Kam Heskin

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Kam Heskin
Born Kam Erika Heskin
(1973-05-08) May 8, 1973 (age 43)
Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S
Years active 1996–present

Kam Heskin (born Kam Erika Heskin on May 8, 1973)[1] is an American actress. She began her career playing Caitlin Richards Deschanel on the NBC daytime soap opera Sunset Beach (1998–1999), before appearing in films Planet of the Apes (2001 and Catch Me If You Can (2002). Heskin went to play Elizabeth Bennet in the 2003 independent film Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy, and Paige Morgan in the The Prince and Me film franchise (2006–2010).

Early life[edit]

Heskin was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota.[2] She attended Grand Junction High School[citation needed] before she went on to study at Concordia College in Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Communications and Political Science.[2] The day after graduation, she moved to Chicago and modeled for the next couple of months before moving to New York City.

Career[edit]

Heskin' first role came in early 1998, when director John Woo selected her as the lead in his pilot Blackjack starring Dolph Lundgren and Kate Vernon. Later that year, she replaced Vanessa Dorman as Caitlin Richards Deschanel on the NBC daytime soap opera Sunset Beach. Heskin portrayed the role until the end of the show, December 31, 1999. She later guest-starred on The WB shows include 7th Heaven, Angel, and Charmed. Heskin later returned to daytime television, briefly replacing McKenzie Westmore as Sheridan Crane on Passions in 2006 and 2008, while actress was on a leave of absence on two separate occasions.[2]

In 2000, Heskin played the female lead role in the thriller film Held for Ransom. The movie was released direct-to-video, never gaining a theatrical release in the United States.[3] She later had small parts in Tomcats, Planet of the Apes and Catch Me If You Can, before leading role in the independent comedy film Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy (2003).[4][5][6] In 2005, she had role in the box office bomb comedy Dirty Love starring Jenny McCarthy. The following year, she was cast as Paige Morgan (replacing Julia Stiles) in the romantic comedy film The Prince & Me 2: The Royal Wedding, a sequel to the 2004 film The Prince and Me.[7][8] She later has starred in The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon (2008), and The Prince and Me 4: The Elephant Adventure (2010).

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2 Liquor Store Girl #2
1998 Blackjack Cinder James Television film
2000 Held for Ransom Jesse McCormick
2001 Tomcats Kimberly
2001 Planet of the Apes Friend At Leo's Party
2002 Catch Me If You Can Candy
2003 Vlad Alexa Meyer
2003 Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy Elizabeth Bennet
2003 This Girl's Life Jessie
2004 The Ecology of Love Laura Short film
2005 Dirty Love Carrie Carson
2006 The Prince & Me 2: The Royal Wedding Paige Morgan
2006 When the Nines Roll Over Veronica Short film
2008 The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon Queen Paige Morgan
2010 The Prince and Me 4: The Elephant Adventure Queen Paige Morgan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998-1999 Sunset Beach Caitlin Richards Deschanel Series regular
2000 7th Heaven Girl at Party Episode: "Losers"
2002 Angel Lola Episode: "Spin the Bottle"
2004 Charmed Robyn Episode: "Witchstock"
2006, 2008 Passions Sheridan Crane 46 episodes
2007 Coastal Dreams April 24 episodes
2007-2008 CSI: NY Suspect-X Episodes: "Down the Rabbit Hole" and "DOA for a Day"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kam Heskin". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kam Heskin - Soaps.com". Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Perry Seibert. "Held for Ransom (2000) - Lee Stanley - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pride and Prejudice". 5 December 2003. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Pride and Prejudice: Behind the Scenes". LDS Magazine. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "'Pride' odd for actors". DeseretNews.com. 30 July 2004. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  7. ^ Nathan Southern. "The Prince & Me 2: The Royal Wedding (2005) - Catherine Cyran - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Prince & Me 2 review (2006) Kam Heskin - Qwipster's Movie Reviews". Retrieved 10 February 2016. 

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