Where Are They Now: Ally Sheedy From 'The Breakfast Club' & 'St. Elmo's Fire'
October 12th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Before there was the "Wolf Pack," there was the Brat Pack. Back in the 1980s, Ally Sheedy was part of of the notorious group of actors who starred in the iconic films "The Breakfast Club" and "St. Elmo's Fire." The other eight members of the pack were Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Andrew McCarthy.
Sheedy also starred in the quintessential 80s films "War Games" and "Short Circuit."
So what has the 51-year-old star been up to over the past 30 years? Check it out...
Sheedy was linked to Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora in the 1980s. She was also a bridesmaid at Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' wedding.
In 1998 she made a comeback after starring in "High Art," for which she received critical acclaim. The film centered on a romance between two women and the power of art. Sheedy was treated for a sleeping pill addiction in the early 90s and said the experience helped her make the film.
In 1999 she played the German transsexual Hedwig in a Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The show received so many bad reviews that it was cancelled early. She was the first biological female to land the role.
In 2003, she reteamed with her "Breakfast Club" co-star Anthony Michael Hall in an episode of his popular series "The Dead Zone."
Sheedy married actor David Lansbury in 1992, but the couple divorced in 2008. Their daughter Rebecca was born in 1994.
In June 2010 Sheedy took her 16-year-old daughter Rebecca to a charity event in Los Angeles for The Trevor Project, a group dedicated to helping youngsters who are questioning their sexuality. She attended because Rebecca had recently came out as a lesbian.
In September, 2010 Sheedy reunited with her former "The Breakfast Club" cast mates to pay tribute to late director John Hughes at a special event in New York. Several of the Brat Pack stars gathered 25 years after shooting the iconic picture. Sheedy was excited about the prospect of introducing the classic film to a whole new generation of film fans - taking her own daughter to the event as her date.
Sheedy has since appeared in the television series "Kyle XY" and "Psych." In 2013 she starred in a couple episodes of DirecTV's "Full Circle."
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