Vonda starred in the music video for Al Jarreau's song "Tell Me What I Gotta Do."
Vonda has a son named Jack (born April 15, 2006) with husband Mitchell Froom.
Vonda appeared in all 112 episodes of Ally McBeal. However, she was credited as a recurring star during the first season, only to get a regular status the following season.
She spends her time writing in a journal for an hour a day, and up to five hours composing.
She borrowed $100,000 from friends and family to produce It's Good Eve.
She developed a small but loyal following but was dumped by Reprise Records (owned by Warner Entertainment) only a month after the release of The Radical Light due to office politics and lost her manager as well.
She has sung backup for Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones and Julia Fordham.
She started singing in LA clubs when she was a teenager. When she was 16 her father allowed her to pursue her music career full time after she passed her high school equivalency exam.
Over the years, when she was still a struggling musician, Vonda was often the opening act for Los Angeles band Venice.
Vonda's mother, Hadria (a former fashion model), left the family when Vonda was 10.
She studied acting for about four years in her early 20's and considered it seriously as her career, but ultimately she stuck to music.
Vonda studied piano from the time she was a small girl. Her father says she practiced 6 - 8 hours a day since age 7.
Vonda's song Naivete' includes the lines "I was born in a cardboard box New York City, 1963". That year is consistent with when she attended Birmingham High, Van Nuys, CA.
Her parents named her Vonda after looking on a list of names with a V in the beginning, when she was around six days old.
She produced or co-produced most of her first and third CDs.
She writes most of her own music and lyrics.
She is a very skilled piano and guitar player.
In 2000, she was in a TV commercial for Hardee's Restaurant.
She's married to Mitchell Froom.
Vonda has three sisters: Rosetta, Luana, and Brianna.
Her mother left the family when Vonda was ten, and her father raised the four girls by himself.
Vonda went to high school with Wallace Wolodarsky, then known as Marc Wallace.
Vonda Shepard (1989)
The Radical Light (1992)
It's Good, Eve (1996)
Songs From Ally McBeal (1998)
By 7:30 (1999)
Heart And Soul, New Songs From Ally McBeal (1999)
A Very Ally Christmas (2000)
Ally McBeal, For Once In My Life (2001)
From the Sun (2008)