Heather Graham discovered her passion for acting at an early age and caught the attention of filmmakers with her breakout role in Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Graham went on to score unforgettable roles in the 1997 classic Boogie Nights, earning her the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and starred opposite Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifinakis in 2009’s The Hangover.
Throughout her career, Graham has worked with some of the industry’s most respected actors and directors. She has starred in films such as Ramin Bahrani’s At Any Price, acting alongside Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron, About Cherry (2012), Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011), and 5 Days of War (2011), and Emilio Estevez’s Bobby, about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Some of Graham’s notable performances include that of a doe-eyed girl in Swingers, with Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn; an ambitious young actress in Frank Oz’s Bowfinger with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy; and the tragic Mary Kelly in Albert and Allen Hughes’ From Hell opposite Johnny Depp, as well as roles in The Guru with Marisa Tomei; Hope Springs opposite Colin Firth; Committed with Luke Wilson; Ed Burns’ ensemble Sidewalks of New York; James Toback’s Two Girls and a Guy with Robert Downey Jr.; Lost in Space with Gary Oldman and William Hurt; and Six Degrees of Separation starring Will Smith.
Some of her Graham’s television roles and appearances include Showtime’s Californication, NBC’s Scrubs, and NBC’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. On stage, Graham made her theatrical debut off-Broadway in Playwrights Horizons’ Recent Tragic Events. Animation credits include voicing the Lionsgate film, Norm of the North, alongside Ken Jeong and Rob Schneider. She starred alongside Ellen Burstyn in Lifetime’s Flowers in The Attic, and its sequel, Petals on the Wind.
Most recently, Graham starred in Half Magic, a comedy film she wrote and directed. Next up, she will star opposite Jodi Balfour in in the independent drama-comedy The Rest of Us, and Sky Atlantic’s double-life comedy series Bliss, airing on Britbox.
Graham advocates for human rights, serving as a public activist for organizations like Children International, a nonprofit organization that helps children out of poverty, and Cambodian Children’s Fund which provides supplies and educational support for countries to combat human trafficking. Global is excited to have an activist, like Graham, support Global’s work and a brighter future for people with Down syndrome.