Molly Cookson is an American actress, production manager, long-term girlfriend, and wife of actor Ryan Hurst for over a decade. While she is famous for her roles in Outsiders (2016) and Chasing the Green (2009), her husband is popular for his roles in Sons of Anarchy (2008-2012) and Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020).
Her Age and Early Life
Based on different reports, Molly was born in the early 1980s in the United States. Although details are sketchy, there’s a popular opinion that Cookson may be 42 years old.
Her family and childhood remain unknown as she keeps her life before fame at the far ends of the public.
As to her career, she has played several characters in Outsiders where she played the character of “Eela Shay”. She also played the role of “Annie” in Scouting Secrets, and “Golf Pro Shop Cashier” in Chasing Green. On the aspect of her Production managing career, she served as a post-production supervisor on Chasing the Green.
Interesting Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Molly Cookson
1. She met her husband when she was a teenager
It was in 1994 when Cookson reportedly started dating Hurst. At that time, Cookson was about the age of 14 going by her present age as reported by sources. Hurst on the other hand was about 18 years old and was believed to be in Santa Monica High School.
Getting to 11 years after they met, the couple headed for marriage in 2005.
2. Ryan Hurst was raised in a family of actors and moviemakers
Molly Cookson’s husband Ryan Hurst was born on June 19, 1976. His parents are Candace Kaniecki, an acting coach mother and actor father, Richard Douglas Hurst who is famous as Rick Hurst. His stepfather on the other hand is a writer.
His father, Rick Hurst was popular for his roles in The Dukes of Hazzard (1980-1983), and Karate Kid Part III (1989).
3. Does she have any children?
Molly Cookson and her husband would rather keep their family out of publicity. This has made it difficult to know whether the actors have any children. The popular guess, however, is that the couple has not welcomed any child as of the time of this writing.
4. Does Molly Cookson still act?
The number of movies Molly appeared in is limited and mostly plays minor roles. Her career is not as huge as her husband’s but it sure has fetched her relatable fame. Recently, she has not featured in films but the Outsiders actress featured in movies and series that include:
- Outsiders (TV series, 2017)
- Homesick (short film, 2011)
- Shouting Secrets (2011)
- Chasing the Green (2009)
5. Ryan Hurst won an International Press Academy Award
Hurst started his career as a teenager before meeting and subsequent getting married to Cookson. He has appeared in many other TV films and movies over the course of time with one of the most renowned being Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014).
The film has added to the fame of Hurst as well as The Satellite Awards which was given by the International Press Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film in 2011.
6. Her Husband practices Sikhism religion
Ryan currently practices Sikhism, the fifth-largest religion in the world, and has its origin from the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. The religion developed from the spiritual teaching of Guru Nanak who lived from the 1460s to 1530s.
It remains unknown if Cookson also practices this religion but Ryan has adopted a Sikhism name “Gobind Seva Singh” which he shares on social media.
7. Ryan Hurst does not believe in cutting his hair
Due to his being a Sikh, Ryan does not believe in cutting his hair. The religion prohibits hair removal from any part of the body. According to the actor, he lived his hair and beards so long that it affected his career mostly at the beginning where many producers would prefer that he shaved his beards.
8. Hurst Teaches Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga has been part of the life of Ryan Hurst for a long time. He would go on to reveal that rather than just attending 4 times a week, he also teaches other people that including celebrities at the Nine Treasures Yoga. Kundalini yoga according to him is a higher version of yoga.
9. Molly Cookson is into skydiving
According to Hurst, he loves skydiving, especially where he would do it in for of gymnastics instead of belly flying. The actor is not the only one in his cycle that loves the game but his wife Cookson also goes with him.
10. How Rich in Molly Cookson?
The earning of Cookson is not known and so are her other business ventures and net worth. Whatever her worth maybe, acting has contributed to it.
On the other hand, her husband, Ryan Hurst’s net worth is estimated at $4 million. The major source of his wealth is his career as an actor.
In addition to his wealth, the Hurst in 2013 reportedly purchased a home in Woodland Hills, California for $1.71 million.