Emilio Estevez is an American actor and writer. He is the brother of actor Charlie Sheen. Estevez started his career as an actor and is well known for being a member of the acting Brat Pack of the 1980s, starring in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, acting in the 1983 hit movie The Outsiders, he is known for Repo Man, The Mighty Ducks and its sequels and Another Stakeout, Maximum Overdrive and his performances in Western films such as Young Guns and its sequel. Estevez was born on the oldest child of artist Janet Sheen and actor Martin Sheen, his siblings are Ramon Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Renée Estevez. Estevez's paternal grandparents were Galician immigrants, his father is a "devout Catholic" and his mother is a "strict Southern Baptist". Estevez attended school in the New York City public school system but transferred to a private academy once his father's career took off, he lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side until his family moved west in 1968 when his father was cast in Catch-22. Growing up in Malibu, Estevez attended Santa Monica High School.
When Estevez was 11 years old, his father bought the family a portable movie camera. Estevez appeared in Meet Mr. Bomb, a short anti-nuclear power film produced at his high school. Estevez was 14 when he accompanied his father to the Philippines, where Sheen was shooting Apocalypse Now. Estevez had a role as an extra in Apocalypse Now; when they returned to Los Angeles, Estevez co-wrote and starred in a high school play about Vietnam veterans called Echoes of an Era and invited his parents to watch it. Sheen recalls being astonished by his son's performance, "began to realize: my God, he's one of us." After graduating from Santa Monica High in 1980, he refused to go to college and instead went into acting. Unlike his brother Charlie and his other siblings did not adopt their father's stage name. Emilio liked the assonance of the double'E' initials, "didn't want to ride into the business as'Martin Sheen's son'." Upon his brother's using his birth name Carlos Estevez for the film Machete Kills, Estevez mentioned that he was proud of his Spanish heritage and was glad that he never adopted a stage name, taking advice from his father who regretted adopting the name Martin Sheen as opposed to using his birth name, Ramón Estévez.
His first role was in a drama produced by the Catholic Paulist order. Soon after, he made his stage debut with his father in Mister Roberts at Burt Reynolds' dinner theater in Jupiter, Florida. Father and son worked together in the 1982 ABC-TV film about juveniles in jail, In the Custody of Strangers, in which Estevez did the casting. Estevez received much attention during the 1980s for being a member of the Brat Pack and was credited as the leader of the group of young actors. Estevez and Rob Lowe established the Brat Pack when cast as supporting "Greasers" in an early Brat Pack movie, The Outsiders based on the novel. Lowe was cast as Estévez as Two-Bit Mathews. During production, he approached his character as a laid-back guy and thought up Two-Bit's interest in Mickey Mouse, shown by his uniform of Mickey Mouse T-shirts and watching of cartoons. Besides his roles in In the Custody of Strangers and The Outsiders, his credits include NBC-TV's thrillers Nightmares and Tex, the 1982 film version of another S.
E. Hinton story, he bought the movie rights to a third Hinton book, That Was Then, This Is Now, wrote the screenplay. His father predicted he would have to direct to feel the full extent of his talents, describing him as "an officer, not a soldier."After The Outsiders, Estevez appeared as the punk-rocker turned car-repossessor Otto Maddox in the cult film Repo Man before co-starring in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire. Following the success of these back-to-back Brat Pack films, he starred in That Was Then, This Is Now, the horror film Maximum Overdrive, the crime drama Wisdom. Estevez was cast in Platoon to be private Chris Taylor but was forced to drop out after production was delayed for two years, he went on to lead roles in the comedy/action film Stakeout and the westerns Young Guns and Young Guns II. In the early 1990s, Estevez directed and starred with his brother Charlie in a comedy about garbagemen, Men at Work. Estevez stated, "People come up to me on the street and say, Men at Work is the funniest movie I saw in my life.
