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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 February 1968Roseville, California, USA
Birth NameMolly Kathleen Ringwald
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Molly 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 she starred in a stage production of "Alice in Wonderland", playing the dormouse.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rachel

Spouse (2)

Panio Gianopoulos (2007 - present) (3 children)
Valery Lameignère (28 July 1999 - 2002) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Red hair
Roles in John Hughes' teen films (Pretty in Pink (1986), Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), etc.)

Trivia (35)

Judged the Tropfest film festival 2000 in Australia.
Family: dad, Robert Ringwald; mom, Adele; older sister, Beth Ringwald; older brother, Kelly.
Her first acting break was as Kate in the West Coast production of "Annie".
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.
Is fluent in French, having been educated at the Lycee Francaise School in Los Angeles; having lived and worked in France for a few years; and was married to a Frenchman.
Turned down the Julia Roberts role in Pretty Woman (1990) and the Demi Moore role in Ghost (1990)
Refused the Lea Thompson role in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), ending her successful business relationship with John Hughes, who was furious.
Her parents owned a cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles
David Lynch sent her the screenplay of Blue Velvet (1986), in the hope that she would be interested in playing the role of Sandy, which was eventually played by Laura Dern. However, Molly's mother read it first, and because it disturbed her, she never showed it to Molly for consideration.
Made the cover of Time magazine in 1986.
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.)
Book reviewer for the Hartford Courant newspaper in Connecticut, and writes entertainment profiles for the Westchester Journal News (NY).
"Ereni" (eeh-ree-nee) her daughter's middle name means "Peace" in Greek
Married to Panio Gianopoulos, a book editor and a writer. Younger than Ringwald, he published an elegiac essay about romancing older women called "Confessions of a Boy Toy" in a recent anthology.
At the beginning of her film collaboration with John Hughes, she was driving a silver VW Rabbit convertible. By the time it ended with Pretty in Pink (1986), she was driving a white BMW.
Was one of the eight original core members of the 1980s 'Brat Pack' along with Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez and Andrew McCarthy.
She revealed at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards (2005) that she's having negotiations about a sequel to Sixteen Candles (1984).
Ranked #17 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars."
Ranked #1 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Teen Stars."
Because her name is so associated with the "brat pack" movies of the 1980s, there is a band that plays covers of '80s hits called "The Molly Ringwalds."
Has very fond memories of Pretty in Pink (1986). She lists it as her favorite film, and says her kiss with Andrew McCarthy a the very end is her favorite on screen kiss.
Grew up singing for her father's (Robert Ringwald) traditional and swing bands in Sacramento. Conrad Janis [Mork & Mindy (1978)] also played part time in the band.
Daughter of Robert Ringwald and wife Adele Edith Frembd. She has German, English, Dutch, and Swedish ancestry. One of her paternal great-grandfathers was a Swedish immigrant.
Learning to play the ukulele.
Was considered for the role of Vicki Vale in Batman (1989).
Born at 2:07 PM (PST).
In 2006, young Catalan Director Sergi Rubió, influenced by John Hughes's Teen movies and Molly Ringwald's, for his film Madison Class of '64 (2006) created the name Molly for the character played by young Actress Alba Madriles thinking of her as the next Molly Ringwald.
Childhood friend of Adam Carolla.
Gave birth to her first child at age 35, a daughter Mathilda Ereni Gianopoulous on October 22, 2003. Child's father is her boyfriend [now second husband], Panio Gianopoulos.
Gave birth to twins (her second and third child) at age 41, a son Roman Stylianos Gianopoulos and a daughter Adele Georgiana Gianopoulos on July 10, 2009. Children's father is her second husband, Panio Gianopoulos.
Starring in Broadway production of "Enchanted April" as Rose. [April 2003]
Touring in a musical stage production of "Sweet Charity" in the title role. [October 2006]
Currently appearing as Sally in "When Harry Met Sally" at the Haymarket Theatre, London until September 2004 [August 2004]
Starring in Modern Orthodox at the Dodger Theatres in New York City (Also starring is Jason Biggs from "American Pie" fame). [December 2004]
She acted with Mindy Cohn on The Facts of Life (1979) and then, 30 years later, on The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008).

Personal Quotes (5)

You can't be 16 forever.
I think I was blessed to be given the opportunity to be in those [Brat Pack] movies. I think they're great movies, and I'm proud of my work in them. But on the other hand, to talk about something I did so long ago when I have continued to work and do other things is a little tiring. I just get bored. I keep going back to those movies when I don't have anything new to say about them.
I have to accept the fact that these films have had a fantastic effect on people, and to deny that doesn't make any sense until I do something that has the same cultural and social impact of those movies. That's just the way it is.
[on Liza Minnelli's determination] It's part of her family history - she's a Hollywood royal. So when you think of Sally Bowles, you immediately think of Liza because she was a character who so desperately wanted to come out on top after facing back-to-back betrayal.
[In 2010, she recalled getting fired from "The Facts of Life" during its second season in 1980] You know, Nancy McKeon sort of replaced me, in a way. They were trimming down the cast to just four girls, and originally I was going to be one of those girls. But then they changed their mind, decided to go with Nancy McKeon, and booted me out.

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