Heather Graham

(Heather Joan Graham)

Heather Graham
Heather Graham
  • Born: January 29, 1970
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress

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Heather Joan Graham is an American actress. After appearing in television commercials, her first starring role in a feature film came with the teen comedy License to Drive (1988), followed by the critically acclaimed film Drugstore Cowboy (1989), which gained her initial industry notice. She then played supporting roles in films such as Shout (1991), Diggstown (1992), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Swingers (1996) and on the television series Twin Peaks (1991) and its prequel film Fire Walk with Me (1992), before gaining critical praise in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights (1997) as porn starlet Brandy, aka Rollergirl. In 1999, she co-starred in Bowfinger and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

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Gosh, it's so fun to do a movie where there's nothing dark happening in it.
I admire those people who hold on to their elegance in old age but I'd rather have fun.
I basically think that I'm a fairly nice, normal person with just a few eccentricities.
I don't need to try so hard to be someone else.
I guess you just feel like there's a whole story that's not being told in movies. You're only seeing the macho guy version of a story that from the woman's side, may be completely different. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I just try to take the best opportunities that I can get.
I like doing yoga. I do yoga three times a week and I do Pilates twice.
I practice transcendental meditation and there is a phase where you're meant to lift off the ground.
I think if you're an actor you kind of have to be willing to look stupid.
I think it might be nice to date someone not in the business. Business, Commerce & Finance
I think you have to be honest and not try to be somebody that you really aren't.
I try to get 11 or 12 hours of sleep a night. It sounds excessive but that's really what I need.
I want to be able to fly like a superhero. I won't be happy until I can fly across oceans and cities, saving people from being murdered.
I watched movies and thought, 'I want to be in movies,' and wanted to be an actor. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I wish that there were more female driven films, female-centric films being made.
I work out a lot and I do yoga and I do Pilates and I'm kind of athletic. I've taken dance classes, but at the same point I'm just a total klutz. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'd have made a terrible nun.
I'd like to think I could do something great - a performance like Meryl Streep's in 'Sophie's Choice' - at some point in my life. At the same time, though, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to be great. Life ;Time
I'm a good Catholic girl in the way that Madonna is. In the sense that I'm not that good at all.
It would be nice if I did have a good relationship with my family, and yes, part of me longs to have a mum and dad who love and accept me for who I am. But if they never do, it's OK. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
It's good to be able to be a leading lady, to be a romantic lead, to play opposite people who are talented, and charismatic and stuff. Romantic
I've learnt to take care of myself.
The funny thing is, I look at these magazines that make me so insecure and neurotic, but I'm in them! Humor
The ultimate fun is doing nothing. I like doing nothing with people I like - maybe just eating, hanging out and talking.
There are less opportunities for women. Women
There's not a lot of stories for women told by women in a very real, true voice. Women
To be honest, I feel like I think too much. So I like working out because it makes me kind of relax.
Whenever I meet people who seem really sweet and unassuming, I kind of wonder about them.