Ally Sheedy

Actor, Writer
Living in the spotlight after being pigeon-holed with an unfair label was no easy task for any actress, yet Gen-X favorite Ally Sheedy succeeded in breaking away from the pack. She first rose to fame as the mischievous ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1962 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (88)

Don't You Forget About Me 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fugly! 2014 (Movie)

Stoddard (Actor)

Groupies (The Weston Group) 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sins of our Youth 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Psych 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chronicling A Crisis 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Life During Wartime 2010 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome to the Rileys 2010 (Movie)

Harriet (Actor)

Perestroika 2009 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Steam 2009 (Movie)

Laurie (Actor)

Ten Stories Tall 2009 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Day Zero 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Reynolds (Actor)

Harold 2008 (Movie)

Maureen Clemens (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Here and Now 2005 (Movie)

Lois (Actor)

Shooting Livien 2005 (Movie)

Brea (Actor)

A Good Night to Die 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Noise 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Oz 1997 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Frequency 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Advice From A Caterpillar 2001 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

The Warden 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Autumn Heart 2000 (Movie)

Deb Thomas (Actor)

Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries 1991 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Highball 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sugar Town 1999 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

Welcome to Paradox 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

High Art 1998 (Movie)

Lucy Berliner (Actor)

I'll Take You There 1998 (Movie)

Bernice 'CeeCee' Claybarn (Actor)

Macon County Jail 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Definite Maybe 1998 (Movie)

Joanne (Actor)

Amnesia 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Justice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Myth America 1997 (Movie)

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One Night Stand 1995 (Movie)

Mickey Sanderson (Actor)

The Hidden Room 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Man's Best Friend 1993 (Movie)

Lori Tanner (Actor)

The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

Molly-Girl (Actor)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

Ticket Agent (Actor)

Tattle Tale 1992 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

The Creative Spirit 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

Theresa Luna (Actor)

Betsy's Wedding 1990 (Movie)

Connie Hopper (Actor)

Heart of Dixie 1989 (Movie)

Maggie Deloach (Actor)

Funny, You Don't Look 200 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Memories Then & Now 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Maid to Order 1987 (Movie)

Jessie Montgomery (Actor)

Blue City 1986 (Movie)

Annie Rayford (Actor)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

Stephanie Speck (Actor)

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

Leslie (Actor)

The Breakfast Club 1985 (Movie)

Allison Reynolds (Actor)

Twice in A Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

Helen Mackenzie (Actor)

Oxford Blues 1984 (Movie)

Rona (Actor)

Bad Boys 1983 (Movie)

J C Walenski (Actor)

Deadly Lessons 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Wargames 1983 (Movie)

Jennifer Mack (Actor)

Splendor in the Grass 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Room 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

I Think I'm Having a Baby 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Amnesia (Movie)

Martha Keller (Actor)

Buried Alive II (TV Show)

Actor

Chantilly Lace (TV Show)

Actor

Citizen Jane (TV Show)

Actor

Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Show)

Actor

Indie Sex: Censored (TV Show)

Actor

Indie Sex: Teens (TV Show)

Actor

Just a Dream (TV Show)

Actor

Lethal Exposure (TV Show)

Actor

Parallel Lives (TV Show)

Actor

Shelter Island (TV Show)

Actor

The Day the Loving Stopped (TV Show)

Actor

The Fury Within (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Capone (TV Show)

Actor

The Tin Soldier (TV Show)

Actor

Ultimate Betrayal (TV Show)

Actor

We Are the Children (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Living in the spotlight after being pigeon-holed with an unfair label was no easy task for any actress, yet Gen-X favorite Ally Sheedy succeeded in breaking away from the pack. She first rose to fame as the mischievous teen who, along with computer nerd Matthew Broderick, almost starts WWIII in "WarGames" (1983) and as the misfit weirdo spending a day in detention in the John Hughes classic, "The Breakfast Club" (1985). Her next blockbuster vehicle was the post-college drama "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), where she played a headstrong Gen-Xer who wants to live life to the fullest before settling into married life. All three films provided Sheedy with both instant fame and a membership in the so-called "Brat Pack," an exclusive clique of young, rich, and famous actors in the 1980s that included Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and Rob Lowe, among many others. Apart from appearing together movies, they led lives of excess that epitomized the decade. Never comfortable with the label or lifestyle, Sheedy's career peaked in the '80s and she soon found herself mired in a dearth of second-rate movies and TV shows for much of the following decade. After many years of unforgettable roles, Sheedy came back strong with her award-winning portrayal of heroin-addict and photographer, Lucy Berliner, in the independent film "High Art" (1998). The role propelled Sheedy back into the limelight, earned her critical reviews, and eradicated any doubts about her abilities as a serious actress.

Relationships

Charlotte Baum

Mother
Divorced from Sheedy's father in 1971 Involved in women's and civil rights movements Came out as a lesbian to Sheedy in 1980

David Lansbury Actor

Husband
Married Oct. 10, 1992 Sheedy filed for divorce in May 2008

Rebecca Lansbury

Daughter
Born March 15, 1994; father, David Lansbury

Richie Sambora Actor

Companion
Briefly dated from 1988-89

John Sheedy

Father
Divorced from Sheedy's mother in 1971

Patrick Sheedy Production Accountant

Brother

Meghan Sheedy

Sister

Eric Stoltz Actor

Companion
Lived together in the early 1980s Split in 1983

EDUCATION

Columbia Grammar and Prepatory School

New York , New York

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2010

Played Melissa Leo's sister in "Welcome to the Rileys"

2008

Had a recurring role on "Kyle XY" (ABC Family) as Sarah, the mother of all genetically enhanced mysteries

2007

Had a supporting role as a psychiatrist in "Day Zero"

2003

Reunited with "Breakfast Club" co-star Anthony Michael Hall when she appeared on his television show, "The Dead Zone" (USA Network)

1999

Returned to the Off-Broadway stage playing the lead role of a transsexual rock singer in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

1999

Gave a delightful comic turn as a distressed woman in "I'll Take You There"

1999

Cast as a repressed Hollywood production designer in "Sugar Town"

1998

Had best screen role in years as a drug-addicted photographer in "High Art"

1991

Made Off-Broadway acting debut in "Advice From a Caterpillar"

1990

Re-teamed with her "Breakfast Club" co-star, Molly Ringwald in "Betsy's Wedding"

1987

Starred as a spoiled rich girl in "Maid to Order"

1986

Co-starred with Steve Guttenberg in the sci-fi comedy, "Short Circuit"

1985

Joined an ensemble cast for Joel Schumacher's "St. Elmo's Fire

1985

Had breakout role as Allison, the basket case, in John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club"

1984

First film with Rob Lowe, "Oxford Blues"

1983

Had a recurring role of a Catholic high school girl on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)

1983

Played Sean Penn's girlfriend in her film debut, "Bad Boys"

1983

Co-starred with Matthew Broderick in "WarGames"

1981

Made her TV movie debut in "The Best Little Girl in the World" (ABC)

1977

Began appearing in TV commercials at age 15; first one was for "Burger King"

1974

Wrote best-selling children's book, She Was Nice to Mice at age 12

1973

Made professional debut with the American Ballet Theatre

Started dancing with the American Ballet Theatre at age six

Bonus Trivia

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In 1985, Sheedy was admitted to Hazelden Foundation and in the 1990s was treated for a sleeping pill addiction.

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