June 13, 1962
58 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
33-24-35 in | 84-61-89 cm
54 kg | 120 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy was born in New York City, New York, United States, on June 13, 1962, is an American actress.
Young Ally Sheedy started dancing with the American Ballet Theatre, at age of six.
She began her acting career in local stage productions, as a teenager.
She made her big screen debut in coming-of-age crime drama film Bad Boys (1983) in role as J.C. Walenski.
She got her television debut in game show To Tell the Truth (1975).
Her breakthrough performance came as Allison Reynolds in teen coming-of-age comedy drama movie The Breakfast Club (1985).
She wrote bestseller book "She Was Nice to Mice", at the age of 12.
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) superhero in role as Scott Summers' teacher, opposite James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence
Little Sister (2016) comedy drama in role as Joani Lunsford, with Addison Timlin and Keith Pouls
She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actress and a Young Artist Award for Best Young Motion Picture Actress in a Feature Film for her role as Jennifer Mack in Cold War science fiction techno thriller movie WarGames (1983).
She won a Independent Spirit, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association and a National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Actress for her role as Lucy Berliner in drama romance film High Art (1998).
She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance as Cayce Bridges in thriller horror suspense film Fear (1990).
She won the MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Excellence Award (shared with other main cast members) for her role as Allison Reynolds in teen coming-of-age comedy drama movie The Breakfast Club (1985).
She was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance for her role as Helen Jordan in comedy drama movie Life During Wartime (2009).
Short Circuit (1986) comic science fiction opposite Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton and Steve Guttenberg
Only the Lonely (1991) romantic comedy drama with John Candy, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn
Welcome to the Rileys (2010) drama opposite Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo
Oxford Blues (1984) comedy drama sports with Rob Lowe and Amanda Pays
Maid to Order (1987) comedy fantasy opposite Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Ontkean and Valerie Perrine
Twice in a Lifetime (1985) drama with Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret and Ellen Burstyn
St. Elmo's Fire (1985) coming-of-age opposite Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore
Hill Street Blues (1983) NBC police procedural television series in role as Kristen
Kyle XY (2008-2009) ABC science fiction series in role as Sarah
She had recurring role as Mr. Yang in detective comedy drama television series Psych (2009–2011, 2013) in 4 episodes.
Attended the New York's Bank Street School.
Graduated from Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in New York City (1980).
Studied drama at the University of Southern California.
Has brother, Patrick and sister, Meghan.
Has Russian Jewish, Irish and German ancestry.
Became a vegetarian at the age of 12.
Published two books:
"She Was Nice to Mice" (1975)
"Yesterday I Saw the Sun" (1991)
She dated Woody Harrelson (1989), Richie Sambora (1988) and Eric Stoltz (1980-1983).
She was married to actor David Lansbury (1992-2009), they have a son, Beckett.