Molly Tarlov

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Molly Tarlov
Born (1986-09-12) September 12, 1986 (age 32)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1999–present
Known forAwkward
Alexander Noyes (m. 2017)

Molly Tarlov (born September 12, 1986) is an American actress. She played the role of Sadie Saxton on MTV's TV series Awkward.

Early life[edit]

Tarlov was born and raised in Manhattan, in New York City,[1] to film producer and wine maker Mark Tarlov[2] and mother Judy Roberts.[3] She is the younger of two daughters.[4] Her older sister is Jessica Tarlov, a political consultant.[5]

On her mother's side, both of her grandparents were Jewish immigrants, her grandfather from Russia, and her grandmother escaping Europe on the last boat from France.[6]

As a child, Tarlov appeared in the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" at the Little Red School House. She attended the arts camp, Interlochen Center for the Arts and a NYU summer program in Paris. Tarlov graduated from Bennington College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts[4]in 2008[7].

After college, Tarlov attended the Atlantic Theater Company and LAByrinth Theater Company, where she wrote as well as acted in the LAByrinth Master Class.[4]



Tarlov's television debut was a bit part on iCarly in 2009. In 2010, she appeared in the role of Caitlin on the ABC Family series Huge, which was written and created by My So-Called Life's Winnie Holzman and her daughter Savannah Dooley.[4]


Tarlov's breakthrough role was as mean girl Sadie Saxton[8][9] in the MTV original series, Awkward, that debuted in 2011.[10] Tarlov's character was notable for her intense dislike of the main character, Jenna, played by Ashley Rickards, and for her complex struggles with weight and her own neuroses and insecurities.[11][12][13][14] Sadie was also noteworthy for nasty putdowns that were followed by her signature, "You're Welcome!" on topics from bulimia, being gay, and appropriate behavior.[15][16] The character inspired Twitter feeds and GIFs.[17]

As of summer 2015, the show was in its fifth and last season.[18][19]


In 1999, Tarlov had a role in the feature film, Simply Irresistible, which was directed by her father.

In 2014, Tarlov starred in the movie G.B.F., a teen comedy written by George Northy and directed by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker).[20]

Other work[edit]

In August 2012, Tarlov recorded an It Gets Better Project video clip.[21]

In May 2015, Tarlov, along with her co-stars from Awkward and other MTV shows did a stylized promo for the Scream where they were all shown bloodied and killed. Tarlov was skewered by a fire poker against a wall behind Katie Stevens from Faking It.[22]

In July 2015, Tarlov co-starred in Eden xo's music video for the single "The Weekend." The video also featured Bonnie McKee and Ricky Dillon.[23]

Personal life[edit]

In June 23, 2015, Tarlov revealed that she was engaged to drummer Alexander Noyes, who was in the bands Honor Society and Jonas Brothers.[24][25] They were married on March 4, 2017.[26]

Molly's sister, Jessica Tarlov, is a Democratic strategist often appearing on Fox News.[27]

In 2014, Tarlov's aunt, Jill Tarlov,[28] was killed by a bicyclist in Central Park,[29] who struck her in an accident where she sustained fatal severe head trauma.[30][31][32]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Simply Irresistible Molly
2013 G.B.F. Sophie
2014 Era Apocrypha Short film
2016 Everlasting Liz
2018 Haunting on Fraternity Row Maggie


Year Title Role Notes
2009 iCarly Lisa Episode: "iThink They Kissed"
2010 Gravity Customer Episode: "Suicide Dummies"
Huge Caitlin Episode: "Hello, I Must Be Going"
2011–2016 Awkward Sadie Saxton Main role, 87 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2015 "The Weekend" Eden xo [33]


