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Ally Sheedy



Brown-eyed, chestnut-haired actress Ally Sheedy has been involved with acting for most of her life. The daughter of a literary agent mother, she began making commercials and appearing on-stage at the age of 15. She was something of a precocious author, as well: When only 12-years-old, she published a children's book, She Was Nice to Mice. (Sheedy has also been published in such periodicals as The New York Times). After high school, the New York-born actress headed west to the University of California where, in addition to her studies, she appeared in TV movies. She began her feature-film career at 21 playing adolescent girls in films such as Bad Boys and WarGames (both 1983), and joined the so-called Brat Pack in 1985 after appearing in John Hughes' The Breakfast Club and Joel Schumacher's St. Elmo's Fire. Despite the huge success of both films, many of her subsequent efforts were relative disappointments, and, by the early '90s, she had slipped into all but complete obscurity. However, her career was revived in 1998 thanks to a starring role as a drug-addicted lesbian photographer in the widely acclaimed High Art. Sheedy won raves for her raw, touching performance, and, in short time, again found herself working steadily. In 1999, she appeared in Allison Anders' Sugar Town and The Autumn Heart, the latter premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to her film work, Sheedy continued to work in the theater, taking over John Cameron Mitchell's title role in the popular New York production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a story about a German entertainer who is neither a man nor a woman but a fascinating composite of both. As the 21st century began, Sheedy continued to work steadily in varied projects like Happy Here and Now, Noise, Harold, and Life During Wartime -- Todd Solondz's sort-of sequel to his black comedy Happiness.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Little Sister
  • Joani Lunsford
2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Scott's Teacher
2016
No Score Yet Sins of Our Youth
  • Vicki
2016
No Score Yet Not With My Daughter
  • Melissa Eco
2015
No Score Yet Fugly!
  • Stoddard
2014
No Score Yet Client Seduction
  • Melissa Eco
2014
54% Welcome to the Rileys
  • Harriet
2010
69% Life During Wartime
  • Helen
2010
No Score Yet Ten Stories Tall
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Groupies (The Weston Group)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Citizen Jane
  • Jane Alexander
2009
No Score Yet Don't You Forget About Me
  • Actor
2009
31% Harold
  • Maureen Clemens
2008
14% Steam
  • Laurie
2007
No Score Yet The Junior Defenders
  • Jill Fields
2007
No Score Yet Indie Sex: Censored
  • Actor
2007
24% Day Zero
  • Dr. Reynolds
2007
No Score Yet The Veteran
  • Sara Reid
2007
No Score Yet No Money Down
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Shooting Livien
  • Brea
2005
No Score Yet Noise
  • Charlotte Bancroft
2004
No Score Yet Shelter Island
  • Louise
2003
No Score Yet A Good Night to Die
  • Marie
2003
No Score Yet The Interrogation of Michael Crowe
  • Cheryl Crowe
2002
No Score Yet Searching for Debra Winger
  • Actor
2002
48% Happy Here and Now
  • Lois
2002
No Score Yet Just a Dream
  • Maureen Sturbuck
2002
No Score Yet Highball
  • Herself
2000
67% Sugar Town
  • Liz
1999
No Score Yet Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge
  • Det. Kelly Brooks
1999
No Score Yet The Autumn Heart
  • Deb
1999
No Score Yet Advice From a Caterpillar
  • Jan
1999
43% I'll Take You There
  • Bernice
1999
73% High Art
  • Lucy Berliner
1998
No Score Yet Macon County Jail
  • Susan Reed
1998
No Score Yet The Fury Within
  • Jo Hanlon
1998
No Score Yet Buried Alive II
  • Laura Riskin
1997
No Score Yet Family Rescue
  • Angie Baker
1997
No Score Yet No Money Down
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Highball
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Amnesia
  • Martha Keller
1996
No Score Yet Hijacked: Flight 285
  • Deni Patton
1996
No Score Yet One Night Stand (Before the Night)
  • Mickey
1995
No Score Yet The Tin Soldier
  • Billy's Mom
1995
No Score Yet Ultimate Betrayal
  • Mary
1994
No Score Yet The Haunting of Seacliff Inn
  • Susan Enright
1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives
  • Louise
1994
No Score Yet Our Guys
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Chantilly Lace
  • Elizabeth
1993
20% The Pickle
  • Molly-Girl
1993
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries 4 - Auto Erotica
  • Actor
1993
24% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Ticket Agent
1992
No Score Yet Tattle Tale
  • Laura Perot
1992
20% Man's Best Friend
  • Lori Tanner
1991
62% Only the Lonely
  • Theresa
1991
No Score Yet We Are the Children
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The Lost Capone
  • Kathleen
1990
No Score Yet Fear
  • Cayce Bridges
1990
50% Betsy's Wedding
  • Connie Hopper
1990
No Score Yet Heart of Dixie
  • Maggie DeLoach
1989
34% She's Having a Baby
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet We Are the Children
  • Actor
1987
36% Maid to Order
  • Jessie Montgomery
1987
57% Short Circuit
  • Stephanie Speck
1986
No Score Yet Blue City
  • Annie Rayford
1986
83% Twice in a Lifetime
  • Helen
1985
89% The Breakfast Club
  • Allison Reynolds
1985
47% St. Elmo's Fire
  • Leslie Hunter
1985
No Score Yet Oxford Blues
  • Rona
1984
93% WarGames (War Games)
  • Jennifer
1983
89% Bad Boys
  • J.C. Walenski
1982
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Day the Loving Stopped
  • Debbie Danner
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Full Circle
2013
  • Celeste
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Mr. Yang Yang
No Score Yet Kyle X/Y
2006-2009
  • Sarah
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Shannon Turner
No Score Yet Motive
2013-2016
  • Actor
Oz
1997-2003
  • Lisa Logan

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