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Molly Ringwald


Molly Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, to Adele Edith (Frembd), a chef, and Robert Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist. Her ancestry includes German, English, and Swedish. She released an album at the age of 6 entitled, "I Wanna Be Loved By You, Molly Sings". She is the youngest daughter of Bob Ringwald, the blind jazz pianist. At age five ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles Samantha
(1984)
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club Claire Standish
(1985)
Pretty in Pink
(1986)

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 2016 Odd Mom Out (TV Series)
Joy Greene
- Ode to Joy (2016) ... Joy Greene
- The Hamptons (2016) ... Joy Greene
 2016 King Cobra
Amy
 2016 Raising Expectations (TV Series)
Paige Wayney
- The Devil's Ottoman ... Paige Wayney
- Poetry Commotion ... Paige Wayney
- Smells Like Victory ... Paige Wayney
- Wayne's White Lie ... Paige Wayney
- The Family Tree ... Paige Wayney
 2015 Bad Night
The Collector
 2011 Psych (TV Series)
Nurse McElroy
 2006 Medium (TV Series)
Kathleen Walsh
- The Darkness Is Light Enough (2006) ... Kathleen Walsh
 2002 The Big Time (TV Movie)
Marion Powers
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie
Flight Attendant
 2001 Cowboy Up
Connie
 2000 The Translator (Short)
Julie Newman
 2000 The $treet (TV Series)
Devyn Alden
- Propheting on Losses (2000) ... Devyn Alden
 2000 In the Weeds
Chloe
 2000 The Giving Tree
Penelope
 2000/I Cut
Vanessa Turnbill / Chloe
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Allison Channing
- Judgment Day (2000) ... Allison Channing
 1999 Kimberly
Nancy
 1999 Requiem for Murder
Anne Winslow
 1998 Titey (Short)
Anne Frank (voice)
 1998 Twice Upon a Time (TV Movie)
Beth Sager
 1998 Since You've Been Gone (TV Movie)
Claire the Fan
 1997 Office Killer
Kim Poole
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Angela Colton
- Sight Unseen (1996) ... Angela Colton
 1996 Bastard Brood
Susan
 1996 Townies (TV Series)
Carrie Donovan
- The Six-Month Itch (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
- I'm with Stupid (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
- Thanksgiving (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
- It's Go Time (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
- Things That Go Bump in the Water (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
 1995 Baja (Video)
Bebe Stone
 1994 Seven Sundays
Janet Gifford
 1993 Face the Music
Lisa Hunter
 1992 Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (TV Movie)
Alison Gertz
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Randy Jensen
 1987 King Lear
Cordelia (uncredited)
 1987 P.K. and the Kid
P.K. Bayette
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Jenny Smith
- Johnny Appleseed (1986) ... Jenny Smith
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie)
Lonnie
 1983 Packin' It In (TV Movie)
Melissa Webber
 1982 Tempest
Miranda
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Other Works:

Release of her book, "When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 13 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

You can't be 16 forever. See more »

Trivia:

Auditioned for one of the lead roles in Ghost (1990). The character she was tested for was ironically named Molly. (That part ultimately went to Demi Moore, a fellow member of the so-called Brat Pack.) See more »

Trademark:

Red hair See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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