Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. She was born in Roseville, California. She starred in mostly television roles as a child before she went on to star in Tempest which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She later went on to appear in the successful John Hughes films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), which went on to all become classics and have all been called the most influential teen movies of all time. These roles led Ringwald to be a part of the "Brat Pack". She gained more success with her role in For Keeps (1988), which has since gained a cult following.