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Ally Sheedy

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  • Name Ally Sheedy 
    Birth 13 Jun 1962  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Prominent People USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I373162  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2019 

    Mother Charlotte Sheedy 
    Family ID F147977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Richie Sambora 
    Family ID F147978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2002 

    Family 2 Eric Stoltz,   b. 30 Sep 1961, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 1980 
    Family ID F147972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2002 

    Family 3 Living 
    Family ID F147979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2002 

    Family 4 Living 
     1. Living
    Family ID F147976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2002 

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    • 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 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," "The Day the Loving Stopped," "Splendor in the Grass" and "Homeroom," and played a recurring character on "Hill Street Blues." The strength of her performances led directly to her film debut as Sean Penn's naive but knowing girlfriend, J.C., in "Bad Boys." That same year (1983) she starred as Matthew Broderick's zany partner in "WarGames." After starring as Rob Lowe's would-be romantic interest in "Oxford Blues," the withdrawn adolescent of "The Breakfast Club" and Gene Hackman's adoring daughter in "Twice in a Lifetime," Sheedy played her first fully adult role in "St. Elmo's Fire," the 1985 hit about college friends.

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