Molly Wright is an 8-year-old Grade 3 student who was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Queensland, Australia with her mum, dad, little brother Freddie and dalmatian, Matilda.
Molly has been working as an actor for two years, making her screen debut in the Steve Jaggi/Sepia Films thriller ‘Kidnapped’, which was released theatrically in Australia and on Lifetime US during 2021, and later via Netflix Australia in 2022.
In July 2021, Molly became the World’s youngest TED speaker when she delivered her Thrive by Five TED Talk at the iconic Sydney Opera House in collaboration with Minderoo Foundation and under the direction of leading Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman, Rocketman). Molly’s viral and award-winning talk was the most viewed TED talk of 2021 and has been translated into 33 languages, having been distributed globally by UNICEF.
Molly’s acting career has continued with roles in Christmas on the Farm, Mistletoe Ranch and True Spirit. She featured alongside Thomas Jane and Radha Mitchell in the critically acclaimed ABC drama Troppo which was recently acquired by IMDB TV in the United States. Molly has also appeared in TV dramas Joe vs. Carole, Tim Michin’s Upright and alongside Australian screen legend Bryan Brown in Darby & Joan.
Molly is a dedicated wildlife activist and conservationist. In 2021, Molly developed a fund-raising campaign and led a group of friends to raise more than $23,000 for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, for which Molly is an ambassador via the National Trust Australia (Queensland).
In March 2022, Molly was the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day event on the Gold Coast, delivering a speech to hundreds of prominent Gold Coast business leaders and politicians, on the topics of wildlife conservation and the power of ‘Showing Up’.
Molly is incredibly proud to be youth ambassador for Wild Earth Oceania, and having seen first hand how the power of film has the ability to influence ideas and cultures, is privileged to be associated with Australia’s first ever film festival dedicated exclusively to wildlife conservation.