But, you know, I do have to question how many movies these people have seen."In 1992, he found the career longevity that escaped other Brat Packers by starring in The Mighty Ducks as Coach Gordon Bombay, a lawyer and former pee wee star and minor hockey prodigy looking to forget the past, forced into coaching a pee wee hockey team as a form of community service. The film turned out to be one of Disney's most successful franchises, it was followed by two sequels. The following year Estevez starred in three films: the dark thriller Judgment Night, the spoof comedy Loaded Weapon 1, comedy/action film Another Stakeout, the sequel to his earlier film Stakeout. Estevez has acted alongside his father several times, he starred in the 1996 The War at Home in which he played a Vietnam War veteran dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder, while Sheen played his unsympathetic father. Estevez appeared in an uncredited role in the feature film Mission: Impossible. From 1998 to 1999, he appeared in thre
Robert Hepler Lowe is an American actor and director. He is the recipient of two Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been nominated for six Golden Globes Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. Lowe made his acting debut at the age of 15 with ABC's short-lived sitcom A New Kind of Family. Following numerous television roles in the early 1980s, he came to prominence as a teen idol and member of the Brat Pack with roles in films like The Outsiders, The Hotel New Hampshire, Oxford Blues, St. Elmo's Fire, About Last Night... and Square Dance. The success of these films established him as a Hollywood star. Following a 1988 sex tape scandal and a reviled opening performance at the 1989 Academy Awards, Lowe's public image and film career declined. By the turn of the millennium, his career saw a resurgence when he ventured back into television, making his breakthrough as Sam Seaborn on the NBC political drama The West Wing, for which he received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.
His other television roles include Robert McCallister on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, Chris Traeger on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, Dr. Ethan Willis on the CBS medical drama Code Black, the A&E reality series The Lowe Files, in which he appears with his two sons and John Owen. In 2018, he made his directorial debut with the television film The Bad Seed, a remake of the 1956 film of the same name; the film received mixed reviews. Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn, a schoolteacher and native of Connecticut, Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer, his parents divorced when his younger brother Chad were young. Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church, he is of German, Irish and Welsh ancestry. On the show Who Do You Think You Are?, Lowe found out that one of his ancestors, Christopher East, was a Hessian soldier. His ancestor was fighting under the command of Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall and was captured at the American victory at Trenton, New Jersey, on the morning of December 26, 1776.
As an American POW, his ancestor was given a choice, took the option to stay in the United States. Lowe was raised in a "traditional American setting" in Dayton, attending Oakwood Junior High School, before moving to the Point Dume area of Malibu, with his mother and brother. In California, he attended Santa Monica High School. In his autobiography Stories I Only Tell My Friends, he wrote regarding Sheen, "We were both nerds he wanted to be a baseball player." One of Lowe's earliest roles came in the 1983 TV film Thursday's Child, for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film. He appeared in the music video for The Go-Go's song, "Turn to You." His breakthrough role was his big screen debut in 1983, when he and Emilio Estevez were cast in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders. Lowe played the role of Sodapop Curtis, the brother of the main character Ponyboy Curtis and Darrel Curtis. Lowe and Estevez reunited in St. Elmo's Fire, making them the two more prominent actors from the group known as the Brat Pack.
About Last Night... followed, with Demi Moore. He received his second Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the mentally disabled Rory in Square Dance. In August 1987 he performed on stage, playing Baron Tusenbach in Chekov's The Three Sisters at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, he recalled meeting Paul Newman there, that the older actor encouraged him to work in the theatre in 1993 when filming a British TV production of the Tennessee Williams play Suddenly, Last Summer with Dame Maggie Smith and Natasha Richardson. Lowe is well known for playing Sam Seaborn in the television series The West Wing from 1999 - 2003, his performance in the show garnered Lowe a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Lowe was drawn to the role because of his personal love of politics, his longstanding personal relationship with Martin Sheen, cast as President Bartlet; when the show premiered, Seaborn was considered the lead, the pilot centered on the character.
But the acclaimed cast of the show—including Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Dulé Hill, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen and Stockard Channing — were all strong actors and Lowe's character was no longer the lead. Lowe and series creator Aaron Sorkin soon found themselves at odds over the network's meddling with the show, most notably the network demanding changes in the Sam Seaborn character. Lowe left the series, not long before Sorkin and director/executive producer Thomas Schlamme unceremoniously quit over a dispute with NBC. During the final season of The West Wing, Lowe returned to his role of Sam Seaborn, appearing in two of the final four episodes. In 2011, Lowe appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and stated that he left the show because he did not feel he was being respected, when the other lead characters received a raise and he did not. After leaving the show, Lowe was the star and executive producer of a failed NBC drama, The Lyon's Den. In 2004, he tried again in a series entitled Dr. Vegas, but it was cancelled.
