Paula Malcomson

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Paula Malcomson
Paula Malcomson (cropped).jpg
Malcomson in 2013
Born (1970-06-01) 1 June 1970 (age 50)
Other namesPaula Williams
Years active1992–present[1]

Paula Malcomson (born 1 June 1970)[2] is a Northern Irish actress. She is sometimes credited as Paula Williams.[1]


Malcomson starred as Trixie in the HBO series Deadwood[3] and Colleen in ABC's Lost.[4] She played the role of Amanda Graystone in the Battlestar Galactica spin-off series Caprica, on the Sci Fi Channel, as well as the role of Maureen Ashby on the FX Series Sons of Anarchy.[3] She played the long-suffering Abby Donovan, wife of the title character in the Showtime series Ray Donovan.

In March 2011, Malcomson guest starred in the Fringe episode "Stowaway".[4] She played Mrs. Everdeen in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, mother of the main character Katniss Everdeen.[5]


Paula Malcomson film work
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Another Girl Another Planet Bartender
1993 Tombstone Allie Earp
1996 Dunston Checks In Bellman No. 4
1998 Trance Bartender
1998 The Rocking Horse Winner Jesse's Mother Short film
1999 The Auteur Theory Siobhan Meehan
1999 The Green Mile Marjorie Detterick
2000 Hamlet Marcella
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Patricia in Mirrored Room
2003 Quintessence Ruth Short film
2003 June & Orlando June Short film
2007 The Death Strip Helene Short film
2007 Nonplussed Jenn Short film
2008 A Woman in the West Marion Faber Short film
2009 Morning After Kat McKinley Short film
2012 The Hunger Games Mrs. Everdeen
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Mrs. Everdeen
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Mrs. Everdeen
2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Mrs. Everdeen
2017 A Christmas Star Paula
2017 All Summers End Mrs. Stevens
2017 Axis Gráinne (voice)
2017 Feed Samantha Grey
2017 The Cured Dr. Lyons
2017 Battlecreek Tallulah
2018 We Have Always Lived In the Castle Helen Clarke
Paula Malcomson television work
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Profiler Jean Stanley Episode: "Blind Eye"
2000 The Practice Suzie Greene Episode: "Settling"
2000 Strong Medicine Trish Episode: "Pre-Existing Conditions"
2000 Baby Julia Television film
2001 UC: Undercover Sasha Episode: "Zero Option"
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise Madeline Reed Episode: "Silent Enemy"
2003 NYPD Blue Carla Whitford Episode: "Marine Life"
2003 Six Feet Under Woman in Bar Episode: "I'm Sorry, I'm Lost"
2004–06 Deadwood Trixie 36 episodes
2006 Lost Colleen Pickett 2 episodes
2006–07 ER Meg Riley 8 episodes
2007 Cold Case Marlene Bradford Episode: "A Dollar, a Dream"
2007 John from Cincinnati Jerri 5 episodes
2007 Criminal Minds Beth Jacobs Episode: "Seven Seconds"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Susan Ross Episode: "Retro"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Amanda / Emma Episode: "Disarmed and Dangerous"
2009–10 Caprica Amanda Graystone 18 episodes
2010 The Event Madeline Jackson 3 episodes
2010 Sons of Anarchy Maureen Ashby 10 episodes
2011 Lie to Me Louise Lightman Episode: "Funhouse"
2011 Private Practice Hillary Loveman Episode: "Home Again"
2011 Fringe Dana Gray Episode: "Stowaway"
2011 Law & Order: LA Jill Jennings Episode: "Benedict Canyon"
2011 Prime Suspect Noelle Tanner Episode: "Carnivorous Sheep"
2012 Archer Janelle (voice) Episode: "Bloody Ferlin"
2013–17 Ray Donovan Abby Donovan 59 episodes
2017 Broken Roz Demichelis 4 episodes
2018 Krypton Charys-El Episode: "Pilot"
2018 Come Home Marie Farrell 3 episodes
2018 Lore Mary Webster Episode: "Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley"
2019 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Stella Russell Episode: "Part 33"
2019 Deadwood: The Movie Trixie Television film
2019 Watchmen Renee Episode: "Little Fear of Lightning"


  1. ^ a b "Paula Malcomson Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  2. ^ Ray Donovan Twitter. "Please join us in wishing Paula Malcomson a very happy birthday!". Twitter.
  3. ^ a b Rowles, Dustin (13 October 2010). "Grading the 7 Most Successful Post-Show Careers of "Deadwood" and "The Wire" Alumni". Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  4. ^ a b Hanson, Andrew (19 March 2011). "'Fringe' recap: 'The place where the mysteries of the universe get answered'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  5. ^ Franich, Darren (22 April 2010). "'The Hunger Games': Paula Malcomson cast as Katniss Everdeen's mother". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 22 April 2010.

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