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Heather Hemmens | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Heather Hemmens
  • Occupation Actress, Director, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Maine, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 10, 1988
  • Age 33 Years, 2 Months

Quotes

Cast of series 'Hellcats,' 'Roswell, New Mexico,' 'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!'

Heather Hemmens | Biography

Hemmens has worked as the Director and Producer of the short movies 'Perils of an Active Mind,' and 'Designated,' in 2010

'Hellcats' is a competitive college cheerleading comedy-drama aired on The CW from September 2010 to May 2011. Hemmens landed the role of Alice Verdura in 2010. Alice is a narcissist who tries hard to get back on the cheerleading team after being sidelined for the season due to an injury. Though the show received mixed reviews, Hemmens' performance was critically acclaimed, with many referring to her as the show's breakout star. She also directed the tenth episode of the series.


Heather Hemmens is an American actress known for her role in The CW series 'Hellcats' and Netflix sitcom 'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!'

Who Is Heather Hemmens?

Heather Hemmens is an American actress, director, and producer. She is well recognized for her performance in The CW series Hellcats in the role of Alice Verdura. Most recently, she played Stacy Collins in the Netflix sitcom Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! and Maria DeLuca in The CW's Roswell, New Mexico.

Hemmens' other acting credits include television shows like YellowstoneThe Vampire Diaries, and Love, Take Two. As a film director and producer, Hemmens has worked on short movies like Perils of an Active Mind and Designated, both released in 2010.

Early Life

Heather Hemmens was born on 10 July 1988 in Waldo, Maine. She was born to a Costa Rican mother and a British father. She grew up in the Maine woods as the youngest sibling of her two elder brothers and an elder sister. Hemmens went to Mount View High School in Thorndike, Maine, for her first two years of high school before transferring to Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston for her final two years. 

Both of her brothers are musicians, and Hemmens is also interested in music from a young age. After graduating from high school, she joined a band on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Hemmens holds a black belt in martial arts and has completed weapons training.

Career

During her initial acting days, Hemmens played minor roles in the movies Pop Rocks (2004), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), and Glory Road (2006). She made her television debut in an episode of CSI: NY in 2006 as Paris Brooks. The following year, she appeared in a single episode of CSI: Miami and Without a Trace.

Between 2008 and 2009, she acted in films, The Candy Shop and Road to the Altar before trying her hands behind the camera. In 2010, Hemmens directed and produced two short films, Perils of an Active Mind and Designated.

Hemmens was also featured in notable television shows like The Haves and the Have Nots as Darci (2 episodes in 2013), Grey's Anatomy as Sasha (2 episodes in 2013), The Vampire Diaries as Maggie James (1 episode in 2014), Yellowstone as Melody Prescott (3 episodes in 2018), If Loving You Is Wrong as Marcie Holmes (89 episodes between 2014 and 2019) and Roswell, New Mexico as Maria DeLuca (35 episodes between 2019 and 2021). 

Hemmens' movie credits include Complicity (2013), Rise of the Zombies (2012), Love, Take Two (2019), and a music video 3 Musketeers (2011).

The CW series 'Hellcats'

Hellcats is a sitcom drama that aired on The CW from September 2010 to May 2011. The comedy-drama about competitive college cheerleading was based on journalist Kate Torgovnick's book titled 'Cheer: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders.'

The series follows the lives of college cheerleaders, particularly Marti Perkins (played by Aly Michalka), a pre-law student who must join the Hellcats cheerleading team to receive the athletic scholarship in Lancer University. 

Her character 

In 2010, Hemmens was cast as Alice Verdura in Hellcats. Though the show received mixed reviews, Hemmens' performance was critically acclaimed, with many referring to her as the show's breakout star. She also directed the tenth episode of the series.

Alice is a narcissist who wants to get back on the cheerleading team after being sidelined for the season due to an injury. As a result, she resorts to drug use throughout the show to disguise her discomfort and persuade the coach to prove she is fit to return to the squad.

Hemmens shared the screen alongside artists like Ashley Tisdale, Matt Barr, Robbie Jones, Gail O'Grady, and Sharon Leal. In 2011, the show was terminated after one season. 

'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!'

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! is a Netflix comedy series created by Jamie Foxx and Jim Patterson. It premiered on 14 April 2021. Netflix terminated the show after a single season in June 2021. The story revolves around a single dad, a cosmetics brand entrepreneur (played by Jamie Foxx), who finds out about fatherhood on the spur of the moment when his strong-willed teen daughter (played by Kyla-Drew) comes home with him. 

Hemmens portrayed the role of Stacy Collins, Brian's colleague at BAY Cosmetics. She appeared in six episodes of the sitcom. 

Interest on comedy roles

Hemmens grew eager to try her hand at comedy roles after starring in a string of dramatic parts in shows like Yellowstone and Roswell, New Mexico.

"It just makes for a better day at work when everybody's laughing," she admitted in a May 2021 interview with Hollywood Life. "I find that it affects my mood as well, where I can just be free and having fun as opposed to running through a cornfield being chased by an axe murderer (in Roswell)."

Personal Life

Hemmens was dating Hellcats co-star Matt Barr. In 2011, a video filmed by paparazzi was posted on the YouTube channel Popcandies TV, revealing their relationship status. In the video, the actress was seen kissing Barr on the neck in public, and receiving another intimate kiss from him, before they left in their cars. 

After that, the two began to appear together for events, including the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards and the 2013 Kentucky Derby Award. The duo, however, never revealed their connection in the media during their relationship phase. Some sources claim that they have now parted ways.

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