Heather Graham

Actor, Usher (at the Hollywood Bowl), File clerk
Ever since her breakthrough performance as a wide-eyed drug addict in "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989), actress Heather Graham had a hit-or-miss career that was punctuated with several winning performances amidst an equal ... Read more »
Born: 01/28/1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (87)

Behaving Badly 2014 (Movie)

Annette Stratton-Osborne (Actor)

Californication 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flowers in the Attic 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Goodbye to All That 2014 (Movie)

Stephanie Giljames (Actor)

Half Magic 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Horns 2014 (Movie)

Veronica (Actor)

Norm of the North 2014 (Movie)

Vera (Voice)

Petals On The Wind 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Son of Mourning 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

At Any Price 2013 (Movie)

Meredith Crown (Actor)

Compulsion 2013 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

Jade (Actor)

About Cherry 2012 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

5 Days of War 2011 (Movie)

Miriam Eisner (Actor)

Father of Invention 2011 (Movie)

Phoebe (Actor)

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 2011 (Movie)

Aunt Opal (Actor)

Portlandia 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

The Flying Machine 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boogie Woogie 2010 (Movie)

Beth Freemantle (Actor)

Baby on Board 2009 (Movie)

Angela Marks (Actor)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Jade (Actor)

Ex-terminators 2008 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Mary 2008 (Movie)

Elizabeth Younger (Actor)

Miss Conception 2008 (Movie)

Georgina Scott (Actor)

Adrift in Manhattan 2007 (Movie)

Rose Phipps (Actor)

Broken 2007 (Movie)

Hope (Actor)

Gray Matters 2007 (Movie)

Gray Baldwin (Actor)

A West Texas Children's Story 2006 (Movie)

Cassie's Aunt (Actor)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Emily's Reasons Why Not 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Samantha's Child 2006 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

The Oh in Ohio 2006 (Movie)

Justine (Actor)

Cake 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope Springs 2003 (Movie)

Mandy (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

Killing Me Softly 2003 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

The Guru 2003 (Movie)

Sharrona (Actor)

Anatomy of a Scene: Sidewalks of New York 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

cameo (Actor)

Sex and the City 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

From Hell 2001 (Movie)

Mary Kelly (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Say It Isn't So 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Say It Isn't So 2001 (Movie)

Josephine Wingfield (Actor)

Sidewalks of New York 2001 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Committed 2000 (Movie)

Joline (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

14th Independent Spirit Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Felicity Shagwell (Actor)

Bowfinger 1999 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Canned Ham: Bowfinger 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Alien Love Triangle 1998 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Lost in Space 1998 (Movie)

Judy Robinson (Actor)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Girls and A Guy 1998 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

Boogie Nights 1997 (Movie)

Rollergirl (Actor)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

Lilith (Actor)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Casey in 'Stab' (Actor)

Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story 1996 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

Lorraine (Actor)

Desert Winds 1995 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Don't Do It 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

Cowgirl Heather (Actor)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Mary Kennedy Taylor (Actor)

Toughguy 1994 (Movie)

Olive (Actor)

Don't Do It! 1993 (Movie)

Suzanna (Actor)

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 (Movie)

Mary Addie (Actor)

Diggstown 1992 (Movie)

Emily Forrester (Actor)

Guilty as Charged 1992 (Movie)

Kimberly (Actor)

O Pioneers! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

Annie Blackburn (Actor)

Shout 1991 (Movie)

Sara Benedict (Actor)

I Love You to Death 1990 (Movie)

Bridget (Actor)

Drugstore Cowboy 1989 (Movie)

Nadine (Actor)

License to Drive 1988 (Movie)

Mercedes (Actor)

If There Be Thorns (TV Show)

Actor

Student Exchange (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Peaks (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Broken 2007 (Movie)

("The Hanging Tree") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

Half Magic 2014 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Half Magic 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Ever since her breakthrough performance as a wide-eyed drug addict in "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989), actress Heather Graham had a hit-or-miss career that was punctuated with several winning performances amidst an equal amount of duds. She spent nearly the next 10 years looking to fulfill the early promise of "Drugstore." But instead, she lagged in better-forgotten films like "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992) - a continuation of her season two performance on the show - and "Diggstown" (1992), which was more notable for her off-screen pairing with older co-star James Woods than anything that happened on screen. She finally made good, however, with her star-making turn as a roller skating porn star in "Boogie Nights" (1997). Though co-stars Julianne Moore and Burt Reynolds received the lion's share of critical praise, Graham nonetheless managed to rise above the fray and established her credentials as well as created an iconic screen character. After "Boogie Nights," Graham was able to land roles in blockbuster films like "Lost in Space" (1998) and "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999). But once again, her star faded a bit, leading to a brief conversion to television that ended in disaster when her own show lasted just one episode. Despite the failure, Graham continued on as a steady presence, often in broad comedies that were more suited to her strengths.