In 2005, he starred as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee in a London West End production of Sorkin's play A Few Good Men, the first time the two
Lea Katherine Thompson is an American actress and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. Other films for which she is known include All the Right Moves, Red Dawn, Howard the Duck, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Beverly Hillbillies. From 2011 to 2017, she co-starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family-turned Freeform series Switched at Birth. Thompson was born in Rochester, one of five children of Clifford and Barbara Barry Thompson, she has two sisters, Coleen Goodrich and Shannon Katona and two brothers and Barry. Her mother is of Irish descent, she studied ballet as a girl and danced professionally by the age of 14, winning scholarships to the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet. Told she did not have the right body to become a prima ballerina by Mikhail Baryshnikov himself, she changed her focus to acting. At the time, she was 20 years old and dancing professionally with American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company, when the time came to decide if she would move to the main company, the artistic director at the time, told her, "You're a lovely dancer, but you're too stocky."
In her words, "my epiphany when I decided to stop dancing and not be a ballet dancer. It was a wonderful moment because I could've been banging my head against the wall for another 10 years."Moving to New York at age 20, she performed in a number of Burger King advertisements in the 1980s along with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Elisabeth Shue, her eventual co-star in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III. Thompson made her home-media screen debut in 1982 as Cecily "Sissy" Loper in the interactive live-action video game MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone? and her movie debut in 1983, with Jaws 3-D. She recalled the film as "the first movie I got, but I lied and said I had done a couple of other movies, so when I showed up, I knew nothing. I had said that I knew how to water ski, and I did not. So I had, five days to learn really complicated water-skiing things, because I had to fit into the Sea World water-skiing show. I don’t know how to swim!" She followed this with All the Right Moves, Red Dawn, The Wild Life.
Thompson's most famous role is that of Lorraine Baines McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, with the first film released in 1985. Thompson's character is the mother of Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, whom Marty meets when she is a 1950s adolescent age after he travels back in time. In 1986, Thompson starred in Howard the Duck. For the latter film, she sang several songs on the soundtrack in character, as musician Beverly Switzler, the lead vocalist for a band called Cherry Bomb; the recordings appeared on singles. Rounding out film appearances in the late 1980s, Thompson starred in Some Kind of Wonderful, Casual Sex?, The Wizard of Loneliness. She had a prominent role in the 1989 TV film Nightbreaker, for which she was nominated for a CableACE Award. In the early 1990s, Thompson starred as the mother of the eponymous character in Dennis the Menace, the villainess in The Beverly Hillbillies, a snooty ballet instructor in The Little Rascals, she appeared in several TV films throughout the 1990s, including The Substitute Wife and The Right To Remain Silent.
Thompson found moderate critical and popular success as the star of the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City from 1995 to 1999. In 1996, Thompson received a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series, while her show won for Favorite New TV Comedy Series. Thompson starred in a A Will of their Own, a 1998 American television mini-series directed by Karen Arthur; the film follows six generations of females within one family, their struggle for power and independence in America. The film debuted on October 1998, on the NBC network to strong critical reviews. After a break from acting, Thompson went on to star in several Broadway plays, she appeared in a TV series called For the People, which only lasted one season. She starred in a TV film, Stealing Christmas, starring Tony Danza and Betty White. Thompson appeared in several episodes of the dramedy series Ed and in a guest role for one episode in 2004 on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2005, Thompson began a series of made-for-TV films for the Hallmark Channel, in which she plays Jane Doe, an ex-secret agent turned housewife, who helps the government solve mysteries.
Thompson directed two films from the Jane Doe series – Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall and Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder. Thompson was a featured singer on Celebrity Duets and the second contestant eliminated in 2006. In April 2007, she starred in another television film, A Life Interrupted, which premiered on Lifetime television. Thompson guest-starred on the show Head Case in January 2008, she appeared in the TV film Final Approach, which debuted in the U. S. on May 24, 2008. Her film credits include Exit Speed, Spy School and Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer, she starred in the television movie The Christmas Clause, which received good ratings. Thompson stars in Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake, an adventure game released in November 2012 by Big Fish Games. Thompson's daughter Madelyn D
Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, he became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, giving him a wide fan base with female audiences, a status as a teen idol and sex symbol, he was named by People magazine as its Sexiest Man Alive in 1991. During his career Swayze received three Golden Globe Award nominations, for Dirty Dancing, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, his other films included The Outsiders, Road House, Point Break. He wrote and recorded the popular song "She's Like the Wind", he was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2009. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, in Houston, the second child of Patsy Swayze, a choreographer, dance instructor, dancer, Jesse Wayne Swayze, an engineering draftsman, he had an older sister, two younger brothers, actor Don and Sean, one younger sister, Bambi. Swayze's direct paternal ancestor was Englishman John Swasey from Bridport in Dorset.
