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Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Nickname Queenie
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Heather Wahlquist is an actress and writer. A native Oklahoman, Wahlquist aspired to be an actress at an early age and came to Hollywood after studying drama at the University of Oklahoma.

Her most recent project is "Yellow," in which she not only stars, but also co-wrote in collaboration with the film's director, Nick Cassavetes. This wildly inventive and visually dazzling film follows a young substitute teacher, Mary (Wahlquist), who escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities. In addition to Wahlquist, the film stars Sienna Miller, Ray Liotta, Melanie Griffith and Gena Rowlands. "Yellow" premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released in theatres in 2013. Entertainment Tonight said the film was "led by a star-making performance from Wahlquist," and boasted "a stellar script that is sure to leave everyone talking."

Other acting credits include "My Sister's Keeper," alongside Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin, playing Kelly, who put her life on hold to help her needy sister; the critically acclaimed "The Notebook," with an all-star cast that included Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands and James Garner, playing Sara, the uninhibited best friend who introduced Noah and Allie; "John Q" with Denzel Washington, playing Julie, the battered hostage who had one of the movie's most memorable moments during the infamous fight scene; "Alpha Dog" with Bruce Willis and Justin Timberlake, playing Wanda, the spunky, drug-addled girlfriend of Ben Foster's leading character; "Good Advice" with Charlie Sheen, playing Sarah, the straight-laced secretary; and "Lonely Street" with Robert Patrick and Joe Mantegna, playing Kathy, the well-intentioned wife who helps her husband overcome his little man complex. Wahlquist also appeared in the Emmy-winning movie "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie," starring Gena Rowlands and James Caan.

She currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Honig

Spouse (1)

Nick Cassavetes (? - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (15)

Daughter-in-law of Gena Rowlands and the late John Cassavetes.
Sister-in-law of Xan Cassavetes and Zoe R. Cassavetes.
Of Italian, Swedish and American Indian (Cherokee) descent.
She is a supporter of The Women's Care Cottage and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Both organizations supports and aids Abused single parents.
To appease her father, Heather attended the University of Oklahoma for two years before escaping to Los Angeles. She originally wanted to be a Forensic Profiler.
Michael Jordan was the first celebrity she met in Los Angeles.
She has one sister, Davanee Wahlquist. She is a blanket designer. Her parents, Linda and Paul, are interior designers.
Has an Italian Greyhound named Lampington "Lampy" Tuffington, adopted while shooting The Notebook (2004) and playing character Sara Tuffington.
She was nominated for Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the 2012 Tokyo International Film Festival for "Yellow".
Heather grew up in a small map dot town in rural Oklahoma -Seminole. Homeschool by night and high school by day, she doubled up her credits while in 10th grade. She graduated High School as class Salutatorian when she was 16 years old.
After leaving college, Heather moved to Europe and taught Advanced English classes in Izmir, Turkey, Paris, France, and Amsterdam.
Met director Nick Cassavetes shortly before filming John Q (2002). While on set, they fell in love and got engaged one month later. They have one child together.
Her favorite actor is Shirley MacLaine.
Second wife of Nick Cassavetes.

Personal Quotes (1)

Never pass up an offer to be silent

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