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Thomas Middleditch’s Wife Is Swinger – Who is Mollie Gates?

Thomas Middleditch and Mollie Gates

Mollie Gates is an American costume designer and wife of Thomas Middleditch, the Canadian actor best known as Richard Hendricks in the TV series “Silicon Valley”.

Early life, education, family

Mollie Gates was born on 6 May 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA. She was raised by her parents Cindy and Jim Gates, together with her sister Rachel Gates Herbert. Her father is an attorney in Louisiana and her sister is a real estate agent in Lafayette. Gates attended Academy of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau in Louisiana. She earned a degree in Apparel Design at Louisiana State University.

Career

Mollie Gates started her career in Paper Magazine. She continued in New York, working for a celebrity stylist. In 2010 Gates got a job in the wardrobe department and designed the costumes for the Sex and the city 2 movie. The next two years she was booked for the Twilight series: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2. At that time Gates was studying and working at the same time. It acquired permission from the Louisiana State University, so she can work on the set during the day. She got the job by e-mail. She sent them one and they replied to her.

“Django Unchained” was her next project, designing costumes for the movie.

Gates was also working as a wardrobe assistant for the movies “Flying monkeys” and “Parker”, as well as for the TV series “Treme”. After the success of “Parker” in 2013, she was hired to work for the “Dallas Buyers Club”, the movie that had 6 nominations and won 3 Oscars in 2014. The same year she was part of the TV series “Silicon Valley”. The next two years were busy for Gates, working on the movies “The Bronze”, “The Loft”, Left Behind” and “Search Party”.

Her last projects in costume design were in 2016 for the TV series “Togetherness” and “Bang!Bang!”.

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Personal life

While she worked for the “Silicon Valley” in 2014, Gates met the leading actor Thomas Middleditch and they started a relationship. There were rumors that they’ve known each other from a set in Louisiana in 2012, but never confirmed. The couple went on a vacation the same year in Europe and spent Christmas together, when Thomas proposed to her during a hike. They got married the next year on an intimate, private ceremony with close friends and family in Canada, in the Middleditch’s hometown.

Mollie and Thomas currently live in Los Angeles, California. They don’t have children.

Husband Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch is an actor, screenwriter and comedian. He was born on 10 March 1982 in Nelson, British Columbia Canada. His parents are from Great Britain. He has an older brother. Midleditch was bullied as a child, but he was a popular kid in high school. He attended the University of Victoria. Later he moved to Toronto. Middleditch also lived in Chicago and New York City. In NY he was shooting commercials. Middleditch appeared in “The wolf of Wall street” in 2013, “The final girls” in 2015 and “Once upon a time in Venice” in 2017.

However he is best known as Richard Hendricks, the leading male role in HBO series “Silicon Valley”.

Thomas Middleditch

For this role Middleditch got five Satellite Awards nominations, three Critics Choice Television Awards nominations and one Emmy Awards nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy series. In 2020 he won the best actor category for Television series musical or comedy at Satellite Awards. The series had six seasons; the last one was aired last year. In an interview for Hollywood reporter last year he said:’ it’s nice that it’s not a situation where the show is being canceled. The story is coming to an end. That’s a very fortunate thing in the land of television. The story is finite and it always has been.’

In 2019 he acted in the movie Godzilla:King of the monsters.

Thomas Middleditch few days ago accepted the leading role in CBS Comedy “B Positive”, written by Marco Pennette.

In a Playboy interview last year, Middleditch revealed that swinging saved his marriage. He and his wife have an open relationship since they got married. Thomas added that Mollie accepted his nontraditional behavior and swinging was the way to overcome their different speeds. He also said that the two of them go on swinger’s party together and have strict rules.

So, this is his way for a long term successful marriage. Thomas pointed out in the interview that swinging is an old term and “part of the lifestyle” is the right one. In another interview for NY Times in 2017 he shared that he plays video games in his free time and got a pilot license in 2016.

Net Worth

It is believed that Mollie’s net worth is around $500,000. But, her husband’s net worth as of early 2020 is estimated around $8 million. In 2016 the couple bought a bungalow in Los Angeles that previously was owned by the designer Charles Lisanby. It cost them $1,5 million.

Appearance

Mollie Gates is 5ft 6ins (1.68 m) tall and weighs 121 lbs (55kg). Her vital statistics are 35-27-36. She has blonde hair and brown eyes. She wears UK shoe size 6.

Social Media

Mollie Middleditch keeps her Instagram account private and has over 7000 followers, but her husband has almost 330,000 followers and a public account.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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