During the great migration, Swasey travelled aboard The Recovery arriving at Massachusetts. He married Katherine Kinge from Essex having seven children; the grandson Samuel was among the first to use the Swayze spelling. Until the age of 20, Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston, where he attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Oak Forest Elementary School, Black Middle School, Waltrip High School. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, acting in school plays, he played football for his high school and was hoping to receive a football scholarship for college until a knee injury ended his career. He concurrently practiced martial arts such as Wushu and Aikido, which he used to channel his "self-deprecating rage". In 1972, he moved to New York City to complete his formal dance training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools. Patrick Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in a show called Disney on Parade.
He starred in the role of Danny Zuko in one of the replacement casts for the long-running Broadway production of Grease In 1979, he made his film debut as "Ace" in Skatetown, U. S. A.. He appeared in the poignant M*A*S*H episode Blood Brothers in 1981 as Private Sturgis, whose wounds are minor, but which lead to the discovery that he is fatally ill; that same year he appeared in the TV movie Return of the Rebels with Barbara Eden, had a brief stint in 1983 on a short-lived TV series The Renegades, playing a gang leader named Bandit. Swayze became better known to the film industry after appearing in The Outsiders in 1983 as the older brother of C. Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe; the same year, Swayze played a U. S. M. C. Trainer in Vietnam rescue film Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman; the following year, Swayze and Howell's friend Darren Dalton reunited in Red Dawn, along with Jennifer Grey. In 1986, Lowe and Swayze reunited in Youngblood. Swayze's first major dramatic success was in the 1985 television miniseries North and South, set during the American Civil War.
However, Swayze is best remembered for what was a low-budget movie, planned for only a one-week release, after which it was to go to video. Instead, Dirty Dancing propelled him to fame in 1987 playing resort dance instructor Johnny Castle, alongside his Red Dawn co-star Jennifer Grey; the story enabled Swayze to dance and romance Grey as well as showcasing his professional dance training. In addition to acting and dancing, Swayze co-composed and sang one of the songs on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing, "She's Like the Wind"; the song became a top-10 hit, covered by other artists since. Swayze had co-written the song with Stacy Widelitz for the film Grandview, U. S. A. in 1984. Dirty Dancing's coming of age story first became a surprise hit, achieved enormous international success, it was the first film to sell one million copies on video, as of 2009, it had earned over $214 million worldwide. The film generated several alternative, or derivative versions, ranging from a television series to stage productions to a computer game.
Swayze received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the role. The film was re-released in 1997 for its ten-year anniversary. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself in great demand, appeared in several films, including Road House in 1989 with Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch, his next big role came when he starred in Ghost with Whoopi Goldberg. In 1991, he starred alongside Youngblood castmate Keanu Reeves in another major action hit, Point Break, he was chosen that year by People magazine as that year's "Sexiest Man Alive". In 2003, Swayze co-produced and starred in the fictional dance film One Last Dance, along with his real-life wife Lisa Niemi and a talented cast; the story revolves around an actual dance production, "Without a Word", choreographed by Alonzo King, Swayze and Niema had produced the film, starred in it, composed some of the music composed by Swayze and Niemi. For his contributions to the film industry, Swayze was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.
Swayze was injured in May 1997 while filming HBO's Letters from a Killer near Ione, when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Both of his legs were broken, he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. Filming was suspended for two months; the film aired in 1998, Swayze recovered from his injuries, but he had troubl
Timothy Tarquin Hutton is an American actor and director. He is the youngest recipient in the Best Supporting Actor Category of the Academy Awards, he won at the age of 20 for his performance as Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People. Hutton has since appeared in feature films and on television, with featured roles in the drama Taps, the spy film The Falcon and the Snowman, the horror film The Dark Half, among others. Between 2000 and 2002, Hutton starred as Archie Goodwin in the A&E drama series A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Between 2008 and 2012, he starred as Nathan "Nate" Ford on the TNT drama series Leverage. Timothy Hutton was born in California, his father was actor Jim Hutton. His parents divorced when Hutton was three years old, his mother took him and his older sister, with her to Boston; the family returned to California when Hutton was 12. "A lot of people think that because my father was an actor, I come from this big show-business background," Hutton told Bruce Cook of American Film magazine in 1981.
