It is not every day that you read that the daughter of an FBI agent is a Hollywood star and it is also not every day you learn that one of Hollywood’s most popular nude actresses is the daughter of an FBI agent, one of the most conservative professions in the United States. Both things are true for Heather Graham who has been a notable actress in the industry since she made her debut in 1984. She is remembered fondly for appearing in many films, including the Austin Powers series, Twin Peaks and The Hangover. Heather has an extensive filmography both in film and television that has made her one of the busiest actresses in the past two decades. Learn more about the actress and her career below.
Heather Graham Bio & Age
Perhaps her entire career is just a long rebellion against her conservative background or just an expression of her personality as a sexually progressive woman, Heather Graham has certainly built a life from it. Born on the 29th of January, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Heather was born as the first child of Joan Graham and James Graham and was raised a Catholic. As a result of her father’s profession as an FBI agent, Heather and the rest of her family, which include her solitary sibling, a sister named Aimee Graham relocated and lived in various parts of the country.
Upon her father’s retirement, Graham and her family settled in Agoura Hills in California where she became interested in acting after she starred in a school production of The Wizard of Oz. Having taken up deep interest in acting, Heather rerouted her academic path in pursuit of her career in it. She applied and enrolled at the University of California, where she studied English for two years before she dropped out to become a full-time actress. A decision that has since worked for her.
Having made the decision to drop out of school, Heather Graham did not have to wait too long before she got her first role as an actress. She made her onscreen debut in an unnamed role in 1984, debuting in the film Mrs. Soffel. She did, however, have to wait for her first credited role, which came in 1987 in the television film, Student Exchange. In the same year, she appeared in the popular 80s sitcom, Growing Pains, starring in two episodes of the show as the character Cindy.
Like an airplane taxying on the runway before picking up speed and taking off, Heather’s career taxied with a couple of appearances, in television commercials and in a game show before it picked up speed through the film, License to Drive in 1988. Her role and performance in the film earned her, her first nomination as an actress in the Young Artist Award as Best Young Actress.
Having made a substantial splash with her appearance in License to Drive, she followed up the appearance in the film, Drugstore Cowboy, playing the character, Nadine. It was another spectacular performance on her part and it earned her another nomination, this time from the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Heather Graham’s first two major films showcased her as a talented actress and it drew the attention of several film studios, with one major studio offering her a three-picture deal and another a steady role in a soap opera. She rejected both offers in what would be a career defined by rebellious behavior. For the next decade after starring in Drugstore Cowboy, Heather’s reputation was in an upward swing, reaching high levels with films like Boogie Nights, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. She has starred alongside several big film icons, from Eddie Murphy to Robert Downey Jr. to Keanu Reeves and others. Till date, she has starred in over 90 films and television shows, getting nominated for over 14 awards and winning 6 of them.
The actress is also an activist who advocates for several causes. She supports organizations like Children International, Cambodian Children’s Fund and Global Cool, a climate change campaign group.
Is She Married and Who is the Husband?
Heather Graham has never been married. She has however been in several relationships including with notable actors like Matt Dillon, Jon Favreau, Heath Ledger, and a few others. Graham is one of the most desired actresses in Hollywood, having been rated as one of the sexiest women in the world in several publications since she began her career.
Her Body Measurements
Well, you don’t get named one of the sexiest women in the world four years in a row without having an extremely great body. Her body, which has been the desire of many since she made her professional debut stands at 5 feet and 8 inches with a body weight of 57kg. Such great shape is defined by a body measurement of 37-25-35 inches, which measures her bust, waist, and hips respectively. She has blonde hair with gray colored eyes.