Date of Birth
29 January 1970, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Heather Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised in a strict household. Her father worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and her mother was a former schoolteacher and author. Heather and her sister, Aimee Graham, were forced to relocate often as a result of their father's occupation, and Heather became increasingly shy. Surprisingly, she had a passion for acting from an early age and despite being labeled a "theater geek" by her peers, she was voted Most Talented by her high school senior class. Unfortunately, her love of acting created a tension between her and her family, although her mother obligingly drove her to auditions in Hollywood throughout her adolescence.
After high school Heather moved to Los Angeles and got small roles in a variety of films including Drugstore Cowboy (1989). When her career did not take off as quickly as she had hoped, Heather enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles to get her degree in drama. Heather dropped out of UCLA after two years to pursue her acting career on a full-time basis. She played Annie Blackburn on the cult television series "Twin Peaks" (1990), and had parts in in flop movies like Shout (1991) and Diggstown (1992). Her career finally started to gain momentum following her appearance in Swingers (1996), a role she received after being taken out swing dancing by Jon Favreau. Heather rose to star in such high-profile films as Boogie Nights (1997), Lost in Space (1998), Bowfinger (1999), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and From Hell (2001). She also had a recurring role on the popular series "Scrubs" (2001) during its 2004-2005 season. After starring in her own short-lived sitcom and a number of forgettable B-movies, she was featured in the blockbuster comedy The Hangover (2009).
Heather has never married, although she has had romances with actors Edward Burns, Heath Ledger, James Woods, Matt Dillon, Josh Lucas, Kyle MacLachlan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Elias Koteas, Benicio Del Toro, Russell Crowe, Scott Speedman, Rufus Sewell and Matthew Perry, musicians Adam Ant, Elijah Allman, and Jason Falkner, directors Stephen Hopkins, Chris Weitz, and Yaniv Raz, and nightclub owner Charles Ferri.