Heather Graham life and biography

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Heather Graham biography

Date of birth : 1970-01-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-26
Credited as : Actress, Lost in Space, Bowfinger

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Heather Graham is an American actress. She has appeared in such films as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Lost in Space, Bowfinger, From Hell, Anger Management, and The Hangover. She received critical acclaim for her performance in the 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy and for her role as Rollergirl in 1997's Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Heather Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the older of two children. Her family is of "three quarters Irish" descent, with her father's side from County Cork.

Her younger sister, Aimee Graham, is also an actress and writer. Their mother, Joan (née Bransfield), is a teacher and author of children's books. Their father, James Graham, is a retired FBI agent. The girls were raised with traditional Roman Catholic values. Her family relocated repeatedly before settling down in Agoura Hills, California when she was nine years old. She was introduced to acting during a school production of The Wizard of Oz. Graham graduated from Agoura High School in California in 1988.

After high school, Graham enrolled in extension classes of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and studied English for two years. There she met actor James Woods. They became romantically involved during the time she was cast in the movie Diggstown, where he had landed the starring role. After two years there, Graham withdrew from school at UCLA to pursue acting full time, despite her parents' objections.

Heather has starred in over 50 films. Her career started to gain momentum when she appeared in Swingers (1996), a role she received after being taken out swing dancing by Jon Favreau. Following a well-received turn in Boogie Nights (1997), she appeared in several high-profile films such as Lost in Space (1998), Bowfinger (1999), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and From Hell (2001). Heather also appeared in nine episodes of "Scrubs" (2001) during its 2004-2005 season, and appeared in many independent films, including Bobby (2006), which received critical acclaim. After starring on her own short-lived sitcom and a number of forgettable B-movies, she appeared in the blockbuster comedy The Hangover (2009). Heather has never married, although she has had romances with actors Heath Ledger, James Woods, Matt Dillon, Edward Burns, Kyle MacLachlan, Josh Lucas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Elias Koteas, and Matthew Perry, musicians Adam Ant, Elijah Allman, and Jason Falkner, and directors Stephen Hopkins, Chris Weitz, and Yaniv Raz.


2010 ExTerminators
2010 Father of Invention
2011 Scream 4
2011 5 Days of August Miriam
2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
2011 The Flying Machine
2012 Cherry

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