Ally Sheedy Biography

Birthday: 1962-06-13
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Wiki Biography: While at New York's Bank Street School, 12-year-old Ally Sheedy wrote about a mythical encounter between Queen Elizabeth I and an inquisitive mouse. The result, "She Was Nice to Mice", was published by McGraw-Hill and became an instant best seller. Although it proved a springboard to an acting career, Sheedy's strongest memories of childhood remain those of "dancing and doing plays". From six until fourteen, she danced with the American Ballet Theatre and, during summers at Fire Island, she'd "get a bunch of kids together and stage shows on back lawns and porches". When she discovered that to stay with dancing meant staying with starvation diets, she shifted her focus to acting for good. Meanwhile, her book brought her requests from several publications. The Village Voice asked her to review movies and the New York Times wanted her to review children's books. The assignment she accepted was from Ms. Magazine, which requested an article about her mother and herself. It was an appearance on ""The Mike Douglas Show" (1961) to promote her book, however, that brought Sheedy work as a performer. Signed by an agent who caught the show, she was sent out on television commercials, immediately. Only 15 at the time, she also performed off-Broadway and on a series of after-school specials. The day she turned 18, Sheedy packed her bags and headed for Los Angeles, where she enrolled in the drama department at USC, and soon landed roles in the television drama The Best Little Girl in the World (1981) (TV), The Day the Loving Stopped (1981) (TV), Splendor in the Grass (1981) (TV) and Homeroom (1981) (TV) and played a recurring character on "Hill Street Blues" (1981). The strength of her performances led directly to her film debut as Sean Penn's naive-but-knowing girlfriend, "J.C.", in Bad Boys (1983). That same year (1983), she starred as Matthew Broderick's zany partner in WarGames (1983). After starring as Rob Lowe's would-be romantic interest in Oxford Blues (1984), the withdrawn adolescent of The Breakfast Club (1985) and Gene Hackman's adoring daughter in Twice in a Lifetime (1985), Sheedy played her first fully-adult role in St. Elmo's Fire (1985), the 1985 hit about college friends.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Day Zero Dr. Reynolds 2007 -
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
WarGames Jennifer 1983 Sci Fi, Thriller
Oxford Blues 1984 0
St. Elmo's Fire Leslie 1985 0, Biography
The Breakfast Club Allison Reynolds 1985 Comedy, Drama
Twice in a Lifetime Helen 1985 Drama, Romance
Blue City Annie Rayford 1986 Action, Crime, Drama
Short Circuit Stephanie Speck 1986 Comedy, Family, Sci Fi
Maid to Order 1987 Fantasy, Comedy
Heart of Dixie Maggie DeLoach 1989 Drama
Betsy's Wedding Connie Hopper 1990
Fear Cayce Bridges 1990 Thriller, Horror
Man's Best Friend Lori Tanner 1993 Sport, Game Show, Reality Tv
Man's Best Friend Lori Tanner 1993 Comedy, Horror
One Night Stand Mickey Sanderson 1995 Drama
Amnesia Martha Keller 1997 Thriller
High Art Lucy Berliner 1998 0
Sugar Town 1999 0
I'll Take You There Bernice 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Autumn Heart Deborah 2000 Drama
Just a Dream Maureen Sturbuck 2002 Drama
A Good Night to Die Marie 2003 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Shelter Island Louise 'Lou' Delamere 2003 Thriller
Shooting Livien Brea Epling 2005 Drama, Music, Romance
The Junior Defenders 2007 Comedy
Steam Laurie 2007 Drama
Harold 2008
Ten Stories Tall Jackie 2010 Drama
Welcome to the Rileys Harriet 2011 Drama
Fugly! Stoddard 2014
Sins of Our Youth Vicki 2016 0