Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald

Highest Rated: 91% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012)

Lowest Rated: 0% Fresh Horses (1988)

Birthday: Feb 18, 1968

Birthplace: Roseville, California,

From the mid- to late '80s, slender, carrot-topped, and luscious-lipped Molly Ringwald was the reigning teen queen of mainstream films. At the peak of her popularity, Ringwald was on the cover of Time magazine and even had groups of adolescent girl fans, called "Ringlets," who would emulate her every move.The daughter of jazzman Bob Ringwald, the leader of the Great Pacific Jazz Band, Ringwald was raised in Sacramento, CA, where she was born February 14, 1968. She started performing as a toddler, although not as an actress. She embarked on a very early and brief career as a singer after her parents discovered that she had a remarkable ability to perfectly match the tune and phrasing of almost any song she heard. Ringwald began singing jazz with her father at state fairs, and by the age of six, she already had a jazz album, I Wanna Be Loved By You--Molly Sings. In the meantime, Ringwald began to develop an interest in acting: she was four when she started hanging around the local community theater and five when she started getting small parts, including the role of a preacher's child in Truman Capote's The Grass Harp. At the age of eight, Ringwald appeared on The New Mickey Mouse Club. Encouraged by her talent and driven by her father's desire to get better bookings for his band, Ringwald's family moved to L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. In 1979, the actress won a part on Norman Lear's sitcom The Facts of Life. Ringwald only lasted a season before she was let go, but her television work paved the way for subsequent screen roles.In 1982, Ringwald made an auspicious film debut in Paul Mazursky's acclaimed Tempest, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of John Cassavetes' daughter. In order to prepare for the role, Mazursky had Ringwald and her family move to a flat in New York's Greenwich Village to help her develop the necessary New York accent and attitude. Her performance in the film attracted the attention of screenwriter/aspiring director John Hughes who cast her as the protagonist of Sixteen Candles (1984), his wistful chronicle of suburban teenaged angst. The film was a hit, and so was Ringwald. Hughes would cast her in two more teen films, The Breakfast Club (1985) and Pretty in Pink (1986), both of which were hugely popular with teen audiences. In addition to a solid film career, Ringwald -- who had become a household name -- also occasionally appeared in television movies. Despite her continued success through the early '90s, Ringwald felt her life had reached a crossroads; by 1992, she decided to sell her house, put her personal effects in storage, pack up seven suitcases, and exchange life in the L.A. fast lane for a more romantic existence in Paris, where she was busy shooting Seven Sundays (released in 1994). Ringwald, who had learned French while attending a French high school in Los Angeles, remained there, dividing her time between reading (she has been a voracious reader since childhood when she and her siblings would read stories to her blind father), writing short stories and screenplays, cooking, and hanging out with her French husband. She occasionally continued to act in American and internationally produced films and television projects that include George Hickenlooper's Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1993), Stephen King's The Stand (1994), and Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999). Ringwald also continued to do stage work, appearing in an acclaimed 1998 off-Broadway production of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive. She spoofed her own iconic persona by appearing in the 2001 comedy Not Another Teen Movie, and in 2008 she was cast as the mother in the Fox Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% All These Small Moments Carla Sheffield 2019
11% Siberia Gabby 2018
58% Always at the Carlyle Actor 2018
17% The Kissing Booth Mrs. Flynn 2018
No Score Yet SPF-18 Linda Sanders 2017
49% King Cobra Amy $71.1K 2016
22% Jem and the Holograms Aunt Bailey 2015
No Score Yet Me Pepper Folly 2014
No Score Yet Wishin' And Hopin' Madame Frechette 2014
91% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Actor 2012
71% Guest of Cindy Sherman Actor 2008
No Score Yet Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front Helen McIntire 2006
No Score Yet The Wives He Forgot Actor 2006
No Score Yet Requiem for Murder Anne Winslow 2005
No Score Yet Daddy Who? Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Big Time Marion Powers 2002
29% Not Another Teen Movie Flight Attendant $37.9M 2001
No Score Yet Cowboy Up Actor 2001
No Score Yet In the Weeds Chloe 2000
No Score Yet The Giving Tree Penelope 2000
11% Cut Vanessa Turnbill/Chloe 2000
No Score Yet Cowboy Up Connie 2000
No Score Yet Brutal Truth Actor 1999
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Ms. Banks 1999
No Score Yet Daddy Who? (Kimberly) Nancy 1999
12% Office Killer Kim Poole 1997
No Score Yet Malicious Melissa Nelson 1995
No Score Yet Baja Bebe 1995
No Score Yet Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Teresa 1994
No Score Yet Seven Sundays (Tous les jours dimanche) Actor 1994
No Score Yet Face the Music Lisa Hunter 1993
No Score Yet Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story Alison Gertz 1992
50% Betsy's Wedding Betsy Hopper 1990
No Score Yet Strike It Rich Cary Porter 1990
No Score Yet Women & Men: Stories of Seduction Kit 1990
0% Fresh Horses Jewel 1988
17% For Keeps Darcy Elliot 1988
57% The Pick-Up Artist Randy Jensen 1987
50% King Lear Cordelia 1987
No Score Yet P.K. and the Kid P.K. Bayette 1987
79% Pretty in Pink Andie Walsh 1986
89% The Breakfast Club Claire Standish 1985
No Score Yet Surviving Lonnie 1985
85% Sixteen Candles Samantha 1984
25% Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Niki 1983
No Score Yet Packin' It In Melissa Webber 1983
60% Tempest Miranda 1982

TV

Credit
86% Riverdale
2017
Mary 2020
2019
2018
2017
No Score Yet Drop the Mic
2017
Guest 2018
2017
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010-2018
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet Odd Mom Out
2015-2017
Joy Green 2016
2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
Anne Juergens 2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Host 2012
89% Psych
2006-2014
Nurse McElroy 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2010
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest 2010
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Kathleen Walsh 2006
42% The $treet
2000
Devyn Alden 2000
40% Townies
1996
Carrie Donovan 1996
70% The Stand
1994
Fran Goldsmith 1994
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Molly 1980
1979
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Molly Molly Parker 1980
1979
67% The Movies
2019

QUOTES FROM Molly Ringwald CHARACTERS

Andie Walsh says: What are you doing?

