Molly Kathleen Ringwald was born February 18, 1968 in Roseville , California . She is the daughter of Bob Ringwald...more



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All grown up and ready to sing


Molly is in a new tv show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, where she Plays mother of Amy (Shailene Woodley) . Also stars  John Schneider and Josie Bissett  '


Recent Roles

Molly did a guest appearance on the NBC show Medium episode "The Darkness is Light Enough", as a blind woman.


In 2006 Ringwald starred in the musical "Sweet Charity" in San Jose, California with American Musical Theatre.


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Co stars in Molly Ringwald films



Peter Strauss

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone


Michael Anthony Hall

16 candles


Long Duk Dong

Gedde Watanabe

16 candles


Jake Ryan

Michael Schoeffling

16 candles



Jon Cryer

Pretty in Pink


Principal Vernon

Paul Gleason

The Breakfast Club



Randall Batinkoff

For Keeps


Andrew Clark

Emilio Estevez

The Breakfast Club


Allison Reynolds

Ally Sheedy

The Breakfast Club


Films of Molly Ringwald


Tempest 1982


Molly Ringwald and Sam Robards in Tempest


Real life husband and wife Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes

play the parents of Molly Ringwald

Ringwald plays Miranda Dimitrius, daughter of a New York architect (John Cassavetes)  who has a mid life crisis and moves to Greece.Based on the William Shakespeare play, The Tempest, directed by Paul Mazursky . Molly was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1983 for this movie






Trailer from Tempest


P.K. and the Kid 1982



P.K.( Molly) runs away from home because her step-father keeps on harassing her sexually. 


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 Trailer for P.K and the Kid


Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 1983


watch it in 3-D on some dvds, so get your 3-D glasses ! 


Starring Peter Strauss as a galactic bounty hunter menaced by a mechanical madman. It is the year 2136 and Wolff (Strauss), while answering a distress signal from Terra Eleven, agrees to rescue three beautiful maidens from the plague-ridden planet. When the women are kidnapped by henchmen of Overdog (Michael Ironside), the wicked half-man/half-machine that runs the planet, Wolff takes off in hot pursuit. As he challenges assorted monsters and mutants, circumstances throw Wolff together with Niki (Molly Ringwald), a spunky waif who agrees to guide him to Overdog's scrap-metal kingdom. Wolff's exploits in the Forbidden Zone are packed with extraterrestrial thrills, plus special effects guaranteed to dazzle you.








Sixteen Candless 1984




 Trailer for 16 Candles


Gedde Watanabe as Long Duk Dong


Her break out role in the coming of age John Hughes movie, also starring Anthony Michael Hall. Plays Samantha Baker whose"sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special . Molly won the Best Young Artist Award in 1985 for this film . Brother and sister John and Joan Cusack co-star in Sixteen Candles. Molly Ringwald almost lost the role of Samantha to Ally Sheedy Teen angst abounds in this classic comedy written and directed by John Hughes. Samantha Baker's (Molly Ringwald) 16th birthday should be perfect and memorable. Unfortunately, her whole family is preoccupied with her sister's impending wedding and completely forgets Samantha's big day. To add insult to injury, the school geek (Anthony Michael Hall) won't stop hitting on her, she has to bring a foreign exchange student (Gedde Watanabe) with her to the school dance, her visiting grandparents have taken over her bedroom, and she's sure that the boy of her dreams (Michael Schoeffling) doesn't know that she exists. Hughes's script captures the range of teenage emotions, from embarrassment to peer pressure to the pangs of puppy love, with humor and honesty. Hall is memorable as the Geek, and Schoeffling is perfect as the boy of Sam's dreams. A young John Cusack makes his second feature-film appearance as the geek's friend, Bryce, while sister Joan Cusack appears as Geek Girl #1. Ringwald's reign as the queen of 1980s teen flicks began with this film, which was Hughes's directorial debut and the first in his stream of successful teen films








The Breakfast Club 1985





 The Breakfast Club Trailer


Plays high school princess Claire Standish in this cult classic John Hughes film .Other proposed titles were "The Lunch Bunch" and "Library Revolution".Molly Ringwald wished to play Allison but Ally Sheedy had already been promised the role.When five high school students from different social groups are forced to spend a Saturday together in detention, they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock (Emilio Estevez), a criminal (Judd Nelson), a princess (Molly Ringwald), a basket case (Ally Sheedy), and a brain (Anthony Michael Hall) talk about everything from parental tension to sex to peer pressure to hurtful stereotypes while serving time. Ultimately, the five find that they may have more in common than they ever imagined and learn more about themselves as well as each other. The only question is, Will they remember what they've learned after they leave detention? Director and writer John Hughes, along with the stellar Brat Pack, cast makes this a memorable, moving film filled with believable dialogue, intelligent humor, and a sufficient dose of high school hijinx. Its timeless appeal makes this film a teen classic along with Hughes's other teen films from the 1980s A great soundtrack features the hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds.






