The Stars of ‘Sixteen Candles’ Where Are They Now In 2023?

Sixteen Candles is a classic 1984 coming-of-age comedy film directed by John Hughes. It tells the story of a high school student named Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) who is turning 16 and is hoping that her family and crush will remember her birthday. However, her family is too preoccupied with her older sister’s wedding to pay attention, and the boy she has a crush on, Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling), is out of reach. As the day progresses, Samantha faces a series of hilarious and awkward situations, leading to a memorable and transformative experience on her 16th birthday.

Where are the cast, and what do they look like in 2023? Let’s find out thanks to Nostalgia Hit on YouTube!

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Written By: John Hughes
Produced By: Hilton A. Green, Michelle Manning, Ned Tanen
Directed By: John Hughes
Budget: $6.5 million
Box Office: $23.6 million
Release Date: May 4, 1984
Production Company: Universal Pictures, Channel Productions
Distributed By: Universal Pictures

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Molly Ringwald as Samantha “Sam” Baker
Anthony Michael Hall as Ted “Farmer Ted” Farmer / The Geek
Michael Schoeffling as Jake Ryan
Haviland Morris as Caroline Mulford
Gedde Watanabe as Long Duk Dong
Paul Dooley as Mr. Jim Baker
Carlin Glynn as Mrs. Brenda Baker
Blanche Baker as Ginny Baker
Justin Henry as Mike Baker
Edward Andrews as Grandpa Howard Baker
Billie Bird as Grandma Dorothy Baker
Carole Cook as Grandma Helen
Max Showalter as Grandpa Fred
Liane Curtis as Randy
John Cusack as Bryce
Deborah Pollack as Marlene “Lumberjack”
Joan Cusack as Geek Girl
Brian Doyle-Murray as Reverend
Jami Gertz as Robin
John Kapelos as Rudy
Ryszczyk Tony Longo as Rock


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