  1. ^ Halterman, Jim (23 August 2011). "Non-mean girl Molly Tarlov makes her AWKWARD mark by playing love-to-hate Sadie Saxton!". Jim Halterman. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  2. ^ Comiskey, Patrick (3 March 2011). "Evening Land Vineyards' eccentric yet grounded vintner". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths - Roberts, Michael". The New York Times. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Molly Tarlov - MTV Profile". MTV. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Jessica Tarlov, Senior Strategist". Schoen Consulting. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths - Roberts, Malvina (Mimi)". The New York Times. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  7. ^ "30 Under 30 | Bennington College". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  8. ^ Ross, Robyn (15 February 2015). "8 Times Awkward's Sadie Was a Bitch - And We Loved It". TV Guide. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  9. ^ Hale, Mike (4 November 2011). "High School, That Hilarious Minefield". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  10. ^ Ng, Philiana (22 October 2013). "'Awkward': Molly Tarlov on Sadie's Renewed Disdain for Jenna and Tumultuous Season 3". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  11. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (11 October 2012). "Female Stars Step Off the Scale". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  12. ^ Gandhi, Neha (29 July 2011). "Awkward's Molly Tarlov Talks Body Peace". Seventeen. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  13. ^ Tarlov, Molly; Editors (13 February 2015). "Awkward Star Molly Tarlov On Embracing Your Awkward Years: "I'm Grateful For The Times When I Didn't Fit In"". Seventeen. Retrieved 4 July 2015.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  14. ^ Peitzman, Louis (6 September 2012). "Interview: 'Awkward"s Molly Tarlov On Jake vs Matty And Sympathy For Sadie". NewNowNext LOGO. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  15. ^ Glennon, Morgan (19 July 2012). "Molly Tarlov Promises a Softer Side to her Mean Girl on 'Awkward'". BuddyTV. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  16. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (27 June 2012). "TV Review: MTV's 'Awkward' returns for Season 2". HitFix. Retrieved 4 July 2015. Molly Tarlov's deliciously wicked-yet-insecure Sadie
  17. ^ "Twitter - Sadie Sexton". Twitter. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  18. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (8 October 2014). "MTV's 'Awkward' Renewed for Fifth and Final Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  19. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (8 October 2014). "MTV's 'Awkward' Renewed for Fifth and Final Season". Variety. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  20. ^ Aquino, Tara (18 January 2014). "Interview: Molly Tarlov Talks "G.B.F." & Working with Comedic Geniuses". Complex. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  21. ^ Spargo, Chris (31 August 2012). "Molly Tarlov: It Gets Better Video". NewNowNext Logo. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  22. ^ Adalian, Josef (12 May 2015). "Here's How MTV Pulled Off That Killer Promo for Scream". Vulture. New York Magazine. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  23. ^ Eden xo (25 July 2015). "Eden xo - The Weekend (Official Video)". Retrieved 11 August 2017 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ Takeda, Allison (23 June 2015). "Awkward's Molly Tarlov Engaged to Alexander Noyes: Picture!". US Magazine. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  25. ^ Roth, Madeline (23 June 2015). "'Awkward's' Molly Tarlov Is Engaged! See Her Bling-tastic Ring". MTV. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  26. ^ "Awkward Star Molly Tarlov Ties The Knot". Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  27. ^ "Democratic Strategist Jessica Tarlov Joins Fox News as Contributor". Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  28. ^ "Jill Anne Tarlov - Obituary". The Hour (Norwalk, CT). 24 September 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  29. ^ Tarlov, Molly (22 September 2014). "I haven't been on social media because on Thursday my aunt, Jill Tarlov, was struck and killed by a bicycle while walking in Central Park". Twitter. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  30. ^ Juliano, Frank (24 September 2014). "Funeral arrangements set for Jill Tarlov". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  31. ^ Del Signore, John (22 September 2014). "Pedestrian Dies Days After Collision With Central Park Cyclist". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  32. ^ Mindell, Cindy (24 September 2014). "Jill Tarlov remembered for her kind and compassionate spirit". Connecticut Jewish Ledger. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  33. ^ "Eden xo – The Weekend (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 7, 2018.

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