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Pretty in Pink 1986



Movie about teenage love and social cliques in 1980s . In one interview she considered it her favorite film and the on screen kiss with Andrew McCarthy her favorite screen kiss. Breakout movie for James Spader . Pretty but poor, Andie's (Molly Ringwald) a good student who develops a crush on Blane (Andrew McCarthy), the sensitive, well-born preppie. But Blane runs with a fast crowd of haughty rich kids, the kind of clique Andie and her new wavy best friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) can't stand. Going against her fretting father (Harry Dean Stanton), peer pressure and social expectations, she decides to date him. But their big plans for the senior prom ultimately fall apart when Blane heeds his friend Steff's (James Spader) warning to "quit slumming." Will Blane find the courage to claim what he really wants and give up the so-called friends he doesn't need? This classic 1980s teen film from the master of the genre, writer-producer John Hughes features plenty of great '80s pop tunes from the Psychedelic Furs, The Smiths, Echo and The Bunnymen, New Order, and more. The continued success of Hughes' films and actors ushered in the era of the "brat pack" and teen films as pop culture.



Pretty in Pink  trailer








The Pickup Artist 1987





Plays Randy Jensen, a tour guide who playing sassy tour guide whose alcoholic father ( Dennis Hopper ) is in trouble with the Mob, beats womanizer Jack Jericho (Robert Downey Jr. ) at his own game Also starring Harvey Keitel,



Trailer for The Pickup Artist






For Keeps 1988



Plays high school student Darcy who becomes pregnant in her last "teen" movie, and is cited as one of her best performances for the realistic portrayal of teenage parents. Original title considered: "Maybe Baby".In director John G. Avildsen's FOR KEEPS, Darcy (Molly Ringwald) is an aspiring journalist and a college-bound senior, eager to escape the confines of her small town and overbearing mother (Miriam Flynn). Together, with her high school sweetheart Stan (Randall Batinkoff), who is hoping for a scholarship to Cal Tech, they make the perfect senior couple destined for big things. They're on top of the world, in love, and preparing for an idyllic future. Of course, that's before Darcy realizes she's pregnant. Despite the disapproval of their families, Darcy and Stan decide to keep the baby and get married, starting their adulthood a little sooner than they planned. They struggle to finish school while working odd jobs and redecorating their less than comfortable rundown apartment. Of course they have no idea how hard it will be to make it on their own and soon enough the honeymoon is over--diapers are in and late night dates are out. Things just get harder for the young couple--they're forced to put their college dreams on hold and even move into Darcy's mother's house. The pressures of being new parents almost splits the young couple up until they realize how much they really do love one another. Together, they decide to buck the odds and enter college as a new family. This contemporary spin on the modern teen romance features a sweet, heartwarming script and a touching, realistic performance from Ringwald.



Trailer for For Keeps





Fresh Horses 1988



Andrew McCarthy plays a college student that falls in love with a less educated and less cultured young girl Kentucky girl, Jewel .Title comes from Ben Stiller who plays Andrew McCarthy friend and advises him to get a 'fresh horse ' ( new girlfriend ) This haunting independent movie may have thrown her fans who were expecting Pretty in Pink 2



Trailer for Fresh Horses




Strike it Rich 1990



Plays Cary Porter an American in 1950s London in this romantic comedy. A newlywed couple is invited to honeymoon on his boss' yacht in Monte Carlo. When the yacht doesn't arrive, they need to procure money fast. The husband soon is spending more time and energy on gambling than on his new bride and she begins looking for ways to occupy her own time



Trailer for Strike it Rich




 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction 1990


Plays the flapper Kit in "Dusk Before Fireworks" one of three stories in the movie . DUSK BEFORE FIREWORKS, in which Kit (Molly Ringwald) arrives at the lush apartment of Hobie (Peter Weller). Things begin to take a turn for the sour when the phone starts ringing incessantly, unleashing Kit's floodgates of jealousy.



Trailer for Women and Men:

Stories of Seduction




Betsy's Wedding 1990


A romantic comedy directed and starring Alan Alda . Plays Betsy Hopper .A film about two different families, one struggling, and the other one rich, whose children are going to marry .Betsy's getting married - that moment that families, and especially fathers anxiously await and secretly dread. Dad's contracting business is not doing so well, but he still wants to throw the party to end all parties. He now has to rely on his brother-in-law's mob connections to pull it off.



Trailer for Betsy's Wedding





Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story ( Fatal Love ) 1992


Lead role in the real life story of AIDS victim/activist Alison Gertz . A well acted tv movie .Based on a true story, FATAL LOVE stars Ringwald as Alison Gertz, an unfortunate victim of the HIV virus. After contracting the virus through unprotected sex, Alison goes on to become an advocate for fellow sufferers, and through her work with others, finds a way to go on.







