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Ally Sheedy Biography

Birth Name:
Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Danced with the American Ballet Theatre from ages 6 to 14
  • Penned the best-selling children's book She Was Nice to Mice when she was 12 years old
  • Began acting in her teens
  • Breakthrough role was as Allison Reynolds in the 1985 hit The Breakfast Club
  • Battled bulimia and was treated for an addiction to sleeping pills in the '90s


  • 1999Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 1998Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 1998Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Actress - Runner-up: winner
  • 1998National Society of Film Critics-Best Actress: winner