Molly Ringwald

Actor, Singer, Dancer
During the mid-1980s, Molly Ringwald was the uncontested queen of teen movies and the poster child of suburban adolescent angst. As a member of the so-called Brat Pack - which included fellow stars Anthony Michael Hall ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1968 in Roseville, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Jem and the Holograms 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Guest of Cindy Sherman 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Wives He Forgot 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Medium 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Time 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cowboy Up 2001 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

Cut 2001 (Movie)

Vanessa Turnbill/Chloe (Actor)

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

Flight Attendant (Actor)

The $Treet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Weeds 2000 (Movie)

Chloe (Actor)

Kimberly 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Remember WENN 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Requiem For Murder 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

Miss Banks (Actor)

The Brat Pack: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brutal Truth 1999 (Movie)

Penelope (Actor)

Twice Upon a Time 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jump 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Since You've Been Gone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Office Killer 1997 (Movie)

Kim Poole (Actor)

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Baja 1996 (Movie)

Bebe (Actor)

Enfants de salaud 1995 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Malicious 1995 (Movie)

Melissa (Actor)

Seven Sundays 1994 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade 1994 (Movie)

Teresa Tatum (Actor)

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Face the Music 1993 (Movie)

Lisa Hollis (Actor)

Betsy's Wedding 1990 (Movie)

Betsy Hopper (Actor)

Strike It Rich 1990 (Movie)

Cary Porter (Actor)

The Story of Hollywood 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

For Keeps 1988 (Movie)

Darcy Elliot (Actor)

Fresh Horses 1988 (Movie)

Jewel (Actor)

King Lear 1988 (Movie)

Cordelia (Actor)

The Facts of Life 1979 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pick-Up Artist 1987 (Movie)

Randy Jensen (Actor)

Pretty in Pink 1986 (Movie)

Andie (Actor)

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Breakfast Club 1985 (Movie)

Claire Standish (Actor)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Spacehunter 1983 (Movie)

Niki (Actor)

Tempest 1982 (Movie)

Miranda (Actor)

P.K. and the Kid 1981 (Movie)

PK Bayette (Actor)

Packin' It In (TV Show)

Actor

Surviving (TV Show)

Actor

Townies (TV Show)

Actor

Wishin' and Hopin' (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

During the mid-1980s, Molly Ringwald was the uncontested queen of teen movies and the poster child of suburban adolescent angst. As a member of the so-called Brat Pack - which included fellow stars Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy - her three-picture run with filmmaker John Hughes in instant classics like "Sixteen Candles" (1984), "The Breakfast Club" (1985) and "Pretty in Pink" (1986) established Ringwald as a teen kindred spirit who awkwardly navigated secret crushes, school dances and bitter clique wars, inching closer to adulthood by the time a triumphant pop song signaled the end credits. However, like all child and teen stars, the redhead's flame never burned quite so bright as those important years which launched a brand new genre of youth filmmaking. After several failed efforts to segue into adult romantic comedies, the actress moved to France where she appeared in foreign films and occasionally made stateside appearances in made-for-TV movies. After a long absence from the public consciousness, Ringwald resurfaced in 2008 as part of the cast of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008- ), in which her career came full circle as she appeared as the mother of a pregnant high school student on the controversial drama series. Though she was relatively quiet later in her career, Ringwald nonetheless remained synonymous with the 1980s despite occasional efforts to reinvent herself.

Relationships

Danny

Companion
Ringwald reportedly lost her virginity to this man; she was 15 and he was 26

Panio Gianopoulos Actor

Husband
Dating since 2003 Married in summer 2007 in Italy

Adele Gianopoulos

Daughter
Born July 10, 2009; twin of Roman; father, Panio Gianopoulos

Mathilda Gianopoulos

Daughter
Born Oct. 22, 2003; father, Panio Gianopoulos

Roman Gianopoulos

Son
Born July 10, 2009; twin of Adele; father, Panio Gianopoulos

Anthony Michael Hall Actor

Companion
Briefly dated during filming of "The Breakfast Club" (1985) Met while filming "Sixteen Candles" (1984)

Adam Horovitz Actor

Companion
Met while Ringwald was filming "The Pick-Up Artist" (1987) Reportedly split in 1988

Valery Lameignere Actor

Husband
Met while Ringwald lived in France Married July 28, 1999 Divorced in November 2002

Robert Scott Ringwald Actor

Father
Born Nov. 26, 1940; blind musician; recorded I Wanna Be Loved by You, Molly Sings, a music album of Dixieland jazz with his daughter and his group the Fulton Street Jazz Band

Adele Ringwald

Mother
Born March 16, 1941

Robert Ringwald

Brother
Born in 1961

Elizabeth Ringwald

Sister
Born in 1964

Kelly Ringwald

Sister
Born in May 1966

Dweezil Zappa Actor

Companion
Introduced by Zappa's sister Moon Unit Dated during the filming of "Pretty in Pink" (1986)

EDUCATION

Lycee Francaise School

Los Angeles , California 1986

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Parental Unit

2008

Cast in the ABC Family series, "The Secret Life Of The American Teenager"

2006

Cast as Charity Valentine, the musical revival of "Sweet Charity" (national tour)

2004

Co-starred opposite Jason Biggs in the Broadway play "Modern Orthodox"

2001

Returned to the NYC stage in the musical "tick, tick ... BOOM!"

2001

Assumed role of Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of "Cabaret" (December)

1999

Starred in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "How I Learned to Drive"

1999

Had supporting role in "Teaching Mrs. Tingle"

1996

Co-starred in independent American film "Office Killer"

1996

Starred in the short-lived ABC series "Townies"

1995

Created controvery when she appeared nude in the film "Malicious"

1994

Appeared in first French-language film, "Seven Sunday"

1994

Starred in ABC miniseries "Stephen King's 'The Stand'" (ABC)

1992

Starred in the ABC TV-movie "Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story"

1991

Moved to Paris, France

1986

Third collaboration with director John Hughes, "Pretty in Pink"

1985

Played the high school princess in John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club"

1984

Breakout role and first collaboration with director John Hughes, "Sixteen Candles"

1983

Made TV movie debut, "Packin' It In" (CBS)

1982

Feature acting debut, "Tempest"

1979

Was a regular on "The Facts of Life" (NBC)

1977

Made appearance on "The New Mickey Mouse Club" (ABC)

Professional stage debut at age five in "The Grass Harp"

Began singing with father's band, the Fulton Street Jazz Band at age four

Bonus Trivia

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"John [Hughes] was the first person who broke my heart. I adored him. That sounds like we had an affair or something, which isn't the case. Of course I didn't have an affair with him. But it was definitely the strongest relationship in my life at the time, my teenage years, when everything that happens sort of prepares you for life." - Ringwald quoted in Movieline Magazine, September 1995

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"I can't say that anyone has my best interest at heart except me and my family." - Ringwald quoted in Entertainment Weekly, Sept. 20, 1996

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"Being famous at a young age is hard for anyone to go through, but my family was really protective of me, and within all that craziness, I had a sheltered existence." - Ringwald to TV Guide, June 30-July 13, 2008

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