Molly Ringwald Net Worth

Molly Ringwald Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Molly Ringwald net worth is
$11 Million

Molly Ringwald Wiki Biography

Molly Kathleen Ringwald was born on 18 February 1968, in Roseville, California USA, and is a singer, author, actress, as well as a dancer, a familiar face on both TV and the big screen since making her debut on both in the late 1970s.

How rich is Molly Ringwald? Authoritative sources estimate that Molly Ringwald’s net worth is over $11 million as of mid-2016, gathered during her nearly 40 years in the entertainment industry.

Molly Ringwald Net Worth $11 Million

Molly Ringwald was born to a blind jazz pianist-father, Bob Ringwald, and mother Adele – a chef. She has always been passionate about acting, which resulted in her first role when she was only five, appearing in a play of “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, and not much later recording her first album entitled “I Wanna Be Loved by You” with her father’s band. Ringwald’s career began expanding, and at the age of ten she made appearances in “The New Mickey Mouse Club”, and had roles in such television series as “Facts of Life” with Charlotte Rae and “Different Strokes” with Conrad Bain and Gary Coleman. Her net worth was already well set.

Before her major breakthrough in acting, Molly Ringwald had not only performed some of her more memorable roles, but had started a successful singing career; in 1980, she was featured on two Disney albums  as a lead vocalist. Around the time, Ringwald was already on the path to increasing her public recognition, as well as her net worth. Molly Ringwald’s real emergence came when she joined a cast of Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason and Judd Nelson to star in a coming-of-age film directed by John Hughes “The Breakfast Club”. The movie that had an initial budget of only $1 million turned out to be a box office success with over $51 million grossed worldwide, was considered to be one of the best movies of 1985, and was awarded a Silver Bucket of Excellence and featured on the list of the Best 1000 Movies Ever compiled by The New York Times Magazine.

Following the immense success of Hughes’ film, Molly Ringwald starred in yet another romantic movie directed by John Hughes entitled “Pretty in Pink”, co-starring with Harry Dean Stanton and Annie Potts which became an instant hit, grossing over $41 million worldwide. As she began to mature as an actress, Molly Ringwald desired to turn away from teen roles, and instead tried to portray older characters, the first of which is considered to be in the romantic comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. “The Pick-Up Artist”. Ringwald continued her successful movie appearances with “Strike It Rich” and “Fresh Horses”, steadily improving her net worth.

Even though Molly’s commercial success has declined over the years, she is still considered to be one of the best and most inspirational teenage stars of all time. Her roles in John Hughes’ movies earned her a cult following and a spot on Time’s list of Top 10 Teen Idols. A famous actress, dancer and a singer with an estimated net worth of $11 million, Molly Ringwald has been a recipient and a nominee of such awards as Golden Globe Awards, Young Artist Awards, as well as MTV Movie Awards.

In her personal life, Molly was married to Valery Lameignère (1999-2002), and has been married to Panio Gianopoulos, a Greek-American writer and book editor, since 2007; they have a daughter and twins, one of each.

