Molly Ringwald was imbued with talent at a very young age and did not hesitate to follow her passion when the time came. The American actress and singer is also an author whose works are widely recognized.
In the late 1970s, Ringwald welcomed the big screens when she appeared on the NBC sitcom “The Facts of Life”. She was given more and more roles and gradually worked her way up to fame in the highly competitive film industry. Her success story is indeed worth hearing for any aspiring entertainer or simply for anyone who appreciates hard work. Here are some lesser-known facts about her.
Molly Ringwald’s Bio, Age
The actress was born as Molly Kathleen Ringwald on February 18, 1968, in Roseville, California, as the daughter of her parents, Adele Edith, her mother, and Robert Scott, her father. She grew up in Sacramento with her parents and two siblings. Molly never saw her older brother, who died before she was born. Ringwald’s inclination towards the creative arts began at a very young age. At the age of 5, she already appeared in stage productions. In 1978 she played the role of Kate in the musical Annie, which was performed in Los Angeles when she was 10 years old.
This was followed by appearances in the series Diff’rent Strokes and its offshoot The Facts of Life. More and more roles in stage productions followed, and in 1982 she changed to the film faculty with a supporting role in the film Tempest. There were also more film roles, but Ringwald made her breakthrough in the film Sixteen Candles (1984), in which she played the leading role of Samantha Baker. After the actress was led onto the big stage, she began appearing in a number of other films.
The 90s brought even better opportunities for the actress. After she had learned and mastered the French language, Molly Ringwald went to Paris and acted in many French films, which further strengthened her portfolio. Some of her remarkable films in the ’90s were Strike It Rich (1990), The Stand (1994), Malicious (1995), and many others. In 1998, she starred in the television film Since You’ve Been Gone alongside Teri Hatcher and David Schwimmer, who directed the film.
She welcomed the 2000s with the film In The Weeds, after which she starred in several Broadway productions. She was part of the cast of the ABC series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, in which she played the mother of the title character.
As mentioned above, Molly Ringwald is also a singer and writer. Since she grew up with musically inclined people like her father, who was interested in jazz music, Ringwald has absorbed this flair and further influenced her inclination to jazz music. She proved her versatility in 2013 when she released a jazz record called Except Sometimes. Molly became a columnist for The Guardian in 2014, writing about love, family, and life.
Her Net Worth
The versatile Molly Ringwald owes her fortune, estimated at $11 million, to her talents. As an actress, singer, and writer, this talented television personality has witnessed her financial status grow to an enviable level over the years.
Personal Life – Husband, Who Are Her Children?
Molly Ringwald has a rather interesting personal life, which in her very lively time has never escaped the gaze of the curious media. Getting married twice was a very interesting topic for the media, and they did not hesitate to take pleasure in it. The actress and singer were initially married to Valery Lameignere, a French writer. The couple entered into the bond of marriage in July 1999 in Bordeaux, France. However, the marriage lasted only three years, as the two separated in 2002. She had no children from the marriage.
Five years after the divorce, the actress remarried Panio Gianopoulos, a Greek-American writer. The couple has three children together: Mathilda Ereni Gianopoulos, their daughter born in 2003, and twins – Roman Stylianos Gianopoulos and Adele Georgiana. Molly and Panio have been together for more than a decade, and there have been no rumors of separation of any kind.
Body Measurement – Height, Weight
Molly Ringwald stands at an average height of 1.73 m (5ft 8in), which is quite proportional to her weight of 62 kg (137 lbs). The redheaded singer and actress have a slim build that fits her career well. With her 36-28-37 bodies consisting of chest, waist, and hips, she fits her size 10 (US) dresses.