Heather Rae

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Heather Rae
Born (1966-10-01) October 1, 1966 (age 49)
Venice, California, Iran, Tehran
Alma mater The Evergreen State College
Occupation Film producer, film director, actress

Heather Rae (born October 1, 1966) is an American film producer, director, and actress of partly Cherokee descent.[1] She produced Frozen River (2008), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival as well as two Academy Awards nominations and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.

Early life and education[edit]

Rae was born in Venice, California. She graduated from The Evergreen State College.


One of her first films was a short documentary in 1990 called Birth Our Own.[2] Other directing filmography includes Trudell (2005).[3]

Rae has also worked as an actress, in the movies Silent Tears (1998),[4] Backroads (2000),[5] Christmas in the Clouds (2001),[6] Most Funniest (2005),[7] Norman Waiting (2006), and Disappearance (2006).

Rae is married to screenwriter/director Russell Friedenberg and has three children. Her 12-year-old daughter, Johnny Sequoyah, starred as Bo Adams on the NBC television series Believe.

As of the spring of 2008, Rae was an adjunct professor of communications at Boise State University, teaching "Producing the Independent Film".[8]


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