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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. At age five she starred in a stage ... See full bio »

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Sixteen Candles Samantha
The Breakfast Club Claire Standish
For Keeps? Darcy Elliot Bobrucz


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  Columbarium (Short) (post-production)
  Montauk (post-production)
  Pursued (completed)
 2017-2022 Riverdale (TV Series)
Mary Andrews
- Chapter One Hundred and One: Unbelievable (2022) ... Mary Andrews
- Chapter Seventy-Nine: Graduation (2021) ... Mary Andrews
- Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders (2021) ... Mary Andrews
- Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax (2021) ... Mary Andrews
 2022 The Bear (TV Series)
- Brigade (2022) ... Moderator
 2021/I Spa Day (Short)
 2021 A Brief History of Us (Short) (voice)
 2021 The Kissing Booth 3
Mrs. Flynn
 2021 Creepshow (TV Series)
Mrs. Porter (segment "Sibling Rivalry")
- The Right Snuff/Sibling Rivalry (2021) ... Mrs. Porter (segment "Sibling Rivalry")
 2020 The Kissing Booth 2
Mrs. Flynn
 2019 Tales of the City (TV Series)
Claire's Mother
- Three of Cups (2019) ... Claire's Mother
- Rainbow Warriors (2019) ... Claire's Mother
 2018 Siberia
 2018 The Kissing Booth
Mrs. Flynn
 2018 All These Small Moments
Carla Sheffield
 2016-2018 Raising Expectations (TV Series)
Paige Wayney
- The Big Trip (2018) ... Paige Wayney
- Poetry Commotion (2018) ... Paige Wayney
- Smells Like Victory (2017) ... Paige Wayney
- She Shed (2017) ... Paige Wayney
- Freak Out (2017) ... Paige Wayney
 2017 SPF-18
Linda Sanders
 2016 Odd Mom Out (TV Series)
Joy Greene
- Ode to Joy (2016) ... Joy Greene
- The Hamptons (2016) ... Joy Greene
 2016 King Cobra
 2015 Jem and the Holograms
Aunt Bailey
 2015 Bad Night
The Collector
 2014 Wishin' and Hopin'
Madame Frechette
 2014 Rainbow Brite (TV Series short)
Dark Princess
- Operation Sparkle Color Explosion (2014) ... Dark Princess (voice)
- The Ring's the Thing (2014) ... Dark Princess (voice)
- Cloudy with a Chance of Gloom (2014) ... Dark Princess (voice)
 2008-2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV Series)
Anne Juergens
- Thank You and Goodbye (2013) ... Anne Juergens
- All My Sisters with Me (2013) ... Anne Juergens
- Untying the Knot (2013) ... Anne Juergens
- To Each Her Own (2013) ... Anne Juergens
- Hedy's Happy Holiday House (2012) ... Anne Juergens
 2011 Psych (TV Series)
Nurse McElroy
- Shawn Interrupted (2011) ... Nurse McElroy
 2006 An American Girl on the Home Front (TV Movie)
Mrs. Helen McIntire
 2006 The Wives He Forgot (TV Movie)
Charlotte Saint John
 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
 2000 The Translator (Short)
Julie Newman
 2000 The $treet (TV Series)
Devyn Alden
- Propheting on Losses (2000) ... Devyn Alden
 2000 In the Weeds
 2000 The Giving Tree
 2000/I Cut
Vanessa Turnbill / Chloe
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Allison Channing
- Judgment Day (2000) ... Allison Channing
 1999 Kimberly
 1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Miss Banks
 1999 Requiem for Murder
Anne Winslow
 1998 Twice Upon a Time (TV Movie)
Beth Sager
 1998 Titey (Short)
Anne Frank (voice)
 1998 Since You've Been Gone (TV Movie)
Claire the Fan
 1998 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Anne Frank (segment "Titey")
- Steve Buscemi/Third Eye Blind (1998) ... Anne Frank (segment "Titey") (voice)
 1997 Office Killer
Kim Poole
 1996 Townies (TV Series)
Carrie Donovan
- Things to Do in Gloucester When You Are Dead (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
- The Six-Month Itch (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
- The Penalty Phase (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
- The Life of Ryan (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
- Christmas (1996) ... Carrie Donovan
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Angela Colton
- Sight Unseen (1996) ... Angela Colton
 1996 Bastard Brood
 1995 Malicious
Melissa Nelson
 1995 Baja (Video)
Bebe Stone
 1994 Seven Sundays
Janet Gifford
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini Series)
Frannie Goldsmith
- The Stand (1994) ... Frannie Goldsmith
- The Betrayal (1994) ... Frannie Goldsmith
- The Dreams (1994) ... Frannie Goldsmith
- The Plague (1994) ... Frannie Goldsmith
 1994 Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (Short)
Teresa Tatum
 1993 Face the Music
Lisa Hollis
 1992 Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (TV Movie)
Alison Gertz
 1990 Bob Dylan: Unbelievable (Music Video short)
 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Movie)
Kit (segment "Dusk Before Fireworks")
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Betsy Hopper
 1990 Strike It Rich
 1988 Fresh Horses
 1988 For Keeps?
Darcy Elliot Bobrucz
 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
 1986 Pretty in Pink
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie)
 1985 The Breakfast Club
Claire Standish
 1984 Sixteen Candles
 1983 Packin' It In (TV Movie)
Melissa Webber
 1982 Tempest
 1979-1980 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Molly Parker
- The New Girl: Part 2 (1980) ... Molly Parker
- Dope (1980) ... Molly Parker
- Molly's Holiday (1980) ... Molly Parker
- Running (1980) ... Molly Parker
- Adoption (1980) ... Molly Parker
 1979-1980 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Molly Parker
- The Slumber Party (1980) ... Molly Parker
- The Girls School (1979) ... Molly Parker
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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. See more »


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