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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.

Molly Bernard
Molly Kate Bernard

(1988-04-10) April 10, 1988 (age 31)
Alma materSkidmore College, Yale University
Years active2000–present
RelativesJoseph Bernard (grandfather)

Life and careerEdit

Molly Kate Bernard was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career in 2000 in the comedy drama Pay It Forward beside Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment.[1] After completing school, she returned to the screen by interpreting the leading part in a short film named Wrestling with the Past realized by Jason Leinwand. In 2013, she played Wendy during the seventh episode of the fifth season of the television series Royal Pains alongside Mark Feuerstein and Paulo Costanzo.[2] The same year, she obtained a recurring role in the television series Alpha House where she played Angie Sullivan until 2014. In 2015, she played a recurring role in the television series Younger alongside Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, where she portrayed Lauren Heller. She was promoted to series regular in season two.[3] In 2015, she had a small role in the Nancy Meyers comedy The Intern, beside Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. Bernard has a bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and a MFA in acting from Yale School of Drama.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Bernard is the granddaughter of actor Joseph Bernard, who co-founded the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.[5] She attended the Las Vegas Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Molly is 5'2 and approximately 110 lbs[6]. She is openly pansexual and her favorite book is The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson[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


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Royal Pains Wendy Episode: "Chock Full O' Nuts"
2013–2014 Alpha House Angie Sullivan Recurring
2015–present Younger Lauren Heller Recurring (season 1)
Series regular (season 2–present)
2016–2017 Transparent Young Shelly Pfefferman Recurring
2016 High Maintenance Skittish Tenant Episode: "Ex"
2018 - present Chicago Med Elsa Curry Recurring


  1. ^ "Younger's Molly Bernard Proves Her Theatre Cred | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. ^ "Broadway World - #1 for Broadway Shows, Theatre, Entertainment, Tickets & More!". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (2015-06-22). "Molly Bernard Upped To Regular On 'Younger'; Noah Centineo Joins 'The Fosters'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  4. ^ "Molly Bernard on Younger, Writing Sutton Foster Fan Mail, and Playing a Young Shelly on Transparent". 13 October 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  5. ^ Shapiro, Eileen (1 March 2016). "Interview: Molly Bernard "Star of TV Land's Younger"". Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Molly Bernard: Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements". Celebrity Facts. 2019-07-11. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  7. ^ "Molly Bernard Is Finally Home". Retrieved 2019-09-19.

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