Molly McCook is an American actress. She has been an on-screen presence since her 2006 debut in an episode of the USA Network crime-comedy-drama series, Monk.
She is most known for playing Mandy Baxter since the seventh season of the ABC/Fox sitcom, Last Man Standing, and Darlene Roth in the Netflix sitcom, The Ranch.
These are seven facts about Molly McCook:
Molly was born Molly Jane McCook on July 30, 1990, in Los Angeles, California
As of May 2020, she is 29 years old.
She is also comparatively tall and stands at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters).
Molly married Broadway actor John Krause on September 7, 2019. The ceremony was held at the Santa Barbara Zoo and besides friends and family, it was attended by many of her Last Man Standing co-stars.
She broke the news of her nuptials to her 64.2k Instagram followers with a series of photos and the caption
"We did it! The absolute best day of my life. My now wonderful HUSBAND has turned my world upside down in the most magical way. Thank you to everyone who made this wedding so special. Which is so many of you."
McCook replaced actress Molly Ephraim to play the middle Baxter daughter, Mandy Baxter, in the ABC/Fox sitcom, Last Man Standing.
Ephraim dropped out of the role when ABC canceled the sitcom in May 2017. When the show was picked up by Fox, Ephraim, unlike the other leads didn't return and was instead replaced by McCook for the show's revived seventh season.
The replacement was not well-received and McCook received the brunt of fans' derision. She did manage to win them over with her stellar performance in the end.
McCook featured in another sitcom, this time for the streaming juggernaut, Netflix, The Ranch. She played the recurring character, Darlene Roth, in the sitcom.
The sitcom ran for four seasons from April 1, 2016, to January 24, 2020, and starred Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger, and Sam Elliott as the dysfunctional Bennett family and owners of the fictional Iron River Ranch.
Other prominent cast members that were featured included Elisha Cuthbert, Kelli Goss, Barry Corbin, and Megyn Price, among others.
Molly McCook is a contradiction to the saying "you are either born into it, or you are born to do it", in that she was born into acting and she was born to become an actor.
She is the daughter of John McCook and his third wife, Laurette Spang, both of whom had been prominent actors in their heyday.
Her father was known for his roles in soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.
Her mother was famous for playing Cassiopeia in the sci-fi cult classic, Battlestar Galactica.
Following in her parents' footsteps, McCook has been as big of a star -- if not bigger -- as her parents had been in their prime.
She has made guest appearances in a litany of different TV shows. She made her TV debut as Emily J. in an episode of the USA Network police-procedural comedy-drama show, Monk, back in 2006.
She also made an appearance as a singer in an episode of the Fox musical comedy-drama, Glee.
She played Laura Hayward in a 2013 episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and played one of the bridesmaids in a 2014 episode of the sitcom, Modern Family.
According to tvovermind.com, Molly McCook is estimated to be worth $1.7 million as of May 2020.
While the actual figures have yet to be disclosed, the estimation seems close to accurate, considering the prominence McCook has enjoyed as an on-screen presence.
She has been a prominent cast member in sitcoms like Last Man Standing and The Ranch, notwithstanding her guest appearances in numerous other TV series like Monk, Glee, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Modern Family.