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    • Heather used to have pierced ears, but has now let the holes in her ears close up and so can't wear pierced earrings.

    • During a 2003 photoshoot for photographer Sam Jones, Heather was levitated several feet into the air by a magician who also, later in the shoot, sawed her in half.

    • Send Heather Graham fan mail to:
      Heather Graham
      United Talent Agency
      9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor
      Beverly Hills, CA 90212
      USA

    • Heather's most publicized television show/appearance was her TV show flop, Emily's Reasons Why Not which lasted only a single episode.

    • Heather's first award nomination was a Young Artist Award for "Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy" for her role in License to Drive in 1988, but she didn't win.

    • In 2000, Heather won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for "Favorite Actress - Comedy" for her role in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. She was also nominated for a Saturn Award and a Kids Choice Award for the same role.

    • Heather was considered for the lead role in Heathers (1989) but turned it down, perhaps because of her parents' distaste for sexual films. The role then went to Winona Ryder.

    • Heather attended High School with two members of the band Linkin Park, Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda, who were two years behind her.

    • Heather's younger sister, Aimee Graham, is also an actress.

    • After graduating High School, Heather worked briefly as an usher at the Hollywood Bowl.

    • Despite her strict Catholic upbringing, Heather has expressed belief in more New Age and Eastern beliefs.

    • Heather's parents are strictly Catholic and did not want her to take part in any film which dealt with sex. She and her parents are now estranged, perhaps due to her choice of roles.

    • Heather's father, Jim, is a retired FBI agent.

    • Heather is 5' 8" (1.73m) tall.

    • During the mid-nineties, Heather dated former New Wave singer Adam Ant.

    • Heather has played a porn actress twice: in The Guru (2002) and Boogie Nights (1997).

    • For hobbies, Heather enjoys yoga and cooking.

    • Heather dropped out of UCLA after her sophomore year to pursue acting.

    • Heather graduated in 1988 from Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, California.

    • Heather had to turn down the female lead in the film Rounders (1998) because of scheduling conflicts.

    • Was voted "Most Talented" by her Agoura High School class.

    • Heather has been included in many "sexiest" or "most beautiful" lists including the following:
      2000 - People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."
      2000 - FHM's "100 Sexiest Women" (#40)
      2001 - FHM's "100 Sexiest Women" (#95)
      2002 - FHM's "100 Sexiest Women" (#96)
      2005 - Ask Men's "99 Most Desirable Women" (#64)
      2005 - FHM South Africa's "100 Sexiest Women" (#94)
      2007 - People Magazine's "100 Most Beautiful People in the World" - "Beauty at Every Age" section, for age 37
      2009 - AIM's "100 Hottest Blondes" (#13)

    • She was fired from the movie Scorchers.

    • As a kid, she used to sneak out of her house through the doggie door.

    • Heather briefly dated actor, Heath Ledger.

    • During her teen years, Heather worked for a time at Toys R Us.

    • Heather won an MTV Movie Award for "Best Breakthrough Performance" for her role in Boogie Nights. She was also nominated for a SAG award in 1998 for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture for the same film.

  • Quotes

    • Heather Graham: (on her relationship breakdown with her parents after filming "Boogie Nights") Boogie Nights was quite explicit and my parents were horrified. They didn't really want to hear my point of view, and thought that, because I took the part, then I was like that in real life. It would be nice if I did have a good relationship with my family, and yes, part of me longs to have a mom and dad who love and accept me for who I am. But if they never do, it's OK. I've learned to take care of myself.

    • Heather Graham: 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.

    • Heather Graham: I thought I needed to be successful to be somebody. At the same time, growing up in a strict household, it was like, "Don't ever do a movie with sex in it. Don't do anything risky because we don't want to be embarrassed by you." But then I started to do things to make me happy. You figure out who you are and accept it.

    • Heather Graham: Whenever I meet people who seem really sweet and unassuming, I kind of wonder about them.

    • Heather Graham: I'm a nice Catholic girl, just like Madonna.

    • Heather Graham: I gravitate to the rejects.

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