Molly Bloom (author)

Molly Bloom
Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World!wikipedia
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Molly's Game

A film adaptation of her book, Molly's Game, starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Aaron Sorkin, debuted in December 2017.
Molly's Game is a 2017 American biographical crime drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (in his directorial debut), based on the memoir of the same name by Molly Bloom.

Jeremy Bloom

Her brothers are Jordan Bloom, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Jeremy Bloom, who was an American Olympic skier and professional American football player with the Philadelphia Eagles.
His older sister, Molly Bloom, ran an underground poker ring and is played by Jessica Chastain in the film Molly's Game, with Kevin Costner playing their father.

Aaron Sorkin

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A film adaptation of her book, Molly's Game, starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Aaron Sorkin, debuted in December 2017.
Sorkin made his directorial debut with STX Entertainment's film Molly's Game, based on poker entrepreneur Molly Bloom's memoir.

Jessica Chastain

A film adaptation of her book, Molly's Game, starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Aaron Sorkin, debuted in December 2017.
Chastain portrayed Molly Bloom, a former skier who ran a high-profile gambling operation that led to her arrest by the FBI, in Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut, Molly's Game (2017).

The Viper Room

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In April 2013, she was charged with running a high-stakes poker game that originated in the Viper Room in Los Angeles which attracted wealthy individuals, sports figures, and Hollywood celebrities. In 2004, Darin Feinstein, one of the co-owners of The Viper Room, was approached by actor Tobey Maguire about hosting a high-stakes poker game in the basement of the club.
The Viper Room is the setting for the initial set of poker games Molly Bloom hosted.

Tobey Maguire

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In 2004, Darin Feinstein, one of the co-owners of The Viper Room, was approached by actor Tobey Maguire about hosting a high-stakes poker game in the basement of the club.
He was one of many celebrities, along with Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio, who participated in Molly Bloom's high-stake poker games at The Viper Room in the mid-2000s, and received negative press coverage for reportedly demanding Bloom "bark like a seal" for a $1,000 poker chip after a tournament he almost lost.

90th Academy Awards

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The film received a 2018 Academy Award nomination in the category Best Adapted Screenplay.

Jim Walden (lawyer)

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At the sentencing, Bloom's lawyer, Jim Walden, told the court that Bloom was in severe debt which included forfeiting $125,000 in poker proceeds as part of the plea.
In 2013, Walden represented Molly Bloom, who was arrested and charged as part of a $100 million illegal poker game in Los Angeles that attracted wealthy individuals and celebrities.

Ben Affleck

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In addition to Maguire, many wealthy individuals, celebrities and sports figures were known to frequent the games including Leonardo DiCaprio, Alec Gores, Macaulay Culkin, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Alex Rodriguez, Nelly, Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Phil Ivey, Rick Salomon and Andy Beal.
He was one of many celebrities, along with Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio, rumored to have taken part in Molly Bloom's high-stake poker games at The Viper Room in the mid-2000s.

Colby Cohen

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Cohen is also first cousin to Olympic skier and NFL player Jeremy Bloom and author Molly Bloom.

Entrepreneurship

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Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World! She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics.

Public speaking

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Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World! She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics.

Author

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Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World! She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics.

Winter Olympic Games

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Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World! She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics.

Mogul skiing

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Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World! She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics.

Poker

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In April 2013, she was charged with running a high-stakes poker game that originated in the Viper Room in Los Angeles which attracted wealthy individuals, sports figures, and Hollywood celebrities.

Los Angeles

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In April 2013, she was charged with running a high-stakes poker game that originated in the Viper Room in Los Angeles which attracted wealthy individuals, sports figures, and Hollywood celebrities.

Hollywood

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In April 2013, she was charged with running a high-stakes poker game that originated in the Viper Room in Los Angeles which attracted wealthy individuals, sports figures, and Hollywood celebrities.

Probation

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In May 2014, after pleading guilty to reduced charges, she was sentenced to one year of probation, a $200,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service.

Community service

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In May 2014, after pleading guilty to reduced charges, she was sentenced to one year of probation, a $200,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service.

Loveland, Colorado

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Bloom was born on April 21, 1978, and grew up in Loveland, Colorado.

Colorado

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Bloom was born on April 21, 1978, and grew up in Loveland, Colorado.

Colorado State University

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Her father, Larry Bloom, is a clinical psychologist and a professor at Colorado State University.

Fly fishing

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Her mother, Char, was a ski and snowboard instructor and a professional fly-fisher with her own line of clothing.

Jews

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Bloom's father is Jewish and her mother is Christian.