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

Early life

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 career

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 life

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.


  • Nickel Mountain (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Can a Guy Say No? (1986)
  • Heart of the City (1986)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (TV Show)
  • Kate & Allie (TV Show)
  • Hotel (TV Show)
  • Shocker (1989)
  • Just the Ten of Us (TV Show)
  • Growing Pains (TV Show)
  • Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
  • Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (1994)
  • The Demolitionist (1995)
  • Perversions of Science (1997)
  • Partners (TV Show)
  • Fugitive Mind (1999)
  • 18 Wheels for Justice (TV Show)
  • JAG (TV Show)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004) (Production Crew)
  • The Bet (2007)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
  • Intruder (2015)
  • Home (2016)
  • The Sub (2016)
  • Don't Fall Asleep (2016)
  • Hellraiser: Judgement (2017)


  1. M. A. Langenkamp - Biography
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