Heather Donahue

Actor, Office temp
Though she may never eat a Powerbar again, Heather Donahue claims she would "do it again in a heartbeat", subject herself to the guerilla filmmaking methods of Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, co-directors of the ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1974 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

The Morgue 2007 (Movie)

Nan (Actor)

Inside Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

New Suit 2003 (Movie)

Molly Kerzner-Ching (Actor)

Seven and A Match 2003 (Movie)

Whit (Actor)

Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boys and Girls 2000 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blair Witch Project 1999 (Movie)

Heather (Actor)

Manticore (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though she may never eat a Powerbar again, Heather Donahue claims she would "do it again in a heartbeat", subject herself to the guerilla filmmaking methods of Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, co-directors of the surprise blockbuster "The Blair Witch Project" (1999). Chosen for her improvisational ability following five call-back auditions, she found herself, along with fellow actors Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams, smack in the middle of a conceptual piece, filming the raw footage that would become "Blair Witch" after a two-day crash course on how to load and operate both 16mm and Hi-8 video cameras. Equipping their charges with Global Positioning System (GPS) headsets, the directors deposited them in the Maryland woods and led them to predetermined sites where the exercise in first-person terror would play out. The shoot covered eight days, and the actors really roughed it, camping out and sometimes having their sleep interrupted by the production team creating drama for them to capture.

Relationships

James Donahue

Father
born c. 1949

Joan Donahue

Mother
born c. 1952

Gregor Hrynisdak

Companion
together from c. 1995

EDUCATION

Upper Darby High School

Upper Darby , Pennsylvania 1991

University of the Arts

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1995

Milestones

2000

Played a socially inept electrical engineering student in Robert Iscove's "Boys and Girls"

1999

Breakthrough screen role, "The Blair Witch Project"

Filmed TV ads for Midwestern chain Steak 'n Shake (playing a waitress) and the Psychic Friends Hotline ("Ten minutes free! We're totally stoked!")

Did brief stint at London's Battersea Arts Centre as college internship; was in a play called "Fried Blood" while there

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