Heather Hemmens was born in Waldo, Maine USA on 10 July 1988 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, film director and producer, best known for portraying Alice Verdura in the “Hellcats” CW series.
Early Life and Education
Heather was raised in the woods of Waldo alongside her two older brothers and her older sister by their parents, who are both involved in real estate. She moved to Thorndike in Maine at the age of 14 and began attending Mount View High School, where she became interested in acting and was often winning roles in the school’s plays.
After two years at Mount View, she switched to Walnut Hill School for the Arts close to Boston, matriculating from it before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. While attending high school, Heather was taking martial arts classes and also trained with weapons, and today she holds a black belt in martial arts.
Career as an Actress
There are only eight movie roles credited to Heather’s name as she has always been more focused on appearing in TV series rather than in movies. She made a short debut appearance in “The Dukes of Hazzard” in 2005, and then won a non-speaking role as a Latin girl in “Glory Road” in 2006.
She appeared in “The Candy Shop” in 2008, and “Road to the Altar” in 2009 before deciding to try her luck in film directing and producing, serving as both of the short films “Perils of an Active Mind” and “Designated” both in 2010. Her last appearances in movies were in “3 Musketeers” playing Alexandra D’Artagnan” in 2011 and “Complicity” in 2012 as Kimberly.
She made her debut TV series appearance in the “Pop Rocks” in 2004, and then appeared in a single episode of TV series’ such as “CSI: NY” in 2006, “CSI: Miami” and “Without a Trace” both in 2007.
She became somewhat popular after she was cast to play Alice Verdura in the “Hellcats” comedy drama TV series, which follows the story of the wild world of competitive college cheerleading, appearing in 22 episodes in 2010 and 2011. In 2013, she portrayed Darcy in the “Angry Sex” episode of “The Haves and the Have Nots”, and Sasha in the “Seal Our Fate” and “I Want You With Me” episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy”.
She became famous around the USA after she began portraying Marcie Holmes in the “If Loving You Is Wrong” drama romance TV series which follows the lives and relationships of a group of five husbands and their views who are all living on the same street in Maxine, a fictional community.
Heather has been part of the main cast since 2014 to this day, while she has appeared in three TV series in the meantime – “Yellowstone” in 2018, and “Roswell, New Mexico” and “Love, Take Two” in 2019.
Love Life and Husband
Heather met Matt Barr in 2011 on the set of a TV series they were both cast to appear in, going out on a date after half a year. They made it official in 2012 and have been together for over seven years now without becoming engaged or planning to marry. The two are currently living together in their home in Los Angeles, California, without kids but two pet dogs. Both are very busy actors, and as Heather has explained in an interview, they are both understanding when it comes to their free time, and try their best to be together whenever they are able to.
Heather was in a long term relationship while she was attending high school, for three years before deciding to split after they moved to live in different towns. She was also rumored to be dating Robbie Jones, an American actor best known for starring in the “One Tree Hill” TV series, but neither of them confirmed the rumors.
Hobbies and Other Interests
Heather is very close to her Puerto Rican mother and her siblings, and she often uploads pictures with her family onto her social media accounts. She has her own favorites when it comes to actors and actresses, who are Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis and Charlize Theron, while some of her favorite movies include “The King of Comedy”, “The Last of the Mohicans”, and the “Mad Max” trilogy.
She is a big lover of animals, and has had several pets throughout the years, including dogs, cats, and fishes. Heather is a philanthropist who has donated to charity organizations, including The Red Cross where she occasionally volunteers – she enjoys attending charity events and parties. She is very keen on travelling, having visited several European countries such as Croatia, Switzerland and Spain, while she has also been to Asia on several occasions, to Japan and China.
Appearance and Net Worth
Heather is 31 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 123lbs (56kgs). Her net worth is estimated at over $2 million, as of early 2020.
Who is Matt Barr, Heather’s Boyfriend?
Matthew Jerome Barr was born in Allen, Texas USA, on 14 February 1984, so his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality. Matt is an actor, best known for starring as Danny McNamara in the recent “Blood & Treasure” action adventure TV series.
He was raised in Allen, a suburb of Dallas, by his father Mike Barr who is a former football coach, and his mother DeDe Barr who is a portrait artist. He has a younger brother named Luke and a sister called Sara. He began acting while attending Allen High School, winning major roles in school plays.
He made his debut film appearance in “Levelland” in 2003, and went on to appear in numerous movies such as “Protecting the King” in 2007, “Seven Below” in 2012, and “Parkland” in 2013 among others. Some of his latest roles in movies have been in “Wild Man” and “The Layover”, both shot in 2017.
He made his debut TV series appearance in 2004 in “ER” and then appeared in single episodes of numerous series such as “American Dreams” in 2005, “Bones” in 2006, and “CSI: NY” in 2007. He gained recognition after being cast to portray Christopher Sully Sullivan in “Harper’s Island” in 2009, appearing in 13 episodes, while he became famous after portraying Dan Patch in 18 episodes of the “Hellcats” TV series in 2010 and 2011. Some of his latest appearances in TV series have been in “Valor” in 2017 as well as “Blood & Treasure” in 2019.