February 18, 1968
53 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm tall
36-28-37 in | 91.5-71-94 cm
62 kg | 137 lbs
8.5 US | 39 EU
Molly Kathleen Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, U.S., on February 18, 1968, is an American actress.
Young Molly Ringwald began her acting career in a stage production of "Alice in Wonderland", in role as the Dormouse, at the age of five.
She made her big screen debut in adventure comedy drama romance film Tempest (1982) in role as Miranda Dimitrius.
She got her television debut in NBC sitcoms: Diff'rent Strokes (1979–1980) and The Facts of Life (1979–1980) in role as Molly Parker.
Her breakthrough performance came as Samantha "Sam" Baker in coming-of-age comedy film Sixteen Candles (1984).
She landed her Broadway debut in a musical "Cabaret" (2001-2002) in role as Sally Bowles.
She released her solo debut studio album "Except Sometimes" in 2013.
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Female and a Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as Miranda Dimitrius in comedy drama romance movie Tempest (1982).
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama for her role as Samantha "Sam" Baker in coming-of-age comedy film Sixteen Candles (1984).
She won the Paris Film Festival Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress for her performance as Darcy Bobrucz in coming of age comedy drama movie For Keeps (1998).
She played Mrs. Flynn in teen romantic comedy films:
The Kissing Booth (2018)
The Kissing Booth 2 (2020)
The Kissing Booth 3 (2021)
She won the MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for her role as Claire Standish (the "Princess") in teen coming-of-age comedy-drama film The Breakfast Club (1985).
Pretty in Pink (1986) teen romantic comedy opposite Jon Cryer, Jim Haynie and Andrew Dice Clay
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) space Western with Peter Strauss, Ernie Hudson and Michael Ironside
She played Theresa Tatum in short drama film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994).
King Lear (1987) science fiction drama opposite Woody Allen, Freddy Buache and Julie Delpy
The Pick-Up Artist (1987) romantic comedy drama with Robert Downey Jr., Danny Aiello and Dennis Hopper
Betsy's Wedding (1990) romantic comedy opposite Alan Alda, Joey Bishop and Madeline Kahn
Fresh Horses (1988) coming-of-age drama with Andrew McCarthy, Viggo Mortensen and Ben Stiller
Cut (2000) slasher opposite Kylie Minogue, Jessica Napier and Tiriel Mora
Siberia (2018) romantic crime thriller with Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu and Pasha D. Lychnikoff
All These Small Moments (2018) coming-of-age drama opposite Brian d'Arcy James, Brendan Meyer and Sam McCarthy
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Parental Unit for her role as Anne Juergens in ABC teen drama television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013).
The Stand (1994) ABC post-apocalyptic horror miniseries in role as Frannie Goldsmith
Townies (1996) ABC sitcom in role as Carrie Donovan
She voiced Dark Princess in animated miniseries Rainbow Brite (2014).
Raising Expectations (2016) Canadian Family Channel sitcom in role as Paige Wayney
Riverdale (2017) The CW teen drama series in role as Mary Andrews
Tales of the City (2019) Netflix drama streaming miniseries in role as Mrs. Duncan
Graduated from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles.
Has older brother, Kelly and sister, Beth.
Has German, English, Dutch and Swedish ancestry.
She recorded a music album "I Wanna Be Loved by You", at the age of 6, with her father's jazz band.
Good friend with Adam Carolla.
She dated Adam Horovitz (1987-1988), Dweezil Zappa (1985-1986) and Anthony Michael Hall (1984-1985).
She was married to French writer Valery Lameignère (1999-2002).
She married Panio Gianopoulos in 2007, they have daughter, Mathilda Ereni and fraternal twins: son Roman Stylianos and daughter Adele Georgiana.