• Cindy Pickett is an American actress known for roles in films in the mid-'80s and early '90s, such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), DeepStar Six (1989), and Sleepwalkers (1992).
• She trained under her father, Cecil Pickett, at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, alongside notable students such as Randy Quaid, Trey Wilson, and Dennis Quaid.
• Cindy's career began in the late '70s with the soap opera Guiding Light, and has since included appearances in films such as Circle of Power (1981), Hate Crime (2005), Son in Law (1993), and Mother Country (2011).
• She married Lyman Ward in 1986, and the couple has two children together.
• Cindy Pickett's net worth is estimated at over $10 million, and she continues to appear in films and television series, most recently in Age of the Living Dead (2018).

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1822
DiedSeptember 3, 1863, Bladon Springs, Alabama, United States
SpouseLyman Ward
FactAfter filming Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) (in which they played Mr. and Mrs. Bueller), Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward fell in love and got married in real life.

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.

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.

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.

Cindy Pickett

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.

General Info

Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1822
DiedSeptember 3, 1863, Bladon Springs, Alabama, United States
EducationUniversity of Houston
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseLyman Ward
ChildrenShaun Ward
ParentsMildred M. Pickett, Cecil Pickett


MoviesFerris Bueller's Day Off, Sleepwalkers, Son in Law, DeepStar Six, Night Games, Crooked Hearts, The Village Barbershop, Hot to Trot, Her Hidden Truth, Sex and Death 101, Hate Crime, The Stepdaughter, Painted Hero, Circle of Power, Evolver, The Ivory Ape, Cry for the Strangers, The Men's Club, Hysteri...
TV ShowsHyperion Bay, Call to Glory

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1Dated Roger Vadim.
2Her father, Cecil Pickett, taught drama at Bellaire High School and, later, at the University of Houston. His students included future stars like his daughter, Brent Spiner, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Trey Wilson and Robert Wuhl.
3After filming Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) (in which they played Mr. and Mrs. Bueller), Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward fell in love and got married in real life.




Age of the Living Dead2017TV Series pre-productionAmanda
Opus of an Angel2016post-productionSister Monica
Star Trek Equinox: The Night of TimeTV Movie filmingAdmiral Gray
Te Ata2016Miss Davis
Outcast2016TV SeriesLauren
Confession2016/IIIShortJulie Warren
White Wings2016ShortJanice
Like a Butterfly2016ShortWendy
Chasing the Rain2016Bonnie
The Cookie Mobster2014TV MovieMrs. Bartlomei
Stranded in Paradise2014TV MovieMona Nelson
The Mentalist2014TV SeriesRachel
My Synthesized Life2013TV SeriesLouise Bales
The Client List2012TV SeriesLinette's Customer
Mother Country2011Pamela Dupree
Elf Sparkle and the Special Red Dress2010TV MovieSnowball (voice)
Saving Grace2009TV SeriesMrs. Kramer
Burn Notice2008TV SeriesDiane
The Village Barbershop2008Josie
Sex and Death 1012007Roderick's Mother
Medium2007TV SeriesTanya King
Cold Case2007TV SeriesSara Lowell Johanna Kimball - 2007
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesMarybeth Kaminsky
McBride: Fallen Idol2006TV MovieTracy Franks
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesMiranda Lewis
NYPD Blue2005TV SeriesFrancine Beckett
Hate Crime2005Barbara McCoy
Crossing Jordan2004TV SeriesLaura Corday
The Division2004TV SeriesMrs. Burke
Without a Trace2003TV SeriesArt Buyer Wife
The Huntress2001TV SeriesGina Thorson
The Stepdaughter2000VideoMaggie Conner
Hyperion Bay1998-1999TV SeriesMarjorie Sweeney
Atomic Dog1998TV MovieJennifer Yates
Painted Hero1997Sadie
The Pretender1997TV SeriesDr. Shafton
The Killing Secret1997TV MovieMrs. Voss
Coyote Summer1996Maggie Foster
Time Well Spent1996TV MovieBarbara Marks
Kid Cop1996VideoBeverly Dwerkin
The Making of a Hollywood Madam1996TV MovieElissa Fleiss
Her Hidden Truth1995TV MovieLaney Devereaux
Not Our Son1995TV MovieMargaret Keller
Evolver1995Melanie Baxter
Sirens1995TV SeriesPam Dunbridge
Murder, She Wrote1994TV SeriesJoanna Sims
The Goodbye Bird1993Sharon Phillips (Mrs. Phillips)
Son in Law1993Connie Warner
L.A. Law1992TV SeriesLois Alner
Wild Card1992TV MovieDana
Original Intent1992VideoMarguerite
Sleepwalkers1992Mrs. Robertson
Our Shining Moment1991TV MovieBetty McGuire
Crooked Hearts1991Jill
Plymouth1991TV MovieAddy Mathewson
ABC Afterschool Specials1990TV SeriesJoanne Kelly
DeepStar Six1989Diane Norris
I Know My First Name Is Steven1989TV Mini-SeriesKay Stayner
Hot to Trot1988Victoria Peyton
St. Elsewhere1986-1988TV SeriesDr. Carol Novino
Into the Homeland1987TV MovieRye Swallow
Echoes in the Darkness1987TV MovieSue Myers
Amerika1987TV Mini-SeriesAmanda Bradford
The Men's Club1986Hannah
Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986Katie Bueller
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1986TV SeriesMarcia Loomis
Call to Glory1984-1985TV SeriesVanessa Sarnac
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesKaren Teal
Simon & Simon1984TV SeriesAddie Becker
Riptide1984TV SeriesNatalie Kramer
Bring 'Em Back Alive1983TV SeriesLaura Davies
Cocaine and Blue Eyes1983TV MovieCatherine Anatole
Breach of Contract1982
Family in Blue1982TV Movie
Cry for the Strangers1982TV MovieElaine Russell
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1981TV SeriesMary Breydon
Margin for Murder1981TV MovieVelda
Circle of Power1981Lyn Nilsson
The Ivory Ape1980TV MovieLil Tyler
Night Games1980Valerie St. John
Guiding Light1979-1980TV SeriesJackie Marler / Jackie Spaulding


Today2016TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
She's Having a Baby1988Herself (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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