Molly June Benioff is a celebrity kid known for being the daughter of David Benioff and Amanda Peet. Her father is an American writer, director, and producer known for writing the HBO series Game of Thrones. Likewise, her mother is an American actress known for her role in the movie The Whole Nine Yards and The Way, Way Back.
Being the daughter of famous celebrities, a lot of people are curious to learn about Molly including her early life, age, siblings, and more. Besides, what about her parent’s relationship, how long have they been in a relationship?
Let’s know everything about Molly June Benioff through this article.
Who Is Molly June Benioff? Her Age in 2023 and Name Meaning
Molly June Benioff, a celebrity child, was given the sign of Aries at birth on April 19, 2010, in New York City, USA. She is 12 years old as of 2023. She is the daughter of David Benioff (father) and Amanda Peet (mother).
Molly’s parents came up with the name Molly June because they couldn’t choose between Maya and Molly. So, her father tore off two little pieces of paper, wrote the names on each paper, and put them behind his back. However, her mother ended up picking Maya which she was so disappointed in and thus her name was chosen to be Molly June.
The name Molly has an Irish origin which means star of the sea while June has a Latin origin which means young.
Talking about her ancestral background, Molly belongs to a mixed ethnicity where her mother Amanda Peet is of Ashkenazi Jewish, German, Scottish, and English ancestry, while her father is Jewish.
In addition, the star kid has two siblings. She has an elder sister Frances Benioff, born in 2007, and a younger brother, Henry Benioff born in 2014.
Molly’s Grandfather Was A Former Chairman Of The US President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
Stephen Freidman, Molly’s grandfather, was appointed to the position of US President’s Intelligence Advisory Board Chairman on October 27. 2005. Her great-great-grandfather, Samuel Lionel Rothafel was a Manhattan Borough President and an American lawyer, businessman, and public official.
On the other hand, Penny Levy, a social worker, and Charles Peet Jr., a business attorney, were Molly’s maternal grandparents.
Molly Arrived Before The Labor Date Given By The Doctor
Molly’s dad, David had gone to Malta on his travel. He had no idea that a natural calamity would almost make it impossible for him to witness his second child’s birth. Amanda claims that she went into labor earlier than her doctor had predicted. Luckily, the director managed to catch a flight from Rome to New York just in time to witness his daughter’s birth.
Molly June Benioff Parents Are Renowned Personalities
David Benioff is a famous American writer, producer, and director. He started his career by writing his first novel, The 25th Hour. He was later asked to adapt the novel into a screenplay. Later Molly’s dad published a collection of short stories and in 2004 drafted a screenplay for the hit movie Troy. He also wrote the psychological thriller Stay (2005). Likewise, a year later in 2006, Benioff started working alongside Weiss on a television series named Game of Thrones.
It was his career breakthrough as the show became a significant hit. David and Weiss were the show’s executive producers and writers. Apart from this, he has also directed two episodes of Game of Thrones and season 3 episode 3 of Walk of Punishment.
On the flip side, Molly June’s mother Amanda Peet is an American actress. She started her career with her debut film Animal Room (1995). However, she rose to prominence after playing Jill St. Claire in The Whole Nine Yards (2000). The mother of three has since then appeared in multiple movies including Saving Silverman (2001), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), Martian Child (2008), The Way, Way Back (2013), and Trust Me (2013).
Similarly, Peet has also worked in a couple of television series, including The WB’s Jack & Jill (1999–2001), Brockmire (2016–2020), and the Netflix series The Chair released in 2021.
Molly June Benioff Parents Have Been Together For Over 16 Years
The couple tied the knot on 30 September 2006 in a private nuptial in front of their dearest friends and family members. They have been together for more than 16 years now and their relationship seems to be growing stronger with time.
On the subject of their first meeting, Molly’s parents met somewhere in the early 2000s. They became close friends and soon their friendship turned into love and the lovebirds started dating in March 2005. The then-boyfriend and girlfriend dated for around 4 months and decided to get engaged in July 2005.
The former fiances were engaged for about a year before they decided to take their relationship even further and got married in September 2006.
Molly June Benioff Mother, Amanda Peet Suffered From Postpartum Depression
The famous actress and mother of three explained that she suffered from serious postpartum depression after the birth of her firstborn Frances Pen Benioff. Instead of feeling the joy of being a mother, Amanda revealed that she felt sleep deprived. Molly’s mom further added,
“I want to be honest about it because I think there’s still so much shame when you have mixed feelings about being a mom instead of feeling this sort of ‘bliss.’ I think a lot of people still really struggle with that, but it’s hard to find other people who are willing to talk about it.“
Despite all of the things she had to go through, Amanda wanted to be a mother for as long as she can remember, and when she met Molly’s father David she knew he was the one for her.
Molly June Benioff Is Enjoying A Lavish Lifestyle; Details On Her Parent’s Net Worth
With all of the money and fame behind her back, it’s no wonder that Molly along with her sibling is enjoying her life to the fullest. The family of four currently resides in their beautiful $21.7 million mansion in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
Her mother Amanda Peet has a $100 million net worth from her acting career. Likewise, her father David Benioff has a total net worth of $100 million. He has made his fortune from his career as a writer and director. From this, we can say that Molly’s parents have a total fortune of $200 million.