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Heather Graham is an actress known for her role in the movie ‘Boogie Nights.’

InformationDetail
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1970
NationalityAmerican
FamousUniversity Of California, Los Angeles, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateWisconsin
SiblingsAimee Graham
Known asHeather Joan Graham
Universities
  • University Of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California
  • Los Angeles
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of California
  • Los Angeles
Birth PlaceMilwaukee
Height173cm
GenderFemale
FatherJames Graham
MotherJoan Graham
Sun SignAquarius
Born inMilwaukee
Famous asActress
Socials

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Who is Heather Graham?

Heather Joan Graham is an American actress best known for her role in the movie ‘Boogie Nights.’ She first appeared in television advertisements and then got her debut starring role in the 1988 film ‘License to Drive.’ After this, she went on to perform in a number of movies, such as ‘Shout’, ‘Six Degrees of Separation’, 'Diggstown' and ‘Boogie Nights’, to name a few. Graham also frequently appears on television, playing supporting and guest roles. Her most notable works on TV include her roles as Annie Blackburn in the horror drama series ‘Twin Peaks’ and as Dr. Molly Clock in the medical comedy drama ‘Scrubs’. Born to, and raised by, strict Catholic parents, Graham grew up with her younger sister Aimee who also works as an actress. She developed a passion for acting at an early age and was even referred to as a 'theater geek' by her peers. Unfortunately, her love for acting created a barrier between her and her parents. However, Graham believed in herself and went on to pursue acting, despite her parents' objections. Her determination paid off, and as of today, Graham has achieved a lot as an actress. The American beauty is also known for her active participation in different charities and philanthropic events, especially the ones dedicated to children.

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Childhood & Early Life

Heather Joan Graham was born on January 29, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joan and James Graham. Her father is a retired FBI agent while her mother is an author and a teacher.

Graham grew up with her sister Aimee (also an actress). She, alongside her parents and sister, relocated frequently before moving to California when she was nine.

She attended Agoura High School where she was voted "Most Talented." After high school, she attended University of California, Los Angeles where she studied English for two years. After this, Graham withdrew from the university to pursue acting full-time.

Career

Heather Graham's first big screen role was of a factory Girl in ‘Mrs. Soffel’ (1984); the role was, however, uncredited. She then appeared in the TV film ‘Student Exchange’ after a few years.

In 1986, she appeared in an episode of NBC’s game show ‘Scrabble’. She then went on to appear in several commercials.

Her first high-profile starring role came in 1988 when she appeared as Mercedes Lane in the adventure flick ‘License to Drive’. That year, Graham also had a role in the black comedy movie ‘Heathers’.

She next was featured as Nadine in Gus Van Sant's crime-drama film ‘Drugstore Cowboy’. Her portrayal of a young drug-addicted girl was much appreciated. Soon after, she starred in ‘I Love You to Death’ alongside Keanu Reeves and William Hurt.

In 1991, the actress had a role in the flick ‘Shout’ for which she went on to receive a Young Artist Award nomination. After this, she was cast as Annie Blackburn in the series ‘Twin Peaks’. Graham then reprised the role of Annie Blackburn in the prequel flick ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’ in 1992.

She starred in the sports-comedy drama ‘Diggstown’ alongside James Woods in 1992. In the year 1993, she got featured in the films ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ and ‘The Ballad of Little Jo’.

With her career on the right path, she began receiving numerous exciting acting roles. She was approached to play a role in the screen adaptation of ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues’ (1993) in which she went on to portray a character named Heather.

In the mid-1990s, she starred in the movies ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’ and ‘Desert Winds’ as well as in the TV program ‘Fallen Angels’. She had a small yet significant role in the 1996 comedy-drama film ‘Swingers’. That year, Graham also had a minor role in the independent film ‘Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story’.

