Heather Graham
American actress
Heather Graham
Heather Joan Graham is an American actress. After starring in various commercials, her first high-profile starring role came in 1988 with the teen comedy License to Drive, followed by her breakout role in Gus Van Sant's critically acclaimed 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy.
Biography
Heather Graham's personal information overview.
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Heather Graham Is Nostalgic For New York Days Of Old
Huffington Post - 4 months
Heather Graham currently stars in “My Dead Boyfriend,” a subversion of the classic romantic comedy. Much like the movies that dominated the genre it plays into, Graham’s latest flick takes place in 1990s New York City. The actress has lived in New York since 2001 and greatly appreciated being able to simply walk to set from her home to shoot the movie. “I’m from suburbia so to come to New York just seemed like a dream,” Graham told The Huffington Post in a conversation about this latest role. “I was just so excited.” In “My Dead Boyfriend,” Graham plays a New Yorker whose supposedly deadbeat boyfriend (John Corbett) unexpectedly dies. Through seeking out those who were close to him, she realizes her boyfriend lived a much fuller life than she thought, inspiring her to rethink her own choices. Over the course of the movie, Graham’s character runs into all sorts of classic New Yorkers, from musicians to dog walkers. “I think New York is so interesting, you can really reinvent ...
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15 Of The Worst Movies On Netflix According To Rotten Tomatoes
Huffington Post - 8 months
Netflix can be a treasure trove of hidden gems (see: "The Babadook," "Short Term 12"), but for every great movie there are about 10 terrible ones clogging your feed.  To help you weed out a few of the bad seeds, we've put together a list of the worst films on the streaming service, according to their Rotten Tomatoes ratings. (But hey, "worst" is subjective here. Who doesn't love watching a terrible movie every now and then?)  With each of these films earning a 0 percent rating, it doesn't really get any worse. Happy watching! 1. "United Passions" (2014) "United Passions," starring Gérard Depardieu, is all about the rise of the FIFA World Cup. According to Tim Appelo at TheWrap, it's "one of those rare films so unfathomably ghastly you could write a better one while sitting through its interminable 110 minutes." 2. "The Ridiculous 6" (2015) "The Ridiculous 6" -- Adam Sandler's comedy about six strangers who discover they have the sam ...
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Heather Graham Reminds Us Jennifer Lawrence Is 'An Exception' In Hollywood
Huffington Post - about 1 year
There's no question Jennifer Lawrence is currently riding a career high. The charmingly candid 25-year-old, who rocked the boat with her open letter about Hollywood's wage gap, just nabbed a Golden Globe for "Joy" (despite the film's lackluster reviews), topped Vulture's list of most valuable stars and continues to win our hearts with that likability factor that's so hard to describe. But, as actress Heather Graham reminded HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski, JLaw's quick rise is a rare sight to see for women in the industry. "Of course, Jennifer Lawrence is a total exception. She's great. She has this whole 'Hunger Games' [series], it's so popular. But I think those are the exception, rather than the rule," she said. "I think that's wonderful that that exists, but if you look at the absolute numbers, it's the exception. And if you look at the numbers of female directors in Hollywood, it's 7 percent … so that's not good." The "Hangover" actress lamented the limited ...
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Taryn Manning Isn't Troubled
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Taryn Manning has been cast as a lot of downtrodden characters in her career. There's an undeniable similarity between her roles in "8 Mile," "Crazy/Beautiful," "Crossroads," "Hustle & Flow" and now, "Orange Is the New Black." Maybe "downtrodden" isn't the right adjective. She switches off between a few different ones over the course of our interview. The women she plays are, in her words, "troubled" and "street smart," but she doesn't love those terms either. "It's because I'm not stereotypically ... ugh ... I'm not viewed as ... " Manning trails off explaining why she gets these roles. She has a ring on nearly every finger and they clink together as she clasps her hands. The word "beautiful" hangs in the air. Manning sits up straight and frowns. It's important she phrase this exactly right. "It hurts, getting beat down and being told in Hollywood, 'You're not pretty, you'll never play that girl,'" she says. "I've always heard that. I don't accept that, but over time ...
