Hedy Burress

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Hedy Burress
Born Heather Elizabeth Burress
(1973-10-03) October 3, 1973 (age 41)
Edwardsville, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Heather Elizabeth "Hedy" Burress (born October 3, 1973) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

She was born in Edwardsville, Illinois, to teacher parents.[1] She attended Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, before relocating to Los Angeles, California, in 1995.


Burress has acted in many television programs and motion pictures since 1996.

She made her film debut in the 1996 film Foxfire, starring opposite Angelina Jolie and Peter Facinelli. Burress auditioned for the role of Dorothy Wheeler in the motion picture Valentine, but the role went to Jessica Capshaw. However, director Jamie Blanks still wanted Burress to star in the film. During a meeting, they looked each other in the eye and both said, "Ruthie", resulting in Burress having the role of Ruthie Walker[citation needed].

In television, she co-starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Boston Common and has made many guest appearances in various television shows. Hedy Burress was a recurring cast member in the final season of the acclaimed medical drama E.R.. She then went on to become a recurring cast member of the acclaimed police drama Southland.

Burress also performs many voice-over roles. She is best is known by video game players as the English voice actress of Yuna in the PlayStation 2 games Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, and reprised the role in Kingdom Hearts II and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

Burress is also an accomplished theater actress appearing in many plays and musicals.

Personal life[edit]

Contrary to some reports, Burress was not named after actress Hedy Lamarr. Her father gave her the name as "Hedy" and the name, according to Heather, "stuck."[citation needed]

Burress married Gary Fullerton, USMC in 2000; in July 2004, shortly after he and Burress had separated, Fullerton died in a jet crash.[2]



Year Title Role
1996 Foxfire Maddy Wirtz
1996 If These Walls Could Talk Linda Barrows
1997 Any Mother's Son Kathy
1998 Getting Personal Melissa Parks
1998 Los anos barbaros Kathy
1999 Swing Vote
2000 Cabin by the Lake Mallory
2000 Tick Tock Anne Avery
2001 Valentine Ruthie Walker
2001 Looking for Bobby D Belinda
2002 Bug Roy
2003 The Animatrix Cis (segment "Program")
Yoko (segment "Beyond") (Voice)
2004 Silver Lake Julie Patterson
2004 Open House Gloria Hibbs
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Lab Tech (Voice)
2005 The Reality Trap Cindy
2006 Round it Goes Women #2
2008 Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Joanne Nagle
2009 Everything Happens in Black in White Women
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Laura
2010 Elevator Girl Tessa
2010 What Happens in Encino Wendy


Year Title Role
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story Brooke Borchardt (2 episodes)
1996–1997 Boston Common Wyleen Pritchett (32 episodes)
1998 The Closer (1998 TV series) Alex McLaren (10 episodes)
1998 Working Dawn (1 episode)
1998 Profiler Virginia 'Ginny' Tibbet (1 episode)
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Katie (1 episode)
2001 Gideon's Crossing Money Raspberry Dupree (6 episodes)
2002 First Monday Ellie Pearson (13 episodes)
2004 Cold Case Janet Lambert (1 episode)
2004 House M.D. Jill (1 episode)
2007 Unfabulous Cruise Director Tammy (1 episode)
2008 Eli Stone Felicia Swain (1 episode)
2008 Saving Grace (1 episode)
2009 ER Joanie Moore (4 episodes)
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julianne Torse (1 episode)
2010 The Closer Melanie Ryder (1 episode)
2010 Lie to Me Steph Salinger (1 episode)
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Shayna Wilkins (1 episode)
2012 Criminal Minds Samantha Allen (1 episode)
2012 Common Law Suzanne (1 episode)
2009–2013 Southland Laurie Cooper (8 episodes)
2013 Perception Ellen Resnick (1 episode)
2014 Shameless Doctor (1 episode)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Final Fantasy X Yuna, Fayth (Anima)
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Yuna
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Various
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Yuna
2006 Project Sylpheed Sandra Redbird[3]
2008 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Agrias Oaks
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Brigitte "Rosie" Stark
2009 Terminator Salvation Resistance Soldier
2010 Valkyria Chronicles 2 Chloe Bixen/Brigitte "Rosie" Stark
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Yuna
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Various


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