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Heather Graham

Highest Rated:   100% Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% My Dead Boyfriend (2016)
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Birthplace:   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Blonde-haired, blue-eyed, and possessing a certain bodacious je ne sais quoi, Heather Graham has had one of the more inspiring career trajectories of the 1990s. After debuting in 1988's License to Drive, which featured the two Coreys (Haim and Feldman) and little else, Graham worked in relative obscurity for years before hitting it big in a string of successful films, including Swingers, Boogie Nights, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Originally hailing from the Midwest, Graham was born in Milwaukee, WI, on January 29, 1970. The elder of two girls (younger sister Aimee is also an actress), Graham led a fairly itinerant childhood thanks to her father's job with the F.B.I. A quiet, unpopular girl, by her own account, Graham became interested in acting at a young age. She had her first role, as Dorothy, in a school production of The Wizard of Oz and remained active in the theater throughout high school, winning the title of Most Talented from her peers. After high school, Graham packed up and headed to Los Angeles, where she discovered that talented as she may have been, it was no guarantee of employment. She worked a variety of odd jobs, including a stint as an usher at the Hollywood Bowl, before making her 1988 film debut in License to Drive as the object of Corey Haim's desire. The following year, Graham's career began to travel in a more auspicious direction when she was cast as a doomed drug addict in Gus Van Sant's critically acclaimed Drugstore Cowboy. Despite winning raves for her performance, stardom eluded Graham, as her subsequent film roles were largely incidental. However, she did win a recurring role on the TV series Twin Peaks in 1990, and the following year, starred in the widely celebrated made-for-TV movie O Pioneers!. In 1992, Graham had a supporting role in Diggstown, the most notable effect of which was a relationship with co-star James Woods, who was twice her age. After appearing in a few more films of varying quality (Six Degrees of Separation [1993] at one end of the spectrum and 1994's Don't Do It, which paired her with Drugstore boyfriend James LeGros, at the other), the actress finally got a break with the 1996 hit Swingers, appearing in a small but memorable role as the girl of Jon Favreau's dreams. The part marked the beginning of an upswing in Graham's career; in the following year she had a bit part in the movie-within-a-movie in Scream 2, which led to her inclusion on a Rolling Stone cover featuring the movie's assorted Hot Young Things, and also had her breakthrough role in Boogie Nights. As Rollergirl, an underdressed, oversexed, coke-snorting young porn actress, Graham made an indelible impression on audiences everywhere. In 1997 she also starred in Gregg Araki's Nowhere, in which she did little except have copious amounts of sex with the similarly golden-tressed Ryan Phillippe, and Two Girls and a Guy, a critically acclaimed piece that featured her as one of the title's two girls opposite Robert Downey Jr.'s guy.Unfortunately, Graham's first big-budget undertaking, the 1998 sci-fi film Lost in Space, was swallowed in a deep pit of critical and commercial quicksand. The actress more than rebounded the following year, however, earning top billing in two films, the Steve Martin comedy Bowfinger and the eagerly awaited Austin Powers sequel Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. The same year Graham earned the 1999 ShoWest convention's Female Star of Tomorrow title.Though she appeared to be on a track toward superstardom as the a new decade and millennium unfolded, a string of duds (From Hell, The Guru, Killing Me Softly, etc.) derailed Graham's career a bit. As many actors in her position often do, she decided to give television a try. Unfortunately, like much of her film work of the period, the ABC comedy Emily's Reasons Why Not was met with little excitement from critics audiences alike, and the heavily hyped series was cancelled after a single episode. Her recurring role on the comedy

