Biography Heather (I) Graham, Zoyatchka, The Friday Principal

Heather (I) Graham filmography and biography

Date of birth: 29 January 1970, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Heather (I) Graham biography

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. Shortly after graduating high school Heather moved to Los Angeles and got small roles in a variety of films, including Drugstore Cowboy. 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, playing a recurring role on the television series Twin Peaks and appearing in such films as Diggstown and Six Degrees of Separation. Aside from gaining a modeling contract with Emanuel Ungaro Liberte, Heather has starred in over 50 films. Her career started to gain momentum when she appeared in Swingers, a role she received after being taken out swing dancing by Jon Favreau. After a well-received performance in Boogie Nights, she appeared in several high-profile films such as Lost in Space, Bowfinger, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, From Hell, and Anger Management. Her roles consisted of prostitutes, strippers, porn stars and lesbians. Heather also appeared in nine episodes of Scrubs during its 2004-2005 season, and starred in many independent films, including Bobby, which received critical acclaim. After starring on her own short-lived sitcom and a number of forgettable movies, she appeared in the blockbuster comedy The Hangover. Heather has never married, although she has had romances with actors Heath Ledger, James Woods (I), Matt Dillon (I), Edward Burns (I), Kyle MacLachlan, Josh Lucas (I), Leonardo DiCaprio, Elias Koteas, and Matthew Perry (I), musicians Adam Ant, Elijah Allman, and Jason Falkner, and directors Stephen Hopkins (I), Chris Weitz, and Yaniv Raz.

Heather (I) Graham trivia

- Was voted "Most Talented" by her Agoura High School class.
- Modeling contract with Emanuel Ungaro Liberte
- Had to turn down the female lead in the film Rounders because of scheduling conflicts.
- Older sister of actress Aimee Graham.
- Was fired from Scorchers.
- Graduated 1988 Agoura High School, Agoura Hills, California. Dropped out of UCLA her freshman year to pursue acting
- Worked at Toys R'Us when she was a teenager
- Was forced to turn down the lead role in Heathers, because her parents thought the language was too risque.
- Her father is an FBI agent. Her mother is a schoolteacher/author.
- She once worked as an usher at The Hollywood Bowl
- Enjoys yoga and cooking and playing poker
- Has not spoken to her parents in two years because they disapprove of the movies she stars in.
- Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2001.
- She is of Irish Catholic extraction
- Was the subject of the power pop song "Heather Graham" by the Washington, D.C.-based acappella quartet, Da Vinci's Notebook. The song appears on the group's 2002 CD, "Brontosaurus."
- Ranked #4 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
- Went to the same high school as Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson of Linkin Park as well as Adrianna Costa.
- She attended Augora High school with Shane Stanley, Beverly Peele and James Robb (II) and Mike Shinoda.
- Played a porn actress twice: in The Guru and Boogie Nights
- Practises Transcendental Meditation. Appeared meditating on the cover of the August 4, 2003 issue of Time Magazine.
- Ranked as #74 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
- Named #98 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
- (February 2006) Chosen by Femme Fatales magazine as one of the "50 sexiest women on the planet".
- Was a contestant on "Scrabble" in 1986 for the Teen Tournament.
- In 2003, for a photo shoot by photographer Sam Jones, she was levitated several feet in the air by a magician. Later in the same photo shoot, the magician also sawed her in half.
- Had her ears pierced in her teens, but has now let them heal up again and can no longer wear pierced earrings.
- Has a cat named Mittens.
- Originally auditioned to play "Amber Waves" in Boogie Nights but ultimately ended up playing the Roller Girl.
- She is a public advocate for Children International.

Heather (I) Graham quotes

- I love telling dirty jokes. Sex is funny.

Heather (I) Graham filmography

Name Year
Zoyatchka 2011
The Friday Principal 2011
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 2011
Shoedog 2011
5 Days of August 2011
The Flying Machine 2010
Fallen Moon 2010
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010
Father of Invention 2010
Vengeance: A Love Story 2010
Son of Morning 2010
ExTerminators 2009
Baby on Board 2009
Boogie Woogie 2009
The Hangover 2009
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009
Miss Conception 2008
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008
Adrift in Manhattan 2007
Have Dreams, Will Travel 2007
Xposé 2007
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007
Broken 2006
Bobby 2006
Emily's Reasons Why Not 2006
The Oh in Ohio 2006
Gray Matters 2006
Mary 2005
Cake 2005
Blessed 2004
EverQuest II 2004
The Making of 'Killing Me Softly' 2003
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' 2003
Hope Springs 2003
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003
Arrested Development 2003
Anger Management 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003
Killing Me Softly 2002
The Guru 2002
A View from Hell 2001
Sidewalks of New York 2001
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001
From Hell 2001
Revealed with Jules Asner 2001
Say It Isn't So 2001
Scrubs 2001
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 4 - Hawaii 2000
Under the Pink Carpet 2000
Rotten TV 2000
Committed 2000
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000
Alien Love Triangle 1999
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999
Behind the Scenes of 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me' 1999
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999
Bowfinger 1999
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999
Lost in Space 1998
Alexandria Hotel 1998
Fantasy Island 1998
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998
Sex and the City 1998
Two Girls and a Guy 1997
Scream 2 1997
Exclusive 1997
Boogie Nights 1997
Nowhere 1997
Corazón de... 1997
Bullet Hearts 1996
The First Man 1996
Comedy Central Canned Ham 1996
Kiss & Tell 1996
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story 1996
Swingers 1996
The Daily Show 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996
Toughguy 1995
Desert Winds 1995
Let It Be Me 1995
The Outer Limits 1995
Don't Do It 1994
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1993
Fallen Angels 1993
The Ballad of Little Jo 1993
Six Degrees of Separation 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993
Late Show with David Letterman 1993
O Pioneers! 1992
Diggstown 1992
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992
HBO First Look 1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
Guilty as Charged 1991
Shout 1991
I Love You to Death 1990
Twin Peaks 1990
Drugstore Cowboy 1989
License to Drive 1988
Twins 1988
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988
Student Exchange 1987
Growing Pains 1985
Mrs. Soffel 1984
Saturday Night Live 1975