Ally Sheedy Net Worth

Ally Sheedy Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy net worth is
$4 Million

Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy Wiki Biography

Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy was born on 13 June 1962, in New York City USA, to mother Charlotte, a writer and press agent of Russian Jewish descent, and father John J. Sheedy, an ad executive of Irish Catholic descent. She is an actress and author, perhaps still best known for her roles in the 1985 movies “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo’s Fire”, as a member of the Brat Pack group of actors.

So how rich is Ally Sheedy? Sources state that Sheedy’s net worth reaches $4 million, as of early 2016. She has accumulated her wealth during her career as an actress, as well as by releasing her books.

Ally Sheedy Net Worth $4 Million

Sheedy grew up in Manhattan; her parents divorced when she was nine years old. During her early childhood, Sheedy was a devoted dancer, performing with the American Ballet Theatre. However, she became more passionate about acting and became involved in small stage productions. When she was only 12, she wrote a children’s book “She Was Nice to Mice”, portraying a mouse who meets Queen Elizabeth I. The book became a bestseller and the young Sheedy started to build her net worth.

Sheedy attended Columbia Preparatory and Grammar School in New York. Upon matriculating, she enrolled in the University of Southern California to study performing arts. She soon started to pick up several minor roles in the early ’80s made-for-TV films and television series such as “The Best Little Girl in the World”, “Splendor in the Grass”, “Homeroom” and the NBC series “Hill Street Blues”. In 1983 Sheedy appeared in the feature film “Bad Boys”, taking the role of Sean Penn’s girlfriend J.C. The same year she went on to take another similar role in “War Games”.

In 1985 Sheedy’s career was boosted with her appearance as high-school student Allison in the popular comedy-drama film “The Breakfast Club” – the group of actors in the film later became known as the Brat Pack. The film was praised as one of the best high school films ever, and greatly contributed to Sheedy’s wealth. Not long afterwards, she was cast in another hit movie “St. Elmo’s Fire”, and this time provided with her first fully-adult role. The film is another one of Brat Pack genre, portraying a story about a group of friends who graduated from college and is now adjusting to their post-college duties. It also significantly added to Sheedy’s net worth. The young actress went on to appear in several other movies of the 80s, including “Short Circuit” and “Maid to Order”.

In 1991 Sheedy released her second book called “Yesterday I Saw the Sun: Poems”. In 1998 she starred in the movie “High Art”, taking the role of a heroin-addicted photographer, with the story follows the relationship between two women which eventually turns into a romance. The movie won several awards, and Sheedy’s performance earned high praise as well as improving her wealth once again.

Sheedy then made some off-Broadway appearances, such as in the 1999 production of “Hedvig and the Angry Inch”, taking the role of a transexual. The same year she took a lead role in the movie “Sugar Town”, playing film production designer Liz and also appeared in the movie “The Autumn Heart”.

In 2003 Sheedy made a guest appearance inn her co-star from “The Breakfast club” Anthony Michael Hall’s television show “The Dead Zone”. She also appeared in several TV series including “CSI”, “Kyle XY” and “Psych”.

Sheedy’s career includes around 65 films and several television series, which has proven that her reputation as a successful actress has been recognized and praised, and which has earned her a considerable fortune.

When speaking about her personal life, Sheedy married actor David Lansbury, the son of “Godspell” producer Edgar Lansbury, in 1992, and they have a son together, but divorced after 15 years of marriage.

Back in 1985 Sheedy was treated at the Hazelden Foundation for drug abuse. She later reported that her relationship with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora had caused her to use drugs, which Sambora denied. She was later treated for her addiction to sleeping pills in 1990, which was apparently a result of her role as a drug-addict in “High Art”.

