Heather Graham is an American actress, model, writer, and director who gained recognition after starring in the 1988 movie License to Drive following that with a well-received movie Drugstore Cowboy a year later. Recognized for portraying raunchy characters, Graham has appeared in dozens of movies in the last three decades.
Graham is one of the numerous women who came out in the Me Too Movement in 2017, accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
What Is The Net Worth Of Heather Graham?
Heather Graham, through her rowdy portrayal of characters, has been a usual choice for filmmakers while casting sexual roles. The actress with massive sex appeal has been included in the FHM’s 100 Sexiest Woman in the World a total of five times.
The 50-year-old actress whose career spans into three decades has amassed a net worth of $25 million. She has also posed for various magazines and product advertisements, making her portfolio even more impressive.
Rise From Commercials To Movies
Graham started her acting career by appearing in various TV commercials in the late 1980s. An 18-year old Graham and a 21-year-old Benicio Del Toro appeared together in the 1988 commercial for Calvin Klein’s Obsession perfume directed by David Lynch.
The weird take on the commercial gather attention towards the actors, which made it relatively easier to find her first starring role in the movie License to Drive the same year. The movie was a success based on the box office collection, which was three times the movie budget and earning moderate reviews from the critics.
The actress returned to the silver screen with the movie Drugstore Cowboy as a young drug addict who was heavily praised by the critics that gave her the boost she needed early in her career. Director David Lynch, with whom Graham worked together in the Calvin Klein commercial, cast her in the final six-episode of the American horror mystery drama series, Twin Peaks along with Benicio Del Toro.
After consecutive successes in the early period of her pursuit to be an actor, Graham started getting roles regularly alongside huge Hollywood names.
In the 1997 award-winning, critically acclaimed Paul Thomas Anderson– directed movie Boogie Night, Grahams played the role of a young porn star named Brandi. The entire cast of the movie was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The cast included Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, and William H. Macy.
Later in 1999, she starred in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as Felicity Shagwell. The movie that starred Mike Myers as Austin Power took the box office by the storm earning $313 million. Her other noticeable movies include Committed (2000), Sidewalks of New York (2003), From Hell (2001), Anger Management (2003). She starred in From Hell alongside Johnny Depp and Anger Management with Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, and Marisa Tomei.
In The Hangover movie, she played another sexual role, this time a stripper with a heart of gold. The role which was turned down by Lindsay Lohan and accepted by Graham earned her a role reprisal in the next second sequels of the movie.
In 2018, she starred in the self-written, self-directed movie Half Magic that also starred Angela Kinsey and Stephanie Beatriz.
|Boogie Nights||$43.1 million|
|Anger Management||$195.7 million|
|Scream 2||$172.4 million|
|Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me||$312 million|
|The Hangover||$467.55 million|
|The Hangover III||$362 million|
The 50-year-old actress has never been in favor of acting as a regular on Television Shows, stating that the schedule would be too restrictive; however, he has made guest appearances in several episodes of various television series.
She has provided cameos in series such as Sex and the City, Arrested Development, Californication, Scrubs, Law & Order True Crime, and most recently in Get Shorty.
Heather Graham purchased a house in Hollywood Hills in 1998. The residence where late American novelist Zane Grey once resided is a 2150 sq. ft. property featuring three bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an eat-in chef’s kitchen.
The property, which is surrounded by a grassy lawn, swimming pool, and an open space cost, lightened the actress’s bank accounts by $880,000.
After living in the place for more than 20 years, Graham listed her Spanish-style villa for sale early in October of 2019. The Beachwood Canyon located property’s price has been set to $2.85 million by the actress.
Graham is basically the Cleopatra of Hollywood, having dated more than 20 celebrities in Hollywood.
Some of the well-recognized beaus of the actress are:
- Taylor Harcott (2014 – 2015)
- Yaniv Raz (2008)
- Charles Ferri (2006 – 2008)
- Josh Lucas (2004 – 2006)
- Chris Weitz (2003 – 2004)
- Matthew Perry (2002 – 2003)
- Benicio Del Toro (2001)
- Heath Ledger (2000 – 2001)
- Edward Burns (1998 – 2000)
- Stephen Hopkins (1997 – 1998)
- Elias Koteas (1997)
- Jon Favreau (1995 – 1996)
- James Woods (1992 – 1993)
- Kyle MacLachlan (1990 – 1992)
- Matt Dillon (1988 – 1989)
- Tommy Alastra
- Jason Silva
- Scott Speedman.
Her most significant relationship came with Yaniv Raz starting from 2008 to 2018. Yaniv Raz is an Israeli screenwriter and director who has mostly worked in short movies.
Me Too Movement
In 2017, when Ashley Judd came out with her allegations against Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment, a solicitation, Graham also came out with her story about how Harvey Weinstein implied that she would have to provide sexual favors to the producer in order to get a role in one of his movies.
The actress elaborated on how the producer didn’t cast her in any of his movies after she refused to budge in with the favor.
Heather Joan Graham was born on January 29, 1970, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the older of two children of Joan Bransfield, a teacher, and author of children’s book and James Graham, a retired FBI agent. Graham and her younger sister Aimee were both raised as Catholics. Her family moved to Agoura Hills when Graham was nine years old.
After completion of high school, Graham joined the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied English before dropping out despite her parent’s objection. Due to the fact that her parents practiced Irish Catholicism strictly, Graham didn’t have a good relationship with her parents as they were against her choices of roles in movies.