Heather Graham
Heather Graham
Born Heather Joan Graham
January 29 1970 (1970-01-29) (age 47)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Actress, film producer, writer, model
Years active 1984–present

Heather Joan Graham (born January 29, 1970) is an American actress. After appearing in television commercials, her first starring role in a feature film came in 1988 with the teen comedy License to Drive, followed by her breakthrough role in Gus Van Sant's critically acclaimed 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy. She then played a supporting roles in films such as Shout (1991), Diggstown (1992), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Swingers (1996) and in the television series Twin Peaks (1991) and its prequel film Fire Walk with Me (1992), before gaining critical praise in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights (1997) as porn starlet Brandi/Rollergirl. In 1999 she co-starred in Bowfinger and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

In the 2000s, Graham starred in films Committed (2000), Say It Isn't So (2001), Anger Management (2003), Mary (2005), Gray Matters (2007), The Hangover (2009) and The Hangover Part III (2013). She also had a role in the TV series Scrubs in 2004, before playing the title character in the short-lived (one episode) Emily's Reasons Why Not in 2006. Widely regarded as a sex symbol, she often appears in magazines' lists of "Most Beautiful" and "Sexiest" women. Graham is a public advocate for Children International, and supported the climate change campaign Global Cool in 2007.

Early life

Heather Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the older of two children. Her family is of "three-quarters Irish" descent, with her father's side from County Cork. Her younger sister, Aimee Graham, is also an actress, and writer. Their mother, Joan (née Bransfield), is a teacher and author of children's books. Their father, James Graham, is a retired FBI agent. The girls were raised with traditional Catholic values. Her family relocated repeatedly before moving to Agoura Hills, California, when she was 9-years-old. She was introduced to acting during a school production of The Wizard of Oz.

After high school, Graham enrolled in extension classes at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she studied English for two years. Graham withdrew from UCLA to pursue acting full-time, despite her parents' objections.



Year Title Role
1984 Mrs. Soffel Factory Girl
1988 License to Drive Mercedes Lane
1988 Twins (1988 film) Young Mary Ann Benedict
1989 Drugstore Cowboy Nadine
1990 I Love You to Death Bridget
1991 Guilty as Charged Kimberly
1991 Shout Sara Benedict
1992 O Pioneers! Young Alexandra Bergson
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Annie Blackburn
1992 Diggstown Emily Forrester
1993 The Ballad of Little Jo Mary Addie
1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Cowgirl Heather
1993 Six Degrees of Separation Elizabeth
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Mary Kennedy Taylor
1994 Don't Do It Suzanna
1995 Desert Winds Jackie
1995 Terrified Olive
1996 Swingers (1996 film) Lorraine
1996 Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story Maggie Bowen
1997 Nowhere Lilith
1997 Two Girls and a Guy Carla Bennett
1997 Boogie Nights Brandi "Rollergirl"
1997 Kiss & Tell (1996 film) Susan Pretsel
1997 Scream 2 'Stab' Casey
1998 Lost in Space Dr. Judy Robinson
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Felicity Shagwell
1999 Bowfinger Daisy
2000 Committed (2000 film) Joline
2001 Say It Isn't So Josephine Wingfield
2001 Sidewalks of New York (2001 film) Annie
2001 From Hell Mary Jane Kelly
2002 Killing Me Softly Alice Tallis
2002 The Guru (2002 film) Sharonna
2003 Anger Management Kendra
2003 Hope Springs (2003 film) Mandy
2004 Blessed (2004 film) Samantha Howard
2005 Mary (2005 film) Elizabeth Younger
2005 Cake (2005 film) Pippa McGee
2006 The Oh in Ohio Justine
2006 Bobby (2006 film) Angela
2006 Gray Matters Gray Baldwin
2006 Broken (2006 film) Hope
2007 Adrift in Manhattan Rose Phipps
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel Aunt
2008 Alien Love Triangle Elizabeth
2008 Miss Conception Georgina Salt
2008 Baby on Board Angela Marks
2009 ExTerminators Alex
2009 The Hangover Jade
2009 Boogie Woogie Beth Freemantle
2010 Father of Invention Phoebe
2011 The Flying Machine Georgie
2011 Son of Morning Josephine Tuttle
2011 5 Days of War Miriam Eisner
2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Aunt Opal
2012 About Cherry Margaret
2012 At Any Price Meredith Crown
2013 The Hangover Part III Jade
2013 Compulsion (2013 film) Amy
2013 Horns The Waitress
2014 Goodbye to All That Stephanie
2014 Behaving Badly Annette Stratton-Osborne
2015 My Dead Boyfriend Mary
2016 Norm of the North Vera (voice)


External links

Heather Graham films

Scream 2 (1997)  · Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)  · The Hangover (2009)  · The Hangover Part III (2013)  ·

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