Brat Pack: Where Are They Now?

We're looking back on the lives of the '80s favorites, who starred in films including The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire

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Molly Ringwald

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Ringwald has been one of the best at keeping her name in the news since her slew of '80s high school hits (1984's Sixteen Candles and 1986's Pretty in Pink, to name a few) earning a steady stream of credits before making a splash playing a parent in the teen-centric series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Riverdale. She then went on to appear in Netflix's Kissing Booth films (2018–2021) and Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

In 2017, her former Pretty in Pink costar Andrew McCarthy revealed that Ringwald would be playing his son Sam's mother in the movie All These Small Moments. "She emailed me on the first day and she said, 'Your son just did a scene and when he walked away, it was just like watching you walk away from me 30 years ago,' " McCarthy recalled on The MOMS.

Ringwald has three children with husband Panio Gianopoulos, whom she married in 2007.

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Anthony Michael Hall

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During his Brat Pack years, Hall joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 1985–1986 season when he was just 17 and earned roles in films like Weird Science (1985) and Edward Scissorhands (1990). He was later featured on the TV series The Dead Zone, Awkward., Murder in the First and The Goldbergs. Hall also starred as Tommy Doyle in 2021's Halloween Kills.

In 2017, he was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to charges he assaulted his neighbor during an argument. He announced his engagement to actress Lucia Oskerova in 2019.

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Ally Sheedy

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After The Breakfast Club (1985), Sheedy starred in Short Circuit (1986) and High Art (1998), among other films, as well as being featured in roles on Kyle XY and Psych.

In 1992, she married David Lansbury, nephew to Angela Lansbury, but they split in 2008 (together they have one son who is transgender).

In 2015, Sheedy reunited with Breakfast Club costar Molly Ringwald for the 30th anniversary of that film. They gathered once again on screen for an episode of Single Drunk Female, in which Sheedy stars as Carol.

04 of 08

Judd Nelson

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Nelson followed St. Elmo's Fire (1985) and The Breakfast Club with From the Hip (1987), New Jack City (1991) and Billionaire Boys Club (2018). He acted opposite Brooke Shields for three seasons on the TV sitcom Suddenly Susan and scored a recurring role on Empire.

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Emilio Estevez

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After starring in The Outsiders (1983), The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire, Estevez found continued success with movies like Stakeout (1987), Young Guns (1988), The Mighty Ducks (1992) and their respective sequels.

Estevez wrote, directed and acted in The Way (2010), which starred his father Martin Sheen, and The Public (2018) — one that featured an ensemble cast including Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater and more.

He also reprised his role as Coach Bombay in the first season of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers in 2021, but was replaced by Josh Duhamel (playing Coach Cole) for season 2.

The actor had a relationship with Brat Pack member Demi Moore from 1984 to 1986. Estevez then married Paula Abdul in April 1992, but they divorced just over two years later. He has two adult children from another relationship with former model Carey Salley.

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Andrew McCarthy

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McCarthy became an '80s movie all-star, acting in Pretty in Pink, Mannequin (1987), Less Than Zero (1987) and Weekend at Bernie's (1989). The actor has been primarily directing, helming episodes of Orange Is the New Black, The Blacklist and more. However, McCarthy still appears on screen, as he joined the main cast of The Resident during its sixth season.

In 2021, McCarthy released his memoir, Brat: An '80s Story, which discusses his time in the group. "I recoiled from [the Brat Pack]. The term was cast in a very pejorative way," he told PEOPLE. "And the last thing you want in Hollywood is to be boxed in."

He split from college sweetheart Carol Schneider, with whom he has one son, in 2005, and married his second wife, Dolores Rice, in 2011; together, they have two kids.

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Rob Lowe

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Lowe started off the '80s in relationships with both Melissa Gilbert and Princess Stephanie. He also reteamed with St. Elmo's Fire costar Moore in 1986's About Last Night.

In 1988, his public image took a hit with his infamous sex tape scandal, but he eventually returned to the public eye with roles in Wayne's World (1992), The West Wing, Brothers and Sisters and Parks and Recreation. Lowe stars in TV series 9-1-1: Lone Star, and appeared in Super Troopers 2 (2018) and Dog Gone (2023).

He's been married to Sheryl Berkoff since 1991 and has two sons.

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Demi Moore

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After joining the Brat Pack in St. Elmo's Fire, Moore enjoyed a string of hits throughout the '90s, including Ghost (1990), A Few Good Men (1992) and Indecent Proposal (1993). She also caused a stir in 1991 by posing pregnant and nude on the cover of Vanity Fair. After a hiatus from Hollywood, Moore returned in 2003 with Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and continued working in projects like Empire, Songbird (2020) and the Dirty Diana podcast.

In 2019, she released a memoir that created a lot of buzz about her life and career.

She split from Freddy More in 1985, Bruce Willis (with whom she has adult daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah) in 2000 and from Ashton Kutcher in 2013.

Updated by Kate Hogan
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