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'Strong Light of Day,' A Conversation With Jon Land
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Photo: Todd Stephens Jon Land is the prolific author of more than thirty-six books. His thriller novels include the Caitlin Strong series about a fifth-generation Texas Ranger, and the Ben Kamal and Danielle Barnea books about a Palestinian detective and an Israeli chief inspector of police. He also has penned the Blaine McCracken series, standalone novels, and non-fiction. Jon was a screenwriter for the 2005 film Dirty Deeds. He is active in the International Thriller Writers Organization. Strong Light of Day, the 7th in the Caitlin Strong series, has Caitlin and her lover, Cort Wesley Masters, learning that thirty high school students, including his son, have vanished during a field trip. In a separate development, a nearby rancher's entire herd of cattle has been decimated, picked clean to the bone. Linking these two seemingly disparate events is a plot by certain Russians to win a war they never stopped fighting. Billionaire Calum Dane's multinational conglomerate has ...
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Photos: Heather Graham Defies Her Age at 45
abc News - almost 2 years
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Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker Set to Perform on NBC’s “TODAY” Show
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
NBC currently has two musical guests listed for upcoming editions of its “TODAY” Show, and both are solo country performers. Cole Swindell, whose performance is nearest, is slated for the March 25 episode. Swindell’s “TODAY” Show gig will come just days after his latest single “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” is officially named the number one song at country radio. Darius Rucker is also scheduled for an upcoming “TODAY” Showcase. NBC has the “Homegrown Honey” artist listed for its Tuesday, March 31 installment. NBC’s full “TODAY” listings follow: Monday, March 23 (7-9 a.m.) The cast of Mad Men on Today. Al Pacino on Danny Collins. The cast of Furious 7 on Today. Today’s Kitchen. (9-10 a.m.) The cast of Furious 7 on Today. Pop Fix. Waterproof spring fashion. Harlan Coben on his book, The Stranger. (10-11 a.m.) The cast of Mad Men on Today. Monte Durham on Say Yes to the Prom. Joy Fit Club. Favorite Things. Tuesday, March 24 (7-9 a.m.) Pretty Woman cast reunion. Keir Simmo ...
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Flowers in the Attic: Upon Leaving the Attic
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Flowers in the Attic was on Lifetime last night. Again: Flowers in the Attic. Lifetime! Lest we settle here (of course, if it were on, it would be on Lifetime) - the television adaptation of V.C. Andrews' notorious cult-classic book from 1979 stars Heather Graham as Corrine; Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper [sorry]) as Cathy, and Ellen Burstyn as Olivia. A background, and the controversy: Flowers in the Attic opens with the Dollangangers, a charmed family of two parents and four children who are all blond-haired and blue-eyed. The father, Chris Sr., is killed in an accident, and the mother, Corrine, discovers that they've been too busy being beautiful and taxing mental acuity with alliterative names to learn a job skill or to save money, so she moves herself and the brood (Chris Jr., Cathy, and twins Cory and Carrie) back to the mansion of her wealthy, estranged parents, Olivia and Malcolm. During the reconciliation, the children must be kept secret in the attic. Corrine's parents are f ...
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'Flowers in the Attic': Troubling Tale Comes to TV, Sequel in Works
Buddy TV - about 3 years
V.C. Andrews' controversial novel, Flowers in the Attic, is coming to Lifetime tonight in a new adaption written for television. The movie stars Heather Graham (Scrubs), Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals), Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Mason Dye (Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader) and Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black).
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Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic Is a Family Affair
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Fans of V.C. Andrews' 1979 novel Flowers in the Attic likely began salivating when news broke last year that Lifetime was planning a movie adaptation of the teen incest story. The tale involves teens Cathy (Shipka) and Chris Dollanganger (Mason Dye), who go with their mother and younger twin siblings to live at their grandparents' mansion after their father is killed in a car accident. While their mother Corinne (Heather Graham) tries to get back in her father's good graces, her children are locked in a secret room upstairs - we won't spoil for novices why their identities must be kept hidden - and are fed sparingly by their uber-religious, abusive grandmother (Burstyn). The sexual tension between the teen siblings is appropriately disturbing, even though it at times feels more like they're a couple on a blind date rather than siblings who have grown up together. [...] apparently bloodlines can compensate for a lack of chemistry, and the (spoiler alert) sex scene between Chris a ...
