Molly Gordon became an actress at a very young age, and quickly began booking roles in prestigious TV shows and big-budget comedies. Born in Los Angeles, CA to filmmaker Bryan Gordon and screenwriter Jessie Nelson, Gordon wasted almost no time in getting her acting career started, making her film debut in 2001 with the Sean Penn legal drama "I Am Sam" (2001). She returned to acting in her teens, appearing on the third season of Jenji Kohan's hit prison dramedy "Orange Is The New Black" (Netflix, 2013-), and in the indie films "Ithaca" (2015) and "Love the Coopers" (2015). Gordon's first recurring role came when she was cast as Nicky in the organized crime drama "Animal Kingdom" (TNT, 2016-), based on the acclaimed Australian film of the same name. Meanwhile, Gordon's biggest onscreen role to date came when she was cast as Maddie in "Life of the Party" (2018), a comedy from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.