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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 7 May 1952The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameAmy I. Heckerling

Mini Bio (1)

Amy Heckerling studied Film and TV at New York University and got a Masters Degree in Film from The American Film Institute. Despite this education she couldn't get a break in Hollywood. However, in 1982, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and people started to take notice. In 1987, while Amy was pregnant, she got the idea for Look Who's Talking (1989). In 1994, Amy wrote Clueless (1995). Amy is a liberal and also an environmentalist and helps environmental charities whenever she can.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amy Heckerling Fan Club

Spouse (2)

Neal Israel (22 July 1984 - 1985) (divorced) (1 child)
David Brandt (7 November 1981 - 1983) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Dated Bronson Pinchot (1993-1997). They split up shortly after getting engaged.
Her NYU student film co-starred one of her classmates at the time - über-producer Joel Silver.
Three of her movies were made into TV series. Fast Times (1986) based on Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) lasted less than a season; the short-lived Baby Talk (1991) was based on Look Who's Talking (1989); and Clueless (1996) (Clueless (1995)), which ran for a season on ABC and two more seasons on UPN.
Grew up in an apartment building in The Bronx that was filled with Holocaust survivors.
Suffered anorexia.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter Mollie Sara Israel (aka Mollie Israel) on September 5, 1985. Child's father is her ex-2nd husband, Neal Israel.

Personal Quotes (7)

Bitterness is so ugly. I don't want to go there.
Hollywood is the dream factory, and no one dreams about older women.
Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
If you look at all the pictures of women in magazines, everybody's got a forehead that looks like a billboard. Completely blank.
A lot of my movies were completely destroyed by the censors, who can be pretty arbitrary. They're not completely fair with how they treat one person vs. another.
I don't know what goes on behind my back... I always feel like, if you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything.
You could go out with a camcorder tomorrow and make a movie with virtually no money, but promoting a tiny low-budget movie costs $20 million. And the money they spend on the big movies is astronomical.

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