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Heather Hemmens

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Heather Hemmens
Born (1984-07-10) July 10, 1984 (age 40)
Occupations
  • Actress
  • director
  • producer
Years active2003–present

Heather Hemmens (born July 10, 1984)[1] 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). She starred as Stacy Collins in the Netflix comedy Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! opposite Jamie Foxx and currently stars as Maria DeLuca in the series Roswell, New Mexico, which premiered in January, 2019 on The CW. Previous credits include the OWN series, If Loving You Is Wrong, where she played Marcie Holmes for five seasons.

Early life[edit]

A native of Waldo, Maine,[2] Hemmens attended the performing arts high school Walnut Hill School for the Arts near Boston for her final two years of high school graduating in 2002.[3] She went to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career upon graduating.[4] She has a black belt in martial arts and weapons training.[5]

Career[edit]

In her 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.[6] In 2010, she was cast as Alice Verdura in The CW series Hellcats, a comedy-drama about competitive college cheerleading, executive produced by Tom Welling. The show received mixed reviews, but Hemmens' performance was very positively received by critics, with many referring to Hemmens as the breakout star.[7][4] The series was canceled after one season in 2011.[8] 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 prime time soap opera If Loving You Is Wrong, created, produced and written by Tyler Perry.[9][10] In 2018, she was cast in the CW series, Roswell, New Mexico.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Pop Rocks Groupie #1 TV movie
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Girl #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
2011 3 Musketeers Alexandra D'Artagnan Video
2012 Rise of the Zombies Ashley
2013 Complicity Kimberly
2019 Love, Take Two Lily Bellenger TV movie
2021 Christmas in My Heart Beth TV movie
2022 Caribbean Summer Jade TV movie
2023 A Pinch of Portugal Anna TV movie
Come Fly With Me Emma 'Blitz' Fitzgerald TV movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 CSI: NY Paris Brooks Episode: "Murder Sings the Blues"
2007 CSI: Miami Stephanie Bennett Episode: "Dangerous Son"
Without a Trace Freddy Episode: "Clean Up"
2010–11 Hellcats Alice Verdura Main Cast
2013 The Haves and the Have Nots Darci Episode: "Angry Sex" & "The Criminal"
Grey's Anatomy Sasha Episode: "Seal Our Fate" & "I Want You With Me"
2014 The Vampire Diaries Maggie James Episode: "Man on Fire"
Reckless Brenda Episode: "Pilot"
2014–19 If Loving You Is Wrong Marcie Holmes Main Cast: Season 1-4
2018 Yellowstone Melody Prescott Recurring Cast: Season 1
2019–22 Roswell, New Mexico Maria DeLuca Main Cast
2021 Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! Stacy Collins Main Cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Today in History: Today's Birthdays". Tallahassee Democrat. July 10, 2012. p. 4B. ProQuest 2188265230. Singer-actress Jessica Simpson is 32. Rock musician John Spiker is 31. Actress Heather Hemmens is 28. See also:
    • "Celebrity Birthdays". Florida Today. July 10, 2023. p. 2A. ProQuest 2836779699. Singer Jessica Simpson is 43. Actor Heather Hemmens is 35.
  2. ^ Routhier, Ray (September 22, 2010). "Maine Native Appearing in CW's 'Hellcats'". Lewiston Sun-Journal. p. c13. Retrieved August 17, 2023.
  3. ^ "Walnuts in the World - Walnut Hill School for the Arts". www.walnuthillarts.org. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "HEATHER HEMMENS as ALICE VERDURA". The CW. Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Eat Like A Star: Hellcats' Heather Hemmens". Self Magazine. September 7, 2010. Archived from the original on October 13, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  6. ^ "Introducing Heather Hemmens". Latina Magazine. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  7. ^ "CW adds Hemmens to 'Hellcats'". Variety. April 6, 2010. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
  8. ^ "Hellcats canceled, no season two". TV Series Finale. May 18, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 5, 2014). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Deadline. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry". Shadow and Act. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (March 6, 2018). "'Roswell': Nathan Parsons, Four More Cast In the CW Reboot Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2018.

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