Relationships

Elijah Allman

Companion
Dated in 2001 no longer together

Ed Burns Actor

Companion
Dated from 1998-2000 Burns directed Graham in "Sidewalks of New York" (2001)

Charles Ferri

Companion
Dated in 2007 no longer together

Aimee Graham

Sister
Appeared in "Jackie Brown" (1997)

Stephen Hopkins Director

Companion
Met during the filming of "Lost in Space" split in 1998

Elias Koteas Actor

Companion

Heath Ledger Actor

Companion
Dated from 2000-2001

Kyle MacLachlan Actor

Companion
Dated when they worked together on "Twin Peaks" no longer together

Yaniv Raz Actor

Companion
Began dating in late 2008

Rufus Sewell Actor

Companion

Chris Weitz Actor

Companion
Dated c. 2003 No longer together

James Woods Actor

Companion
Dated for six-months after they met on the set of "Diggstown" (1992) No longer together

EDUCATION

Agoura High School

Agoura Hills , California

Lindero Canyon Middle School

Agoura Hills , California

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Left after two years

Milestones

2011

Played Aunt Opal in "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer," a film adaptation of the popular Judy Moody book series

2009

Co-starred in the Todd Phillips-directed comedy, "The Hangover"

2007

Played a heroin addict opposite Jeremy Sisto in the indie film, "Broken"

2007

Plays a woman who falls for her brother's fiancé in "Gray Matters"

2006

Made her television series debut in the short-lived "Emily's Reasons Why Not" (ABC); show aired only one episode

2004

Will star as an attending psychiatrist in an eight-episode guest-starring role on NBC's "Scrubs"

2003

Co-starred in the romantic comedy "The Guru"

2002

Appeared opposite Joseph Fiennes in the erotically charged romance "Killing Me Softly"

2001

Had romantic lead opposite one-time boyfriend Edward Burns in "Sidewalks of New York"

2001

Cast as a slightly dizzy blonde who falls in love with a man she later comes to think is her long-lost brother in the oddball comedy "Say It Isn't So"

2001

Co-starred with Johnny Depp in "From Hell," playing an Irish prostitute targeted by Jack the Ripper

2000

Starred as an abandoned wife on a mission to find and reclaim her husband in the road movie "Committed"

1999

Co-starred as 1960s CIA agent Felicity Shagwell in the sequel "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

1999

Was featured as an ambitious starlet in "Bowfinger," a Hollywood satire starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy

1998

Cast as Judy Robinson in the feature version of "Lost in Space"

1997

Played Drew Barrymore's character in "Stab," the film-within-a-film featured in "Scream 2"

1997

Cast as Rollergirl, a teenaged member of the extended family of adult film actors, in Paul Thomas Anderson's celebrated "Boogie Nights"

1997

Had leading role opposite Robert Downey Jr and Natasha Gregson Wagner in "Two Girls and a Guy"

1996

Offered memorable supporting turn as Jon Favreau's dream girl in "Swingers"

1995

Starred in the direct-to-video release "Toughguy/Terrified"

1994

Appeared in "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle"

1994

Starred in the independent drama "Desert Winds"

1994

Reteamed with Van Sant for the poorly received "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"

1993

Was featured as half of a Midwestern couple taken in by con man Will Smith in "Six Degrees of Separation"

1992

Co-starred in "Diggstown," a film starring James Woods and Louis Gossett Jr billed as "Rocky" meets "The Sting"

1992

Appeared in the CBS TV-movie "O Pioneers!" as a young version of Jessica Lange's character Alexandra Bergson

1992

Played a parole officer in "Guilty as Charged"

1992

Reprised role of Annie in the feature "Twin Peaks; Fire Walk with Me"

1991

Had a featured role in the 1950s set musical "Shout"

1990

Had regular role of Annie, a former nun involved with Kyle MacLachlan's Agent Cooper, on the ABC series "Twin Peaks"

1989

Gave an acclaimed co-starring performance in Gus Van Sant's "Drugstore Cowboy"

1988

Starred opposite the Two Coreys in the teen comedy "License to Drive"

1987

Guest starred on two episodes of "Growing Pains" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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Graham appeared in a commercial for a Japanese soft drink in 2001.

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"There's a dichotomy with Heather. She's this innocent little thing in the middle of this dangerous town, but she manages to bob along the surface and doesn't get sucked in." - Jon Favreau to Buzz, November 1997

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"Everyone thinks I'm a bimbo because I'm pretty and blondish. If that's what they think, that's totally fine. I'm not here for the hypey bullshit Hollywood stuff. All I want out of this are good jobs." - Graham to Guy Trebay in Details, March 1998

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Graham on the type of roles she prefers: "As an actress it's fun to do rageful things. Most of the parts I read are for girlfriends who are nagging, needy and pathetic. They're all like 'Honey, stay with me! And don't endanger yourself! This movie is about all the exciting things that you're doing! I love you! Let's have a family together!' I just don't understand them. I have no idea where they're coming from." - quoted in The New York Times, April 12, 1998

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Director James Toback on Graham's reaction to his unconventional audition process for "Two Girls and a Guy": "I intentionally said a lot of things to her that were provocative. She not only picked up on it, but upped the ante several times. In fact, I began to think to myself, 'What would it take to shock her?' She seemed utterly ready to go with anything." - quoted in The New York Times, April 12, 1998

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Graham on love scenes: "Basically you are just kissing someone partially clothed. I would rather pretend to be having an orgasm than pretend someone's stabbing me 35 million times. It's a more pleasant image to conjure up." - quoted in Premiere, July 1999

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Director Gus Van Sant on Graham's strengths as an actress; "She was very good at playing dead. I think what she's best at are the specialty items, playing drunk, dead or Rollergirl. Those things are hard." - quoted in Premiere, July 1999

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