February 7, 2014 4:00 PM

New season brings a formidable female player to ‘House of Cards’

“I asked myself, ‘What does it take for a woman like Jackie to become a leader?’” said Molly Parker, a Canadian actress best known for her role as Alma Garret in HBO’s “Deadwood,” who in this season of “House of Cards” plays Jacqueline Sharp, a third-termer from California with a military background and a spine of steel.

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