Who is Cindy Pickett?

Cindy Pickett is an American actress, who is perhaps still best known to the world for her roles in films in the mid- ‘80s and early ‘90s. She was Katie Bueller in the film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), then as Diane Norris in the film “DeepStar Six” (1989), and as Mrs Robertson in the film “Sleepwalkers”, in addition to other appearances.

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Cindy Pickett Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Cindy Pickett was born on the 18th April 1947, in Sand Springs, Oklahoma USA; she is the daughter of Cecil Pickett and his wife, Mildred M. Pickett. Her father was a director and drama teacher, who worked at the University of Houston.

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During his career, some of the students who trained under him were Brent Spiner, Randy Quaid, Trey Wilson, Dennis Quaid, and Robert Wuhl, among others. Cindy herself also trained under her father. She attended Bellaire High School, and after matriculation enrolled at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, where she was one of her father’s students.

Career Beginnings

Cindy’s career started in the late ‘70s when she joined the soap opera “Guiding Light” in the role of Jackie Marler, and in the next three years featured in 20 episodes of the popular daytime drama series. Then in 1980 she starred in a couple of drama films, first “Night Games” in which she portrayed Valerie St. John, and then in the television movie “The Ivory Ape” as Lil Tyler.

She continued with popular roles throughout the ‘80s, starting with the thriller-drama film “Circle of Power” (1981), in which she co-starred with Yvette Mimieux and Christopher Allport, then in the same year she starred in the crime-drama television movie “Margin for Murder”, while from 1984 to 1985 she portrayed Vanessa Sarnac, while from 1986 to 1988 she was Dr. Carol Novino in the TV comedy-drama series “St. Elsewhere”.

Rise to Prominence

Cindy was becoming more popular with every new role, and in 1989 secured the role of Dine Norris in the sci-fi horror film “DeepStar Six”, starring Greg Evigan, Nancy Everhard and Taurean Blacque.

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Although the film wasn’t as successful as its creators hoped, Cindy received praise for her work on the film, and after which she co-starred in the horror fantasy film “Sleepwalkers” in 1992, starring Brian Krause, Madchen Amick and Alice Krige. The film won several awards at indie film festivals, which further contributed to Cindy’s popularity. The following year, Cindy appeared in a supporting role in the romantic comedy-drama film “Son in Law”, while through 1998 and ’99 she played Marjorie Sweeney in the TV series “Hyperion Bay”, appearing in all 17 episodes of the popular series.

Career Decline

Cindy enjoyed her most successful years in the ‘90s, as with the start of the new millennium, her career began declining.

She failed to obtain any major role in the early 2000s,  but she returned to the big screen in 2005 with the role of Barbara McCoy in the mystery crime-drama film “Hate Crime”, starring Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison and Chad Donella. Unfortunately, following the successful film, she again struggled to secure a long term role, and until the end of the decade, appeared in guest roles in such TV series as “Ghost Whisperer” (2006), then “Cold Case” (2007), “Medium”, also in 2007, and “Saving Grace” in 2009, among other appearances.

In 2011 Cindy had the starring role in the crime drama film “Mother Country”, next to Sebastian Galasso and Thea Gill, and after this appearance, she sporadically appeared in TV series and television movies until recent years.

She’s featured in such television movies as “Stranded in Paradise” and “The Cookie Mobster”, both in 2014, while in 2016 she was Julie Warren in the short film “Confession”.

Where is Cindy Pickett Today?

Cindy, despite being in her 70s, is still active – in 2018 she played Amanda in the TV sci-fi action-horror series “Age of the Living Dead”. Currently, Cindy is working on the new drama film “Chasing the Rain”, written and directed by Cynthia Gus, and starring Matt Lanter, Halle Hirsh and William Russ. The film is yet to receive its release date.

Cindy Pickett Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Cindy Pickett is a famous actress and her wealth has increased steadily during her career, thanks to more than 80 film and TV credits.

According to sources, Cindy Pickett’s net worth has been estimated at over $10 million, as of mid- 2020.

Cindy Pickett stands at 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while she weighs approximately 158lbs ~ 72kgs – her vital statistics are unknown.  She now has grey hair, and blue eyes.

Cindy Pickett Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Cindy met her future husband Lyman Ward while making the film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), and the couple married after the filming ended, but divorced six years later. The same year they were working together in the film “Sleepwalkers”, in which they played the parents of a teenager. They have two children together.

Before marrying Lyman, Cindy dated one of the Hollywood playboys, Roger Vadim, but their relationship was short-lived.

Cindy Pickett’s Ex-Husband, Lyman Ward

Lyman Ward is a Canadian actor, born on the 21st June 1941, in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada. He went to St. Malachy’s Memorial High School, from which he matriculated in 1959, and later enrolled at St. Thomas University. He has appeared in more than 100 films and TV series, and like his ex-wife rose to fame with his part in the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” film. He started his career in the early ‘70s, with roles in the TV series “Bonanza” (1971), and “The Delphi Bureau” (1972).

Other notable appearances included roles in such films as “Independence Day” (1996), “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001), “Rumor Has It…” (2005), and “Farah Goes Bang” (2013), among other appearances.

Cindy Pickett News, Facts

Cindy started her career as an actress in soap opera, but quickly moved away from the daytime drama and became celebrated as Katie Bueller, since when she’s had a number of other popular roles, but this one remains the most praised of her accomplishments. She is now often the subject of magazines, talking about her and the rest of the cast, including TMZ. Cindy isn’t active on social media, but her success has certainly inspired younger generations of actresses to follow in her footsteps.

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