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Molly Adea is an artist. She was born and raised in San Diego, California. She received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of California, San Diego where she won the Stewart Prize in Theatre for exceptional contributions to the department.


She currently resides in New York.


Molly Adea’s theatre career first started when she was able to job shadow Megan Alvord who was then the Assistant Company Stage Manager at the critically acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse. After this experience, she decided to go to community college after graduating high school in order to explore different careers. At school she would study Business, Biology, Chemistry, Native Peoples, Sociology, and Psychology. Outside of her classes and studies she started taking voice lessons, workshops, and auditioned for shows. In the two years she was at Palomar Community College, Molly performed with various theaters around San Diego. She transferred to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).


At UCSD, Molly was able to dive deeper into herself and into her work. Here is where she grew as a theatre artist and what eventually lead her to become a professional actress. Directly after graduating from UCSD she performed at the 43rd Humana Festival which lead her to move to New York City where she now resides.

Molly Adea identifies as an artist and expresses her art in various mediums, mostly acting. She uses her art to create a space to unveil and inform audiences. Most of her work aims to change the landscape of Asian American representation in media. 

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