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Molly Ringwald Biography

Molly Ringwald
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
  • Name: Molly Ringwald
  • Birth Name: Molly Kathleen Ringwald
  • Father: Robert Ringwald
  • Mother: Adele Edith Frembd
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Roseville, California
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actress
  • Net Worth: $11 million
  • Eye Color: Dark-Brown
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Body Measurements: 37-26-37
  • Weight in KG: 54 kg
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Panio Gianopoulos (m. 2007), Valery Lameignère (m. 1999)
  • Children: Mathilda Ereni Gianopoulos, Adele Georgiana Gianopoulos, Roman Stylianos Gianopoulos
  • Divorce: Valery Lameignère (m. 2002)
  • Education: Casa Roble High School
  • Awards: Young Artist Award 1985
  • Movies: King Cobra
  • TV Show: The Secret Life of the American
  • Siblings: Beth Ringwald, Kelly Ringwald
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Molly Ringwald,  '80's famous actress, was born on February 18, 1968, in Roseville, California, US. Her mother Adele Edith is a housewife and chef while her father Robert Scott Ringwald is a blind jazz pianist. Molly has two siblings named Beth and Kelly. Molly is also a singer and author as well. She is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Molly Ringwald began acting from a young age of 5, by appearing as Dormouse in the stage production of 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'. The following year Molly and her father and his group recorded “I Wanna Be Loved By You”, which is embedded in Dixieland jazz album.

Molly Ringwald, when she was just 10 years old, was given a role as Kate in the play 'Annie', a production of west coast at Los Angeles in the year 1978. The next year, she appeared in the television series 'Different Strokes' and was chosen to take part in the cast of that show's spin-off 'The Facts of Life'. But in season two she was replaced by Nancy McKeon, where she played a new character as Jo.

Molly Ringwald, as a singer,  performed in two albums of Disney in 1980. Singing 'This is My Country', 'God Bless America' and 'Star-Spangled Banner' in the album Yankee Doodle Mickey and in the other Disney Christmas album she performed one track. In 1982, she appeared in the motion film 'Tempest', for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe award.

Molly Ringwald rose to fame after taking a role in the American comedy film 'Sixteen Candles' in 1984, in which she played as Samantha Baker, a girl whose 16th birthday is unremembered. Molly role in the film was critically acclaimed, she later quoted, saying: "It is not a good idea to do remakes of great classic films".

Molly Ringwald became more famous when she appeared as Claire Standish, a rich spoiled student in the 1985 film 'The Breakfast Club' by John Hughes. For which she got strong positive reviews. The next year, she portrayed Andie Walsh in another John Hughes film 'Pretty In Pink', her roles became the most notable performance in the successful film. In 1887, she rejected an offer to play a role in another Hughes film titled 'Some Kind of Wonderful' because Molly thinks that the role was similar to other roles she played earlier in John Hughes film.

Molly Ringwald was featured on the cover of Time. In 1987, she portrayed Randy Jensen   opposite Robert Downey, Jr. In The Pick-up Artist. The film focused on a womanizer who meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the Mafia.

In the beginning of 1990s, Molly reportedly refused to take the female lead role in Pretty Woman and Ghost.In the mid-1990s, Molly, who was educated at  Lycée Français de Los Angeles, a French high school and is fluent in the French language, she shifted to Paris and starred in various French movies. However, she occasionally returned to the US to act in American films and television.

Molly appeared in the James Scott-directed “Strike It Rich” along with John Gielgud and Robert Lindsay in 1990. The same year she portrayed Betsy Hopper in Betsy's Wedding. In 1992, Molly Ringwald starred in Something to Live for:The Alison Gertz Story.

Molly Ringwald appeared as Frannie Goldsmith, in the television adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. In 1995, she played the female lead role in the film Malicious as Melissa Nelson. She also  starred in Townies, an ABC sitcom. She also made an appearance as a blind woman in Remember WENN. Molly alongside Teri Hatcher and Lara Flynn Boyle starred in the 1998 film Since You've Been Gone. In 1999, she played the role of "Li'l Bit" in Paula Vogel's play How I Learned to Drive at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In 2000, she made an appearance on "Judgment Day" in the episode of Showtime’s The Outer Limits.

Molly Ringwald in 2000 featured in the film In the Weeds, and later in 2001, she had a minor descriptive role in Not Another Teen Movie, for which she was nominated for MTV Movie Award. She wore a "Green, Green Dress" in Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! and headlined as Sally Bowles in Broadway's long-running revival of Cabaret from December 18, 2001, to April 28, 2002. In 2003 Ringwald appeared in Enchanted April on Broadway beginning April 8 but left due to pregnancy after the June 15 performance.

In the fall of 2004, Molly Ringwald starred in the play Modern Orthodox on Broadway, opposite Craig Bierko, and Jason Biggs. In 2006, she starred in the TV film The Wives He Forgot, and the same year she starred as Charity Hope Valentine in the national tour of the Broadway revival of the musical Sweet Charity. She also played as Molly McIntire's mother Helen as the supporting role in Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front. Molly starred in the ABC Family network's series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She even read the audiobook edition of the 2012 novel The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg.

In 2006, she starred in the TV film The Wives He Forgot, and the same year she starred as Charity Hope Valentine in the national tour of the Broadway revival of the musical Sweet Charity. She also played as Molly McIntire's mother Helen as the supporting role in Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front. Molly starred in the ABC Family network's series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She even read the audiobook edition of the 2012 novel The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg.

In 2014, Molly Ringwald portrayed Madame Frechette in the Lifetime Christmas film Wishin' and Hopin'. She also portrayed Aunt Bailey in Jem and the Holograms, raising her sister Kimber, adopted daughters and Jerrica
In September 2014, Molly started writing an advice column for The Guardian, answering questions about "love, family, or life in general".

Molly Ringwald was married to a French writer, Valéry Lameignère, on 28th July 1999, in Bordeaux, France; but after being together as husband and wife for about three years they divorced in 2002. In 2007, she married Panio Gianopoulos, a Greek-American writer and book editor. They shared a daughter, Mathilda (born 2003), and twins,Roman and Adele (born 2009). Her pregnancy was written into the storyline of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Molly Ringwald once stated that she was very aware of her public image and that she tried to be a good role model for her fans. When questioned about For Keeps (1988), "I didn't want to give the wrong message to teenagers. I sort of felt a certain responsibility – I mean, I was a very, very famous teenager and I thought a lot of teenagers were looking up to me and emulating me, and I really didn't want to make a movie that said in any way that having a baby at that age was going to be easy" said Molly. A parody of her in an episode of Family Guy as Peter Griffin's wife  was made in an alternate timeline.

She is a normal woman standing 5’8’’ in height. Molly’s hard work and dedication have showered her with a net worth of $11 million USD and a huge amount of salary.

 

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