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Heather Langenkamp (born July 17, 1964) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her part as Nancy Thompson from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films.

Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended Holland Hall School there. She is the daughter of Mary Alice Langenkamp, an artist; and Robert Dobie Langenkamp, Jr., a petroleum attorney and who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy in both the Carter Administration (where he was largely responsible for realizing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) and Clinton Administration (where he was largely responsible for privatizing Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1), and as Director of the National Energy & Environmental Law & Policy Institute of the University of Tulsa College of Law.

She runs the Malibu Gum Company, which sells chewing gum packaged with trading cards depicting local surfing stars. She has married twice and has two children from her second husband, special effects make-up artist David Anderson. Their son, Daniel Atticus, was born on May 24, 1991, and their daughter, Isabelle Eve, was born on December 24,1994.

Many elements of the plot for Wes Craven's New Nightmare was based on an incident in which Langenkamp was stalked by a Just the Ten of Us fan.