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
56% Last Rampage
  • Dorothy
2017
33% Wetlands
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Half Magic
  • Director
  • Honey
  • Screenwriter
2017
0% My Dead Boyfriend
  • Mary
2016
No Score Yet If There Be Thorns
  • Corinne
2015
62% Goodbye to All That
  • Stephanie
2014
41% Horns
  • Veronica
$0.6M 2014
0% Behaving Badly
  • Annette Stratton-Osborne
2014
No Score Yet Petals on the Wind
  • Corrine
2014
52% Flowers in the Attic
  • Corrine
2014
No Score Yet Compulsion
  • Amy
2013
20% The Hangover Part III
  • Jade
$112.2M 2013
52% At Any Price
  • Meredith Crown
$0.3M 2013
10% About Cherry
  • Margaret
$3.3k 2012
0% Father of Invention
  • Phoebe
2011
32% 5 Days Of War
  • Miriam Eisner
$17.7k 2011
19% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
  • Aunt Opal
$15.1M 2011
59% Scream 4
  • Casey
$38.2M 2011
No Score Yet Son Of Morning
  • Josephine Tuttle
2011
33% Boogie Woogie
  • Beth Freemantle
2010
No Score Yet The Flying Machine
  • Georgie
2010
79% The Hangover
  • Jade
$277.4M 2009
No Score Yet ExTerminators
  • Alex
2009
No Score Yet Baby on Board
  • Angela Marks
2008
59% Mary
  • Elizabeth Younger
2008
8% Miss Conception
  • Georgina
2008
12% Broken
  • Hope
2007
44% Adrift in Manhattan
  • Rose Phipps
2007
8% Gray Matters
  • Gray
2007
46% Bobby
  • Angela
$11.1M 2006
22% The Oh in Ohio
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Cake
  • Executive Producer
  • Pippa McGee
2006
No Score Yet Blessed
  • Samantha Howard
2004
43% Anger Management
  • Kendra
$133.8M 2003
0% Killing Me Softly
  • Alice
2003
25% Hope Springs
  • Mandy
2003
57% The Guru
  • Sharonna
$2.9M 2002
57% Sidewalks of New York
  • Annie
$2.2M 2001
57% From Hell
  • Mary Kelly
$30.7M 2001
9% Say It Isn't So
  • Jo
$4.9M 2001
45% Committed
  • Joline
2000
81% Bowfinger
  • Daisy
1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Felicity Shagwell
1999
52% Two Girls and a Guy
  • Carla
1998
27% Lost in Space
  • Judy
1998
81% Scream 2
  • `Stab' Casey
1997
93% Boogie Nights
  • Rollergirl
1997
27% Nowhere
  • Lilith
1997
87% Swingers
  • Lorraine
1996
50% Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story
  • Maggie
1996
No Score Yet Bullet Hearts
  • Actor
1996
22% Desert Winds
  • Jackie
1995
No Score Yet Terrified
  • Olive
1995
74% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)
  • Mary Kennedy
1994
22% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Cowgirl Heather
1994
No Score Yet Don't Do It
  • Suzanna
1994
88% Six Degrees of Separation
  • Elizabeth
1993
73% The Ballad of Little Jo
  • Mary Addie
1993
61% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me
  • Annie Blackburn
1992
54% Diggstown
  • Emily
1992
No Score Yet Guilty as Charged
  • Kimberly
1992
No Score Yet Shout
  • Sara
1991
No Score Yet O Pioneers
  • Young Alexandra
1991
56% I Love You to Death
  • Bridget
1990
100% Drugstore Cowboy
  • Nadine
1989
34% Twins
  • Young Mary Ann Benedict (uncredited)
1988
17% License to Drive
  • Mercedes
1988
No Score Yet Student Exchange
  • Dorrie
1987
40% Mrs. Soffel
  • Factory Girl
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
65% Law & Order: True Crime
2017
  • Judalon Smyth
  • 2017
42% Flaked
2016
  • Tilly
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
No Score Yet Angie Tribeca
2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Julia
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Molly Clock Dr. Molly Clock
  • 2005
  • 2004
87% Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Beth
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1999
93% Twin Peaks
1990
  • Annie Blackburne Annie Blackburn
  • 1991
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Samantha Cindy
  • 1987
No Score Yet Studio City
2015
  • Stevie

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