Heather Hemmens

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Heather Hemmens
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Hemmens at a Hellcats round table press conference, Fall 2010
Born (1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 26)
Maine, United States
Occupation Actress, film director, film producer
Years active 2003–present

Heather Hemmens is an American actress, film director and film producer. She is best known for her role as Alice Verdura in The CW series Hellcats (2010-2011). In 2014, Hemmens is starring in the upcoming Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong.

Early life[edit]

Hemmens was raised in the woods of Waldo, Maine with her two older brothers and older sister. Hemmens attended Mount View High School in Thorndike, Maine, before attending the performing arts high school Walnut Hill School for the Arts near Boston for her final two years of high school. She went to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career upon graduating.[1] She has a black belt in martial arts and weapons training.[2]

Career[edit]

In early career, Hemmens had small roles in the films The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and Glory Road (2006). In addition, Hemmens has also directed and produced the short films Perils of an Active Mind and Designated which were both released in 2010.[3] In 2010, she was cast as Alice Verdura in the The CW series Hellcats, a comedy-drama about competitive college cheerleading, executive produced by Tom Welling.[4][1] The series was canceled after one season in 2011.[5] She also guest starred on CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, The Haves and the Have Nots, Grey's Anatomy, and The Vampire Diaries.

In 2014, Hemmens was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong, created, produced and written by Tyler Perry..[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Girl No. 1
2006 Glory Road Latin Girl
2008 The Candy Shop Yanni
2009 Road to the Altar Z
2010 Perils of an Active Mind Kim Short film; also director and producer
2011 3 Musketeers Alexandra D'Artagnan Direct-to-video film
2012 Complicity Kimberly
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Pop Rocks Groupie No. 1 Television film
2006 CSI: NY Paris Brooks Episode: "Murder Sings the Blues"
2007 CSI: Miami Stephanie Bennett Episode: "Dangerous Son"
2007 Without a Trace Freddy Episode: "Clean Up"
2010–2011 Hellcats Alice Verdura Series regular, 22 episodes
2012 Rise of the Zombies Ashley Television film
2013 The Haves and the Have Nots Darcy Episode: "Angry Sex"
2013 Grey's Anatomy Sasha Episodes: "Seal Our Fate" & "I Want You With Me"
2014 The Vampire Diaries Maggie Episodes: "Resident Evil" & "Man on Fire"
2014 Reckless Brenda Pilot episode
2014–present If Loving You Is Wrong Marcie Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HEATHER HEMMENS as ALICE VERDURA". The CW. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eat Like A Star: Hellcats' Heather Hemmens". Self Magazine. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Introducing Heather Hemmens". Latina Magazine. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "CW adds Hemmens to 'Hellcats'". Variety Magazine. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hellcats canceled, no season two | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1970-01-01). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  7. ^ "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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