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Ally Sheedy is a film actress who became famous in the early 1980s for her roles in films such as War Games, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo's Fire.
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I decided I didn't want to be a movie star or in Hollywood, where I wasn't wanted anyway."
By her mid-30s, Sheedy, who'd married actor David Lansbury and become the mother of a young daughter, returned to New York City, where she did some off-Broadway work. On the big screen, while the work she found proved to be uneven,
she delivered a powerful performance as a drug-addicted photographer in High Art (1998). The film captured the coveted Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance. In the years since, Sheedy has tackled a mix of television and film work.
Sheedy and David Lansbury divorced in 2008, after 15 years of marriage. Sheedy continues to reside in New York City, just blocks from where she grew up.
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