Molly Ringwald had talent written all over her from 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 have been widely recognized.
Ringwald greeted the big screens in the late 70s when she starred in the NBC sitcom, The Facts of Life. She started getting more and more roles and gradually worked her way to prominence in the competitive movie industry. Her success story is indeed worth hearing for any aspiring entertainer or just about anyone who appreciates hard work. Here are lesser known facts about her.
Molly Ringwald’s Bio, Age
The actress was born Molly Kathleen Ringwald on February 18, 1968, in Roseville California to her parents; Adele Edith, her mother, and Robert Scott, her father. She grew up in Sacramento with her parents and two siblings. Molly never got to see her older brother who died before her birth. Ringwald’s inclination to the creative arts started from a very young age. At 5 she was already appearing in stage productions. In 1978, she played the role of Kate in the musical Annie performed in Los Angeles when she was 10.
Ringwald went on to appear in the series Diff’rent Strokes as well as in its spin-off The Facts of Life. More roles on stage productions kept coming and in 1982, she made her way to the films faculty with a supporting role in the film Tempest. More movie roles also came but Ringwald got her breakthrough in the movie, Sixteen Candles (1984) where she starred as Samantha Baker. Having been ushered into the big platform, the actress began to appear in a host of other movies.
The 90s came with even better opportunities for the actress. Having learned and mastered the French language, Molly Ringwald went to Paris and starred in a lot of French movies further boosting her portfolio. Some of her notable movies in the 90s include Strike It Rich (1990), The Stand (1994), Malicious (1995), and many others. In 1998 she appeared in the made-for-TV movie Since You’ve Been Gone alongside Teri Hatcher and David Schwimmer who directed the movie.
She greeted the 2000s with the film In The Weeds after which she starred in some Broadway productions. She was part of the cast of the ABC series The Secret Life of the American Teenager where she starred as the mother of the title character.
As earlier mentioned, Molly Ringwald is also a singer and a writer. Having grown up with musically inclined people like her father who was into jazz music, Ringwald imbibed that flair further shaping her inclination to jazz music. She exhibited her versatility in 2013 when she released a jazz record titled Except Sometimes. Molly became a columnist for the Guardian in 2014, she writes on love family and life.
Her Net Worth
Versatile Molly Ringwald has her talents to thank for her net worth which has been estimated at $11 million. As an actress, a singer and a writer, the talented television personality has watched her financial status grow to an enviable level over the years.
Personal Life – Husband, Who Are Her Children?
Molly Ringwald has quite an interesting personal life which never escaped the gaze of the curious media in her very vibrant days. Marrying two times was quite a juicy issue for the media and they didn’t hesitate to feast on it. The actress and singer was first married to Valery Lameignere, a French writer. The couple tied the knot in Bordeaux, France in July 1999. However, the marriage lasted only three years as the two went their separate ways in 2002. She had no children from the marriage.
Five years after the divorce the actress got married again to 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 over a decade now and there have been no separation rumors of any sort.
Body Measurement – Height, Weight
Molly Ringwald stands at an average height of 5ft 8in (1.73m) which is quite proportional to her weight of 62 kg (137 lbs). The red-haired singer and actress has a slim body build which quite suits her career. With her 36-28-37 body being bust, waist, and hips, she fits into size 10 (US) for her dresses.