Ally Sheedy Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career, Awards, Personal Life and Relationships

Published Date   30th Aug. 2017, 20:24 pm
Ally Sheedy Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career, Awards, Personal Life and Relationships
Quick Info
Birth Name: Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy
Date of Birth: 13/06/1963
Age: 57 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $6 million

American film and stage actress Ally Sheedy net worth elevated as she became a prominent actress appearing in a number of movies during 80s’ and 90s’.


Ally Sheedy has not only established her career as an actress, but also as an author. She has written a couple of books. Sheedy has made her remarkable appearances in her debut movie Bad Boys (1983). Since then she has appeared in St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), War Games (1983), and Short Circuit (1986). Ally Sheedy net worth grew as she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in High Art (1998).

Early Life and Education

Ally Sheedy was born Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy on June 13, 1963. She was born in New York, U.S. to Jewish mother, Charlotte and Irish Catholic father, John J. Sheedy, Jr. Sheedy grew up with her brother Patrick and Meghan.  Her mother is a writer and press agent while her father is a Manhattan advertising executive.

Sheedy holds American citizenship in addition to holding Irish and Ukrainian (maternal grandmother) descent. Her parents divorced in the year 1971, when Sheedy was eight years old.

Sheedy went to Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School located in New York City from where she graduated in 1980. When she was six years old, she started dancing with the American Ballet Theatre. However, she gave up dancing so that she could spend full time on acting.

When Sheedy was only 12 years old, she wrote a book, She Was Nice to Mice. McGraw-Hill publication published the book. Eventually, Ally Sheedy net worth increased as the book became a best-seller. Consequently, she earned fame and appeared on game show To Tell the Truth on June 19, 1975 as a young writer.

Professional Career Highlights

Ally Sheedy started her career singing at local stage productions when she was a teenager. Soon, she began appearing in a number of made-for-television movies in 1981. In addition, she appeared in three episodes of television series Hill Street Blues and debut in film Bad Boys in 1983.

Since 1980s was quite active decade for her, Ally Sheedy net worth increased quite well. She appeared in other popular movies like St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), War Games (1983), Maid to Order and Short Circuit (1986).

In 1999, Sheedy landed a lead role in off-Broadway production, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She played the genderqueer Hedwig which gathered mixed reviews. Meanwhile, she played lead actress in independent film, Sugar Town.

In addition to film roles, Sheedy earned fame consequently appearing as a special guest in television show The Dead Zone. She appeared in the second season episode of the show “Playing God” which started from 2003.

Besides, Sheedy has appeared as a murderer woman in episode “Leapin’ Lizards” of C.S.I. Ally Sheedy net worth continued to grow as she played character Sarah in ABC Family show Kyle XY in 2008. The following year, she appeared as Mr. Yang in USA Network Show Psych.

Awards and Acknowledgment

In 1998, Sheedy appeared with Radha Mitchell in independent film High Art. The movie was delved on the story of romance between two women and the power of art. Ally Sheedy net worth gained a new height as critics acknowledged her performance. Furthermore, she won several awards from the Independent Spirit Awards, National Society of Film Critics and Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

She has also won Silver Bucket of Excellent Award from MTV Movie Awards in 2005. Sheedy won this award in conjuncture with other main cast members of the The Breakfast Club. Moreover, Ally Sheedy net worth rose as she won a number of nominations for her work in WarGames, Fear, man’s Best Friend and Life During Wartime throughout her acting career.

Personal Life and Relationship

In 1980s, Sheedy dated Richie Sambora, the guitarist of Bon Jovi, for less than a year. She was admitted to Hazelden Foundation (that treats drugs and alcohol addiction) in 1985. Similarly, she underwent treatment for sleeping pill addition in the 1990s. Sheedy later claimed that the relationship led her to drug abuse which Sambora denied.

Sheedy married actor David Lansbury on April 12, 1992. His father, Edgan Lansbury, is the producer of Godspell while his aunt is actress Angela Lansbury.

Salary and Net Worth

The fifty-five years old actress Ally Sheedy net worth hiked mainly due to her involvement in acting. Her fame and popularity is also based on the best-selling children’s book that she wrote at the age of 12. According to the sources, she has amassed net worth of $6 million through her award winning performances on stage, shows, series and films.

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