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Molly Ringwald The Secret Life of The American Teenager on ABC

Posted by on June 22, 2010 at 5:27 PM EST

molly ringwaldActress and mother of three, Molly Ringwald can currently be seen playing Anne Juergens, the mother of a 15-year old girl who became pregnant after a one night stand on the hit TV series “The Secret Life of The American Teenager”, Monday nights on ABC.

According to an interview with AOL, Ringwald stated: “Brenda Hampton, the creator of Secret Life of The American Teenager was persuasive in convincing Molly to do the series. She liked Brenda and found the show to be perfect in having people see her in a different stage of her life.

Everyone is so use to seeing and remembering Ringwald as a teenager in “Pretty in Pink”, “Sixteen Candles” and the “Breakfast Club’, now with Secret Life of The American Teenager, she is able to evolve into playing an adult along side teenagers.

Ringwald recently wrote her first book entitled ‘Getting the Pretty Back’, a novel about marriage, staying beautiful and dealing with overwhelming fame, which is in stores now. She said: “I wanted to write a book about being an ‘It’ woman rather than being an “It” girl, but not be too serious about it. I also wanted to write about my personal experience, and that’s why it’s broken into chapters such as fashion, family, motherhood, fitness.”

In 2007, the ‘Pretty in Pink’ 80s icon, married Panio Gianopoulos, a writer and book editor. They have a daughter Mathilda, 6, and twins Adele and Roman, 11 months; Ringwald absolutely loves being a mother.  Motherhood changed her priorities; life is clearer and planned carefully.

Ringwald advises other aspiring actors, actresses or people just trying to reach their goals: “the most important thing you can do is believe in yourself. It’s not always the easiest thing to do but it’s so important in terms of style, in terms of jobs, in terms of what you want to put out there. Whatever gets you there, whether it’s meditation or more schooling or whatever, confidence is the most important thing.”

Molly Ringwald is know best as a member of the 1980s “The Brat Pack”, a nickname for group of actors and actresses who starred together in many 80’s teen popular films such as ‘Sixteen Candles’, ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Pretty in Pink’.  She can now be seen playing Anne on Secret Life of The American Teenager.

Tune in to for ABC Family’s drama  “Secret Life of the American Teenager’, Monday nights 8/7c.



(1) Reader Comment

  1. In the first show Grace was telling all the teenager not to have sex tell you are married. Now she doing it. she should have to pay the piper. And have twins Boy and a Girl. This would teach her not to point fingers at other teenager, when you are doing the same think. I would like to see her fall in love with a black teenager and he is the father of the baby. Not enough black people or mexican people on the show. How come no hadicap people on the show that use a service dog thats a labradoodle for a deaf person.
    How many people want to see this happen. email the show!

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