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I Love Television™
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
Hey Brits, stop hoarding our Sherlock! by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Today some jerk said to me, "Unnghh, the world is so PC now. You can't make fun of ANYBODY." To which I replied, "We can still make fun of anus-faces like YOU." Jokes have offended people (and sometimes rightly so) since the dawn of time—you're just hearing about it now because the world has a bullhorn (called the internet), which will loudly notify you when you're an anus-faced pee-hole. Here's a general rule of thumb for making fun of people: Choose someone of your rank in society or higher. Say you're a handsome, straight frat boy. Can you make fun of the pope? YES, YOU CAN. Can you make fun of Donald Trump? YES, YOU CAN. Can you make fun of an overweight, poor person who's gay? NO, YOU CAN'T—and unless you enjoy making simpering apologies to millions of people on the internet, you might want to shut the fuck up. That being said, it's completely, absolutely fine to ma ...
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The New 'Flowers In The Attic' Trailer Is All Kinds Of Crazy Good
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Lifetime has cranked up the crazy in the new trailer for their upcoming version of "Flowers in the Attic." V.C. Andrews' original dark, terrifying and incest-filled novel was published in 1979, and later turned into a campy cult movie nearly a decade later. Now Lifetime has come to give the twisted tale of the Dollanganger children the faithful adaptation it deserves. Check out the trailer above which shows Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn competing for Mother of the Year, and Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men") lusting after her own brother. And you thought your family was dramatic! "Flowers in the Attic" airs Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime.
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'Flowers In The Attic' Trailer: Lifetime Takes On V.C. Andrews Novel
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lifetime's "Flowers In The Attic" has a spooky new trailer. The hyped adaptation of V.C. Andrews' classic novel will premiere on Lifetime on January 18. In the preview above, Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men") and Mason Dye ("Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader") star as twins who develop a love affair while trapped in the family attic. Featuring an all-star cast -- Heather Graham plays the twins' negligent mother and Academy Award-winner, Ellen Burstyn, is completely terrifying as the twins' abusive grandmother -- the trailer promises everything a Lifetime movie should: sex, terror and a whole lot of OMG-moments. "Flowers in the Attic" premieres on Jan. 18 on Lifetime.
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Publishers Weekly Bestsellers: The Week's Hottest Reads
Huffington Post - over 3 years
-- Copyright 5/8 2013 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 9/29/13, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8 2013 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. "The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) 3. "W Is for Wasted" by Sue Grafton (Putnam) 4. "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf) 5. "Never Go Back" by Lee Child (Delacorte) 6. "Deadline" by Sandra Brown (Grand Central) 7. "The Quest" by Nelson DeMille (Hachette/Center Street) 8. "Thankless in Death" by J.D. Robb (Putnam) 9. "The Final Cut" by Catherine Coulter (Putnam) 10. "Inferno" by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 11. "The Mayan Secrets" by Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry (Putnam) 12. "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 13. "A Seaside Christmas" by Sherryl Woods (Mira) 14. "Christmas on 4th Street" by Susan Mallery (Harlequin) 15. "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. "Killing Jesus" by Bill O'Reilly, Ma ...
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Worst-Dressed List: Kate Bosworth Is In Desperate Need Of A Tailor (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On this week's worst-dressed list, we noticed a few reoccurring patterns. Stars skipped out on a trip to the tailor, resulting in baggy tops and sagging pants (yes, we're looking at you, Kate Bosworth and Blake Lively). Others thought they would try their hand at the feather trend, only to overdo it completely (better luck next time, Mischa Barton). Though there were numerous offensive looks this week, the worst belongs to Brooke Shields. The model-turned-actress wore a brown dress with not one redeeming feature -- Shields, you should fire your stylist! Check out our picks for worst-dressed of the week and let us know if you agree. Blake Lively Okay, what happened here? First of all, this sparkly drop-waist jumpsuit is all wrong on the young star -- where are the sexy dresses we are used to seeing her in? The biggest issue here is fit. The pants are far too large and the trim on the top is making this ensemble look like a gymnastics leotard. Brooke Shields This shade o ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Heather Graham
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 44
    In 2014, she starred in the second adaption of the V. C. Andrews novel Flowers in the Attic on the Lifetime network.
