Brat Packer No More

From the February 2014 edition
  • Photo by Hussein Katz
    Molly Ringwald

Despite the message at the end of “The Breakfast Club” (“You see us as you want to see us.”), most people still typecast Molly Ringwald, for better or worse, as a teen princess. The real Ringwald, now a jazz singer, will perform for four nights with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (Feb. 6-9) at the Southern Theatre. Ringwald, whose father is a professional jazz pianist, released her first album––a mix of jazz standards––in 2013. The orchestra pairing was born out of her desire to try singing with more big bands. She isn’t the only former member of the “Brat Pack” to go on to a second act. t Tom Tiberio

Andrew McCarthy, who acted opposite Ringwald in “Pretty in Pink,” is a full-fledged travel writer. An editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler, he also has written for Travel + Leisure and The New York Times.

Emilio Estevez runs the Casa Dumetz winery with his wife in Malibu.

Ally Sheedy, who wrote a children’s book when she was still in grade school, went on to publish a collection of poems called “Yesterday I Saw the Sun” in 1991. Although the press has not been kind to the work, it has had its fans (including Larry King) and was recently praised by New York culture blog The Awl.