"But that's not. My mother took us to Cambridge because she wanted to get her M. A, she wound up teaching in Connecticut, but the way she saw it, after a while, if we all stayed there, my sister and I would just wind up as the proprietors of the local drugstore or something, so, why she took us to Berkeley – to get us into the world, I guess. Now she's given up teaching and she's into printing miniature books."In 1976 when he was 16, Hutton sought out his father and moved in with him in Los Angeles. At Fairfax High School, while playing Nathan Detroit in a school production of Guys and Dolls, he realized he wanted to become an actor. With encouragement from both of his parents, he built himself a career in television. On June 2, 1979, Jim Hutton died in Los Angeles two days after his 45th birthday. In 1981, Hutton dedicated his Academy Award, which he had won for his role in the movie Ordinary People, to his father. Timothy Hutton's career began with parts in several television movies, most notably the 1979 ABC TV film Friendly Fire.
That year, he played the son of Donna Reed in the Ross Hunter NBC television film, The Best Place to Be. He made two CBS made-for TV films in 1980: Young Love, First Love with Valerie Bertinelli, Father Figure with Hal Linden. For his first feature film performance, as Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People, Hutton won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, his performance earned him the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male. Following his success, he starred in the acclaimed 1981 ABC television film A Long Way Home co-starring Brenda Vaccaro. Hutton's next feature film, was popular with critics and audiences, but during the next several years, his motion pictures, such as Iceman, Turk 182, Made in Heaven, Q&A, struggled at the box office, his only substantial hit was 1985's The Falcon and the Snowman which teamed him again with Sean Penn. In 1984 he directed the music video for The Cars song "Drive". In 1989, he made his Broadway stage debut opposite his Ordinary People co-star Elizabeth McGovern in the A.
R. Gurney play Love Letters, he followed this with another Broadway role in the Craig Lucas hit comedy, Prelude to a Kiss, which starred Mary-Louise Parker and Barnard Hughes. During the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Hutton began to take large supporting parts in films, most notably in Everybody's All-American with Jessica Lange and Dennis Quaid and French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. In 1996, he starred in the popular ensemble film, Beautiful Girls, playing opposite 14-year-old Natalie Portman in one of her early standout film roles. Moving on to television, he starred as Nero Wolfe's assistant and leg-man Archie Goodwin in the A&E television series A Nero Wolfe Mystery, his other directing credits include the family film Digging to China. In 2001 Hutton starred in the television miniseries WW3, in 2006 he had a lead role in the NBC series Kidnapped, playing Conrad Cain, the wealthy father of a kidnapped teenager, he appeared in 13 feature films from 2006 to 2008. Hutton starred in the television series Leverage from 2008 to 2012, where he played former insurance investigator Nate Ford who led a group of thieves who acted as modern-day Robin Hoods.
In 2014, Hutton was cast opposite Felicity Huffman in John Ridley's ABC crime drama American Crime. Hutton is one of the owners of the New York City bar P. J. Clarke's. In 2003 he became president of Players, a New York actors' club, but he resigned in June 2008 due to work keeping him in Los Angeles, he has made a few forays into directing, the most famous of which includes the music video for the Cars' hit single "Drive" in 1984. In 2010, he directed the music video for "The House Rules" by country rocker/Leverage co-star Christian Kane, he directed several episodes of A&E's "A Nero Wolfe Mystery," in which he starred. Hutton starred in a Groupon commercial during the 2011 Super Bowl which drew public ire for the parodying of the Tibetan resistance movement; the commercials were pulled from rotation on February 10 after continued negative response from the public and activist groups. Hutton has married twice, his first marriage was to actress Debra Winger. Hutton dated Uma Thurman during the time they filmed Beautiful Girls and Angelina Jolie during Jolie's separation from Jonny Lee Miller.
