Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald - Updated Mar 2023

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Molly Ringwald is a famous American actress, singer, author, and dancer. Molly Ringwald is also famous as the celebrity wife of writer and editor Panio Gianopoulos.

Early Life

Molly Ringwald was born on 18 February 1968 and she is currently 54 years old. She hails from Roseville, Sacramento, California, and her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Similarly, her full name is Molly Kathleen Ringwald.

Talking about her family, Molly’s parents are Adele Edith (née Frembd) and Robert Scott “Bob” Ringwald. Her mother is a chef whereas her father is a blind jazz pianist of German descent. Likewise, Molly is also part of Swedish descent.

Similarly, she has two siblings namely Beth and Kelly. Molly also had an older brother but he, unfortunately, passed away before she was even born. Regarding her education, this personality graduated from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles.

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Caption: Molly Ringwald performing with her father in their living room as a kid. Source: Instagram


Professionally, Molly Ringwald is a multi-talented personality. As such, Molly is an actress, singer, author, and dancer. This actress was cast in her 1st major role as Molly in The Facts of Life after a casting director saw her playing an orphan in a stage production of the musical Annie.

Along with several other members of the original Facts of Life cast, this actress was let go when the network reworked the show. Subsequently, this actress made her motion-picture debut playing the role of Miranda in Tempest in 1982. This project earned this actress a Golden Globe nomination for “New Star of the Year”.

Likewise, this actress is famous for her collaborations with filmmaker John Hughes. Also, this personality established herself as a teen icon after she appeared in Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink.

Later on, this actress appeared in The Pick-up Artist, Fresh Horses, and For Keeps. Likewise, this popular actress also starred in many films in the 1990s. Some notable ones are Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story, The Stand, and Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade.  

Further, this actress was part of the “Brat Pack” and was ranked #1 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Moreover, this actress plays the role of Mary Andrews on Riverdale since 2017.

As an author, this personality has published two books namely Getting the Pretty Back and When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories.

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Caption: Molly Ringwald in a scene from Riverdale. Source: Decider

The Beginning

Talking about the beginning, Molly started her career in acting at the young age of 3 years. Her first appearance was as a toddler playing the role of one of Baby-love’s illegitimate children in the stage play The Grass Harp. She then appeared as the Dormouse in a stage production of Alice in Wonderland at the age of 5 years.

A year later, this actress recorded I Wanna Be Loved by You. It is a music album of Dixieland jazz with her father and his group – the Fulton Street Jazz Band.

Likewise, this actress was the only girl in the boy’s chorus of Oliver and she had her 1st professional role as one of the orphans in the Broadway show Annie. However, this actress had to leave the production after only 15 months because she had grown too tall.

Molly Ringwald  – Brand Endorsements

Molly Ringwald has mentioned brands and personalities like What Goes Around Comes Around (@whatgoesaroundnyc), clothing brand Ulla Johnson (@ullajohnson), photographer Dan Winters, and makeup artist Molly Greenwald (@mollygreenwald) on her Instagram posts.

She has also credited other personalities and brands for their collaborations and endorsements of their products and services. Some of them are stylist Kevin Michael Ericson (@kevinmichaelericson), shopping and retail brands No.6 Store and One of a Few, arts and crafts store Sacred Mexico – México Sagrado, Rachel Comey, entrepreneur Tach, and jewelry brand Ileana Makri among many others on her Instagram posts.

Relationship Status

Molly Ringwald is a happily married lady. Her husband is Panio Gianopoulos and he is a famous writer and editor. Prior to this, Molly was married to Valery Lameignère. Molly and Valery were married from 28 July 1999 to November 2002.

Later on, she tied to knot with Panio on 6 July 2007. With Panio, Molly shares three lovely children. The couple’s children are Mathilda Ereni, Roman Stylianos, and Adele Georgiana Gianopoulos. Also, Roman and Adele are twins. Likewise, one of their pet dogs’ names is Milly (@millyringwald).

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Caption: Molly Ringwald posing for a photo with her family. Source: Mamas Uncut

Body Measurements

Molly Ringwald stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm and her weight is around 62 kgs or 137 lbs.

Similarly, Molly has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 36-28-37 inches respectively. Further, Ringwald has brown eyes and naturally brown hair which she has dyed red.

Social Media

Talking about her social media presence, Molly Ringwald joined Twitter in April 2012. So far, her @mollyringwald account has more than 206.2K followers. Similarly, her username on Instagram is @mollyringwald. As of December 2022, this profile has more than 1.5 million followers.

Likewise, on Facebook, she is available as “Molly Ringwald” and has more than 733.6k followers. Besides these, Ringwald doesn’t have profiles on other platforms like Tiktok, Youtube, Twitch, etc.

Molly Ringwald – Net Worth 2022

Molly Ringwald has a net worth of around $11 million US dollars. Molly makes her earnings through her successful career as an actress, dancer, singer, and author.