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Molly Ringwald

Film Actress / Novelist / Penwoman | * 02/18/1968 (56) | Roseville, California (United States of America (USA))
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Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, writer, and translator. She began her career as a child actress on the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life (both 1979–1980) before being nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the drama film Tempest (1982). Ringwald became a teen idol following her appearances in filmmaker John Hughes' teen films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986). These films led to the media referring to her as a member of the "Brat Pack." Her final teen roles were in For Keeps and Fresh Horses (both in 1988). Following leading roles in ()
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Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. She was cast in her first major role as Molly in the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (1979–80) after a casting director saw her playing an orphan in a stage production of the musical Annie. She and several other members of the original Facts of Life cast were let go when the show was reworked by the network. She subsequently made her motion-picture debut as Miranda in the independent film Tempest (1982), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year.Ringwald is known for her collaborations with filmmaker John Hughes. She established herself as a teen icon after appearing in the successful Hughes films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986). She later starred in The Pick-up Artist (1987), Fresh Horses (1988), and For Keeps (1988). She starred in many films in the 1990s, most notably Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992), The Stand (1994), and Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994 short film – precursor to Sling Blade).Ringwald was part of the "Brat Pack" and she was ranked number one on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Since 2017, Ringwald has portrayed Mary Andrews on The CW television series Riverdale.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Molly Ringwald

Theatre World Award Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
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Movies with Molly Ringwald as Actress(57)

2023 Pursued
as Frannie Goldsmith2023 The Stand
as herself2023 Judy Blume Forever
as Narrator (voice)2022 A Brief History of Us
as Mrs. Flynn2021 The Kissing Booth 3
as Mrs. Flynn2020 The Kissing Booth 2
as Carla Sheffield2019 All These Small Moments
as Gabby2018 Siberia
as Mrs. Flynn2018 The Kissing Booth
as herself2018 Always at The Carlyle
as Linda Sanders2017 SPF-18
as Amy2016 King Cobra
as The Collector2015 Bad Night
as Aunt Bailey2015 Jem and the Holograms
as Madame Frechette2014 Wishin' and Hopin'
as Self (archive footage)2006 Life After Tomorrow
as Charlotte Saint John2006 The Wives He Forgot
as Marion Powers2002 The Big Time
as Connie2002 Cowboy Up
as Flight Attendant2001 Not Another Teen Movie
as Penelope2000 Shaded Places
as Vanessa Turnbill / Chloe2000 Cut
as Chloe2000 In the Weeds
as Miss Banks1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle
as Anne Winslow1999 Requiem for Murder
as Nancy1999 Kimberly
as Claire the Fan1998 Since You've Been Gone
as Beth Sager1998 Twice Upon a Time
as Anne Frank (voice)1998 Titey
as Kim Poole1997 Office Killer
as Susan1996 Enfants de salaud
as Melissa Nelson1995 Malicious
as Janet Gifford1995 Seven Sundays
as Bebe Stone1995 Baja
as Lisa Hunter1993 Face The Music
as Cary1990 Strike It Rich
as Betsy Hopper1990 Betsy's Wedding
as Jewel1988 Fresh Horses
as Darcy Elliot Bobrucz1988 For Keeps
as Cordelia (uncredited)1987 King Lear
as P.K. Bayette1987 P.K. and the Kid
as Randy Jensen1987 The Pick-up Artist
as Andie Walsh1986 Pretty in Pink
as Lonnie1985 Surviving
as Claire Standish1985 The Breakfast Club
as Samantha 'Sam' Baker1984 Sixteen Candles
as Melissa Webber1983 Packin' It In
as Miranda Dimitrius1982 Tempest

TV Shows/Series with Molly Ringwald as Actress(26)

as Moderator2022 The Bear
as Alice2022 Single Drunk Female
as Mrs. Porter (segment "Sibling Rivalry")2019 Creepshow
as Claire's Mother2019 Tales of the City
as Mary Andrews2017 Riverdale
as Joanne Carson2017 FEUD
as Paige Wayney2016 Raising Expectations
as McElroy2006 Psych
as Kathleen Walsh2005 Medium
as Devyn Alden2000 The $treet
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as Carrie Donovan1996 Townies
as herself1993 Intimate Portrait
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Jenny Smith1985 Tall Tales & Legends
as Molly Parker1979 The Facts of Life
as Molly Parker1978 Diff'rent Strokes

Additional Information

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Full Name: Molly Ringwald
Born: Sunday, 02/18 1968 (February) in Roseville, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 56 years + 7 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Oakmont High School, Roseville High School, Young Actors Space
Spouses (current/former): Panio Gianopoulos, Valery Lameignère
Father: Bob Ringwald
Other names for Molly Ringwald (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Molly Kathleen Ringwald"
"몰리 링월드"
"मोली रिंगवाल्ड"
Molly Ringwald frequently works together with these people:
Vince Marcello (9x, Crew)
John Hughes (7x, Crew)
Ryan Murphy (7x, Crew)
Jason Priestley (7x, Actor)
Meredith Vieira (7x, Actress)
Gregory Nicotero (6x, Crew)
Martin Short (6x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (6x, Actor)
Joe Dzuban (6x, Crew)
Michele Weisler (6x, Crew)
Rachael Ray (6x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3522, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/11/2024