She and several other members of the original Facts of Life cast were let go when the show was reworked by the network.
She made her motion picture debut in the independent film Tempest (1982), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
Being 16 really isn't all it's cracked up to be, maybe?
Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday!It shot five young leads to global fame, but what befalls a teen heartthrob once they hit middle age?Whatever happened to sports jock Emilio Estevez, class nerd Anthony Michael Hall, bad boy Judd Nelson, freaky goth chick Ally Sheedy and prom queen Molly Ringwald?You are dying to know, I'm sure, and I'm just the man to tell you. Because I love The Breakfast Club like a fat kid loves cake.If you were to ask me when I was a little emotional after my third beer, I would insist that it's one of the greatest ever coming-of-age flicks, right up there with Dazed And Confused, Fast Times At Ridgemont High and American Graffiti.