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HEATHER GRAHAM
BIOGRAPHY

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Heather Graham discovered her passion for acting at an early age and caught the attention of filmmakers with her breakout role in Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Her unforgettable roles in Boogie Nights and in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me have become cinematic icons. Having starred in film, television and theatre, she recently added the role of producer to her list of accomplishments.

She stars alongside an A-list cast in Emilio Estevez’ ensemble film Bobby, about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, which premieres at the AFI Film Festival. Also this year, she starred in several independent films -- Gray Matters with Bridget Moynahan; the drama Broken opposite Jeremy Sisto; the comedy The OH in Ohio with Paul Rudd and Parker Posey; and Adrift in Manhattan opposite Victor Rasuk for director Alfredo De Villa.

Earlier this year, Graham executive produced and starred in her first feature film Cake, a romantic comedy also starring Sandra Oh and Cheryl Hines. In 2004/2005, she received rave reviews for her guest-starring stint on the critically acclaimed series Scrubs.

Throughout her career, Graham has starred opposite some of the industry’s most respected actors and directors. Her performances include a doe-eyed girl in Swingers opposite Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn; an ambitious young actress in Frank Oz’s Bowfinger with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy; the tragic Mary Kelly in Albert and Allen Hughes’ From Hell opposite Johnny Depp, as well as Roller Girl in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights, in which she received the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and Felicity Shagwell in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, starring opposite Mike Myers.

Her other film credits include The Guru opposite Marisa Tomei, Hope Springs opposite Colin Firth, Committed with Luke Wilson, Ed Burn’s ensemble Sidewalks of New York, James Toback’s Two Girls and a Guy with Robert Downey, Jr., Lost in Space with Gary Oldman and William Hurt, and Six Degrees of Separation starring Will Smith.

Graham made her stage debut off-Broadway in Playwrights Horizons’ Recent Tragic Events. She received the 1999 ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow.

She currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.