Molly Ringwald Biography

BornFebruary 18, 1968
Age56 years
Early Life
Molly Ringwald was born on February 18, 1968, in Roseville, California, USA. She is the daughter of Robert Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist, and Adele Edith Ringwald, a chef and caterer. She has two brother or sisters, a senior bro named Kelly and a younger sis called Beth.

As a young girl, Molly was surrounded by music and the arts, with her daddy's jazz impact and her mother's participation in neighborhood theater. At the age of five, Ringwald started carrying out in local theater productions, and by the time she was six, she launched her very first jazz album with her dad and his orchestra titled "I Wan na Be Loved by You, Molly Sings".

Rise to Fame
Molly Ringwald's acting profession removed in the early 1980s when she was found by filmmaker Paul Mazursky, who cast her in his movie "Tempest" (1982) at the young age of 13. Her performance made her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Quickly after, she starred in the television series "The Facts of Life" from 1979 to 1980.

However, it was her cooperation with director John Hughes that introduced Ringwald to fame. Hughes cast her in his 1984 film "Sixteen Candles" as Samantha Baker, a teenager having a hard time to browse the embarrassments and obstacles of teenage years. The film became an important and business success, solidifying Ringwald's status as a teen icon of the 1980s.

Brat Pack Years
Molly Ringwald's success continued with 2 more John Hughes movies, "The Breakfast Club" (1985) and "Pretty in Pink" (1986). These films, including an ensemble cast of young stars known as the Brat Pack, ended up being 80s classics and specified a new category of coming-of-age movies. Ringwald was often described as the "prom queen of the Brat Pack" due to her central functions in these films.

Apart from her cooperations with Hughes, Ringwald starred in other popular films during the 1980s, consisting of "Fresh Horses" (1988) with Andrew McCarthy and "For Keeps" (1988) with Randall Batinkoff.

Shift to Adult Roles
In the 1990s, Molly Ringwald attempted to transition from teen roles to more fully grown characters, starting with her look in the miniseries "The Stand" (1994), based upon Stephen King's book. She soon relocated to France and worked on different independent and foreign films, including "Enfants de Salaud" (1996) and "Office Killer" (1997).

In 1997, Ringwald returned to the United States to concentrate on her phase profession. She appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway productions like "How I Learned to Drive" (1997), "Cabaret" (2001), and "Modern Orthodox" (2004).

Current Work and Personal Life
In the last few years, Molly Ringwald has actually continued to operate in film, tv, and theater. She had a recurring role in the ABC Family series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" from 2008 to 2013, and has actually guest-starred in popular programs like "Psych", "Riverdale", and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel". In 2013, she released a novel entitled "When It Happens to You".

Molly Ringwald has actually been wed twice-- first to French writer Valery Lameigne-αΊ»re in 1999, but the couple separated in 2002. In 2007, she wed Panio Gianopoulos, a Greek-American author and book editor, with whom she has 3 kids.

Throughout her career, Molly Ringwald has stayed an icon and influential figure in pop culture, often associated with the 1980s and the teenage experience.

Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by Molly.

Related authors: Cindy Sherman (Photographer), Andrew McCarthy (Actor), Anthony Michael Hall (Actor), Stephen King (Author), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), John Hughes (Director), Paul Mazursky (Actor), Pink (Musician), Adele (Musician)


4 Famous quotes by Molly Ringwald

Small: I dont really believe in regret. I think you can always learn from the past, but I wouldnt want a diffe
"I don't really believe in regret. I think you can always learn from the past, but I wouldn't want a different life"
Small: Ive been called the Womens Auxiliary of the Brat Pack
"I've been called the Women's Auxiliary of the Brat Pack"
Small: I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers, being free and exploring and ma
"I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers, being free and exploring and making mistakes, but I did it in France. I did it privately"
Small: You never know when you read a script how its going to turn out because so much depends on the collabor
"You never know when you read a script how it's going to turn out because so much depends on the collaboration between people. If I'd been in some of the movies I turned down, maybe they wouldn't have been a success"