Hughes filmography: "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink" Update: Her era as Hughes' young protegee ended acrimoniously in the late '80s when Molly Ringwald turned down the lead role in Hughes' production of "Some Kind of Wonderful." In the '90s, she lived and worked in France for several years and made the transition to stage work. She appeared in "When Harry Met Sally" in London, the Broadway revival of "Cabaret" and the nationally touring production of "Sweet Charity." She currently stars on the ABC Family series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and gave birth to twins in July 2009. In 2010, she became an author with the publication of her first book, "Getting the Pretty Back." Her second book, "When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories," will be out in August 2012.
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