Phil "Duckie" Dale says: I had to use the powder room, so I figured that I'd come in the back.

Andie Walsh says: I'm sure there are bathrooms all over the place.

Phil "Duckie" Dale says: I'm not nine, Andie, I know that.

Andie Walsh says: I just want them to know that they didn't break me.

Samantha Baker says: This is Farmer Fred.

Geek says: Ted.

Samantha Baker says: Oh, I'm sorry, Farmer Ted.

Geek says: I'm not really a farmer. I'm a freshman.

Samantha Baker says: I can't believe that I gave my panties to a geek.

Samantha Baker says: I loathe the bus. There has to be a more dignified mode of transportation.

Brenda Baker says: Can you remember turn off the stove in twenty minutes?

Samantha Baker says: I can remember lot of things.

Samantha Baker says: Donger's here for five fours, and he's got somebody. I live here my whole life, and I'm like a disease.

Claire Standish says: Excuse me Sir, but why would anyone want to steal a screw?

Andrew Clark says: [John Bender is tearing up books] That's really intelligent.

Andrew Clark says: That's really intelligent.

John Bender says: You're right. It's wrong to literature. It's such fun to read. And [examines title] Moe-Lay really pumps my nads.

John Bender says: You're right. It's wrong to literature. It's such fun to read. And Moe-Lay really pumps my nads.

Claire Standish says: Moliere.

John Bender says: [pointing to Claire's lunch] What's that?

John Bender says: What's that?

Claire Standish says: Sushi.

John Bender says: Sushi?

Claire Standish says: Rice, raw fish and seaweed.

John Bender says: You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're going to eat that?

Claire Standish says: Can i eat?

John Bender says: I don't know. Give it a try.

John Bender says: [after putting his heads between Claire's legs under the table] It was an accident.

John Bender says: It was an accident.

Claire Standish says: You're an asshole.

John Bender says: Sue me.

Claire Standish says: I hate it. I hate having to go along with everything my friends say.

Claire Standish says: Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.

John Bender says: Poor baby.

John Bender says: So you just stick to the things you know. Shopping, nail polish, your father's BMW & your poor, rich drunk mother in Caribbean!

John Bender says: So you just stick to the things you know. Shopping, nail polish, your father's BMW and your poor, rich, drunk mother in the Caribbean!

Claire Standish says: SHUT UP!

Claire Standish says: Shut up!

Andie Walsh says: If somebody doesn't believe in me, I can't believe in them.

Claire Standish says: Why didn't you want me to know that you are a virgin?

Brian Johnson says: Because it's my business - my personal business.

John Bender says: Well, Brian, it doesn't sound like you're doing any business.

Claire Standish says: Claire. It's a family name.

John Bender says: Oh, it's a fat girl's name.

John Bender says: Remember how you said your parents use you to get back at each other?

Claire Standish says: [nods]

John Bender says: Wouldn't I be OUTSTANDING in that capacity?

Richard Vernon says: Why did that door close?

Claire Standish says: I think the screw fell out, sir.

Richard Vernon says: Who took the screw? Bender, where's the screw?

John Bender says: I don't have it, sir

Richard Vernon says: Don't lie to me!

John Bender says: I'm not lying! Screws fall out, the world is an imperfect place!

Brian Johnson says: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...

Andrew Clark says: ...and an athlete...

Allison Reynolds says: ...and a basket case...

Claire Standish says: ...a princess...

John Bender says: ...and a criminal...

Brian Johnson says: Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

Claire Standish says: (To Alison) You.. are... such... a *bitch*.

Claire Standish says: [to Alison] You.. are... such... a *bitch*.

Claire Standish says: [to Alison] You.. are... such... a bitch.

Andie Walsh says: You know, it's so insane that someone you've never met, never talked to can be your enemy.

Andie Walsh says: If somebody doesn't believe in me, I can't believe in them.

Samantha Baker says: Donger's here for five hours, and he's got somebody. I live here my whole life, and I'm like a disease.

Samantha Baker says: I can't believe this. They fucking forgot my birthday.

Brian Johnson says: We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole saturday for whatever we did wrong, but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms, the most convenient definitions but what we found out that each one of us is a brain...

Brian Johnson says: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was that we did wrong. What we did was wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write this essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us... in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain..

Andrew Clark says: ...and an athlete...

Andrew Clark says: ...and an athlete.

Allison Reynolds says: ...and a basketcase...

Allison Reynolds says: ...and a basket case.

Claire Standish says: ...a princess...

Claire Standish says: ...a princess.

John Bender says: ...and a criminal.

Brian Johnson says: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

Claire Standish says: Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.

John Bender says: Poor baby.