Molly Ringwald

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Molly Ringwald
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Birth name Molly Kathleen Ringwald
Born February 18, 1968 in Roseville, California, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Facts of Life Molly Parker 1979–1980 1
Townies Carrie Donovan 1996 1
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Anne Juergens 2008–2013 1 2 3 4 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Diff'rent Strokes Molly 2x24 - The Slumber Party March 12, 1980
The Facts of Life Molly Parker 2x02 - The New Girl (2) November 26, 1980
Tall Tales and Legends Jenny Smith 1x05 - Johnny Appleseed October 31, 1986
Remember WENN Angela Colton 1x05 - Sight Unseen June 1, 1996
The Outer Limits (1995) Allison Channing 6x01 - Judgment Day January 21, 2000
The $treet Devyn Alden 1x02 - Propheting on Losses November 8, 2000
Medium Kathleen Walsh 2x20 - The Darkness Is Light Enough May 1, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Packin' It In Melissa Webber February 7, 1983
Surviving Lonnie February 10, 1985
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction Kit 1990
Since You've Been Gone Claire the Fan April 18, 1998
Twice Upon a Time Beth Sager November 98, 1998
The Big Time Marion Powers October 20, 2002
The Wives He Forgot Charlotte St. John September 18, 2006
Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front Mrs. Helen McIntire November 26, 2006 American Girl

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Sixteen Candles Samantha Baker 1984
The Breakfast Club Claire Standish 1985
Pretty in Pink Andie Walsh 1986

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Nomination)


  • Her father, Robert "Bob" Ringwald is a blind jazz pianist and her mother, Adele is a chief and a housewife
  • Has an older sister, Beth and an older brother, Kelly
  • Had an older brother who died before she was born
  • Began acting when she was 5 years old
  • Released an album of Dixieland jazz music called "I Wanna Be Loved by You: Molly Sings" in 1975 with her father and his group, The Fulton Street Jazz Band
  • When she was 10 years old, she was chosen to play the role of Kate in the West Coast production of "Annie", performing in Los Angeles
  • Is fluent in French
  • Attended the Lycée Français de Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California
  • Made the cover of Time magazine in 1986
  • Was married to French writer Valéry Lameignère from 1999 to 2002
  • Married to Greek-American writer & book editor Panio Gianopoulos since 2007; they have three children: daughter Mathilda (born in 2003) and twins Adele & Roman (born in 2009)