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Heather Elizabeth Langenkamp (born July 17, 1964) is an American film and television actress.

Early lifeEdit

Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Holland Hall School there, the daughter of Mary Alice, a painter, and Robert Dobie Langenkamp, an attorney who worked at the Energy Department of the Carter Administration.[1]

Film careerEdit

Langenkamp's first acting venture was in her late teens: a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders (1983), filmed to a large extent in Tulsa. While she was studying at Stanford University, Wes Craven cast her as teen heroine Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street, the first film in the series. She starred in two of the film's sequels. In between starring roles, she played Marie Lubbock on the television series Just the Ten of Us from 1988 to 1990.

Langenkamp starred in Fugitive Mind in 1999. In 2007, she played a role in the Italian independent film The Bet. She is also credited as AFX production coordinator as Heather Langenkamp Anderson on the 2007 film Evan Almighty.

She appeared in the 2013 Sci-Fi film, Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to the 2009 Star Trek reboot film, directed by J.J. Abrams.

Personal lifeEdit

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.

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

Horror FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street Nancy Thompson
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
1989 Shocker Victim cameo
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare Heather Langenkamp Porter
1995 The Demolitionist Christy Carruthers
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Nancy Thompson Archive Footage; special thanks
2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Herself / Narrator Documentary; also executive producer
2011 I Am Nancy Herself Documentary: also producer
2012 The Butterfly Room Dorothy
2016 Home Heather
2017 The Sub Senora Bacock short film
2018 Hellraiser: Judgment Landlady Direct-to-video; cameo
2019 In Search of Darkness Herself Documentary


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References Edit

  1. M. A. Langenkamp - Biography
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