Molly Ringwald: biography and career

In this article we will talk about a very talented and beautiful woman.

Molly Ringwald is an American film actress, dancer and singer. At the moment she is 59 years old. The actress gained her popularity in the mid-1980s.

Molly Ringwald


Molly was born in an American city called Roseville, near Socramento, California, on February 18, 1968.

Family: mother - Adel Edith, a cook by profession and also a housewife, father - Ringwald Robert Scott, a jazz pianist, blind in his youth. In addition to Molly, there are two more children in the family, her brother Kelly and sister Elizabeth.

Since childhood, Molly Ringwald dreamed of being on the screen, started with a small one - participation in performances, made her debut on the stage at the age of five, played in the play “Alice in Wonderland”.

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At six, Molly took part in the recording of a jazz album. Together with a group of his father's Fulton Street Jazz Band, the album "I want to be loved by you" was released.

Career as an actress

In the first on the screen, Molly Ringwald appeared in a commercial, after she also appeared in several commercials.In 1979, the actress starred in several episodes of the series Different Strokes. A couple of months took part in the filming of the American television program "Facts about Life."

Molly played her first serious role in the film “Sixteen Candles”,directed by John Hughes. In the future, he will invite the actress to many of his paintings, where she will show acting skills and play with such eminent artists as: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Judd Nelson.

For a while Ringwald was one of Hughes' most beloved actresses. Nevertheless, in 1987, when the director offered the main role in his new film “Miracles of a Kind,” Molly, unexpectedly for all, refused.

Filmography of young Molly from 1979 to 2000

Molly Ringwald, movies:

1979 - 1980 - took part in the filming of two TV series "Various strokes" and "Facts from life" - in both pictures played the role of Molly Parker.

Between 1982 and 1983, she starred in three films, Packin 'It In - played by Milissa Webber, "The Tempest" - the role of Miranda Dimitrius and the film "Space Hunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" in which she played Nika.

In 1984, Molly played the role of Samantha Baker in the film “Sixteen Candles,” which brought considerable fame to her.

Further in the career Ringuold was no less famous role.John Hughes’s comedy "The Breakfast Club" appeared on screen. Molly Ringwald played the character Claire Stadish. The audience was delighted with the film, it came out surprisingly funny, but at the same time dramatic.

Molly Ringwald movies

After two successful roles in an acting career, the recession began, the shooting was in full swing, but Molly did not bring fame.

Between 1986 and 1990, Molly Ringlowed added a dozen paintings to the list of her filmography (the brackets indicate the role):

  1. "Pretty in Pink" (Andy Walsh).
  2. Tall Tales & Legends (Jenny Smith).
  3. P.K. and the Kid (PK Bayett).
  4. "King Lear" (Cordelia).
  5. "Specialist for the removal of" (Randy Jenson).
  6. "How long?" (Bobrach Darcy Elliot) - Molly received the award for Best Actress.
  7. "Women and men - the story of seduction" (Keith).
  8. "Roulette happiness" (Cary).
  9. "Betsy's Wedding" (the main role of Betsy Hopper).
  10. "Fresh horses" (Dzhivep).

In 1992, the television movie Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story was released, where Ringlowed played Allison Hertz. A little later, the premiere of the film "Face the Music", in which the actress played Lisa Hunter.

In 1994, Molly Ringwald increasingly began to appear on the screen. For five years she took part in fifteen projects. The most memorable of them are listed below.

  • Opposition mini-series - the role of Goldsmith Franny;
  • Bach feature film - Bibi Stone;
  • movie "Insidious Intent" - Milissa Nelson;
  • comedy with black humor "Kill Mrs. Tingle" - Miss Banks;
  • the film "Where was you wearing?" - Claire.

Filmography of Molly Ringwald of the 21st Century

From the early 2000s, the fame of Molly Ringwald began to return. The first project in which she starred, was the series "Beyond the Possible." Film is created in the genre of science fiction. Directed by - Lesley Stevens. The actress played Allison Channing.

Next was the film "Director's version", in which the Mall played the role of Vanessa Turnbill.

In recent years, Molly has appeared in several young movies that have not been widely accepted by the viewer.

On the role of Kathleen Walsh, in the famous TV series Medium, Gordon Glen invited Ringwald. This film was not easy. But the actress perfectly coped with the task. The premiere of the first series took place in 2005.

Molly finally returned today's glory to the series The Secret Life of an American Teenager, where she plays the mother of a fifteen-year-old girl who finds herself in a very difficult situation. The series appeared on screens from 2008 to 2013.

breakfast club Molly Ringwald

In the children's series "Bright Rainbow", released in 2011, Mall sounded the dark princess.

Ringwald's extreme role was in 2015, the actress played the role of Mrs. Bailey in the film “Jam and Holograms”.

We wish the Mall good luck for the future, we hope to see it in many new, wonderful pictures.

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