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Ally Sheedy - Overview

Date of Birth: Jun 13, 1962    
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
Nationality: United States
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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 mir... Read More
Starred with John Leguizamo in the comedy "Fugly!"
Played Melissa Leo's sister in "Welcome to the Rileys"
2009 - 2013
Took on a recurring role on the series "Psych."
2008 - 2009
Had a recurring role on "Kyle XY" (ABC Family) as Sarah, the mother of all genetically enhanced mysteries
Had a supporting role as a psychiatrist in "Day Zero"
Reunited with "Breakfast Club" co-star Anthony Michael Hall when she appeared on his television show, "The Dead Zone" (USA Network)
Cast as a repressed Hollywood production designer in "Sugar Town"