Image of Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald

1968-02-18 Roseville, California, USA

Image of Molly Ringwald


Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. She was cast in her first major role as Molly in the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (1979–80) after a casting director saw her playing an orphan in a stage production of the musical Annie. She and several other members of the original Facts of Life cast were let go when the show was reworked by the network. She subsequently made her motion-picture debut as Miranda in the independent film Tempest (1982), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Ringwald is known for her collaborations with filmmaker John Hughes. She established herself as a teen icon after appearing in the successful Hughes films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986). She later starred in The Pick-up Artist (1987), Fresh Horses (1988), and For Keeps (1988). She starred in many films in the 1990s, most notably Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992), The Stand (1994), and Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994 short film – precursor to Sling Blade). Ringwald was part of the "Brat Pack" and she was ranked number one on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Since 2017, Ringwald has portrayed Mary Andrews on The CW television series Riverdale.


A Brief History of Us Narrator (voice) 2022-05-31
The Kissing Booth 3 Mrs. Flynn 2021-08-11
The Kissing Booth 2 Mrs. Flynn 2020-07-24
All These Small Moments Carla Sheffield 2019-01-17
Siberia Gabby 2018-07-13
Always at The Carlyle Self 2018-05-11
The Kissing Booth Mrs. Flynn 2018-05-11
SPF-18 Linda Sanders 2017-09-29
King Cobra Amy 2016-10-21
Jem and the Holograms Aunt Bailey 2015-10-22
Bad Night The Collector 2015-07-21
Wishin' and Hopin' Madame Frechette 2014-11-23
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Self - Actress 2014-10-06
More Business of Being Born Self [Part 3] 2011-11-08
The Wives He Forgot Charlotte Saint John 2006-09-10
Life After Tomorrow Self (archive footage) 2006-12-24
Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front Mrs. Helen McIntire 2006-11-26
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Actress 2003-05-24
Cowboy Up Connie 2002-09-03
The Big Time Marion Powers 2002-10-20
Not Another Teen Movie Flight Attendant 2001-12-07
In the Weeds Chloe 2000-06-11
Cut Vanessa Turnbill / Chloe 2000-02-23
Shaded Places Penelope 2000-03-07
Kimberly Nancy 1999-10-28
Teaching Mrs. Tingle Miss Banks 1999-08-11
Requiem for Murder Anne Winslow 1999-04-02
Since You've Been Gone Claire the Fan 1998-06-06
Twice Upon a Time Beth Sager 1998-11-09
Office Killer Kim Poole 1997-12-03
Enfants de salaud Susan 1996-04-03
Tous les jours dimanche Janet Gifford 1995-01-11
Baja Bebe Stone 1995-01-01
Malicious Melissa Nelson 1995-11-06
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Teresa Tatum 1994-03-26
Face The Music Lisa Hunter 1993-01-01
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story Alison Gertz 1992-03-26
Strike It Rich Cary 1990-01-26
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction Kit 1990-04-02
Betsy's Wedding Betsy Hopper 1990-06-22
For Keeps Darcy Elliot Bobrucz 1988-01-15
Fresh Horses Jewel 1988-11-18
King Lear Cordelia (uncredited) 1987-05-17
P.K. and the Kid P.K. Bayette 1987-01-06
The Pick-up Artist Randy Jensen 1987-09-18
Johnny Appleseed Betty Nature 1986-01-01
Pretty in Pink Andie Walsh 1986-02-28
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary Self 1986-01-14
Surviving Lonnie 1985-02-10
The Breakfast Club Claire Standish 1985-02-15
Sixteen Candles Samantha 'Sam' Baker 1984-05-04
Packin' It In Melissa Webber 1983-02-07
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Nikki 1983-05-20
Tempest Miranda Dimitrius 1982-08-13