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Overview (2)

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Heather Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She got her start in acting when she was cast as an extra in the Francis Ford Coppola films The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983), which were both filmed in Tulsa. Her scenes were deleted from the final cut of both films. While studying at Stanford University, she rose to international prominence when Wes Craven cast her as Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). After a string of television guest appearances, she returned as Nancy in the 1987 sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Subsequently, she became known for her role as the moralistic Marie Lubbock on the ABC television series Just the Ten of Us (1987), a spin-off of the popular ABC situation comedy Growing Pains (1985) (on which she guest-starred), from 1988 to 1990. In 1994, she portrayed fictionalized versions of herself in New Nightmare (1994) and the figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (1994). The following year, she had a supporting role as the reporter Christy Carruthers in the horror film The Demolitionist (1995). She served as executive producer and narrator for the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010), followed by roles in The Butterfly Room (2012), Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), and Truth or Dare (2017). She has since starred in a variety of independent films. She co-owns AFX Studio; a company responsible for the special effects for films such as Dawn of the Dead (2004) and The Cabin in the Woods (2012). She has been married to David LeRoy Anderson since 1990. They have two children. She was previously married to Alan Pasqua.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (2)

David LeRoy Anderson (1990 - present) ( 2 children)
Alan Pasqua (16 March 1985 - 1987) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Piercing and expressive blue eyes
Nancy Thompson from the Nightmare on Elm Street films

Trivia (26)

Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1982.
Her father is a petroleum attorney and her mother is an artist.
During the mid-1980s, she and Shelley Fabares teamed up in a Murder, She Wrote (1984)-style pilot for a television series, Suburban Beat (1985). They were cast as housewives who solved mysteries.
She has a degree in English from Stanford University.
Langenkamp's voice appears three times in the song "Are You Ready for Freddy" by the Fat Boys, which plays at the end of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988). In the full version of the song, you can hear her say, "Don't fall asleep", very faintly right before the first chorus. The other two lines in the song are "Fred Krueger, Mom. Fred Krueger." and "He's burned, and he wears a weird hat, and a red and green sweater really dirty.".
It took her seven years to receive her English degree from Stanford University because she was working at the same time.
Charlie Sheen was the best man at her wedding to David LeRoy Anderson, Sheen's friend from high school.
Is a member of the PTA, and leads a local beach-cleanup effort.
Is an avid photographer.
Founded the Malibu Gum Factory, which sells chewing gum packaged with trading cards depicting local surfing stars. She left the company in 2004.
In Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Heather played a 15-year-old girl. In a particular scene, after her character has experienced some bizarre events and is rather beaten down, she looks in a mirror and says, "God, I look 20-years-old." The joke here is that even though Heather was playing a 15-year-old, she was actually 20 years old.
Resembles Nancy Kerrigan and even played her in Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (1994)
Her first feature role was in Nickel Mountain (1984)
Parents are Robert Dobie and Mary Alice Langenkamp.
Graduated from the National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C.
Was set to star in Cursed (2005), but when the movie was being re-shot and re-written, some of the actors including herself couldn't return to re-shoot their scenes. Heather herself was pressed for time and couldn't return to do her scenes all over again.
She has German, Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry. Her Langenkamp family line traces back to Germany.
Ranked #6 on Maxim's "Hottest Women of Horror Movies" list.
Although widely believed by some, she was never asked to reprise her role as Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985).
Older sister of Daniel Langenkamp (born circa 1969); as of 2001 was a graduate student matriculating in Pakistan. Older sister of Matthew Langenkamp (born circa 1967); works in Hong Kong. Older sister of Lucy Langenkamp (born circa 1975); as of 2001 was studying art in Tibet.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a son David Atticus Anderson on May 24, 1991. Child's father is her 2nd husband, David LeRoy Anderson.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 30, a daughter Isabelle Eve Anderson on December 24, 1994. Child's father is her 2nd husband, David LeRoy Anderson.
Co-owner and operator (with husband, David LeRoy Anderson) of AFX Studio - a full service Special Make-Up Effects shop located in Panorama City, California.
Currently lives in Malibu, California.
Friends with Tuesday Knight and Lisa Wilcox.
Had praised her mentor John Saxon for her humble beginnings as an actor.

Personal Quotes (9)

When I'm around actresses who've put their careers at the top of their priorities, we don't have much in common.
I'm not rich or famous, and it doesn't bother me.
I do like acting, but it is just something that I do on the side, being rich and famous is not a priority for me. I have my husband, my kids, my parents, my brothers and sisters, my home and enough money. I don't need to be this rich and famous millionaire actress, I am quite happy with what I have and I can't think of anything that might be lacking from my life
Doing Nightmare didn't really help my career much because people have a stuffy mentality about horror films. I kind of feel what a porno actress might feel, trying to tell everyone how great her movie was.
[on Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (1994)] I bet she detested that movie. I'm sure she hated it because everyone was just taking advantage of this tragedy in her own life. She never gained anything from all that. But I do think I'll have an opportunity to meet her someday, and I thought, "God, I wish they'd re-air that show because I'd like to see it and I don't have a tape of it." It was very original. It was an interview format where these people who are tangentially involved are interviewed, and you see scenes of us acting. It was kind of like Reds, that movie that Warren Beatty directed where you see the real people talk about it and then you see actors acting it out. I'd love to see it again. I thought it was really fun movie, and it was fun to make. It was super fun to make.
[discussing her role as Moto in Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)] The makeup that I wear is actually a very special design that we'd developed in our studio. There was no movie that it was for, originally. A sculptor had come up with these designs. It was kind of a spec project and it ended up sitting on the shelf for many years. The sculptor actually passed away from a tragic bout with cancer. So we were even more determined to get this makeup on screen and we said, "If it ever gets on screen we'll call the character Moto," because that was the name of the sculptor. His name was Moto.
[on how she got cast as Nancy Kerrigan in Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (1994)] Yeah, basically while we were doing Nightmare 7 the headlines of that terrible event were just plastered over all the papers, so I called the casting director, April Webster, and I said, "You don't know me, but my name is Heather Langenkamp and I look just like Nancy Kerrigan and I really want to come in and audition for this part." And so she's like, "Okayyyy, weird lady. Okay come on in." And so she saw me and took me directly to the producer and I got hired the next day.
[on Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)] I had three days on set, maybe four. The first day was in the brig, when the Enterprise characters are imprisoning Khan. The second day was also in the brig, when Alice Eve and Simon Pegg get transported back to the Enterprise after their adventure. And then I was in the funeral scene at the very end, but that didn't make it on screen at all.
[on her role as Marie Lubbock in Just the Ten of Us (1987)] My character is a regular teenage girl, a moralistic girl.

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