BuzzFeed, "While watching Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor I thought, 'Oh man! I need to cut myself into the next season!' There are so many elements about the show that crack me up, so I knew I would just need to heighten the tropes that amused me most."[15] The series, titled Molly on The Bachelor, was acquired by Funny or Die.[16]

She appears as herself in the documentary The Pistol Shrimps, which follows the women's recreational basketball team of the same name in which she is a founding member. The film premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.[17] Hawkey then had a cameo role as an interviewer in the comedy film The Tiger Hunter (2016). She next starred as Carla Wendos, a parody of keyboardist Wendy Carlos, in the Adult Swim parody infomercial Live at the Necropolis: The Lords of Synth.[18] Hawkey then played the lead role of Shelly Warren in the short comedy-drama film Vape.[19]


As a photographer, Hawkey has taken the headshots of actors such as Tim Meadows, Lauren Lapkus, Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jeff Perry. She served as still photographer for the film Higher Ground.[20]


In May 2018, Hawkey started Spermcast, a comedic podcast to help her find a sperm donor.[21][22][23] Spermcast is broadcast by network Earios as one of its flagship shows.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Hawkey moved to Los Angeles in October 2002.[25][26] Through her brother Renn's marriage, she is the sister-in-law of Academy Award-nominated actress Vera Farmiga. Hawkey is a member of the Los Angeles recreational basketball team the Pistol Shrimps, alongside actresses Aubrey Plaza, Maria Blasucci, and Angela Trimbur.[27] She plays in the position of power forward.[28] Hawkey is a member of the improvisational comedy troupes The Second City and iO West.[25]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Hard-bitten Jogger's Friend Short film
2006 Slideshow Molly Short film
2007 Brain Blockers Lacey Wilcox
2011 Higher Ground Molly
2012 Dominion Street The Beaver Short film
2014 Blood Shed Nurse 2 Uncredited
2014 Get Up! Woman Short film
2016 The Pistol Shrimps Herself Documentary
2016 The Tiger Hunter Interviewer 3
2016 Vape Shelly Warren Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Mad Men Sarah Episode: "Lady Lazarus"
2014 Mom Woman Episode: "Clumsy Monkeys and a Tilted Uterus"
2014 Finding Carter Agent Dawson Episode: "Pilot"
2016 Live at the Necropolis: The Lords of Synth Carla Wendos Adult Swim special
2016 Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack Herself 2 episodes; also writer and executive producer
2017 Longmire Jackie Purcell Episode: "Fever"

Other credits[edit]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 Guild Wars 2 Orro Oxslayer


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Consequences Lisa 2 episodes
2013 Ghost Ghirls Janice Episode: "I Believe in Mira-ghouls"
2013 Holy Singles Sevany Martin 6 episodes; also creator and producer
2014 Red Shirts Angry Bar Patron Episode: "Space Criminal Part 1"
2015–2016 F'd Molly 14 episodes; also producer
2016 Molly on The Bachelor Herself 18 episodes; also creator and producer
2016 Wait Crimes Calm Church Woman Episode: "Tips for Salvation"


  • Spermcast (2018–present)


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  2. ^ Dougherty, Philip H. (February 25, 1985). "Advertising; Hawkey Going To Bloom Unit". The New York Times. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Hawkey Leaves Publicis". Adweek. June 2, 1997. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  4. ^ Pearson, Fenella (August 22, 2011). "Sundial Farm Takes Gardening to New Heights". Armonk Daily Voice. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Image Systems Names Colorist Adam Hawkey as Strategic Consultant". Below the Line. September 28, 2011.
  6. ^ Berrent, Sloane (December 6, 2007). "LAist Interview: Dr. Robin Hawkey on Chiropractics". LAist. Archived from the original on November 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Garbarino, Steve (September 23, 2001). "Parking Strictly Prohibited". The New York Times.
  8. ^ "Area23: Managing Director, Executive Creative Director Tim Hawkey" (PDF). Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  9. ^ Plump, Wendy (October 5, 2013). "William Hawkey prepares to take over as headmaster of The Pennington School".
  10. ^ Hawkey, Penny (January 23, 2002). "Greetings from the New York branch". Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  11. ^ "Molly Hawkey Class of 1996 – Hackley School". Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Rose, Almie (December 2, 2013). "The Mad Men Interviews: Molly Hawkey".
  13. ^ Dodes, Rachel (August 19, 2011). "Saving It By Directing It". The Wall Street Journal.
  14. ^ Byers, Melissa (July 8, 2016). "A Do-It-Yourself Career". Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  15. ^ Velez, Ali (January 20, 2016). "This Hilarious Woman Is Inserting Herself Into "The Bachelor" And It Is Glorious". BuzzFeed. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  16. ^ Rose, Rebecca (January 20, 2016). "This Comedian Inserting Herself Into The Bachelor Deserves All of the Roses". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  17. ^ "Pistol Shrimps – 2016 Tribeca Film Festival". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  18. ^ Minsker, Evan (May 3, 2016). "Adult Swim Parodies Giorgio Moroder, Vangelis, Wendy Carlos: Watch". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  19. ^ Horton, H. Perry (January 10, 2017). "Vape is a Seriously Ridiculous Parody of Everyone's Favorite New Vice". Film School Rejects. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  20. ^ Hassler, Linda (June 1, 2011). "Vera Farmiga Finds Higher Ground With Her New Film". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  21. ^ Amanda Duberman (August 2, 2018). "This Woman Created A Podcast To Find A Sperm Donor. It Changed Her Life In Ways She Didn't Expect". HuffPost. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  22. ^ Swann, Jennifer (July 12, 2018). "She Needed a Sperm Donor so She Started a Podcast". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  23. ^ "LA woman starts a podcast to find a sperm donor". KCRW. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  24. ^ White, Peter (July 1, 2019). "Podcasts From Lesley Arfin & Margaret Cho Lead Debut Slate Of Earios, Network Co-Founded By Former WME Comedy Agent Priyanka Mattoo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  25. ^ a b "EJ Podcast #107 with Molly Hawkey". December 26, 2016.
  26. ^ "Tinder Profiles, Real-Life "Mad Men" and The Pistol Shrimps". Don't Come to L.A. April 2, 2015.
  27. ^ Lebron, Steven (September 26, 2014). "Meet the Pistol Shrimps, the Hottest Pickup Basketball Team in America". GQ. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  28. ^ "Molly Hawkey: #33 Power Forward". The Basketball Tournament. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.

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