Heather Burns

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Heather Burns
Born (1975-04-07) April 7, 1975 (age 45)
OccupationFilm, television actress
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Ajay Naidu

Heather Burns (born April 7, 1975) is an American actress, known for her role as Miss Rhode Island in the 2000 film Miss Congeniality and its sequel. Her other film appearances include You've Got Mail (1998), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and Bewitched (2005).

Life and career[edit]

Burns was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is married to actor Ajay Naidu. She graduated from Evanston Township High School. She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Burns has appeared in a number of films with Sandra Bullock, including Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005). More recently she starred in the film What's Your Number? (2011), she held a recurring role opposite Zach Galifianakis in the HBO series Bored to Death[citation needed] and plays Trish in the Amazon webseries Sneaky Pete (2017).



Year Title Role Notes
1998 99 Threadwaxing Girlfriend Short film
1998 Number One Lily Short film
1998 You've Got Mail Christina Plutzker
2000 You Are Here* Lydia
2000 Miss Congeniality Cheryl Frasier, Miss Rhode Island
2002 Two Weeks Notice Meryl Brooks
2003 Kill the Poor Scarlet
2005 Perception Ramona
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Cheryl Frasier, Miss United States
2005 Bewitched Nina
2005 Brooklyn Lobster Kerry Miller
2006 The Groomsmen Jules
2007 Watching the Detectives Denise
2008 Claire Caroline Short film
2008 Choke Internet Date / Gwen
2009 Breaking Upwards Hannah
2010 Ashes Jasmine
2010 Weakness Julia
2011 Mister Handsome Emily Short film
2011 Valley of the Sun Betsy
2011 What's Your Number? Eileen
2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Erin
2016 Manchester by the Sea Jill
2016 Brave New Jersey Lorraine Davison


Year Title Role Notes
1996–1997 One Life to Live Herrick #1 TV series
1998 Law & Order Lana Madison Episode: "Carrier"
1999 Chicks Darcy TV film
1999 Nearly Yours Olivia Hammersmith TV series
2000 The Beat Beatrice Felsen Episodes: "The Beat Goes On", "They Say It's Your Birthday"
2000 The $treet Joanne Sacker Episode: "Rebound"
2001 The $treet Joanne Sacker Episodes: "Turf Wars", "Past Performance", "Junk Bonds", "Framed"
2003 With You in Spirit Emily Burke TV film
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Claire Quinn Episode: "Dollhouse"
2006–2008 Twenty Good Years Stella Main role
2008 Puppy Love Ricki TV series
2009 The Unusuals Bridget Demopolis Episodes: "Crime Slut", "42", "The Circle Line"
2009–2011 Bored to Death Leah Main role
2013 Save Me Jenna Derring TV series
2013 Elementary Chloe Butler Episode: "Internal Audit"
2014 Blue Bloods Sister Mary Episode: "Burning Bridges"
2017, 2019 Blindspot Kathy Gustafson aka Electra 3 episodes
2018 Sneaky Pete Trish Episodes: "Maggie", "Buffalo Soldiers"

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