43 Facts About Molly Ringwald


Molly Kathleen Ringwald was born on February 18,1968 and is an American actress, writer and translator.


Molly Ringwald began her career as a child actress on the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life before being nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the drama film Tempest.


Molly Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, the daughter of Adele Edith, a chef, and Robert Scott "Bob" Molly Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist of German descent.


Molly Ringwald has two siblings, Beth and Kelly, and an older brother, who died before she was born.


Molly Ringwald started her acting career at age five, appearing in a stage production of Alice in Wonderland as the Dormouse.


In 1978 at the age of 10, Molly Ringwald was chosen to play Kate in the West Coast production of Annie, performing in Los Angeles.


In 1979, Molly Ringwald appeared on the TV series Diff'rent Strokes and was selected to become part of the large cast of that show's spin-off, The Facts of Life.

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Molly Ringwald played Molly Parker, a perky, feminist student at Eastland Girls School.


At the beginning of the second season, the show underwent a major revamp, and most of the cast, including Molly Ringwald, were cut from the show.


Molly Ringwald later said that Nancy McKeon replaced her to play a new character named Jo.


In 1980, Molly Ringwald performed as a lead vocalist on two Disney albums.


Molly Ringwald later performed one track, "The First Noel", on a Disney Christmas album, "Disney's Christmas All-Time Favorites".


Molly Ringwald rose to prominence with her breakout role in Sixteen Candles.


Molly Ringwald was cast as Samantha Baker, a girl whose sixteenth birthday is forgotten by her family.


Molly Ringwald's performance gained critical acclaim; many called her acting engaging.


Molly Ringwald was regarded as a member of the Brat Pack of 1980s teen actors but has said she was not really part of that group.


Molly Ringwald gained more success when she was cast in another John Hughes film, The Breakfast Club, which was a commercial and critical success.


Molly Ringwald was cast as Claire Standish, a spoiled, wealthy beauty who is in detention for skipping class to go to the mall.


When first asked to be in Pretty in Pink, Molly Ringwald was reluctant, but after seeing how hard it was for the producers to find a replacement for her, she decided she would portray Andie in the film.


Molly Ringwald was offered a role in another John Hughes film, Some Kind of Wonderful, but turned down the role as she felt it was too similar to the other films she worked on with Hughes.


Molly Ringwald was featured on the cover of the May 26,1986, issue of Time.


Molly Ringwald was set to star in another Hughes film, Oil and Vinegar, but the film was scrapped when Hughes refused to rewrite the script.


Molly Ringwald portrayed Darcy Elliot, the editor at her high school paper, who becomes pregnant by her long-term boyfriend Stan, portrayed by Randall Batinkoff.


Molly Ringwald returned to the United States intermittently to appear in American movies and television.


In 1990, Molly Ringwald appeared in the James Scott-directed Strike It Rich alongside Robert Lindsay and John Gielgud.

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Molly Ringwald later starred in Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story.


Molly Ringwald next played the leading role in the film Malicious as Melissa Nelson, a disturbed woman who has an affair with a college star baseball player.


Molly Ringwald appeared as a blind woman on the critically acclaimed cable series Remember WENN.


Molly Ringwald starred with Lara Flynn Boyle and Teri Hatcher in the 1998 made-for-television film Since You've Been Gone.


In 2000, Molly Ringwald appeared in the ensemble restaurant-themed film In the Weeds, and in 2001 she had a cameo in the commercially successful Not Another Teen Movie that earned her a MTV Movie Award nomination.


In 2003, Molly Ringwald appeared in Enchanted April on Broadway beginning April 8, but left after the performance of June 15 due to her pregnancy with her daughter.


Molly Ringwald played a supporting role as Molly McIntire's mother Helen in Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front.


Molly Ringwald starred in the ABC Family network's series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which debuted on July 1,2008, and ran for five seasons and 121 episodes, before ending on June 3,2013.


Molly Ringwald read the audiobook edition of the 2012 novel The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg.


In early 2013, Molly Ringwald released Except Sometimes, a jazz record.


Molly Ringwald played Madame Frechette in the 2014 Lifetime Christmas film Wishin' and Hopin'.


Molly Ringwald plays Aunt Bailey in Jem and the Holograms, raising Jerrica, her sister Kimber, and adopted daughters.


In September 2014, Molly Ringwald began writing an advice column for The Guardian, answering questions about "love, family, or life in general".


Molly Ringwald currently has a recurring role as main character Archie Andrews' mother Mary Andrews on The CW television series Riverdale.


Molly Ringwald married Valery Lameignere, a French writer, in Bordeaux, France, on July 28,1999; they divorced in 2002.


Molly Ringwald married Panio Gianopoulos, a Greek-American writer and book editor, in 2007.


Molly Ringwald's pregnancy was written into the storyline of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.


Molly Ringwald stated she was very aware of her public image during her teen years and she tried to be a good role model for her fans.