Full NameAlly Sheedy
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJune 13, 1962
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Height5' 5" (1.65 m)
ProfessionActress, Producer, Author
EducationUniversity of Southern California
SpouseDavid Lansbury (1992-2009)
ChildrenRebecca Lansbury
ParentsJohn J. Sheedy, Jr., Charlotte Baum
SiblingsPatrick Sheedy, Meghan Sheedy
AwardsMTV Movie Awards (2005), National Society of Film Critics (1999), Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association
NominationsSaturn Awards (1983, 1990, 1993), Young Artist Awards (1983), Gotham Independent Film Awards (2010)
Movies"Bad Boys" (1983), "The Breakfast Club" (1985), "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), "Sugar Town", "WarGames" (1983), "Short Circuit" (1986), "High Art" (1998)
TV Shows"The Best Little Girl in the World", "Splendor in the Grass", "Homeroom", "Hill Street Blues", "CSI", "Kyle XY", "Psych"
Maid to Order (1987)$500,000
1(On Blue City (1986)) Michelle Manning and I had been close friends. And she was so excited about the chance to direct that my feeling was it would be really great to work with someone I really liked and help contribute to their first big project. I was very naive, I guess, because I kept hoping it would turn out OK, that somehow all the stuff that was missing would miraculously appear when they edited it all together. I guess that's not the way it works, so I was disappointed.
2I don't get hassled on the street. People do come up to me and say they enjoy my movies and it's a really good feeling. One day I was in the supermarket and this little girl came up and said, "Are you Ally? Oh God, I love The Breakfast Club (1985) so much.' It made me feel so good."
3When something major happens to you, you have to adapt yourself to it, but I've always been the same inside. When I was a little girl, I was the way I am now and in the future I'll still be the same. Outside circumstances change and you have to develop different skills, but it's all fun in its own way. I don't keep money in the center of focus. I know that I have enough to support myself for a little while, so I can wait and do things I want to do.
4[inteview with Alissa Quart, 1998] I had to leave [Hollywood]. The roles I wanted weren't there.
5All I care about for Christmas and 2003 is health and happiness for my daughter.
6I am really close to my parents. My mother and my father do not live together. We children spend half of the week at one house and half of the week at the other house. We have been living as we do for six years. I get along well with my brother Patrick Sheedy, who is ten, and my sister Meghan Sheedy, who is thirteen. We have an iguana and rabbit as pets.
7I started writing because I used to tell stories to the children who lived nearby and when I was six I started writing them down. I write poetry and plays, too, and writing is important to me. It is important for me to express my feelings and thoughts. If I'm feeling angry or wonderful or upset or happy I just write it out and reread the feelings over and over again. When I'm depressed I read something I wrote when I was happy and I can feel a great lift in my spirits. I love writing!
8It's so unfair. The term "Brat Pack" is so condescending.
1Her second book, titled "Yesterday I Saw the Sun", is a collection of her poems written from childhood to adulthood. It was published in 1991.
2She is of Irish descent on her father's side, and of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her mother's side.
3Owns a rescued, bluish-gray male greyhound, appropriately named "Sky".
4Niece-in-law of Angela Lansbury and Bruce Lansbury.
5Is a vegetarian.
6Sister of Patrick Sheedy and Meghan Sheedy.
7Was considered for the role of "Sarah Connor" in The Terminator (1984). The part eventually went to Linda Hamilton.
8She has played rape victims twice, first in her film debut Bad Boys (1983) and again in Macon County Jail (1997). Later, she played a detective investigating a rape in Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (1999).
91975: Appeared on TV game show To Tell the Truth (1969) as author of "She Was Nice To Mice" (as Alexandra Sheedy) at age 13.
10Studied drama at the University of Southern California, where one of her classmates was Michele Greene.
11Ex-daughter-in-law of Edgar Lansbury.
12Was a bridesmaid at Demi Moore's and Bruce Willis' wedding.
133/15/94: Daughter Rebecca Elizabeth born.
14Became pregnant while filming Talia Shire's One Night Stand (1995).
15Wrote a best selling novel at the the tender age of 12.
16Danced with the American Ballet Theatre from about the time she was six and was rapidly pursuing a career, but when puberty caused her breasts to fill out and all the starvation diets caused her an eating disorder, she gave up dance and pursued acting full-time.
17Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack", along with Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Andrew McCarthy.
18Went to Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City with Lauren-Marie Taylor, who starred in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981). They are still friends today.
19Was the first cisgender female to play the transgender rock star Hedwig in the stage musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".
20The addiction treatment Sheedy received was for sleeping pills. This helped her choose to participate in the film High Art (1998), in which she played a once- famous photographer who had also descended into drug addiction.
21Turned down the Kelly McGillis role in Top Gun (1986).
22Auditioned for the Molly Ringwald role in Sixteen Candles (1984).
23Turned down the lead role in Wild Orchid (1989).
24Her mother is Charlotte Sheedy, a prominent New York literary agent.
25Treated for addiction to prescription medication.
26Is the eldest of three children born to an advertising executive dad and a literary agent mom.
27Auditioned for the movie A League of Their Own (1992) but didn't get the role because she couldn't play baseball well enough.


