What happened to Lucy Deakins? Where is she now? Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Who is Lucy Deakins?

Lucy is an American attorney, but a former actress who came to prominence with the role of Milly in the film “The Boy Who Could Fly” (1986), among several other notable roles that she secured while being in the entertainment industry.

What happened to Lucy Deakins? Where is she now?

Lucy left the show business in the early 2000s, after which she focused on academics, and then launched her career as a lawyer.

She enjoyed success at the Fulbright & Jaworski law firm for a very long time, which encouraged her to launch her own Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC with Fred Dunsing and Joseph Galera in 2015.


The law firm specializes in family law, high conflict child custody cases, contract disputes for individuals and businesses, criminal law, and appeals.

Lucy Deakins Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Lucy Helyn Deakins was born on 18 December 1971 under the Sagittarius zodiac sign, in New York City, USA. She’s the daughter of Roger, who was a New York University professor teaching Shakespeare, and his wife Alice, a professor at Columbia University, teaching English. Lucy has two siblings, a brother Ned who worked with AmeriCorps, and a sister, Cat Deakins.


Lucy went to Stuyvesant High School, and after matriculating, enrolled at Harvard University., from where she obtained a degree in comparative religion. After graduation, Lucy backpacked across Europe, then for some time lived in Port Townsend, Washington State, where she attended a boatbuilding school. Subsequently, she became an emergency medical technician, and volunteered as a wildland firefighter in the mid- to late-’90s.

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Acting Career

Lucy launched her acting career in the mid-’80s, making her debut as Lily Walsh in the popular soap opera “As the World Turns” (1985). The following year, she portrayed Milly, one of her most memorable roles, in Nick Castle’s award-winning fantasy romantic-drama film “The Boy Who Could Fly”, co-starring Jay Underwood and Bonnie Bedelia.

The film tells a heart-warming story about an autistic boy who dreams of flying, and Lucy’s character becomes close friends and finds a way to escape the unpleasant reality.


She received a Young Artist Award nomination in the category for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film – Comedy or Drama and the Saturn Award nomination in the category for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.

Then in 1988, she played Barbara Kerry in the thriller-drama film “Little Nikita”, which starred Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix and Richard Jenkins, and in the same year, she appeared in the comedy film “The Great Outdoors”, with Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Stephanie Faracy as the main stars.

Before the ’80s ended, Lucy co-starred in the family adventure-drama film “Cheetah”, with Keith Coogan and Colin Mothupi.

She was active as an actress until the mid-’90s, appearing in such projects as the film “There Goes My Baby”, the comedy-drama written and directed by Floyd Mutrux and starring Dermot Mulroney, Ricky Schroder, and Kelli Williams. She starred in the television western drama movie “A Mother’s Gift” in 1995, and returned to the screen in 2002 as Leah Stanton in one episode of the TV crime-drama series “Law & Order”.


Law Career

Then before she became a lawyer, Lucy had several odd jobs, including serving as the Assistant County Emergency at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Port Hadlock for a year.

In 1999, she became a para-legal, and the same year was hired by Fulbright & Jaworski, which is now Norton Rose Fulbright, headquartered in New York. She served as a senior associate for seven years, focusing on business litigation and security measures.

In 2009, Lucy moved to Denver, Colorado, as the company expanded, and remained with them until 2015, before realizing that she needed her own firm to thrive, and as a result, Lucy launched Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Lucy Deakins’ net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, earned through her career as an actress, and as a lawyer.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

Lucy met her future husband, John Jay Arnold, while at university. They started dating, and married on 4 September 1999, in a ceremony attended by their parents, close friends and relatives.

Since then, the couple has welcomed a daughter, Mason Arnold, however, there’s no further information about her child, such as her age.

John Jay Arnold is an artist, and a member of the Arts Students League in Denver.


He studied at the Arts Students League of New York under Harvey Dinnerstein, one of the most prestigious artists.

John Jay specializes in oil paintings, has done some marvelous portraits of their daughter, Mason, and has sold some of his paintings in exhibitions, and through online auctions.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The famous lawyer and retired actress has brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs) bra size 32B, but her other vital statistics are unknown, though she has a slim figure.

Martha Clifford

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