Based on a memoir of the same name, Molly’s Game dives straight into an underground poker empire ruled by one woman – Molly Bloom. Directed by Aaron Sorkin, the movie traces the life of Bloom as she becomes the subject of an FBI investigation due to her illegal operations. The crime drama stars Jessica Chastain, as Bloom along with actors like Idris Elba, Michael Cera, and Kevin Costner to name a few. It’s a thrilling ride that gives audiences a glimpse into the world of high stakes poker and the charm it has on Hollywood celebrities, athletes and business tycoons.
Born on April 21, 1978, Bloom is an American entrepreneur and speaker. Before the formation of her poker empire, she had trained to become an Olympic skier. Sadly, her dreams were crushed following her injury during the qualifying rounds. Later, Bloom shifts base to Los Angeles for a year. This is when she’s introduced to poker.
Following the success of her book and the movie, Bloom was invited to The Ellen Show to talk about her journey. The candid interview between her and the popular talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres brought a more realistic feel to her intriguing story. You can watch the interview below.
Molly Bloom was adamant towards creating her own identity in a male dominated world of poker. But this wasn’t an ordinary world. Though Bloom stood on the wrong side of the law, there was no denying that she had the drive and skill to make it. Her story, though stamped with a criminal record, is still a testament to power that women hold when given a chance to thrive.