December 22, 1974
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Heather Donahue (born December 22, 1974) is an American writer and actress.
Early life and education
Donahue came to public attention after appearing as the lead character in Haxan Films' 1999 horror film The Blair Witch Project. She then appeared in an array of independent films, as well as guest appearances on several television shows, most notably for her starring role in the science fiction miniseries Taken and a guest appearance on the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In 2001, she hosted the 1999 edition of BBC2's I Love the '90s.
In 2011, Donahue signed a publishing deal for her debut book GROWGIRL, about her time as a medical marijuana grower, which was released on January 5, 2012 by Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, USA. She resides in Nevada City, California
Awards and nominations
|1999||The Blair Witch Project||Heather Donahue||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress – Newcomer
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
|2000||Home Field Advantage||Wendy Waitress|
|2000||Boys and Girls||Megan|
|2001||Seven and a Match||Whit|
|2001||The Velvet Tigress||N/A||Short film|
|2002||The Walking Hack of Asbury Park||Wendy||Short film|
|2002||The Big Time||Heather||Television film|
|2005||Manticore||Cpl. Keats||Television film|
|2001||The Outer Limits||Claire Linkwood||Episode: "The Surrogate"|
|2002||Taken||Mary Crawford||5 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
|2003||Without a Trace||Linda Schmidt||Episode: "The Friendly Skies"|
|2005||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Stacy Corvelli||Episode: "Charlie Wants an Abortion"|
- Femme Fatales, February 25, 2000, pp. 16-18, 21-22, 27, 28-29, 61.
- Nudd, Tim (December 21, 2011). "Blair Witch Actress Heather Donahue Quit Acting to Grow Pot". People. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
- "'Blair Witch' Actress Heather Donahue Quit Acting For Pot". Huffington Post. December 21, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
- Stern, Marlow (January 6, 2012). "Growgirl: Heather Donahue’s Journey From ‘Blair Witch’ to Growing Marijuana". The Daily Beast. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
- Official website
- Donahue's Huffington Post Blog
- Heather Donahue at the Internet Movie Database
- German fansite
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