In 2000, he married illustrator Aurore Giscard d
Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress and author. She was cast in her first major role as Molly in the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life after a casting director saw her playing an orphan in a stage production of the musical Annie, she and several other members of the original Facts of Life cast were let go when the show was reworked by the network. She subsequently made her motion picture debut in the independent film Tempest, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Ringwald is known for her collaborations with filmmaker John Hughes, having appeared in three of his films. After appearing in the successful Hughes films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ringwald became a teen icon, she starred in The Pick-up Artist, Fresh Horses and For Keeps. She starred in many films in the 1990s, most notably Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story and The Stand. Ringwald is part of the "Brat Pack" and she was ranked number 1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Ringwald portrays Mary Andrews on The CW television series Riverdale. Ringwald was born in Roseville, the daughter of Adele Edith, a housewife and chef, Robert Scott "Bob" Ringwald, jazz pianist, blind. Ringwald has two siblings and Kelly, an older brother who died before she was born, she started her acting career at age five, appearing in a stage production of Alice in Wonderland as the Dormouse. The next year, she recorded "I Wanna Be Loved by You", a music album of Dixieland jazz with her father and his group, the Fulton Street Jazz Band. In 1978, at the age of 10, Ringwald was chosen to play Kate in the West Coast production of Annie, performing in Los Angeles. In 1979, Ringwald appeared on the TV series Diff'rent Strokes and was selected to become part of a large cast of that show's spin-off The Facts of Life, she played a perky, feminist student at Eastland Girls School. At the beginning of the second season, the show underwent a major revamp and most of the cast, including Ringwald, were cut from the show.
Ringwald said that Nancy McKeon replaced her to play a new character named Jo. In 1980, Ringwald performed as a lead vocalist on two Disney albums. On the patriotic album Yankee Doodle Mickey, Ringwald sang "This Is My Country", "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America", she performed one track, "The First Noel", on a Disney Christmas album, "Disney's Merry Christmas Carols." Turning toward motion pictures, she got a key supporting role in the 1982 film Tempest, directed by Paul Mazursky with top casting director Juliet Taylor, was subsequently nominated for a Golden Globe award for the role. Ringwald rose to prominence with her breakout role in Sixteen Candles, she was cast as Samantha Baker. Ringwald's performance gained critical acclaim. Ringwald would say, "It is not a good idea to do remakes of great classic films" when asked if there would be a remake to Sixteen Candles. Ringwald was regarded as a member of the so-called Brat Pack of 1980s teen actors but has said she was not part of that group.
Ringwald gained more success when she was cast in another John Hughes film, The Breakfast Club, a commercial and critical success. Ringwald was cast as Claire Standish, a spoiled, rich, so-called sophisticate, in detention for skipping class to go shopping. Ringwald's performance gained strong reviews; the following year, she was cast as Andie Walsh in Pretty In Pink. Ringwald's role as Andie went on to become one of her most recognizable performances; when first asked to be in Pretty in Pink, Ringwald was reluctant, but after seeing how hard it was for the producers to find a replacement for her, she decided she would portray Andie in the film. Ringwald was offered a role in another John Hughes film, Some Kind of Wonderful, but turned down the role as she felt it was too similar to the other films she worked on with Hughes. After Pretty In Pink, Ringwald planned to star in more mature roles. Ringwald was featured on the cover of the May 26, 1986 issue of Time magazine. Ringwald was set to star in another Hughes film and Vinegar, but the film was scrapped when Hughes refused to rewrite the script.
The film would have been about a soon-to-be-married man and a hitchhiking girl talking about their lives during the length of a car ride. In 1987, she was cast as Randy Jensen in The Pick-up Artist, opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in one of his first lead roles. It focused on a womanizer; the Pick-up Artist was met with mixed reviews while being a moderate commercial success. The following year she starred in For Keeps, a commercial success that received mixed reviews from critics but was well received by audiences, it is considered Ringwald's final teen movie. Ringwald portrayed Darcy Elliot, the editor at her high school paper, who becomes pregnant by her long-term boyfriend Stan, portrayed by Randall Batinkoff, her performance received positive reviews. The film was praised by some critics for showing the struggles of teen pregnancy, she was cast in Fresh Horses. The film was met with negative reviews and underperformed at the box office; the film starred Andrew McCarthy, who worked with Ringwald in Pretty in Pink.
