A talented dancer and writer, Sheedy earned her first bit of fame at the age 12 when she wrote a best-selling book of fiction about an encounter between a mouse and Queen Elizabeth I.
In the early 1980s, Sheedy came to fame as a member of the Brat Pack, acting in movies such as Born Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy on June 13, 1962, in New York City, New York, as the only daughter of John Sheedy, an ad executive, and his wife, Charlotte, a literary agent.
Journalists dubbed the group the Brat Pack, and for many movie-going teens, the actors came to signify the era's mood and look.
That same year, Sheedy had another monster hit, and her first real adult role, in As the 1990s took shape, Sheedy's career slowed some.
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.
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Originally, Ringwald was offered the role of outsider, Allison.
It was shot sequentially and several scenes were improvised.
The scene in which the kids reveal their reasons for being sent to detention was completely unscripted. A lot of his scenes have improvised lines added to John’s dialogue.
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On a look from Allison she concedes, however, and says: "I'm sorry. Really I was just reacting to something I consider a little out of the ordinary.