Full NameMolly Ringwald
Net Worth$11 Million
Salaryaround $11 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 18, 1968
Place Of BirthRoseville, California, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight136 lbs
ProfessionActress, Singer, Dancer, Author, Writer
EducationCasa Roble High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpousePanio Gianopoulos (m. 2007), Valery Lameignère (m. 1999–2002)
ChildrenRoman Stylianos Gianopoulos, Mathilda Ereni Gianopoulos, Adele Georgiana Gianopoulos
ParentsAdele Edith Frembd, Robert Ringwald
SiblingsBeth Ringwald, Kelly Ringwald
NicknamesMolly Kathleen Ringwald
AwardsMTV Movie Award, Silver Bucket of Excellence Award (2005), Paris Film Festival- Best Actress (1988), Young Artist Awards (1985)
AlbumsYankee Doodle Mickey (1980, Disney Album)
NominationsGolden Globe Award - New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture (1983), Kids' Choice Award (Blimp Award) - Favorite Movie Actress (1989), TV Land Award (2008), Time’s list of Top 10 Teen Idols
Movies“The Breakfast Club”, “The Pick-Up Artist”, “Strike It Rich”, "Tempest" (1982), "The Facts of Life" (1979), "Sixteen Candles" (1984), “Fresh Horses”, “Pretty in Pink", “Alice in Wonderland”, "Jem and the Holograms" (2015)
TV Shows“Facts of Life”, “Different Strokes” (1979), “The New Mickey Mouse Club”, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (2008-2013)
1Roles in John Hughes' teen films (Pretty in Pink (1986), Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), etc.)
2Red hair
1[In 2010, she recalled getting fired from The Facts of Life (1979) during its second season in 1980] You know, Nancy McKeon sort of replaced me, in a way. They were trimming down the cast to just four girls, and originally I was going to be one of those girls. But then they changed their mind, decided to go with Nancy McKeon, and booted me out.
2[on Liza Minnelli's determination] It's part of her family history - she's a Hollywood royal. So when you think of Sally Bowles, you immediately think of Liza because she was a character who so desperately wanted to come out on top after facing back-to-back betrayal.
3I have to accept the fact that these films have had a fantastic effect on people, and to deny that doesn't make any sense until I do something that has the same cultural and social impact of those movies. That's just the way it is.
4I think I was blessed to be given the opportunity to be in those [Brat Pack] movies. I think they're great movies, and I'm proud of my work in them. But on the other hand, to talk about something I did so long ago when I have continued to work and do other things is a little tiring. I just get bored. I keep going back to those movies when I don't have anything new to say about them.
5You can't be 16 forever.
1She acted with Mindy Cohn on The Facts of Life (1979) and then, 30 years later, on The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008).
2Starring in Modern Orthodox at the Dodger Theatres in New York City (Also starring is Jason Biggs from "American Pie" fame). [December 2004]
3Currently appearing as Sally in "When Harry Met Sally" at the Haymarket Theatre, London until September 2004 [August 2004]
4Touring in a musical stage production of "Sweet Charity" in the title role. [October 2006]
5Starring in Broadway production of "Enchanted April" as Rose. [April 2003]
6Gave birth to twins (her second and third child) at age 41, a son Roman Stylianos Gianopoulos and a daughter Adele Georgiana Gianopoulos on July 10, 2009. Children's father is her second husband, Panio Gianopoulos.
7Gave birth to her first child at age 35, a daughter Mathilda Ereni Gianopoulous on October 22, 2003. Child's father is her boyfriend [now second husband], Panio Gianopoulos.
8Childhood friend of Adam Carolla.
9In 2006, young Catalan Director Sergi Rubió, influenced by John Hughes's Teen movies and Molly Ringwald's, for his film Madison Class of '64 (2006) created the name Molly for the character played by young Actress Alba Madriles thinking of her as the next Molly Ringwald.
10Born at 2:07 PM (PST).
11Was considered for the role of Vicki Vale in Batman (1989).
12Learning to play the ukulele.
13Daughter of Robert Ringwald and wife Adele Edith Frembd. She has German, English, Dutch, and Swedish ancestry. One of her paternal great-grandfathers was a Swedish immigrant.
14Grew up singing for her father's (Robert Ringwald) traditional and swing bands in Sacramento. Conrad Janis [Mork & Mindy (1978)] also played part time in the band.
15Has very fond memories of Pretty in Pink (1986). She lists it as her favorite film, and says her kiss with Andrew McCarthy a the very end is her favorite on screen kiss.
16Because her name is so associated with the "brat pack" movies of the 1980s, there is a band that plays covers of '80s hits called "The Molly Ringwalds."
17Ranked #1 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Teen Stars."
18Ranked #17 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars."
19She revealed at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards (2005) that she's having negotiations about a sequel to Sixteen Candles (1984).
20Was one of the eight original core members of the 1980s 'Brat Pack' along with Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez and Andrew McCarthy.
21At the beginning of her film collaboration with John Hughes, she was driving a silver VW Rabbit convertible. By the time it ended with Pretty in Pink (1986), she was driving a white BMW.
22Married to Panio Gianopoulos, a book editor and a writer. Younger than Ringwald, he published an elegiac essay about romancing older women called "Confessions of a Boy Toy" in a recent anthology.
23"Ereni" (eeh-ree-nee) her daughter's middle name means "Peace" in Greek
24Book reviewer for the Hartford Courant newspaper in Connecticut, and writes entertainment profiles for the Westchester Journal News (NY). [2004]
25Auditioned for one of the lead roles in Ghost (1990). The character she was tested for was ironically named Molly. (That part ultimately went to Demi Moore, a fellow member of the so-called Brat Pack.)
26Made the cover of Time magazine in 1986.
27David Lynch sent her the screenplay of Blue Velvet (1986), in the hope that she would be interested in playing the role of Sandy, which was eventually played by Laura Dern. However, Molly's mother read it first, and because it disturbed her, she never showed it to Molly for consideration.
28Her parents owned a cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles
29Refused the Lea Thompson role in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), ending her successful business relationship with John Hughes, who was furious.
30Turned down the Julia Roberts role in Pretty Woman (1990) and the Demi Moore role in Ghost (1990)
31Is fluent in French, having been educated at the Lycee Francaise School in Los Angeles; having lived and worked in France for a few years; and was married to a Frenchman.
32Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.
33Her first acting break was as Kate in the West Coast production of "Annie".
34Family: dad, Robert Ringwald; mom, Adele; older sister, Beth Ringwald; older brother, Kelly.
35Judged the Tropfest film festival 2000 in Australia.