In the early 1990s, Ringwald turned down the female lead roles in Pretty Woman and Ghost. In the mid-1990s, educated at the Lycée Français de Los Angeles and is fluent in French, moved to Paris and starred in several French movies, she returned to the United States
Andrew Thomas McCarthy is an American actor, travel writer and television director. He is most known as a member of the Brat Pack, with roles in 1980s films such as St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, Less Than Zero, he is ranked #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars of all-time list. As a director he is known for his work on the Emmy Award-winning series Orange Is the New Black. McCarthy was born in New Jersey, his mother worked for a newspaper and his father was involved in stocks. McCarthy attended the Pingry School, he attended the town's public school, Bernards High School, for part of a year. McCarthy's first major role was in the 1983 comedy Class, he involuntarily became a member of the 1980s Hollywood group of young actors known as the "Brat Pack". They starred among them St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink, he starred in the 1987 films and Less Than Zero, a theatrical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel. In 1985, McCarthy starred with Kevin Dillon in Heaven Help Us as Michael Dunn. McCarthy made his Broadway debut in The Boys of Winter.
He returned to Hollywood in 1988 to star in several films, such as Fresh Horses and Kansas. He had another hit with the 1989 comedy film Weekend at Bernie's, he returned to Broadway theatre to star in Side Man, McCarthy's version of the play won a Tony Award for Best Play in 1999. In 2003 McCarthy was set to guest star in two episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Due to bad relations with actor Vincent D'Onofrio, series creator Dick Wolf decided against it. Wolf stated, "Mr. McCarthy engaged in fractious behavior from the moment he walked on the set." McCarthy fired back in a statement of his own saying, "I was fired because I refused to allow a fellow actor to threaten me with physical violence, bully me and try to direct me." Despite this incident, he guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that aired in November 2007. In 2004, he played Dr. Hook in Kingdom Hospital, he appeared in five episodes of the 2005 NBC television series E-Ring. In 2008, he starred in the NBC television series Lipstick Jungle as a billionaire, but was cancelled, had a minor role in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
McCarthy directed several episodes of the hit CW television series, Gossip Girl, including Touch of Eva in the fourth season. McCarthy is known for an incident at the 2013 Comic Con Philly event, where his security staff assaulted "Skippy", a popular YouTube character, attempting to photograph the Mannequin actor at the time. In 2010 and 2011, he appeared, he returned to the series in the next season to direct the episode "Neighborhood Watch". In 2015, he directed 3 episodes in season 2 of the NBC hit television show The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone. In 2016, he starred in the short-lived ABC drama The Family. McCarthy became a travel writer, is an Editor at Large at National Geographic Traveler magazine. In 2010, McCarthy was escorted out of an underground church in Lalibela, for entering the site without documentation, he had been in the church on assignment for the travel magazine Afar. A book written by McCarthy, The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, was published in 2012.
In February/March 2015, National Geographic published his account, entitled "A Song for Ireland", of his return to the house in the townland of Lacka West in the parish of Duagh in County Kerry in Ireland from which his great-grandfather John McCarthy had emigrated in the late 1800s. In 1992, he has been sober since. In 1999, McCarthy married his college sweetheart Carol Schneider, he stated his reasons for tracking her down after they had drifted apart: "I ran into someone who said they had seen Carol and her boyfriend and they seemed happy, for some reason it bothered me for a week. I called her and asked her if she was with this guy and asked her out for coffee." In 2002, Schneider gave birth to a son, Sam. The couple divorced in 2005. In 2004, he announced that he once had a serious alcohol problem, which began at age 12. On August 28, 2011, he married Dolores Rice, they have Willow. In September 2013, it was announced that the couple were expecting their second, his third, child. McCarthy mentioned on "Good Day New York" on March 29, 2017, that his third child is a son and now two years old.
Fantafestival 1987: Won, "Best Actor" – MannequinRhode Island International Film Festival 2004: Won, Grand Prize for "Best Short Film" – News for the Church - qualifying it as an Official Entry with the Academy Awards for Best Live Action Short FilmFull Info Including Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD produced by Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise Sedona International Film Festival 2005: Won, "Best Short Film" – News for the Church Andrew McCarthy on IMDb Andrew McCarthy at the Internet Broadway Database Andrew McCarthy at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Andrew McCarthy at AllMovie Andrew McCarthy's Official Website