Molly Ringwald biography

Molly Ringwald

Date of Birth: February 18, 1968

The daughter of blind jazz musician Bob Ringwald, daughter Molly began her performing career at age four singing with her father's Great Pacific Jazz Band and recorded her first album -- "Molly Sings" -- when she was just six years old.

By the age of five, the Sacramento, California, native was also appearing on TV where she was a member of the New Mickey Mouse Club as well as a regular on The Facts of Life.

As a teenager, Ringwald became a member in good standing of the so-called Hollywood "Brat Pack" courtesy of her starring roles in such John Hughes films as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club. She even made the cover of Time magazine in 1986.

But Ringwald has had a harder time adjusting to more adult roles and left the U.S. to live in Paris for four years. "I wanted to work and felt rejected," she says about that period. "On the other hand, people didn't know where to place me. I wasn't a teenager anymore, but I didn't look quite like an adult yet.

With all those things, it was good I went away for a while."

Back in the U.S. on TV once again and looking for more film roles, Ringwald has a new perspective on her career. "I'll never get immersed in this business like I was at one point," she says. "You have to have something else."

Her most recent projects include Jem and the Holograms (2015) and King Cobra (2016).

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