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An American Girl on the Home Front2006TV MovieMrs. Helen McIntire
The Wives He Forgot2006TV MovieCharlotte Saint John
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The Big Time2002TV MovieMarion Powers
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Cowboy Up2001Connie
The Translator2000ShortJulie Newman
The $treet2000TV SeriesDevyn Alden
In the Weeds2000Chloe
The Giving Tree2000Penelope
Cut2000/IVanessa Turnbill / Chloe
The Outer Limits2000TV SeriesAllison Channing
Teaching Mrs. Tingle1999Miss Banks
Requiem for Murder1999Anne Winslow
Titey1998ShortAnne Frank (voice)
Twice Upon a Time1998TV MovieBeth Sager
Since You've Been Gone1998TV MovieClaire the Fan
Saturday Night Live1998TV SeriesAnne Frank
Office Killer1997Kim Poole
Remember WENN1996TV SeriesAngela Colton
Bastard Brood1996Susan
Townies1996TV SeriesCarrie Donovan
Malicious1995Melissa Nelson
Baja1995VideoBebe Stone
Seven Sundays1994Janet Gifford
The Stand1994TV Mini-SeriesFrannie Goldsmith
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade1994ShortTeresa Tatum
Face the Music1993Lisa Hunter
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story1992TV MovieAlison Gertz
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction1990TV MovieKit
Betsy's Wedding1990Betsy Hopper
Strike It Rich1990Cary
Fresh Horses1988Jewel
For Keeps?1988Darcy Elliot Bobrucz
The Pick-up Artist1987Randy Jensen
King Lear1987Cordelia (uncredited)
P.K. and the Kid1987P.K. Bayette
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV SeriesJenny Smith
Pretty in Pink1986Andie
Surviving1985TV MovieLonnie
The Breakfast Club1985Claire Standish
Sixteen Candles1984Samantha
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone1983Niki
Packin' It In1983TV MovieMelissa Webber
The Facts of Life1979-1980TV SeriesMolly Parker
Diff'rent Strokes1979-1980TV SeriesMolly Parker


The Secret Life of the American Teenager2008-2013TV Series performer - 120 episodes
The Stand1994TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes

Music Department

The Secret Life of the American Teenager2008-2010TV Series performer - 20 episodes


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary our deepest appreciation
Laia Laiona2007Short in tribute to
Madison Class of '642006Short in tribute to
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Last Night at the Carlyle2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2017TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2008-2017TV SeriesHerself
Today2013-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Who Do You Think You Are?2016TV Series documentaryHerself
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHerself
Fox News Sunday2013TV SeriesHerself - Power Player of the Week
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHerself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2013TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Thing About2013TV Series shortHerself - Storyteller (2013)
Lorraine2012TV SeriesHerself
Weekend Today2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
RuPaul's Drag U2011TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2011TV SeriesHerself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
Wax On, Fuck Off2010ShortHerself
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - John Hughes Tribute
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The View2009TV SeriesHerself
Reading Rockets2009TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHerself
Guest of Cindy Sherman2008DocumentaryHerself
Greatest Ever 80s Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
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The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: The Wedding Singer
50 Best Chick Flicks2006TV Movie documentaryHost
2005 MTV Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Award Recipient
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
So Graham Norton2000TV SeriesHerself
Good News Week2000TV SeriesHerself
The House of Hits2000TV SeriesHerself
The 10:30 Slot2000TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1997TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1996TV SeriesHerself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Moving Pictures1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHerself
The Stand: The Making of...1994TV Short documentaryHerself
Good Morning America1992TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1987TV SeriesHerself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary1986TV SpecialHerself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHerself
The Making of Spacehunter1983TV Short documentaryHerself
The New Mickey Mouse Club1977TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

The Insider2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Prettty in Pink
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2005-2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV SpecialAnne Frank
Life After Tomorrow2006DocumentaryHerself
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Facts of Life1986TV SeriesMolly Parker

Won Awards

2005Silver Bucket of Excellence AwardMTV Movie AwardsThe Breakfast Club (1985)
1988Best ActressParis Film FestivalFor Keeps? (1988)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical, Comedy, Adventure or DramaSixteen Candles (1984)

Nominated Awards

2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Parental UnitThe Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
2008TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Character(s) Who "Went Missing"The Facts of Life (1979)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest CameoNot Another Teen Movie (2001)
1991Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressBetsy's Wedding (1990)
1989Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie Actress
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USANew Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - FemaleTempest (1982)
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureTempest (1982)

Known for movies

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