High Art1998Lucy Berliner
Macon County Jail1997Susan Reed
The Definite Maybe1997Joanne
Buried Alive II1997TV MovieLaura Riskin
Amnesia1997Martha Keller
Country Justice1996TV MovieAngie Baker
Hijacked: Flight 2851996TV MovieDeni Patton
The Outer Limits1996TV SeriesCarter Jones
The Tin Soldier1995TV MovieBilly's Mom
One Night Stand1995Mickey Sanderson
The Haunting of Seacliff Inn1994TV MovieSusan Enright
Parallel Lives1994TV MovieLouise
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica1994VideoKaren (segment "The Fling")
Ultimate Betrayal1994TV MovieAdult Mary Rodgers
Man's Best Friend1993Lori Tanner
Chantilly Lace1993TV MovieElizabeth
The Hidden Room1993TV SeriesJulia
The Pickle1993Molly-Girl / Ally Sheedy
Lethal Exposure1993TV MovieChris Cassidy
Tattle Tale1992TV MovieLaura Perot
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992NY Ticket Agent
Red Shoe Diaries1992TV SeriesKaren
Only the Lonely1991Theresa Luna
The Lost Capone1990TV MovieKathleen Hart
Fear1990Cayce Bridges
Betsy's Wedding1990Connie Hopper
Heart of Dixie1989Maggie DeLoach
Short Circuit 21988Stephanie Speck (voice, uncredited)
Maid to Order1987Jessie Montgomery
We Are the Children1987TV Movie
Short Circuit1986Stephanie Speck
Blue City1986Annie Rayford
Twice in a Lifetime1985Helen
St. Elmo's Fire1985Leslie Hunter
The Breakfast Club1985Allison Reynolds
John Parr: St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)1985Video shortLeslie Hunter
Oxford Blues1984Rona
Bad Boys1983J. C. Walenski
Deadly Lessons1983TV MovieMarita Armstrong
Hill Street Blues1983TV SeriesKristen
St. Elsewhere1982TV SeriesDiane
Chicago Story1982TV Series
Strike Force1982TV SeriesDelores
Splendor in the Grass1981TV MovieHazel
The Day the Loving Stopped1981TV MovieDebbie Danner
Homeroom1981TV ShortKaren Chase
The Violation of Sarah McDavid1981TV MovieTracy Barnes
The Best Little Girl in the World1981TV Movie1st Girl
CBS Afternoon Playhouse1981TV SeriesCathy
X-Men: Apocalypse2016Scott's Teacher
Little Sister2016/IJoani Lunsford
Motive2015TV SeriesStephanie Carson
Not With My Daughter2014TV MovieMelissa Eco
Sins of Our Youth2014Vicki
Psych2009-2013TV SeriesMr. Yang
Full Circle2013TV SeriesCeleste Fontaine
Ten Stories Tall2010Jackie
Welcome to the Rileys2010Harriet
Citizen Jane2009TV MovieJane Alexander
Life During Wartime2009Helen
Kyle XY2008-2009TV SeriesSarah
Harold2008Maureen Clemens
The Junior Defenders2007Jill Fields
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2007TV SeriesShannon Turner
Day Zero2007Dr. Reynolds
The Veteran2006TV MovieSara Reid
Shooting Livien2005Brea Epling
Noise2004Charlotte Bancroft
Life on the Line2003TV Movie
Shelter Island2003Louise 'Lou' Delamere
A Good Night to Die2003Marie
The Dead Zone2003TV SeriesKate Moore
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe2002TV MovieCheryl Crowe
Happy Here and Now2002Lois
Once and Again2002TV SeriesMiriam Rose Miller
Just a Dream2002Maureen Sturbuck
Strange Frequency2001TV SeriesLee Bonner
The Warden2001TV MovieHelen Hewitt
Oz2001TV SeriesLisa Logan
Advice from a Caterpillar1999Jan
I'll Take You There1999Bernice
Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge1999TV MovieDet. Kelly Brooks
The Autumn Heart1999Deborah
Sugar Town1999Liz
Myth America1998
The Fury Within1998TV MovieJoanna Hanlon


Cover Girl Culture: Awakening the Media Generation2008Documentary associate producer


Psych2013TV Series performer - 1 episode


Charades1998special thanks


A Tribute to Maureen O'Hara2016Video documentary shortHerself
Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight1987-2015TV SeriesHerself
Chronica shel mashber2011Documentary
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - John Hughes Tribute
Don't You Forget About Me2009Video documentaryHerself
Chelsea Lately2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sincerely Yours2008Video documentaryHerself
Indie Sex: Teens2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Downtown Film Fest2006TV MovieHerself
50 Best Chick Flicks2006TV Movie documentaryHost
2005 MTV Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Award Recipient
Searching for Debra Winger2002DocumentaryHerself
Walking After Midnight1999TV Series
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHerself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Showbiz Today1991TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
She's Having a Baby1988Herself (uncredited)
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville1987TV Movie documentaryHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
Hour Magazine1985-1986TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983-1986TV SeriesHerself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Author

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHerself
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHerself

Won Awards

2005Silver Bucket of Excellence AwardMTV Movie AwardsThe Breakfast Club (1985)
1999Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadHigh Art (1998)
1999NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressHigh Art (1998)
1998LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressHigh Art (1998)

Nominated Awards

2010Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceLife During Wartime (2009)
2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
1999CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressHigh Art (1998)
1999Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressHigh Art (1998)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressMan's Best Friend (1993)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressFear (1990)
1991Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressBetsy's Wedding (1990)
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressHeart of Dixie (1989)
1987Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressBlue City (1986)
1984Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressWarGames (1983)
1984Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Motion Picture Actress in a Feature FilmWarGames (1983)

2nd Place Awards

1998BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActressHigh Art (1998)

Known for movies

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