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Allyson Downey

Allyson Downey is an actress, writer and entrepreneur from the United States. Legendary American actor and producer Robert Downey Jr. is her brother. Allyson struggled with drug addiction and bulimia for fifteen years until she got better.

Some Quick Facts about Allyson Downey

TitleDescription
NameAllyson Downey
Age59 years (as of 2023)
Birthdate29 November, 1963
ZodiacSagittarius
BirthplaceNew York, USA
HobbiesReading, travelling
Educational QualificationMBA from Columbia Business School
Net Worth$1 Million (as of 2023)
OccupationActor, Writer, Entrepreneur
NationalityAmerican
ReligionJewish
Father’s NameRobert Downey Sr.
Mother’s NameElsie Ford
Sibling’s NameRobert Downey Jr.
Social Media PlatformNot Known

Early Life and Education

Allyson was born in Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She spent her early years in Greenwich Village, and then she began a long series of moves around the globe to England, New Mexico, California, Connecticut, back to New York City, upstate New York, and back to California.

Her parents divorced when she was fourteen and she went to an alternative boarding school in Vermont. Despite her parents’ divorce, she graduated top of her class in 1980.

Allyson has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and a BA from Colby College. She serves on the board of Democracy Prep Public Schools, one of the country’s top charter management organizations, and lives in Boulder with her husband and two children.

Allyson Downey got addicted to cocaine at the age of 21. It finally led to her being diagnosed with bulimia and the end of her first marriage. For the next fifteen years, she struggled with the disease, bulimia, and drug addiction.

Even though Robert is a big star, he and Allyson are pretty close. They grew up together in New York City, and their sibling bond is strong.

Physical Features

Height1.55 m (5’1″)
Weight55 kg
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown

Some Interesting Facts about Allyson Downey

  • Allyson Downey is an actress, writer and entrepreneur from the United States.
  • American actor and producer Robert Downey Jr. is her brother.
  • Her parents divorced when she was fourteen and she went to an alternative boarding school in Vermont. Despite her parents’ divorce, she graduated top of her class in 1980.
  • Allyson has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and a BA from Colby College.
  • Allyson started to work as an intern in treatment centers up and down the East Coast doing work under the guidance of trained professionals.
  • In 2013, she launched WeeSpring, a Techstars-backed startup that helps new and expecting parents collect advice from their friends about what they need for their baby.
  • Allyson is most excited about the book of short stories she is currently writing, entitled “Malachi’s Fishbowl” or “What Do You Do When You’ve Done Everything You Would Never Do.”

Career

Allyson did some modeling and writing and devoted herself to New Age studies. This led to a short stint at college where she studied forensic psychology which proved to be too difficult to follow through with.

At this point, Allyson started to work as an intern in treatment centers up and down the East Coast doing work under the guidance of trained professionals. She then made a major move from rural Pennsylvania back to New York City where she ended up collaborating with a silent partner to form a multi-faceted production company named Multiple Choice Productions.

It was then that the seed was planted for the full-length feature film, “Tribeca’s G-Spot”, which Allyson is writing and will be directing and starring in, in the fall of 2002. In addition, Allyson continues to act in other people’s films like Funny Valentine (2002) directed by ‘Joel Oppenheim’ and starring Anthony Michael Hall.

In 2013, she launched WeeSpring, a Techstars-backed startup that helps new and expecting parents collect advice from their friends about what they need for their baby.

Allyson is most excited about the book of short stories she is currently writing, entitled “Malachi’s Fishbowl” or “What Do You Do When You’ve Done Everything You Would Never Do”.

Net Worth and Salary

Allyson’s net worth is estimated at $1 Million (as of 2023).

FAQ’s

What does Allyson Downey do?

Allyson is an entrepreneur, actress and writer. She known for being the sister of legendary American actor, Robert Downey Jr.

What is Allyson Downey’ s net worth?

Her net worth is $1 Million as of 2023.

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