Graham, Heather 1970–

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Graham, Heather 1970–


Full name, Heather Joan Graham; born January 29, 1970, in Milwaukee, WI; daughter of James (a federal agent) and Joan (a teacher and children's book author) Graham; sister of Aimee Graham (an actress). Education: Studied drama at the University of California, Los Angeles. Avocational Interests: Dancing, reading, playing cards, yoga, cooking.

Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Fifth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—PMK/HBH, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Career: Actress. Appeared in advertisements; model under contract with Emanuel Ungaro Liberte; worked as an usher at the Hollywood Bowl; worked at a toy store.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress in a motion picture comedy or fantasy, Young Artist Foundation, 1989, for License to Drive; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, Independent Features Project/West, 1990, for Drugstore Cowboy; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress starring in a motion picture, 1992, for Shout; MTV Movie Award, best breakthrough performance, Florida Film Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble cast, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, all 1998, for Boogie Nights; ShoWest Award, female star of tomorrow, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1999; Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite actress—comedy, Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and Blimp Award nomination (with Mike Myers), favorite movie couple, Kids' Choice awards, all 2000, for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actress—comedy, 2000, for Bowfinger; subject of the song "Heather Graham" by the musical group Da Vinci's Notebook.


Film Appearances:

Mercedes, License to Drive, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

(Uncredited) Young Mary Ann Benedict, Twins, Universal, 1988.

Nadine, Drugstore Cowboy, Avenue Entertainment/Image Entertainment, 1989.

Bridget, I Love You to Death, TriStar, 1990.

Sara Benedict, Shout, Universal, 1991.

Annie Blackburn, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Emily Forrester, Diggstown (also known as Midnight Sting), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992.

Kimberly, Guilty As Charged, IRS Releasing, 1992.

Elizabeth, Six Degrees of Separation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993.

Mary Addie, The Ballad of Little Jo, Fine Line Features, 1993.

Cowgirl Heather, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Fine Line Features, 1994.

Jackie, Desert Winds, Dream Entertainment, 1994.

Mary Kennedy Taylor, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (also known as Mrs. Parker and the Round Table), Fine Line Features, 1994.

Suzanna, Don't Do It!, Triboro Entertainment Group, 1994.

Olive, Toughguy (also known as Evil Never Sleeps, Terrified, and Tough Guy), A-pix Entertainment, 1995.

Perfumery salesperson, Let It Be Me (also known as Love Dance), 1995.

Lorraine, Swingers, Miramax, 1996.

Maggie Bowen, Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (also known as Entertaining Angels), Paulist Pictures, 1996.

Suzan Pretsel, Kiss & Tell, Phaedra Cinema, 1996.

Carla, Two Girls and a Guy, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997.

Casey Beker in Stab, Scream 2 (also known as Scream Again, Scream Louder, and Scream: The Sequel), Miramax/Dimension Films, 1997.

Lilith, Nowhere, Fine Line Features, 1997.

Rollergirl/Brandy, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Daisy, Bowfinger (also known as Bowfinger's Big Thing), Universal, 1998.

Judy Robinson, Lost in Space (also known as LS), New Line Cinema, 1998.

CIA agent Felicity Shagwell, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also known as Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Annie Matthews, Sidewalks of New York, Paramount Classics, 2000.

Joline, Committed (also known as Non Stop Girl), Miramax, 2000.

Josephine Wingfield, Say It Isn't So, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Mary Kelly, From Hell, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Alice, Killing Me Softly, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Elizabeth, Alien Love Triangle (short film), Dimension Films, 2002.

Sharonna, The Guru (also known as Le gourou et les femmes), Universal, 2002.

(Uncredited) Kendra, Anger Management, Columbia, 2003.

Mandy, Hope Springs, Buena Vista, 2003.

Samantha Howard, Blessed, DEJ Productions, 2004.

Gray, Gray Matters, Archer Entertainment/El Camino Pictures, 2005.

Cake, First Look Media/Northwood Pictures/Telefilm Canada, 2005.

Mary, Associated Film/Central Films, 2005.

Broken, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Annie Blackburn, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1991.

Dr. Molly Clock, Scrubs, NBC, 2004–2005.

Emily Sanders, Emily's Reasons Why Not, ABC, beginning c. 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dorrie, "Student Exchange," The Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Young Alexandra Bergson, "O Pioneers!," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1992.

Canned Ham: "Bowfinger," Comedy Central, 1999.

Herself, Reel Comedy: "Say It Isn't So," Comedy Central, 2001.

Host, A View from Hell (documentary), 2001.

Anatomy of a Scene: "Sidewalks of New York" (documentary), Sundance Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 1998 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1998.

Presenter, The 14th Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 1999.

Presenter, The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 1999.

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999.

Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000.

Presenter, The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cindy, "Michaelgate," Growing Pains, ABC, 1987.

Samantha, "Some Enchanted Evening," Growing Pains, ABC, 1987.

Carol, "Tomorrow I Die," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995.

Alicia, "Resurrection," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1996.

The Late Show with David Letterman, NBC, 1997, 1998, 1999.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1999.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2000.

Herself, Rotten TV, VH1, 2000.

Host, "From Hell," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2004.

Herself, "Critical Condition," Sex and the City, HBO, 2002.

Herself, Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Herself, RI:SE, Channel 4 (England), 2002.

Herself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2003.

Beth Baerly, "Shock and Aww," Arrested Development, Fox, 2004.

Herself, "Tournament 5, Game 5," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Carlene Prue, Bullet Hearts, Fox, 1996.

(Uncredited) Jackie, Fantasy Island, ABC, 1998.

Emily Sanders, Emily's Reasons Why Not, ABC, c. 2005.

Stage Appearances:

The Crucible, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1990–91.

Waverly, Recent Tragic Events, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 2003.



Herself, Behind the Scenes of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (short documentary), New Line Home Video, 1999.

Herself, The Making of "Killing Me Softly" (short documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Herself, Skull Session: The Making of "Anger Management" (short documentary; also known as The Making of "Anger Management"), Columbia, 2003.

Video Games:

Voice of Antonia Bayle (Queen of Qeynos), EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment, 2004.

Music Videos:

Lenny Kravitz, "American Woman," 1999.



Newsmakers 2000, Issue 1, Gale, 2000.


Biography, September, 2001, pp. 78-81.

Details, March, 1998, pp. 156-61, 215.

Elle, June, 1999, pp. 122, 124, 133-34.

Empire, February, 1998, pp. 54-55.

Entertainment Weekly, January 21, 2000, p. 108.

Evening Standard Hot Tickets, July 23, 1998, pp. 2-3.

Face, March, 1998, pp. 78-86.

Femme Fatales, June, 1998, pp. 32-35, 38-39.

InStyle, May, 1998, p. 166.

Marie Claire, September, 2002, pp. 86-90, 92.

Movieline, September, 2001, pp. 48-53, 93.

People Weekly, April 13, 1998; May 8, 2000, p. 165; August 13, 2001, p. 24; November 12, 2001, pp. 89-90.

Premiere, September, 1997, p. 23; July, 1999, pp. 74-82.

Source, July 30, 1999, pp. 4-5.

Starlog, June, 1998.

Vogue, December, 1999, pp. 105-107.

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