Face the Music 1993



Divorced couple Charlie And Lisa Hunter once a song writing team decide to spend a weekend in the French countryside to inspire them to write one last song together.  But there is one person who isn't to crazy about the idea...Charlie's fiance !





The Stand 1994



Trailer for The Stand




A 1994 television miniseries based on the novel The Stand by Stephen King. Plays Frannie Goldsmith.


Malicious 1995



Plays Melissa Nelson a woman who stalks an ex-lover.A medical student, obsessed with her school's star baseball player, pursues him and finally manages to get him to spend the weekend with her. However, when he soon returns to his girlfriend, her anger at his "betrayal" causes her to go over the edge and places both her ex-lover's and his girlfriend's lives in danger.



Trailer for Malicious




Townies 1996



Comedy tv series about friends stuck in a small New England fishing town working in a diner . Molly starred as Carrie Donovan .10 episodes aired. Also starred Ringwald, Jenna Elfman, Bill Burr, Conchata Ferrell, Lauren Graham, and Ron Livingston.




Enfants de Saleud 1996

Bastard Brood US

French comedy, Moly plays Susan .  3 women and one man, Sylvette , Sophie, Susan and Sandro don?t know who and where their father is. One day they all see him in the newspaper, he is a murderer .


Baja 1996

Hiding with her boyfriend in Baja after a drug deal goes sour,Moly stars as Bebe, a woman is tracked down by her father, her ex-husband and a hitman, leading to an explosive confrontation in the middle of nowhere. Also stars Corbin Bernsen and Lance Henriksen



Trailer for Baja




Office Killer 1997



Stars Jeanne Tripplehorn ('Til There Was You, Waterworld, The Firm), Carol Kane (Gone Fishin', The Pallbearer, Addams Family Values), and Molly Ringwald  head a great cast in this campy and darkly hilarious thriller! Dorine (Kane) is a quiet and hardworking social outcast who has endured years of abuse as the office doormat. Then one day, this mild-mannered paper pusher accidentally electrocutes one particularly obnoxious coworker ... and in the process, completely short-circuits her already unstable sanity! From that moment on, Dorine comes to believe that any office mate can be her best friend -- once they're dead! An outrageous display of the creepier side of office politics- Dimension How Video is pleased to bring you an unusually entertaining motion picture that's destined to kill you with comedy!





Twice Upon a Time 1998

Plays Beth Sager, who is unhappy with her life, makes a wish for a different life and finds herself a parallel world . Molly's father also appears in the film



Cut 2000


Molly stars as Vanessa Turnbill .It's been fifteen years since the director of the ill-fated horror flick HOT BLOODED was mysteriously and brutally murdered. Since then, the film has remained unfinished and sealed away. However, a young group of aspiring filmmakers and horror enthusiasts have seized the opportunity to complete the legendary film, and begin to film once again on location. But there was a reason the movie was never finished, and as students begin to disappear, the filmmakers begin to discover why.










The Outer Limits 2000

Watch the Outer Limit Judgement Day episode with Molly Ringwald.


Molly returns to scifi in the Judgment Day episode about an alternate history

where capitol punishment has made it it to the primetime allowing a murder victim's family to carry out the death sentence on live television.

Watch the Outer Limit episode with Molly Ringwald here.


More info on the episode from The Outer Limits offical website


The Translator 2000

Plays Julie Newman in this short thriller


Cowboy Up 2001



Plays Connie in the western romance with Kiefer Sutherland and Daryl Hannah .COWBOY UP (known as RING OF FIRE during its brief U.S. theatrical run) is a celebration of the risk-taking, dare-devil personalities of the modern rodeo. In the world of competition bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around. His brother Hank (Keifer Sutherland) is a rodeo clown, and the two use each other to play up their acts. But love may be the one thing that tears the brothers apart. When Ely falls for the rodeo's sweetheart (Darrel Hannah), Hank is filled with jealousy and hatred. Directed by Xavier Koller, COWBOY UP's screenplay was written by Robert Redford's son, James.





Not Another Teen Movie  2001



Molly has a cameo as a rude flight attendant at the airport near the end of the film who insults Jake and Janey.







The $treet 2001



As Devyn Alden  in episode  ' Propheting on Losses '


Sweet Charity Broadway  2006


The original Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, opened on January 29, 1966. Sweet Charity follows the adventures of Charity Hope Valentine, a taxi dancer at a dance hall called the "Fandango Ballroom" in New York City.




Molly: An American Girl

 The effects of World War II are extending past the battlefront into the home front. Young Molly McIntire misses her father, and she's unhappy with wartime rationing--especially since she has to eat turnips! But Molly realizes the meaning of teamwork and sacrifice in this heartwarming story. Molly Ringwald  appears as Mrs. McIntire. Official home page with trailer







Guest of Cindy Sherman 2008



The Secret Life of an American Teenager  trailer


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