Molly Ringwald

Born Feb 18, 1968

Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. Having appeared in the John Hughes films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), Ringwald is part of the 80's "Brat Pack" and is frequently named the greatest teen star of all time. She currently plays Anne Juergens in the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on February 18, 1968.
1978 10 Years Old In 1978, at the age of 10, Ringwald was chosen to play Kate in the West Coast production of Annie, performing in Los Angeles.


1979 - 1980 2 More Events
1982 14 Years Old Turning toward motion pictures, she was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in the 1982 film Tempest. … Read More
1986 18 Years Old …  Ringwald was later featured on the cover of Time on May 26, 1986. … Read More
1987 19 Years Old In 1987, she was cast as Randy Jensen in The Pick-up Artist, opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in one of his first lead roles. … Read More


1990 22 Years Old …  In 1990, Ringwald appeared in the James Scott-directed Strike It Rich alongside Robert Lindsay and John Gielgud. … Read More
1994 26 Years Old In 1994, she was cast as Frannie Goldsmith, in the TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. … Read More


1998 30 Years Old She starred with Lara Flynn Boyle and Teri Hatcher in the 1998 made-for-television film Since You've Been Gone.
1999 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, she played the starring role of "Li'l Bit" in Paula Vogel's play How I Learned to Drive at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
2000 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, she appeared in an episode of Showtime's The Outer Limits, "Judgment Day."
2003 35 Years Old In 2003 Ringwald appeared in Enchanted April on Broadway beginning April 8, but left after the June 15 performance due to pregnancy.
2004 36 Years Old In late 2004 she starred in the play Modern Orthodox on Broadway, opposite Jason Biggs and Craig Bierko.
2006 38 Years Old In 2006 she starred in the television film The Wives He Forgot, and that fall and winter starred as Charity Hope Valentine in the national tour of the Broadway revival of the musical Sweet Charity. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old She married Panio Gianopoulos, a Greek-American writer and book editor, in 2007. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old Ringwald starred in the ABC Family network's series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which debuted on July 1, 2008, playing the title teenager's mother.
2012 44 Years Old Ringwald read the audiobook edition of the 2012 novel The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg.
2013 45 Years Old In early 2013, Ringwald released Except Sometimes, a jazz record. … Read More
2014 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Ringwald played Madame Frechette in the 2014 Lifetime Christmas film Wishin' and Hopin'. … Read More
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