Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald is an actress, singer, dancer and author. After appearing on the Disney Channel's The New Mickey Mouse Club and in small TV roles on Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, she shot to fame in 1984 with Sixteen Candles. She also starred in iconic teen movies The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. The Golden Globe-nominated actress has also performed on Broadway and appeared in Netflix's The Kissing BoothThe Secret Life of the American Teenager and Riverdale.
Molly Ringwald
Full Name
Molly Kathleen Ringwald
Roseville, CA


How old was Molly Ringwald in 'Sixteen Candles?'

Molly Ringwald was 15 years old in 1983 when filming 'Sixteen Candles.' She played Samantha Baker, a teenager whose family forgets her 16th birthday.

Who is Molly Ringwald’s husband?

The actress is married to writer and book editor Panio Gianopoulos, whom she married in 2007. The couple share daughter Mathilda Ereni and fraternal twins Adele Georgiana and Roman Stylianos. Ringwald was previously married to French writer Valery Lameignère from 1999 to 2002.

How old was Molly Ringwald in 'The Breakfast Club?'

Molly Ringwald was 16 years old when she starred in the cult classic 'The Breakfast Club.' Her 16th birthday was only three days after the film's release on Feb. 15, 1985. She played Claire Standish, a rich, popular kid who has to spend a Saturday in detention with a group of high school misfits.

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Molly Ringwald Is 'So Happy' Selena Gomez Is Producing a Sixteen Candles-Inspired Reboot
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Molly Ringwald Says Her Mom Was 'Mortified' When She Realized She Forgot Her Daughter's Birthday
The Sixteen Candles actress tells PEOPLE she has given her mom a "pass" for her mistake
Molly Ringwald's Mother Accidentally Forgot Her Birthday, Just Like Her Character in Sixteen Candles
Molly Ringwald — who turned 54 on Feb. 18 — starred as Samantha Baker in the classic 1980s movie
Molly Ringwald and 12-Year-Old Daughter Adele Enjoy Red Carpet Night Out in Pink Outfits
Molly Ringwald is mom to daughter Mathilda, 18, and 12-year-old twins Adele and Roman
Molly Ringwald Hasn't 'Found the Strength' to Watch Her Past Movies with 'Woke' Daughter Adele, 12
"I just don't know how I'm gonna go through that," Molly Ringwald says of showing her decades-old movies to her younger kids, given today's context and the films' admittedly "troubling" elements
Bob Ringwald, Musician and Father of Molly Ringwald, Dead at 80
"Bob drew attention wherever he went. His natural charisma, authenticity and sense of humor made people fall in love with him and want to be around him," his daughter eulogized

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