Molly was born in Manchester, England, and at the age of 3 relocated with her family to Queensland, Australia.
Whilst in Queensland, Molly fell in love with Australia’s natural beauty and wildlife and during a visit to an open day at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital – one of the World’s largest not-for-profit wildlife hospitals, was in awe at the amazing work and dedication of the team.
She resolved that day to do her part to support the conversation of wildlife. Since then, Molly has created two groups: Molly’s Wildlife Warriors and Conservation Club, that has raised vital funds and awareness for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s programs. Molly is now an ambassador for the National Trust.
In 2021, Molly was selected by the Minderoo Foundation to present a TED talk on early education for Minderoo’s Thrive by Five campaign, explaining how interacting early and often with children (before the age of five) produces positive outcomes later in life. The TED talk, delivered at the iconic Sydney Opera House, made Molly the World’s youngest TED speaker, and became a viral phenomenon. It has been viewed over 2 billion times across all platforms and translated into 35 languages.
Having reached over 2 billion views across various platforms, the TED talk has become the third most popular in recent history, trailing closely behind only Bill Gates and Elon Musk. It became the most viewed TED Talk of 2021.
Following her TED talk, Molly was invited to speak at El Festival de las Ideas in Puebla, Mexico, alongside filmmaker James Cameron, and renowned psychologist Dr Jordan Peterson. Her speech, on the Power of Reading, was a ‘prequel’ to her TED talk and explained how stories and books gave her the inspiration and confidence to find her voice and use it to influence areas that she is passionate about.
Molly was invited to deliver a Keynote Speech at the 2022 International Women’s Day in Australia, joining the ranks of esteemed personalities such as Jane Fonda and Olivia Newton-John. She delivered a compelling ten-minute speech titled “Show Up” to an audience comprising of Queensland’s business leaders and dignitaries.
Molly is a rising star in TV and film, having landed her first lead role at the tender age of six, playing Aria in the Australian thriller Kidnapped. Molly has worked continuously in the industry since then, starring in a further six feature films and more than five episodic TV series, including critically acclaimed and award-winning Australian dramas.
In 2023, following the granting of an extraordinary ability O-1b visa, Molly relocated to Los Angeles to continue with her acting journey and will spend the remainder of 2023 shooting lead roles in feature films in the United States and New Zealand, alongside an impressive array of industry talent.