    More Details Hide Details She played the character of Corrine Dollanganger; an evil mother who locks her four children in an attic in order to receive an inheritance from her dying father. Graham also appeared in two TV-movie sequels based on the V.C. Andrews' series: Petals on the Wind and If There Be Thorns; continuing to play the role of Corrine Dollanganger. She appeared in the final season of Californication as the mother of David Duchovny's long-lost son. Besides her acting work, Graham is also an activist who serves as a public advocate for Children International.
  • 2012
    Age 42
    In 2012 she was a member of the jury of the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 40
    In 2010, she starred in Boogie Woogie, followed by roles in the unsuccessful films Father of Invention, 5 Days of War, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (all 2011) and About Cherry (2012).
    More Details Hide Details Graham voiced the character of Antonia Bayle in the online role-playing game EverQuest 2. She played Meredith Crown in At Any Price, which stars Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron and was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, and later screened as an official selection at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. Upcoming roles include mob lawyer Annette Stratton-Osborne in Behaving Badly and short story writer Mary Bellanova in My Dead Boyfriend (both 2014). She wrote a comedy screenplay called Half Magic, which she stated she wants to direct. She said the story focuses on "these female friends and sexuality and about people having a sense of shame about sexuality and learning how to have a healthier attitude about it It also deals with male/female relationships and sexism".
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In 2009, Graham played the stripper with a heart of gold, Jade, in The Hangover, which was released to critical and box office success.
    More Details Hide Details She won the role after Lindsay Lohan turned it down. Though she did not return for the sequel The Hangover Part II, she reprised her role in the final installment of the trilogy, The Hangover Part III.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    To promote Emily's Reasons Why Not, she had posed for a Life Magazine cover story, printed weeks in advance of the assumed series schedule, referring to her as "TV's sexiest star" which appeared in the January 27, 2006 issue.
    More Details Hide Details Graham is often cast in sexual roles including those of Felicity Shagwell (Austin Powers: The Spy who Shagged Me), porn stars Rollergirl (Boogie Nights) and Sharonna (The Guru), prostitute Mary Kelly (From Hell), porn director Margaret (About Cherry) and stripper Jade (The Hangover and The Hangover, Part III). She stated she finds these types of roles and the issue of sexuality fascinating, and believes that "our culture sends out mixed messages to women about sex. Are women supposed to be sexually alive people, or are we supposed to be 'good' mothers who would never do those things?" and that she likes "the fact some of my roles maybe help people open their minds about the way they think about sex". Due to her portrayals of sexual characters and nudity in films she has been described as "completely up for it".
    In 2006, she co-starred in Bobby as Angela; the film's cast was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
    More Details Hide Details During this period Graham also spoke about developing a comedy film titled The Accidental Virgin which would have focused on "female sexual confusion", telling the story of a woman who hasn't had sex in a year. The film has not been made. She also stated she would be interested in directing in the future if there is "something that, its burning in my mind that I need to do". On television, Graham played herself in an episode of the TV series Sex and the City. She was given special guest-star status on nine episodes of NBC-TV's Scrubs during its fourth season (2004–2005), and also appeared as George Michael Bluth's ethics teacher in an episode of Fox's television series, Arrested Development in 2004. She played Emily Sanders in Emily's Reasons Why Not, however, the sitcom was canceled after airing only one episode.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    Her 2005 film Mary holds a 63% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, her first "Fresh" film since Bowfinger.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered at the 2005 Venice Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize as well as three smaller awards. The film also played at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, Deauville Film Festival and San Sebastián International Film Festival and co-starred Juliette Binoche, Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard and Matthew Modine.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    In 2003, she starred with Joseph Fiennes in Chen Kaige's English-language debut film Killing Me Softly, which received overwhelmingly negative response from critics and a 0% at Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus being: "Respected director Chen Kaige's first English-language film is a spectacularly misguided erotic thriller, with ludicrous plot twists and cringe-worthy dialogue".
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, the site also rated it No. 12 on the countdown of the worst films over the last ten years.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    Graham's other appearances in mainstream fare include playing a fictionalized version of the Jack the Ripper murder victim Mary Kelly in the 2001 film From Hell, starring Johnny Depp; Anger Management (2003), starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson; the Farrelly Brothers comedy Say It Isn't So (2001), opposite Sally Field; The Guru, co-starring Jimi Mistry and Hope Springs (2003), co-starring Colin Firth.