She next starred in the films ‘Nowhere’ and ‘Scream 2’, both in 1997. Then in 1998, she was cast in ‘Two Girls and a Guy’ and ‘Lost in Space’. The following year, the actress played Felicity Shagwell in the hit ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’. That year, she also appeared in the movie ‘Bowfinger’.

She had a role in Lisa Krueger’s ‘Committed’ in 2000. This was followed by her role of an unhappily married woman in ‘Sidewalks of New York’.

In the early 2000s, she did numerous big screen projects including ‘Killing Me Softly’, ‘From Hell’, ‘Anger Management’, ‘Say It Isn't So’, ‘The Guru’ and ‘Hope Springs’.

From 2004 to 2005, she appeared as Dr. Molly Clock in NBC-TV's ‘Scrubs’. During this time period, Graham also appeared in an episode of ‘Arrested Development’ as well as in the film ‘Mary’.

She co-starred in the American flick ‘Bobby’ (2006) alongside the likes of Spencer Garrett, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Ashton Kutcher, and Shia LaBeouf. After this, she did the films ‘Gray Matters’, ‘Adrift in Manhattan’, ‘Broken’ and ‘Miss Conception’.

In 2009, she played Jade in the movie ‘The Hangover’. Although she didn’t appear in its sequel, she reprised her role as Jade in ‘The Hangover Part III,’ the final instalment of the trilogy.

The American artiste also starred in the film ‘Boogie Woogie’ in 2009. After this, she appeared in a string of unsuccessful films like ‘Father of Invention’, ‘Judy Moody’, ‘5 Days of War’ and ‘About Cherry’.

She lent her voice to the character of Antonia Bayle in a role-playing game titled EverQuest 2. After this, she appeared as Meredith Crown in the drama film ‘At Any Price’ (2012) alongside Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid.

In 2014, Graham starred in the television adaptation of ‘Flowers in the Attic’. The same year, she had roles in the TV movie ‘Petals on the Wind’ as well as in the series ‘Californication’.

She appeared in the TV movie ‘If There Be Thorns’ in 2015. In the ensuing years, she played Tilly in the TV series ‘Flaked’, Diana Duran in ‘Angie Tribeca’ and Judalon Smyth in ‘Law & Order True Crime’. During this time, the actress also contributed to the film ‘Last Rampage’.

In 2018, she starred as Kim Marsden in the sitcom ‘Bliss’. The same year, she appeared in the comedy flick ‘Half Magic’ which was also written and directed by her.

Major Works

In 1997, Heather Graham played a porn star in Paul Thomas Anderson's ‘Boogie Nights’. This drama film, starring Graham along with Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore and Don Cheadle, focused on the life of a young nightclub dishwasher who eventually becomes a superstar in pornographic films. The flick garnered critical acclaim and received three Academy Award nominations.

Personal Life

Heather Graham has been estranged from her parents since her teenage owing to their stringent Catholic beliefs and the actress’ rebellion.

In the year 1988, Graham had a fling with her ‘Drugstore Cowboy’ co-star Matt Dillon. In the 1990s, she dated English pop star Adam Ant. From 1998 to 2000, the actress was in a relationship with Edward Burns. Then from 2008 to 2011, she dated Yaniv Raz. Graham has also dated Heath Ledger and Jason Silva in the past.

She serves as an advocate for the global non-profit humanitarian organization, Children International. The actress also contributes to the Cambodian Children's Fund and helps raise money to support underprivileged kids.

She enjoys cooking, practising yoga, as well as playing poker.

In 2005, Graham was chosen as the TV model and spokeswoman by Garnier for its hair care products.

