Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
on January 29th, 1970, Heather Graham had a passion for acting
early on in her life. Her first acting experience was her role
as Dorothy in a production of Wizard of Oz, and she continued
to act throughout high school. Neither her passion nor her talent
won her any friends in school though. She says she was thought
of as a drama geek and would be teased for being flat and shy.
After graduating High
School she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
She worked as an usher at the Hollywood Bowl, landing various
roles over the years in movies such as License to Drive and
the acclaimed Drugstore Cowboy with Matt Dillon. She also
appeared on the popular TV series "Twin Peaks."
She then enrolled at
the University of California to major in English but dropped
out after 2 years to return to her acting career. After a
few unsuccessful movies she appeared in Six Degrees of Separation
with Will Smith, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle and in
Heather started to
become very popular with her mesmerizing performance as a
blonde nymphet on roller-skates in the porn industry epic
Boogie Nights. She also made a brief cameo in Scream 2 and
in Lost in Space as the eldest daughter in the Robinson family.
She also went on to appear in the acclaimed Two Girls and
a Guy with Robert Downey Jr.
It wasn't until she
was cast in the lead opposite Mike Myers in Austin Powers;
The Spy Who Shagged Me that Graham became a super-hottie in
Tinseltown. Her most recent movie is the comedy Bowfinger
starring Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin.
There is little doubt
that Heather's career is going strong. Her ability to balance
high caliber performances with mainstream appeal is exceptional.
She always seems to make room for a little playful fun in
her characters. With enthusiastic talent and a perfect body
I'm sure we will see more of Heather Graham.