    More Details Hide Details During this period, Graham starred in the independent films Gray Matters, Broken, Adrift in Manhattan (all 2007) and Miss Conception (2008), which received negative-to-mixed reviews and most of them went largely unnoticed at the box-office.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 30
    The 2000 film Committed was her first starring vehicle.
    More Details Hide Details She played Joline, a devoted-beyond-reason young wife looking for the husband who left her. While the film itself received mixed-to-negative reviews, critics felt that "Graham shows she can play a central character" but noted "she's not enough to make Committed successful". The following year she co-starred as Annie Matthews, an unhappily married woman, in Edward Burns' Sidewalks of New York.
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Also in 1999, Graham co-starred as Daisy in the movie Bowfinger, opposite Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy.
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    She starred as Felicity Shagwell in the 1999 sequel Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, which was a box-office hit.
    More Details Hide Details Shagwell is one of her best-known roles and became a fan favorite. Her turn as Shagwell also earned her a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Actress. She appeared in the music video for Lenny Kravitz's cover of "American Woman".
  • 1995
    Age 25
    In 1995 she starred as Jackie in the poorly received Desert Winds and guest-starred in an episode of the television series Fallen Angels.
    More Details Hide Details She had a small but important role in Swingers (1996), where she played Lorraine, Jon Favreau's love interest. She also played a small role as Maggie Bowen in "Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story" (1996). Graham's popularity significantly increased after she appeared as Brandi, a young porn star, nicknamed Rollergirl, in Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed, award-winning Boogie Nights (1997). The cast received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The same year she also starred in the Gregg Araki film Nowhere, and had a cameo in the horror hit Scream 2. She was subsequently cast in Two Girls and a Guy (1998), a film mainly based upon dialogue between the characters which was shot in 11 days, which co-starred Robert Downey Jr. and Natasha Gregson; and the sci-fi film Lost in Space, which was met with mostly negative reviews and bombed at the box-office, making only $69,117,629 when its production budget was $80 million. The cast was signed on for sequels that have not yet been made.
  • 1992
    Age 22
    Following the show's cancellation, Graham reprised the role of Blackburn in the 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
    More Details Hide Details She featured in Diggstown (1992), alongside James Woods; the well-received Six Degrees of Separation (1993), alongside Will Smith; and The Ballad of Little Jo (1993), alongside Ian McKellen before re-teaming with Gus Van Sant for the critically panned film adaption of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, alongside Uma Thurman. The same year she co-starred as Mary Kennedy Taylor in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 19
    In 1989, Graham was featured in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy as Nadine, a young drug-addicted friend of the two main characters (played by Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch).
    More Details Hide Details Her performance gave her career an initial boost and earned her a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. She rejected a steady role in a TV soap opera and a three-picture deal with a major studio because she thought it would be too restrictive. After Drugstore Cowboy she appeared in Lawrence Kasdan's dark comedy I Love You to Death (1990), alongside William Hurt and Keanu Reeves and the rock-and-roll coming-of-age film Shout (1991), for which she received a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Actress Starring in a Motion Picture. After co-starring with Benicio Del Toro in a Calvin Klein commercial directed by David Lynch, the director cast her as Annie Blackburn in Twin Peaks, where she appeared in the final six episodes.
  • 1988
    Age 18
    Her first high-profile starring role came in the 1988 Corey Haim/Corey Feldman vehicle License to Drive, as a popular girl named Mercedes Lane, who serves as the love interest of Haim's character.
    More Details Hide Details Her efforts won her a Young Artist Award nomination in the Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy category. Her strict parents forbade her to accept a role in the black comedy Heathers (1988), which had an expletive-rich script. The same year she had an uncredited appearance as Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother in Twins (during the laboratory conception flashback).
  • 1987
    Age 17
    Then she appeared in numerous television commercials, and an episode of the sitcom Growing Pains in 1987.
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  • 1986
    Age 16
    In 1986, she appeared on a special "Teen Week" episode of the NBC game show Scrabble.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 0
    Born on January 29, 1970.
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