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Heather Graham biography timelines

  • // 29th Jan 1970
    Heather Joan Graham was born on January 29, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joan and James Graham. Her father is a retired FBI agent while her mother is an author and a teacher.
  • // 1986
    In 1986, she appeared in an episode of NBC’s game show ‘Scrabble’. She then went on to appear in several commercials.
  • // 1988
    Her first high-profile starring role came in 1988 when she appeared as Mercedes Lane in the adventure flick ‘License to Drive’. That year, Graham also had a role in the black comedy movie ‘Heathers’.
  • // 1988
    In the year 1988, Graham had a fling with her ‘Drugstore Cowboy’ co-star Matt Dillon. In the 1990s, she dated English pop star Adam Ant. From 1998 to 2000, the actress was in a relationship with Edward Burns. Then from 2008 to 2011, she dated Yaniv Raz. Graham has also dated Heath Ledger and Jason Silva in the past.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, the actress had a role in the flick ‘Shout’ for which she went on to receive a Young Artist Award nomination. After this, she was cast as Annie Blackburn in the series ‘Twin Peaks’. Graham then reprised the role of Annie Blackburn in the prequel flick ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’ in 1992.
  • // 1992
    She starred in the sports-comedy drama ‘Diggstown’ alongside James Woods in 1992. In the year 1993, she got featured in the films ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ and ‘The Ballad of Little Jo’.
  • // 1997
    She next starred in the films ‘Nowhere’ and ‘Scream 2’, both in 1997. Then in 1998, she was cast in ‘Two Girls and a Guy’ and ‘Lost in Space’. The following year, the actress played Felicity Shagwell in the hit ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’. That year, she also appeared in the movie ‘Bowfinger’.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, Heather Graham played a porn star in Paul Thomas Anderson's ‘Boogie Nights’. This drama film, starring Graham along with Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore and Don Cheadle, focused on the life of a young nightclub dishwasher who eventually becomes a superstar in pornographic films. The flick garnered critical acclaim and received three Academy Award nominations.
  • // 2000
    She had a role in Lisa Krueger’s ‘Committed’ in 2000. This was followed by her role of an unhappily married woman in ‘Sidewalks of New York’.
  • // 2004
    From 2004 to 2005, she appeared as Dr. Molly Clock in NBC-TV's ‘Scrubs’. During this time period, Graham also appeared in an episode of ‘Arrested Development’ as well as in the film ‘Mary’.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Graham was chosen as the TV model and spokeswoman by Garnier for its hair care products.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, she played Jade in the movie ‘The Hangover’. Although she didn’t appear in its sequel, she reprised her role as Jade in ‘The Hangover Part III,’ the final instalment of the trilogy.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Graham starred in the television adaptation of ‘Flowers in the Attic’. The same year, she had roles in the TV movie ‘Petals on the Wind’ as well as in the series ‘Californication’.
  • // 2015
    She appeared in the TV movie ‘If There Be Thorns’ in 2015. In the ensuing years, she played Tilly in the TV series ‘Flaked’, Diana Duran in ‘Angie Tribeca’ and Judalon Smyth in ‘Law & Order True Crime’. During this time, the actress also contributed to the film ‘Last Rampage’.
  • // 2018
    In 2018, she starred as Kim Marsden in the sitcom ‘Bliss’. The same year, she appeared in the comedy flick ‘Half Magic’ which was also written and directed by her.

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Heather Graham's FAQ

  • What is Heather Graham birthday?

    Heather Graham was born at 1970-01-29

  • Where is Heather Graham's birth place?

    Heather Graham was born in Milwaukee

  • What is Heather Graham nationalities?

    Heather Graham's nationalities is American

  • Who is Heather Graham siblings?

    Heather Graham's siblings is Aimee Graham

  • What was Heather Graham universities?

    Heather Graham studied at University Of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Los Angeles

  • What was Heather Graham notable alumnis?

    Heather Graham's notable alumnis is University Of California, Los Angeles

  • How tall is Heather Graham?

    Heather Graham's height is 173

  • Who is Heather Graham's father?

    Heather Graham's father is James Graham

  • Who is Heather Graham's mother?

    Heather Graham's mother is Joan Graham

  • What is Heather Graham's sun sign?

    Heather Graham is Aquarius

  • How famous is Heather Graham?

    Heather Graham is famouse as Actress

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