Joshua Nolan's mother, or Mrs. Nolan, is a fictional character featured in the Syfy Original Series Defiance. She was played by actress Jessica Embro and appeared in a flashback scene in the first part of the series pilot episode.
Mrs. Nolan was Joshua Nolan's mother. Her first name is unknown. She had long dark hair and appeared to be in her early thirties in the early 2010s. In the year 2013, Mrs. Nolan and her husband took their son Josh on a picnic. This was the day that the Votans arrived. Josh was the first to notice the ships coming down through the clouds. As he looked up into the sky, his mother ran to him and pulled him away. (Defiance: Pilot (Part 1))
In the ensuing invasion both Mister and Mrs. Nolan were vaporized by Votan weapons. Joshua's older sister, Rebecca Nolan, would recall how there were empty coffins at their funerals. (Defiance: History Rhymes)