Heather Hemmens at a charity event.
July 10, 1988 |
Waldo, Maine, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, film director, film producer|
Heather Hemmens (born July 10, 1988) 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). Since 2014, Hemmens has starred as Marcie Holmes in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong.
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. She has a black belt in martial arts and weapons training.
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. 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.  The series was canceled after one season in 2011. 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. In 2018, she was cast in the CW series, Roswell, New Mexico (TV series).
|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|
|2010||Designated||Short film; director and producer|
|2011||3 Musketeers||Alexandra D'Artagnan||Direct-to-video|
|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 James||Episodes: "Resident Evil" & "Man on Fire"|
|2014–present||If Loving You Is Wrong||Marcie Holmes||Main role|
|2018||Yellowstone||Melody Prescott||Recurring role|
|TBA||Roswell, New Mexico||Maria||Main role|
- "HEATHER HEMMENS as ALICE VERDURA". The CW. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
- "Eat Like A Star: Hellcats' Heather Hemmens". Self Magazine. Archived from the original on October 13, 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
- "Introducing Heather Hemmens". Latina Magazine. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- "CW adds Hemmens to 'Hellcats'". Variety Magazine. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
- "Hellcats canceled, no season two | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
- 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.
- "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.
- Petski, Denise (March 6, 2018). "'Roswell': Nathan Parsons, Four More Cast In the CW Reboot Pilot". Retrieved March 11, 2018.
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